Yum! Cake lovers from all over love those 10 layer cakes made on Smith Island. With impossibly thin layers of cake and icing stacked high, Smith Island cakes are a real treat.
This cake, made by the ladies of Smith Island for years, has been know to as a special treat to residents of the Eastern Shore for some time. Now, Maryland has named the Smith Island cake as the official state desert, giving the sweet treat statewide and even national recognition.
Traditional Smith Island cakes has yellow cake and chocolate icing, but the cakes are available in other flavors including chocolate peanut butter and orange. These cakes manage to cram 10 layers of cake and icing into a cake that is only about three inches tall. Unlike many multiple layered cakes that are made by slicing layers in half, Smith Island cake layers are baked individually.
In addition to the multiple layers of very thin cake, the Smith Island cake icing sets this cake apart from your run of the mill layer cake. The layers of icing are thin, to match the cake layers, and this achieved in the traditional chocolate version of the cake by using a cooked chocolate fudge icing.