Ever wonder what dessert your state is known for? I’ve gone through and And, with the help from a few blogger friends, I’ve made a list of desserts from each of our 50 states.
Dessert Recipes From 50 States
The bloggers who made these wonderful desserts are not necessarily from these states, but they represent well. However, there are quite a few that are from the state their dessert belongs to.
Alabama - Lane Cake - Mom Loves Baking
Alabama Lane Cake made it's debut in 1898. Mrs. Emma Rylander Lane, from Alabama was ahead of the Amazon game and self-published her cookbook with this sweet treat. Plus, it even got some mentions in To Kill A Mockingbird.
Alaska - Baked Alaska - Sally's Baking Addiction
Brownie Baked Alaska is a fun dessert in its own right. It can be made in so many different ways, which makes it a versatile treat.
Arizona - Homemade Sopapilla - Picky Palate
We can all remember that first time we tried sopapillas. I just couldn't figure out why I had gone so long without them.
Arkansas - Red Velvet Cake - South Your Mouth
I've never met a red velvet cake I didn't like. It's rich, covered in a dreamy cream cheese frosting, and always a beautiful red color.
California - Meyer Lemon Cake - Katie's Cucina
Meyer lemons are a bit of a mixture of lemons and oranges, so you know they are going to be amazing. There are so many good things about this cake - buttermilk, Meyer lemons, butter, frosting...shall I keep going?
Colorado - Chocolate Lasagna - Back To My Southern Roots
I couldn't find a dessert for Colorado, which is where I grew up, so I decided to come up with my own. We ate a lot of chocolate growing up and you just can't go wrong with chocolate, so Chocolate Lasagna is my official Colorado State Dessert.
Connecticut - Ice Cream - Pennies Into Pearls
This is a delicious homemade ice cream with simple ingredients and a rich and creamy flavor.
Delaware - Custard Peach Pie - Christina's Cucina
Peaches are a great treat any time of year, especially in a custard pie. With a streusel top and a creamy center, this pie is one of a kind.
Florida - Key Lime Pie - Soulfully Made
There's nothing more refreshing than key lime pie, especially amongst the warm breezes blowing through the Florida palm trees. The beach, a sunset, and a piece of pie is all you need.
Georgia - Peach Cobbler - Pinch of Yum
Georgia is known for peaches. So, what better dessert than peach cobbler with a large scoop of ice cream right on top?
Hawaii - Pineapple Dream - Southern Bite
Pineapple is one of the symbols of Hawaii and has such a sweet taste. This dessert calls for the fruit, cream cheese, and a graham cracker crust.
Idaho - HuckleBerry Pie - Honest Cooking
Huckleberries hold a special place in my heart after living in Montana about 25 years ago and eating huckleberries in every way possible. So, just over the border in Idaho, they love their Huckleberries, too. And huckleberry pie is a great way to enjoy the tasty little fruits.
Illinois - Pumpkin Pie - Cooking With Carlee
Carlee, of Cooking with Carlee, has the right idea about pumpkin pie. Why wait until Thanksgiving? Have it now! After all, it's the Illinois state dessert and super duper delish.
Indiana - Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie - The Farm Wife Cooks
Lots of great flavors in this Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie, as well as lots of goodness and comfort from the Hoosier state.
Iowa - Old Fashioned Cherry Pie - Just a Pinch
Good old-fashioned cherry pie is not only an Iowa favorite, but an American one, too.
Kansas - Dirt Cake - Lil Luna
Now, I can get on board with dirt cake. It just sounds like a fun cake, and you know what? It is. It's fun and super delish.
Kentucky - Kentucky Butter Crunch Cake - Creole Contessa
"Derby-Pie" is the state dessert for the wonderful state of Kentucky, but there's a copyright on that, so we're making butter crunch cake our dessert for this post-and you won't be a bit sorry. It's filled with buttermilk, cream cheese, and all of the best ingredients and topped with coconut, almonds, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Drooling yet?
Louisiana - Bread Pudding - Back To My Southern Roots
Bread pudding is one of those desserts that you can make about fifty different ways. I love that it's so versatile, and of course, so delicious.
Maine - Blueberry Pie - Crazy For Crust
There's nothing more American than blueberry pie. It's a family favorite that shows up for most major holidays and loves to come out in the summertime for a fresh treat.
Maryland - Smith Island Cake - Tara's Multicultural Table
Smith Island Cake features some delicious ingredients including a chocolate fudge frosting that is to die for.
Massachusetts - Boston Cream Pie - Butter With A Side of Bread
Boston Cream Pie has to be one of my favorite desserts. I will take it in any form I can get it. Those folks up in Massachusetts sure know how to make a great dessert.
Michigan - Fudge - Back To My Southern Roots
I would love to live in a place where fudge is the state dessert. Seriously, I can eat a lot of fudge. It's pretty much one of my all-time favorite desserts.
Minnesota - Seven Layer Bars - Dessert Now Dinner Later
Seven Layer Bars, also known as Magic Bars, are a combination of chocolate, white, and butterscotch chips, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk. They are out of this world delicious.
Mississippi - Mississippi Mud Cake - Call Me PMc
Just wow. Look at all of those layers. Chocolate, marshmallows, frosting, and so much more goodness.
Missouri - Gooey Butter Cake - Back To My Southern Roots
Gooey Butter Cake, also known as Chess Squares, are a dessert to behold. It only requires a few simple ingredients but whips up to be a dessert worth fighting over. It's that good.
Montana - Old Fashion Chocolate Pie - My Grandmother's Recipes
Montana didn't have a state dessert listed, so I thought it would be fitting to give them some homemade chocolate pie. After all, two of my favorites include the Big Sky Country and chocolate pie.
