Key Lime Cheesecake Pancakes

Key Lime Cheesecake Pancakes are made with soft buttermilk pancakes infused with key limes and topped with a simple homemade key lime cheesecake sauce.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, key lime, pancakes


  • Buttermilk Pancakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 oz melted unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • Zest from 1.5 key limes
  • Cheesecake Topping:
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Zest from 1.5 key limes
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • Coconut is optional


  1. Pancakes: Whisk together the wet pancake ingredients until combined.
  2. Whisk in the dry ingredients, including key lime zest and let the batter stand for about 10 minutes. (This is a good time to preheat your cooking pan on medium heat and start the topping.)
  3. Cook the pancakes, in the preheated pan, for about a minute or two on each side. Check the pancakes by pressing lightly in the center, if its firm the pancakes are done.
  4. Topping: In a small sauce pot, (on medium heat,) combine butter, cream cheese and key lime zest. Using a silicone covered whisk, whisk the ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring. Add vanilla and sugar. Keep stirring until smooth.
  6. Bring to a low boil and take off heat.
  7. Top of the pancakes with sauce when serving. You can sprinkle with some coconut flakes if you'd like.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @