Italian Pound Cake
Zuppa inglese is similar to English trifle. The name derives from the word inzuppare, which means “to moisten” or “to soak”. In this recipe, the cake, which is similar to a sponge cake, is split and sprinkled with Alchermes, a spicy red liqueur made form cochineal and used in many Italian desserts. If Alchermes is difficult to find, substitute brandy or raspberry liqueur. The cake is best make a day ahead; add the whipped cream toping just before serving.
This recipe was featured on English Trifle Cake / Zuppa di Inglese - Episode 702.
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