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One Big Mouthful Of Tasty Treats & Delightful Desserts
Now most of you out there were told when you were a very young child that you will get your dessert after you finish eating your vegetables. Every region that's in the big world has it's own tasty desserts. The United States is no different, and every state has it's own dessert that that the local people love. This hub is an official collection of each and every states unofficial state dessert. That's correct this is the official unofficial list of state desserts. I believe I said that correctly. No two states have the same dessert, and believe it or not both apple pie and chocolate chip cookies aren't on this list. So with no further to do here is the official unofficial list of desserts for all fifty states in alphabetical order........
1. Alabama - Lane cake - This tasty cake dates all the way back to the 1890's, and is a sponge cake layered with a raisin bourbon filling and frosted with marshmallow white frosting.
2. Alaska - Baked Alaska - No surprise here! These cakes that are topped with ice cream and encased with meringue were around long before Alaska ever became a state.
3. Arizona - Sopaipilla - They are similar to fry bread, and are usually served drizzled with honey as a dessert food.
4. Arkansas - Red velvet cake - Red velvet cake is colored in cardinal and white, which just so happens to be the the official colors of the University of Arkansas.
5. California - Meyer lemon cake - Meyer lemons which are a cross between lemons and oranges not only grow in California, but this cake also appears everywhere on restaurant menus on the West Coast.
6. Colorado - Pot candy - With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado it was never any question that Colorado’s state dessert would travel down this road with a pot laced caramel chocolate flavored candy bar.
7. Connecticut - Spice cookies - These cookies were a sure fit, and make sense since Connecticut is known as the nutmeg state.
8. Delaware - Strawberry shortcake - Not only is strawberry shortcake one of the best strawberry desserts, but strawberries are actually the official state fruit of Delaware.
9. Florida - Key lime pie - This choice was easy as pie since Key lime pie is the official state pie of Florida.
10. Georgia - Peach cobbler - The peach is synonymous with Georgia, and Georgia has its pick of two different peach cobbler recipes.
11. Hawaii - Shaved ice - Hawaiian shaved ice is made from large blocks of ice shaved into the finest flakes imaginable, and has whatever fruit flavored syrup you want poured on top of it.
12. Idaho - Huckleberry pie - You were wrong if you thought Idaho’s state dessert was going to be potato based. They chose the huckleberry to make a pie with, which only grows out in the wild.
13. Illinois - Brownies - Since brownies made their debut at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair it was unofficially decided to credit Illinois with one of the world’s best desserts.
14. Indiana - Sugar cream pie - This is a pie whose filling contains cream, flour, sugar, and vanilla, but no no eggs.
15. Iowa - Cherry pie - Every year students sell thousands of cherry pies to raise money for a scholarship fund.
16. Kansas - Dirt cake - This cake taste much better than it sounds. It's a chilled concoction of instant pudding, imitation whipped cream, and crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.
17. Kentucky - Bread pudding - The home of bourbon's dessert is simply bread pudding with bourbon sauce.
18. Louisiana - Bananas Foster - Bananas Foster which was invented in New Orleans is both adequately boozy, and very easy to set on fire.
19. Maine - Blueberry pie - Maine is the country’s leading producer of wild blueberries, and blueberry pie is officially Maine's official state dessert.
20. Maryland - Smith Island cake - These are very challenging cakes to make with six to twelve layers interspersed with chocolate icing.
21. Massachusetts - Boston cream pie - What else could it be in Massachusetts, but a sponge cake layered with pastry cream and topped with a chocolate fondant called a Boston cream pie.
22. Michigan - Fudge - It just takes some milk, butter, sugar, and chocolate to make fudge.
23. Minnesota - Seven layer bars - Seven layer bars are called this because they contain butter, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts, shredded coconut, and sweetened condensed milk, which just so happen are all in that order.
24. Mississippi - Mississippi mud pie - It resemble mud, contains chocolate, and it will be just about one of the richest things that you've ever tasted.
25. Missouri - Gooey butter cake - It falls somewhere between a sheet cake and a bar. It all starts with a layer of thick, extra-buttery yellow cake, and the gooey part comes from a filling made of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and eggs.
