Friday, March 24, 2023

Key Lime Cheesecake Easter Eggs

These are the most amazing, flavorful, easy, make-ahead, fun and delicious desserts that would be a showstopper! These crowd pleasing eggs are no-bake cheesecakes in chocolate shells, and every layer has the amazing hint of Key lime and vanilla. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

This recipe uses samples from Melissa’s Produce and Taylor & College to aid the process of recipe development. First, Melissa's Produce Key Limes! These key limes have a tart flavor but not too acidic and have a good aroma. The juice and zest adds immense flavor. Next, Taylor and Colledge extract pastes give the perfect flavor in baked goods and it is always my go to  choice to use for any recipe. Check here for delicious recipes using almond extract paste, vanilla extract paste, Lemon extract paste, and Lavender extract paste. If you haven’t tried these, do try now and do not miss on the flavors.


What is so special about this dessert is that it makes you indulge in it, and makes you want more and more of it. You might initially decide to share this cheesecake egg, but as soon as you start, every bite is addictive and you’ll eventually finish it all by yourself. This happens to me every time I have this dessert, just like this Rose Rasmalai Crinkle. The heart as well as the tummy wants more of it. Once it is done, you’ll long for more of this, eventually. This is what we call in Hindi “Dil mangta hai more” (meaning the heart longs or wants for more of that). 

This dessert is so perfect for Easter! The shells are also egg shapes and decorated with mini chocolate eggs. What can be more apt than this dessert that is simple, fun, and flavorful. This dessert screams Spring! Use any brand that you like to use as toppings. I love Lindt and Cadbury’s, and used them to decorate the eggs.

Why these chocolate cheesecake eggs?

  • No-bake dessert - No baking required at all to make this dessert. The same cheesecake filling is used to fill the eggs. It makes everything easier, and I love quick and easy cheesecake desserts like this Stem Ginger Mango Cheesecake Parfaits
  • Easy to make - This is SO easy to make.
  • Make-ahead - This can be made 1-2 days before, and that makes everything easier.
  • Fun - This is a fun filled dessert that would be loved by everyone.
  • Edible white chocolate shell - The shell is also edible! More chocolatey delicious dessert! This takes the dessert to a whole new level

Can White chocolate be substituted?

I prefer using white chocolate in this recipe. White chocolate and Key lime are my favorite flavors. The zest of Key limes are added to the white chocolate shell which gives a flavor boost! 

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes about 9. The mold used in this recipe is 4-in in length. If a smaller egg mold is used, it would give more number of servings.

How to make the shells?

The shells are easy to make. They are just like how you make the shells for a chocolate bomb. The only difference is that these eggs are not closed, and served as half eggs. The best way to make the shells is by adding the molten chocolate, swirling it all over the mold, removing the excess, and placing it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. If it is not set completely, it will result in broken shells. The edges of the shells should also be smoothened and can be done the same way it is done with hot cocoa bombs. This gives a neat finish and a wonderful presentation.

Can this recipe be doubled?

Absolutely! This recipe can be easy doubled (like how I made), or even tripled. This recipe can be easily scaled up or down.

Things to note…….

Though this recipe is easy to make, the thickness of the chocolate shell is important. It shouldn’t be too thin or too thick. Too thin a shell will result in breakage while releasing it. If it is too thick it would result in a heavy and too sweet dessert. It is a great idea to use good quality white chocolate. Double boiler method is my preferred method of melting chocolate, but microwave can also be used. 

Storing this Dessert

Since this dessert has dairy products, I would highly recommend to store them in air tight containers until serving. The leftovers can also be saved in the same way for a couple of days.

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! We share recipes from #SpringSweetsWeek on Pinterest! Make sure you follow the board to see all the delicious recipes shared this week.

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Prize #1:  A Fresh and Dried Organics Basket from Melissa's Produce.

A box of fresh and dried fruits.

