Zuppa Inglese

Italian Trifle

Preparation info

  • Makes

    12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

A type of trifle, zuppa inglese takes its name from inzuppare, which means “to soak” or “moisten,” since the layers of cake are soaked with syrup. Different interpretations of the zuppa abound, and, like a trifle, it can be varied endlessly according to what is on hand when it is prepared. This version is one that I have served and taught for about ten years, and it never fails to impress. When I have them on hand, I drizzle a few spoonfuls of sour cherry preserves on t