My Nan’s Tipsy Trifle

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By Kit Chapman

Published 1989

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As this dish can serve any number of people, there is little point having accurate measurements, So follow your instinct and use as much or as little as you like!


  • enough sponge cake to cover the base of your chosen dish or dishes
  • strawberry jam
  • (double) cream, whipped
  • brandy
  • Marsala


Slice the sponge cake and spread with as much strawberry jam and whipped cream as you like. If you are over-generous with the sponge cake at this stage, you will end up with a heavier trifle which will require more ‘tipsy’ to soften it. Pour over the ‘tipsy’ which is one-third brandy to two-thirds Marsala. Top the alcohol-soaked sponge with the apricot purée.

If you are using individual