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Iconic Desserts From Every State You Must Try

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Massachusetts: Boston cream pie

Created at the Parker House Hotel in 1856, Boston cream pie consists of two layers of sponge cake filled with thick vanilla custard and topped with chocolate sauce.

Michigan: Bumpy cake

Bumpy cake is a sheet cake with chocolate fudge-covered vanilla buttercream bumps. The dessert was created almost a century ago in 1913 at Sanders Chocolates by Fred Sanders, who originally named the dessert “the Sanders devil’s food buttercream cake.”

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Minnesota: Bundt cake

Technically, the cake has European origins. But what makes a Bundt cake is the Bundt pans, which were invented in Minnesota in 1949.

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Mississippi: Mississippi mud pie

Resembling the muddy banks of the Mississippi River, this pie consists of multiple layers of chocolate. The cookie crust is topped by a dense layer of cake topped by a rich chocolate pudding — all topped with whipped cream.

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Missouri: Gooey butter cake

Invented in St. