This luscious dessert marries layers of gingerbread cake, chopped crystallized ginger, and a creamy filling spiked with brandy, sparkling wine, and black tea.
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Make Ahead Tips
The syrup may be made up to 3 days before assembly; cover and refrigerate. You can also bake the cake up uo 2 days before; once cooled, wrap it well in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature. In fact, the entire trifle can be assembled up to 2 days ahead; keep it well wrapped and refrigerated.
You can find mascarpone, an Italian-style cream cheese, in the dairy section of most supermarkets.
Have made 2 successive Christmases. Made individual serving trifles this year to even more rave reviews!
This was one the best desserts I'vs ever made! Worth the time that is involved to make. I put it together a day 1/2 ahead. All I can say is yummmmm!!
Beautiful presentation and very nice flavor. I think I served to the wrong company - very unappreciative - not a hit with them. Maybe I'll try again with other people. I, personally, enjoyed it.
Made this for Christmas dinner and it was a beautiful presentation. Adults loved this, teens not so much. Given the investment of time spent preparing the cake, the tea and the filling and based on the mixed reception I will likely not make again.
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