Peninsula Grill News & Events

The Most Iconic Dessert in Every State

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By Madeline Buiano

"States across America have regional nicknames, animals, snacks and more as identifiers. But have you ever wondered what treats satisfy your area’s sweet tooth? From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the most iconic desserts from every state and Washington, D.C."

"South Carolina: Coconut Cake There are plenty of guilty pleasure foods we won’t apologize for loving, and cake is one of them. The people of South Carolina agree — the state’s most iconic dessert is coconut cake, which is said to have debuted at the Charleston-based restaurant Peninsula Grill in 1997."