26. Montana - S’mores - This was unofficially decided because anyone who plans a hike, camping trip, or other mountain based recreational activity in Montana always has S'mores in their backpack.
27. Nebraska - Popcorn balls - Nebraska is the country’s leading popcorn producer, and this is their contribution to this nation’s unofficial dessert menu.
28. Nevada - Chocolate fondue - This dessert was unofficially given to Nevada since Las Vegas is home to the world’s largest chocolate fondue fountain.
29. New Hampshire - Whoopie pie - Whoopie pies are not pies, but are actually chocolate cake disks sandwiched around vanilla frosting or marshmallow fluff.
30. New Jersey - Salt water taffy - Despite their name these color coded candy cylinders don't contain any salt water.
31. New Mexico - Bizcochito - This traditional anise and orange scented sugar biscuit became New Mexico's state cookie in 1989.
32. New York - Cheesecake - New York style cheesecake complete with its impossibly tall and dense layer of cream cheese filling has blown away all of the other styles of cheesecake to become New York's unofficial dessert.
33. North Carolina - Sweet potato pie - North Carolina grows more sweet potatoes than any other state, which gives them sweet potato pie as their unofficial dessert.
34. North Dakota - Krumkake - Krumkake is not at all crumb-cake. It’s actually a thin rolled up Norwegian cookie that's somewhere between a pizzelle and a waffle cone.
35. Ohio - Buckeye candy - Leave it up to the buckeye state to come up with this sweet candy. Buckeye candy consist of a ball of sweet peanut butter dough dipped in melted chocolate, which is like a cross between peanut butter fudge and peanut butter cups.
36. Oregon - Blackberry cobbler - Fresh blackberries are really good to eat raw, but they are even better when they are cooked into a sweet buttery batter that's called blackberry cobbler.
37. Oklahoma - Fried pie - Fried pies are just basically fruit filled turnovers, however they are very very tasty.
38. Pennsylvania - Banana split - Simply nestle some scoops of ice cream in between the two lengthwise halves of bananas, and add some whipped cream and flavored syrups, and you have your banana split.
39. Rhode Island - Frozen lemonade - Frozen lemonade is served both slushy and tart and is thick enough to eat with a spoon.
40. South Carolina - Coconut cake - South Carolina has taken coconut cake to a whole new level with coconut infused butter cream that is slathered between six layers of golden pound cake that's made with coconut milk in the batter.
41. South Dakota - Kuchen - Kuchen just simply means cake in German, and in South Dakota it can refer to a number of different types of cake, but their unofficial dessert is a sweet dough crust filled with custard. This is served plain or studded with fruit, such as prunes, peaches, blueberries and apples.
42. Tennessee - Banana pudding - This unofficial dessert is simply a layered concoction of sliced bananas, vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, and whipped cream.
43. Texas - Pecan pie - It's only right that pecan pie is Texas' unofficial dessert since the pecan tree is Texas’ official state tree, the native pecan is Texas’ official state nut, and San Saba, Texas is the pecan capital of the world.
44. Utah - Jell-O - It's Jell-O, what more can I possibly say about it!
45. Vermont - Maple candy - Maple candy is simply a confection that is made from pure concentrated whipped maple syrup.
46. Virginia - Chess pie - Chess pie is filled with a custard containing eggs, butter, flour, sugar, and usually cornmeal.
47. Washington - Nanaimo bars - Nanaimo bars consist of a layer of graham cracker and nut crust, a layer of pudding or butter cream frosting, and a layer of chocolate.
48. West Virginia - Shoofly pie - Shoofly pie is just a colorful name for molasses pie, and was invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
49. Wisconsin - Kringle - Kringles are ring shaped, fruit filled, strudel like pastries.
50. Wyoming - Cowboy cookies - Cowboy cookies are no more then oatmeal cookies packed with chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut.
51. Washington, D.C. - Cupcakes - Our nation’s capital also needed an unofficial dessert, and their dessert is cupcakes which certainly doesn't need any introduction, description, or explanation.