Tomorrow is my birthday! The big 4-0!!! While it’s not the party I would imagine myself having, I’m grateful for our health and look forward to celebrating another time with all my friends. So instead of a birthday cake I thought a hot mess cake was in order since this birthday will be a hot mess this year lol. I love trifles honestly and think they need to make more of a comeback. Key lime is such a great flavor and really hits the spot for the summer. Trust me this isn’t overly sweet and you’ll fall in love with it!

Key Lime Trifle
(Adapted from Holly’s Cheat Day)

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THE KEY LIME FILLING
2 (14 Ounce) Cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 Cup of Key Lime Juice
2 1/4 Cups of Heavy Whipping Cream, Whipped Until Stiff Peaks Formed

With a handheld or stand mixer with whisk attachment, whip the sweetened condensed milk & key lime juice together until thickened, set aside.

In a separate bowl, whip your heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks are formed.

Now gently fold your heavy whipping cream into your key lime filling, until well combined, if not using immediately, cover and place in the fridge.

WHIPPED TOPPING
2 (8 Ounce) Containers of Cool Whip, Cold Not Frozen
8-10 Key Limes, Zested

Zest half your key limes into a mixing bowl, then place one of your containers of Cool Whip into the bowl.

Then zest the rest of the key limes into your bowl and then place the other container of Cool Whip into your bowl and whip all together until key lime zest is thoroughly mixed in.

OTHER INGREDIENTS
1 Whole Pre-Made Angel Food Cake, Cut Into Pieces
8-10 Biscoff Cookies, Finely Processed
3 Quart Trifle Bowl

Either with a food processor or with your hands to crush up your cookies, set aside.

Either rip up with your hands or cut your angel food cake when you are ready to put together your trifle.

THE KEY LIME TRIFLE
Spoon a layer of the key lime filling into the bottom of your trifle bowl.

Top that layer with a thin layer of cookie crumbs, then top the cookie crumbs with a layer of angel food cake pieces.

Repeat the layers until it’s filled, then top with the key lime zest Cool Whip, and maybe throw a little zest and cookie crumbs for garnish and enjoy!

Notes
You definitely don’t have to put key lime zest into your cool whip if you don’t want to, but it definitely adds another layer of freshness and flavor.

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