Maryland November 13, 2017
There’s A Small Town In Maryland Known For Its Truly Epic Cake
What better way to follow a delicious Maryland meal than with a slice of decadent Smith Island Cake? If you’ve never tried this iconic local dessert, then you’ve been missing out. Read on to learn about Maryland’s official dessert and where you can get this delectable treat.
Maryland's official dessert originated on Smith Island.
This inhabited island is still home to a few dozen residents, mostly watermen and their families.
Smith Island Cake dates all the way back to the 1800s. Island inhabitants would would send these multi-layered cakes with watermen for their autumn oyster harvest. Fudge was used because it lasted much longer than buttercream icing.
As more surrounding areas became aware of Smith Island Cake, it began to gain fame on the eastern shore. The sign pictured below can be found on Smith Island, explaining the history and significance of the dessert.
Today, you can find Smith Island Cake at several Maryland restaurants. If you ever see it on a menu, give it a try.
The variety with fudge icing is usually referred to as "Original" Smith Island Cake.
Over the years, however, many local eateries have experimented with different flavors. Coconut, anyone?
One of the most well-known spots that sells these sky-high cakes is Smith Island Baking Company, located in Crisfield.
You can order these sinfully good cakes online by
. Or take a tasty day trip to see this impressive spot up close.
Smith Island Baking Company makes so many flavors, it's nearly impossible to choose just one. Why not buy a slice of each? Or if you're a purist, stick with the "original" fudge.
Have you ever tried Smith Island Cake? What’s your favorite flavor?
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