So you've heard of a trifle, right? Well, what about a punch bowl cake? Your familiarity with this term probably depends upon where you live!
In the South, we call these beautifully layered, absolutely creamily delicious desserts punch bowl cakes ... layers of cake pieces, fresh fruit, and something-yummily-creamy all piled together in a gorgeous glass bowl ... yum. The glass bowl, of course, just so happens to quite frequently double as a punch bowl ... and you guessed it, that's how these cakes got their name.