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The Most Iconic Desserts in America

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The Most Iconic Desserts in America
By Jessica Farthing
 
"As Americans, we are serious about our sweets. Whether desserts are chocolatey or fruity, simple or decadent, our country loves sugar in almost any form. But what are the most iconic desserts the United States has to offer? We looked into American history to find out which desserts truly make up the United States' culinary story (spoiler alert: many of them are Southern)."
 
"Here are a few of the sweets that are popular across the land, from sea to shining sea. Just don't be surprised if you have a hankering for a baked treat after reading this scrumptious list."
 
"The Southern part of the country certainly seems to have mastered the art of the dessert. Coconut cake is a delicious example of this, with layers of moist coconut-flavored cake, buttery frosting, and scatters of coconut flakes or shredded, sweetened coconut across the top."
 
"If you don't feel like making it, trust the food critics from Condé Nast, The New York Times, and Food & Wine and visit the Peninsula Grill in Charleston, South Carolina. Clocking in at an amazing 12 layers and weighing 12 pounds, the restaurant's impressive cake even caught the eye of Bobby Flay for his Food Network program "Throwdown with Bobby Flay."