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A sponge cake saturated with wine or spirits, typically served with custard.
- ‘Norma has developed a special trifle for Thanksgiving dinner that could truly be called a tipsy cake.’
- ‘There are several recipes for tipsy cake, but the first one below is the only one I could find that called for Jack Daniels whiskey by name.’
- ‘You would soon discover this dish was based on Victorian-era moulded creams which were based on Colonial-era tipsy cakes which were inspired by Renaissance-era trifles.’
- ‘For extra tipsy cakes try feeding it tsps of extra alcohol through small holes in the top of the cake.’
- ‘Moulded biscuits like this frequently formed the basis of tipsy cake, a Victorian favourite.’
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