Strawberry Shortbread Trifle

on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Shortbread is the perfect little treat; it's light, flaky and buttery.  It tastes great by itself, but even better when you layer it with some sweetened cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, jello and fresh strawberries.  Repeat the layers and you have a dessert that's simple to prepare, tastes delicious and looks beautiful.  Perfect to take to all those summer picnics!

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Guest post prepared and submitted by Lisa from Flour Me With Love

Preparation time: 20 min



1        cup butter, softened
1/2     cup powdered sugar
2        cup flour
1/2     teaspoon salt


4         small boxes of strawberry jello
4         cup boiling water
16       ounces (450 grams) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2   cup powdered sugar
1         teaspoon vanilla
16       ounces (450 grams) frozen whipped topping (cool whip)
1         pint (475 grams) fresh strawberries
, diced


How to make Strawberry Shortbread Trifle:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet.

Mix together the boiling water and jello; stir until dissolved.  Place in the fridge to start setting up (you don't want it to set up completely).

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Cream together the butter, powdered sugar, flour and salt.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Spread evenly onto prepared cookie sheet.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown; set aside to cool.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Cream together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Fold in the frozen whipped topping (cool whip); set aside.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Take the cooled shortbread and break it into crumbs.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Place a layer of crumbs into the bottom of a trifle bowl.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Spread an even layer of the cream cheese mixture on top of the crumbs.  Add an even layer of jello.  Then a layer of strawberries.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are gone. Place in the fridge    to allow the jello to finish setting up; about an hour.

Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe

Spoon some out and enjoy!

Today’s Guest Post is by Lisa from a wonderful blog called Flour Me with Love, where you can find an assortment of delicious sweets. Below is a personal note from Lisa who has graciously agreed to share with us her Strawberry Shortbread Trifle Recipe. Smile 

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the publisher of Flour Me With Love.   I decided to start my blog to show others what a pleasure it is to bake!  It's a form of relaxation for me and it's great quality time with the kids!  I love to cook, however my passion is baking.  Now that I'm a stay-at-home-mom my blog allows me to share my baking adventures.   I take step-by-step photo tutorials to show you what you need to do to make a wonderful recipe.  I take simple ingredients and turn them into something special! I hope you'll follow along and if there's anything you don't understand, just ask, I'm more than happy to help :)


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Oh wow, all of those strawberries - I am jealous :) Your shortcake looks fantastic! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.