Tipsy Cake

Tipsy Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Renee Hardy


History of the Tipsy Cake

It was in the mid-1700s that cake (or biscuits), alcohol, and custard were combined in the trifle bowl. The recipe for trifle (and many of its now-heirloom glass dishes) came to America via the British who settled in the coastal South. Its popularity remained firm with Southern planters who loved indulgent desserts. Supposedly, it was called Tipsy Parson because it presumably lured many a Sunday-visiting preacher off the wagon. Southern hostesses prided themselves on their elegant table settings and considered a cut-glass trifle bowl to be mandatory.

★★★★★ 1 vote


Add to Grocery List

4 large
egg yolks
1/4 c
2 c
scalded milk
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 pkg
apricot jam
1/2 c
toasted almonds
whipped cream, sweetened

How to Make Tipsy Cake


  • 1Beat Yolks and stirl in sugar and salt.
  • 2Stirl Milk in gradually and cook over hot water, stir constantly until mixture coats spoon. Chill , Flavor with Vanilla
  • 3Split the Lady Fingers and spread with Jam. Put a Layer in Glass Bowl and Pour Whisky over it. Let cake soak up Liqua. Cover with 1/2 of Custard. Repeat Layer of Lady Fingers sprinkled with whiskey and pour custard.
  • 4Repeat steps for all layers until you reach the top of your dish finishing with the pudding layer.
    Next whip the heavy cream, add sugar to sweeten and spoon on top of the last layer of custard. Decorate the top with toasted almonds

Printable Recipe Card

About Tipsy Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #sweets, #whiskey

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You To Get Baking

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You to Get Baking

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

While the concept of a sponge cake is simple (eggs, butter, sugar, and flour), the result is a very impressive dessert. The first sponge cake recipe appeared as early as...

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

18 Refreshing Lemon Recipes

18 Refreshing Lemon Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When life gives you lemons, make these delicious lemon recipes!