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!
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