This Mexican Lime Icebox Cake, known as a carlota in Spanish, is a cool, creamy no-bake treat that layers a cream filling with crisp GOYA Maria cookies. Once assembled, we simply chill the cake in the refrigerator overnight until the cookies absorb the flavors of the filling and soften into a sliceable, cake-like consistency that everyone will enjoy!
In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese and 2 teaspoons of lime zest until blended. Gradually whisk in condensed milk until blended. Add evaporated milk and lime juice and whisk until the mixture is smooth and thick.
Take an 8” glass baking dish and spread ½ cup cream cheese with a spoon or spatula.
Top the cream cheese mixture with 9 Maria cookies, arranging in a single layer. Take ¾ cup of cream cheese and gently spread over the Maria cookies. Repeat this layering 3 more times, using ¾ cup cream cheese and 9 cookies per layer. End on the cream cheese layer.
Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight. Garnish cake with lime zest, if desired, and enjoy!
You can find Goya Foods Products at most major grocery stores, but if your local grocer doesn’t carry these products, you can request them!