tipsy cake


British a kind of trifle made from a sponge cake soaked with white wine or sherry and decorated with almonds and crystallized fruit

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Examples from the Web for tipsy cake

Historical Examples of tipsy cake

  • The tipsy-cake doesn't matter, because it can be made without alcohol.

    Half a Hero

    Anthony Hope

  • I gave Ellen the bottle of brandy you gave me for the tipsy-cake, and—and she drank half of it.

    Paste Jewels

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • The tipsy-cake, like the wreck of the Royal George, was rescued from the foaming ocean in which it had been imbedded.

  • On the other hand, in the case of tipsy-cake, and wine added to compote of fruit, this would probably not be the case.

  • He liked the sound of the jellies and the tipsy-cake, and just at present he knew of no special reason for “funking” the doctor.

    The Willoughby Captains

    Talbot Baines Reed