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strawberry shortbread stack

Strawberry Shortbread Stack

This stunning and decadent dessert will have your gusets drooling! Buttery shortbread and layers of creamy filling and fresh strawberries. Perfect for any party!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 558 kcal


  • Shortbread:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Strawberries:
  • 2 lb strawberries, sliced
  • 2 TBL granulated sugar
  • Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 2 pkg cream cheese (16 oz total)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 TBL powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Wash and slice strawberries. Add 2 TBL sugar and stir. Set aside.
  • Mix butter, brown sugar, and flour together.
  • Divide dough into 3 equal parts, and roll each part into a 7 inch diameter circle.
  • Place the shortbread rounds on a baking sheet. Prick each crust with a fork. Bake 15-20 min, or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  • Place cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat well.
  • When shortbread is completely cool, place one round on a flat plate or dessert tray. Spread 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture on it. Place 1/3 of the strawberries on top of the cream cheese layer. Repeat 2x with remaining ingredients.
  • Place heavy cream, 3 TBL powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer and the whisk attachment, whip the cream till soft peaks form. Spread on top of dessert. Garnish wth reserved strawberries if desired.


Calories: 558kcal
Keyword shortbread, strawberry
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