If you’ve ever had southern food, you know its food for the soul. Southern food is full of flavor; it doesn’t shy away from big flavors and rich ingredients. But if you’ve had southern mac and cheese and fried chicken and not their desserts, you don’t know what you’re missing out on!
Here are some famous southern desserts you need to try!
Lane cake is a popular southern dessert that’s named after Emma Rylander Lane from Clayton, Alabama. This cake is so famous, it was even been mentioned in the best seller ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.
Lane cakes are soft and fluffy white sponge cakes that are layered and held together with a meringue frosting that includes coconut, pecans, and raisins. Lane cakes are most popular around holiday season, when dried cherries are added to them instead of raisins.
Hummingbird Carrot Cake
Quite a strange name for a carrot cake, you may be thinking. It was originally known as the Dr. Bird Cake, coming to our country from Jamaica in the 1970s. Its recipe was published in a well-known magazine and it blew up!
The difference between this cake and a traditional carrot cake is that the sponge is super moist and it has bananas and crushed pineapple in it for added flavor and sweetness. The frosting is made of cream cheese and topped with walnuts.
Little Layer Cake
This cake looks a bit like a crepe cake, except that it’s made with real sponge. It also uses boiled frosting, which is poured onto the cake while it’s hot so it drips into place. All those little layers are swiftly coated with the smooth chocolate.
Caramel Layer Cake
The traditional southern classic caramel cake is a melt in the mouth dream you must try! It’s made with a rich golden sponge and held together with caramel between the layers and frosted with a butter crème icing flavored with fudge brown sugar. You can add some salt to the caramel for a salted caramel cake to cut through the sweetness.
Sheet cake is probably one of the easiest cakes to prepare. It doesn’t require any layering and it’s all prepared in one bowl—no fancy equipment needed. If you’ve ever had this cake, you must know how special and decadent the frosting is! It’s based on a German chocolate cake batter, but southerners added their twist to it with a buttermilk and a pecan topping.
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