Nebraska - Popcorn Balls - My Baking Addiction
The great thing about popcorn balls is that there are so many different ways you can make them. You can add chocolate, caramel, holiday candy decorations, and so much more. And, kids and adults love them!
Nevada - Chocolate Fondue - Chelsea's Messy Apron
I can remember the first time I heard there was such a thing as chocolate fondue. I was elated. It makes a great party addition (sometimes centerpiece) and everyone loves to find something to dip in chocolate fondue.
New Hampshire - Whoopie Pies - Saving Room For Dessert
Whoopie pies are a mix of soft cake and a creamy center. They are always a special treat and are a lot of fun to bake and eat!
New Jersey - Salt Water Taffy - A Cookie Named Desire
Salt water taffy is a delicious treat any time of year. It's fun to make (and you get a workout at the same time) so you'll be able to eat as much as you'd like.
New Mexico - Bizcochitos - Pastry Affair
I have to admit, before I created this post I'd never heard of bizcochitos, but now that I know, I will be hooked. So many delicious and bold flavors in this cookie.
New York - New York-Style Cheesecake - Once Upon A Chef
Cheesecake is one of those desserts that I long for. I don't make it very often, but I should because it's not as intimidating as you'd think. It's a wonderful and sweet dessert that is versatile and pretty amazing.
North Carolina - Sweet Potato Pie - A Southern Soul
Sweet potato pie is a must at any holiday. Fall flavors infuse the pie including cinnamon and nutmeg. Oh, and did we mention sweetened condensed milk? Oh yeah, you heard that right.
North Dakota - Strawberry Rhubarb Pie - Sallys Baking Addiction
They not only have some amazingly beautiful scenery out there in North Dakota, but some delicious pie, as well.
Ohio - Buckeyes - Chocolate With Grace
My grandfather used to carry a buckeye around in his pocket for good luck. I'm know that when I'm munchin' down on a chocolate and peanut butter buckeye, I'm feelin' pretty lucky, too.
Oklahoma - Fried Pies - Southern Plate
Christy, from Southern Plate, is from the sweet state of Alabama, but she can make a darn good chocolate fried pie. Fried pies are one of a kind. You can fill them with chocolate (yay), lemon, cherry, strawberry, or just about any type of filling you'd like.
Oregon - Blackberry Cobbler - Great Grub, Delicious Treats
Blackberry cobbler is a flavorful dessert that showcases Oregon's fruit. Right now, Oregon is the top producer of blackberries, so it's time to make some cobbler.
Pennsylvania - Shoofly Pie - American Heritage Cooking
Shoofly pie is full of goodness. From nutmeg, ginger, and cloves to molasses and brown sugar this pie packs a punch of unforgettable flavor.
Rhode Island - Homemade Coffee Syrup Recipe for Coffee Milk - Mom Foodie
I'm pretty sure that Rhode Island speaks my love language. Coffee is my main staple in life and coffee milk is right up my alley. Cheers to Rhode Island for making this your state drink. We're just going to let it be dessert, too.
South Carolina - Coconut Cake - The Stay At Home Chef
This is one pretty amazing cake. You'll get all the coconut love out of this one. Coconut milk, extract, and flakes make up this moist and delicious cake.
South Dakota - Dakota Kuchen - Prairie Californian
I'd never heard of this dessert before researching, but let me tell you, it's next on the list to be made. The kuchen features a flavorful custard inside of dough for a very comforting dessert.
Tennessee - Banana Pudding - Make It To Friday
Y'all already love banana pudding, but how about on top of a poke cake? Yes, you say. Well, did I mention there's sweetened condensed milk, along with bananas, and vanilla wafers, too? Oh yeah. It's that good.
Texas - Pecan Pie - Back To My Southern Roots
Texas is the place where I first came into this world and pecan pie is my Dad's favorite dessert. So, it's fitting that I share this recipe that he made a couple of Christmases ago while we were down at his house for the holidays.
Utah - Jell-O - Norine's Nest
Norine has a way with recipes. She's amazing and this No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie is full of delicious ingredients and strawberry Jell-O is one of them.
Vermont - Homemade Apple Pie - Lil Luna
Lil Luna gives step-by-step directions, as well as a video to make this American apple pie. The homemade pie features lattice work and one of the best recipes for apple pie out there.
Virginia - Chocolate Chess Pie - Served Up with Love and Spicy Southern Kitchen
Chocolate Chess Pie is one of those desserts that you just can't get enough of. It's easy to make and oh-so-inviting to eat.
Washington - Easy Apple Crisp - Julia's Simply Southern
Although Julia, from Julia's Simply Southern, is from South Carolina, she knows how to make a delicious apple crisp. Y'all will love this dessert.
West Virginia - Molasses Cookies - Back To My Southern Roots
Molasses gingersnap cookies are one of those desserts that packs a flavorful punch. Lots of deep flavors all rolled up into one cookie.
Wisconsin - Danish Kringle Recipe - Culinary Hill
It's not hard to get on board with this dessert. It's a recipe that you most likely have all the ingredients there at the house. And trust me, you'll want to make this one soon.
Wyoming - S'mores - Spoonful of Easy
S'mores are one of those things that you just have to make when you're around a campfire. It makes the night complete, and they taste pretty darn amazing. Spoonful of Easy added a few extra yummy ideas to her S'mores list to give the dessert a new twist.
What is the most popular dessert in the US?
New York Style Cheesecake – good stuff!
What’s the most popular dessert in the world?
You’ll get some different opinions on this, but I’m seeing Tiramisu, cheesecake, macaroons, and baklava.
What are the different types of desserts?
Pies, cookies, pudding, cakes, custards, sweet breads, ice cream, and so much more!
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