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Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Desserts | 20 comments

Finger Lime Mojito Cheesecake Trifle

Finger Lime Mojito Cheesecake Trifle

I got this email.  You know how you get those really random emails?  I guess you could call this one spam because I don’t recall having any connection with this company but it turned out to be really GOOD spam.  It’s this web site that sells high end things and hard to find objects.  They have prepackaged foods and gorgeous produce.  Well, I signed up to get their email updates and one day they sent me a teaser for what they were calling Finger Limes.  I had never heard of Finger Limes but I was intrigued so I went to the site and read about them.  It turns out they’re just what the name implies.  Little limes that are long and skinny and aren’t any bigger than your little finger.  They come in colors ranging from a deep green to yellow and even a very pretty pink!  When you slice them down the side, these tiny, bead-like things just come popping out and when you eat the tiny beads you get this EXPLOSION of lime!  They are just the cutest things!  They come from Australian rain forests so needless to say, they aren’t easy to get and don’t last long.  I HAD to order them but I had no clue what to do with them once they got here.  I poked around on that old internet and found tons of recipes!  Most of them were dessert type things but that’s ok.  I love desserts!  This one was THE one I was going to start with.  I found it on this website called Delicieux.  Her finger limes are the pink ones and look so much prettier but this is what I got so it’s what I used.  I decided to make the recipe more my own and call it Finger Lime Mojito Cheesecake Trifle!  It was absolutely as good as it looks.  I love it!

Finger Lime Mojito Cheesecake Trifle by My Invisible Crown

This recipe was somewhat difficult at first because the site I got it from here  was all metric measurements and I had to figure out how to change it to what I’m used to.  It worked out really well but took some time and thinking.

I used Biscoff cookies for the crust.  If you’ve never eaten them before you definitely should.  They’re crunchy and spiced with cinnamon and are perfect for the tart, creamy filling.  I also used a vanilla white chocolate and fresh mint.

Biscoff Cookies for crust, canilla white chocolate and fresh mint

I used the juice and zest of 3 limes and the inside pulp of 2 of the finger limes.

Finger Limes~My Invisible Crown

I told you about what happens when you slice the finger limes.  Take a look.  Insane!  You get this crazy burst of tangy limeiness that I can’t even describe.  They were a little pricey.  I guess because they probably came from a long way away but I would say they are worth it for sure.  A friend told me she saw them at Whole Foods once so I’ll keep my eye out buy them whenever I can.

Finger Lime~My Invisible Crown

It was (after I translated from metric measurements) actually a very simple recipe and one that would really impress anyone so tuck this away for you next get-together and wow the pants off your guests!  If you can’t get finger limes this is still an amazing recipe without them.

Mojito Finger Lime Trifle~My Invisible Crown

Also, the recipe calls for rum, you know, that’s why it’s a mojito cheesecake but you could easily use water if you’d like.  There was zero rum flavor in the finished product.  I put them in martini and champagne glasses but anything would work.

Finger Lime Mojito Cheesecake Trifle


30 minutes

5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: approximately 6 servings


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 20-25 Biscoff cookies, crushed
  • 1 1/2 bars vanilla white chocolate (90 gram bars)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • zest and juice from 3 limes
  • 1/4 cup white rum (water can be substituted)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, torn and bruised a little with a mortar and pestle plus more for garnish
  • 2 blocks cream cheese
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 2 finger limes


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add the mint leaves, lime juice and zest, and rum or water and cover. Allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until melted.
  5. Beat the cream cheese and mascarpone until smooth.
  6. Strain the syrup and add with melted chocolate and blend to combine. Set aside.
  7. Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter and stir.
  8. Divide half the mixture between 6 glasses and press into the base or layer in a small trifle bowl.
  9. Top with half the cheesecake mixture.
  10. Repeat this process once more.
  11. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.
  12. Slice finger limes down the side and gently dig out the beads and top trifle mixture.
  13. When ready to serve top with a dollop of cream, mint leaves lime garnish.


  1. Sounds awesome! You know that I’d substitute rum for water though. Probably never try it unless you make it for me with those special limes. I have a good list made by the next time we visit.
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    • You should really have Nina try it even without the Finger Limes. It really was so good! We should have talked about it Saturday. Send me a list or Face Time and let me know so I can start working on it.

      • I’m sorry! I wasn’t talking about a list for you to send us in a package. I was trying to say that I would add that to my list of your good recipes that I wanted you to make the next time we were in the States. I feel like an idiot now.
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        • Don’t be silly! I’ve been telling you to think of things. Dude, you’re my brother. It’s more than fine for you to tell me what you want! Especially since you got left out last time. I hope you can think of some things but I will definitely make this for you next time you’re home although I’m not sure I’ll have finger limes.

    • If you ever see them then grab them for sure. I was excited about getting them because they’re so different but I never thought I’d love them this much. I am a lime addict so I could’ve used more than I did but I wanted to save them for another recipe. Now, since I made this one I want to do it again! Are you getting ready for your Pinterest Party?

    • Thank you! It wasn’t that kind of spam though. It was just a sales email I had never seen.

    • A friend of mine in Vegas got some TODAY at Whole Foods so you should check yours if there’s one close. The trifle was so good though you could easily make it without the them and it still be a winner. I promise!

    • So many people tell me that. I had never heard of them either but they’re just the coolest little things! Some Whole Foods carry them.

  2. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Finger Limes! I need to get some!
    I will feature this on my Facebook page tomorrow!

    Thank you for sharing this on Wednesday Extravaganza.
    Come back tomorrow to vote and maybe win a spot on my Wall of Fame!
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    • They are super tart but they just burst in your mouth. I love limes so I love them. They also have different colors that may be milder. Either way I would grab them if you ever see them. They are grown in the Australian rain forests.

    • Well thank you for stopping by! It’s nice to “meet” you. 🙂

  3. Wow! It looks amazing. I’ve never even heard of finger limes. I’ll have to check them out.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a great weekend.
    misssrobin recently posted..Trust the Forward PathMy Profile

    • Thank you so much! Everyone says that. I’m just learning about them too. I’ve found several recipes I want to try. They are so cool!

  4. I love your blog. I don’t know why I have waited so long to check you out. I think I am a decent cook but my problem is never writing down what I do, so then I can’t replicate it with any consistency. You have done such a great job of experimenting and documenting for yourself and others. I look forward to trying this recipe and several others. You go girl.

    • I have a problem with that, too. I learned from you!! I have had to FORCE myself to stop what I’m doing and write it down immediately. Thank you!!!


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