Smith Island Cake

This decadent cake from Smith Island has been known as “Frosting with the Cake”, containing between 6 -12 pencil-thin yellow cake layers with rich chocolate fudge icing in between!! Imagine nine of the most delicate layers of spongy yellow cake separated by the thinnest layers of an old fashioned cooked chocolate icing that sets like fudge.

No one is quite sure who developed the concept of the “Smith Island Cake”. Some people believe it can be traced to an English torte, brought by Welsh settlers who came to the Smith Island in the late 1600’s. Many residents of Smith Island say, “It has always been here”. The recipe for the Smith Island Cake was first published in 1981 in a cookbook called Mrs. Kitching’s Smith Island Cookbook. Women of Smith Island started to stack layers as a form of competition, and it eventually grew to as many as a dozen layers.

Effective October 1, 2008, the Smith Island Cake and its unique island received the recognition that it deserved. The Maryland State Legislation established the Smith Island Cake as the Official State Dessert of Maryland.

Smith Island Cake Flavors

The Original Smith Island Cake

The Original Smith Island Cake

Our divine rendition of the ORIGINAL! Nine of the most delicate and perfect layers of spongy yellow cake punctuated by the thinnest layers of our old fashioned cooked chocolate icing that sets like fudge! Known as a frosting with the cake, this smith island cake is an eating experience you won't forget.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Decadence Smith Island Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Decadence Smith Island Cake

We start with 7 perfect layers of decadent soft white cake, top each with a puddle of creamy peanut butter and surround by a velvety milk chocolate frosting. Brings back memories of a gourmet "tasty cake".

Coconut Smith Island Cake

Coconut Smith Island Cake

For the coconut lover in us all, this smith island cake is the one. Layers of our moist white cake, layer upon layer of Italian vanilla buttercream and coconut. The cake is then surrounded by an avalanche of toasted coconut.

Cookies & Cream Smith Island Cake

Cookies & Cream Smith Island Cake

Cookie lovers will enjoy this Oreo smith island cake with layer upon layer of white cake & buttercream icing filled with crushed Oreo's & cream. Just like the cookies.

Pumpkin Smith Island Cake

Pumpkin Smith Island Cake

Itís not just for Thanksgiving anymore! Moist, rich and so satisfying, this year-round favorite smith island cake is perfectly finished with the richest cream cheese frosting ever and enveloped in graham cracker crumbs.

Raspberry Truffle Smith Island Cake

Raspberry Truffle Smith Island Cake

A new turn on the classic chocolate/raspberry combination! Alternating rich dark and white chocolate smith island cake overflowing with fresh raspberries and delicious raspberry puree and hidden under our signature italian buttercream.

Red Velvet Smith Island Cake

Red Velvet Smith Island Cake

Layers of moist red velvet smith island cake electrified by layers of rich, sweet homemade cream cheese icing. Great for Valentine's Day or any day.

"The Mini" Smith Island Cake for 2

"The Mini" Smith Island Cake for 2!

"The Mini!" Created exclusively by the Original Smith Island Cake Company! This scrumptious treat for 2 is a mini-version of the Smith Island Cakes! Great for birthdays, parties, catered events or a hostess gift! Choose the original recipe, red velvet, coconut, and a seasonal flavor.

Smith Island Cake Layers

Cake Care

Here are some helpful hints to experience the ultimate flavors of the unique desserts.

If using when delivered:

  • Take off remove protective wrap
  • Place in refrigerator
  • Prior to cutting, leave in tin for optimal freshness
  • Repeated removal from tin could damage the design of the cake
  • Serve at room temperature
  • Do not leave cakes out for extended periods of time
  • Do not leave cakes exposed to extreme heat
  • Takes 1-3 hours to reach room temperature from refrigerator
  • Lasts 7-10 days uncut
  • Once cut lasts 3 to 5 days
  • Use thin knife to cut cake
  • Provides up to 14-16 slices

If not using right away:

  • Place in freezer with protective cover still in tact
  • Freezer 2 to 4 months
  • Do not refreeze an already once frozen cake

When removing from freezer:

  • Remove from freezer 24 hours before using and place in refrigerator
  • We recommend taking cake out of refrigerator 60-90 minutes before serving cake
  • the taste of our cakes is superior at room temperature

Enjoy and share this delicious dessert with friends and family!

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