One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s Fresh and Dried Organics Basket. This hand-woven basket holds a delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits and is carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. Melissa's Produce has everything from common apples and bananas to exotic passion fruit and kumquats. 

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Here are some delicious Spring breakfast as well as dessert recipes from the blog.

Blood Orange Frozen Yogurt

Blood Orange Mini Bundts With Pink Glaze

Eggless Lemon Lavender Cupcakes

Stem Ginger Mango Cheesecake Parfait

Carrot Halwa Ice Cream

Vegan Whole Wheat Carrot Banana Bread

Blood Orange Poke Cake

Carrot Cinnamon Rolls

Eggless Key Lime Coconut Lime Ginger Banana Bread


Makes 9

For the Chocolate Shells

White chocolate - 2 cups

Lime zest - 1/2 tsp

Cheesecake Filling

Graham cracker - 6 squares, crushed

Butter - 1 tbsp, melted

Cream cheese. -4 oz, room temperature

Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup

Key lime juice - 1 tbsp

Key lime zest - 1/2 tsp

Sour cream - 1 tbsp

'Heavy cream - 1 tbsp

Taylor & Colledge Vanilla extract paste - 1/2 tsp

For the Whipped Cream

Heavy cream - 1/4 cup

Powdered sugar - 4 tbsp

Taylor & Colledge Vanilla extract paste - 1/4 tsp

For Decoration

Chocolate eggs of assorted sizes or candies


Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. (or in a microwave).

Add the lime zest and mix.

Pour the white chocolate mixture into the 4-in egg molds and remove the excess by inverting it. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes.

Carefully remove the shells out of the mold.

Warm a baking sheet ion the oven. Carefully rub the edges of the egg to smoothen it. Repeat with the remaining eggs.

Crush the graham crackers, add melted butter and set aside.

Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cream, sour cream, vanilla, Key lime juice until fluffy. Fold in the lime zest.

Whip the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until stiff peak consistency.

To Assemble: Add about 1.5 tbsp of the graham cracker mixture into each egg.

Pipe in the cheesecake filling.

Pipe whipped cream decorative stars around the edge of the shell.

Optional: Sprinkle a little graham cracker crumbs in the center. Add a couple of small chocolate eggs. Keep refrigerated until serving.

Friday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

  • Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies by Art of Natural Living
  • Black Forest Snack Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Blender Blood Orange Curd by Shockingly Delicious
  • Dairy Free Mexican Chocolate Pudding by Frugal & Fit
  • Frozen Coconut Mojitos by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Funfetti Pancakes by Family Around the Table
  • Key Lime Pie Cookies by Kate's Recipe Box
  • Kumquat Strawberry Lemonade Cooler by Palatable Pastime
  • Mixed Citrus Daiquiri by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Morning Glory Cake by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Orange Creamsicle Mousse by Jen Around the World
  • Pear Blueberry Crisp by Sweet Beginnings
  • Pink Lemonade Sangria by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Polish Poppy Seed Roll by Cookaholic Wife
  • Spiced Orange Blondies by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
  • Spiced Orange Scones by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Strawberry Lemon Lavender Cake by That Recipe
  • Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Breakfast Smoothie by Blogghetti
  • White Chocolate Fudge Sauce by Karen's Kitchen Stories

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    1. I love that bright pop of key lime! This is perfect for spring!

    2. These are absolutely adorable! Key lime and white chocolate together is so good!

    3. Such a stunning presentation and I love having individual little desserts on our Easter Buffet.

    4. These would be perfect for an Easter brunch!

    5. These are very cute! Eggless eggs, lol.

    6. The lime is such a fresh and delicious twist for Easter, and they look pretty too!

    7. I love those egg shaped bowls! Such a great idea and you can eat it, too!

    8. You had me at key lime. One of the hubs' favorite flavors! These are just adorable and sound delicious.

    9. These are so fun and I love the key lime flavor!

    10. Such a cute Easter treat! That would work great on a buffet!

    11. This is so perfect for Easter and I love the key lime!

    12. These look like the perfect desserts for Easter