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Week 20: Smith Island Cake (Maryland)

The Smith Island cake is Maryland's very own state dessert and contains 8 to even 15 layers of cake!

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Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite dessert from Maryland, as well as interesting facts about the state! I love hearing about them. You can vote for next week's dessert (Massachusetts) here.

Smith Island cake is a vanilla cake frosted with chocolate fudge icing. The layers are baked individually and are extremely thin. This helps the fudge icing soak into the layers and create a delicious cake!

It's simple to make, though it takes some time. Since each cake layer is baked separately, you have to bake your cake in batches.

I used 3, 6" cake pans so the process would go quicker. Because the cake layers are so thin, they cool quickly. I make the fudge icing while my cakes are baking. While my cakes finish cooling for 30 minutes, I have just enough time to chill my icing!


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 2 hours|Serves: 6|



Chocolate Fudge Icing

  • 7 tablespoons butter

  • 4-ounce chocolate bar