Peach Shortcake Trifle
This showstopping trifle is the ultimate peach dessert. With its layers of juicy peaches, mascarpone whipped cream, and tender vanilla cake, this trifle can be served immediately or prepared a day ahead – the tender cake deliciously absorbs some of the sweetened peach syrup. We love the convenience of make-ahead desserts and you can even bake and freeze the cake layer until you are ready to assemble the trifle. Simply wait for it to completely cook after baking, then wrap in plastic wrap and again in aluminum foil, and freeze. Mascarpone, a thick, rich Italian cheese made from cow’s milk, gives the whipped cream a slight tang and extra-smooth texture. Look for it in the supermarket’s deli or dairy section or substitute the same amount of softened full-fat cream cheese. Be sure not to over-whisk the mascarpone because it curdles easily. You just want to incorporate the sugar and vanilla to loosen it a bit before folding in the whipped cream.