Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Smith Island Cake: 8-15 layers of Mighty Good

From Wikipedia.

Early last month I had gotten into a list of various official state foods and this is the Maryland official State Dessert.

Smith Island is off the Maryland coast in the Chesapeake Bay and their famous cake is similar to Prinzrejententorte (whatever that is).  IA Smith island Cake consists of anywhere between 8 to 15 thin layers filled with creme, frosting and/or crushed candy bars, all covered with chocolate icing.  This gives new meaning to a new taste in every bite.

The cakes date back to the 1800s when Smith Islanders sent these cakes along with watermen on the annual autumn oyster harvest.

Bakers began using fudge instead of butter cream frosting because it lasts longer.

They can be baked anytime and on April 24, 2008, Smith island Cakes became the official Maryland dessert.

Have Your Smith and Eat It Too.  --RoadDog

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