Servings: 10 to 12
In 2008, the Smith Island Cake became the official dessert of the state of Maryland. This decadent, buttery cake mile-high cake layered with fudge frosting is known to have been made with up to 15 layers (though this version has just 8 to 10).
Make Ahead Tips
The cake layers can be made up to 1 day in advance. After they are completely cool, wrap each layer in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. Cakes will be easier to frost when chilled.
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really great recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Over all a fairly decent version of Smith Island Cake. However - three other versions I found all call for twice as much butter. Is that 4 oz a misprint? I cut back the sugar as I am at 3000 ft, and also used half A/P and half Cake flour, as our A/P flour in W. Canada has higher gluten content and does not produce nicely textured cakes using American recipes. I also think it could use 3 tsp of Baking powder as 1 tsp per cup flour is standard. Perhaps FC wanted heavier, doughier layers that would handle easier? The frosting is very good and handles nicely! I will definitely try this again as it was a big hit. But I will use a different version.
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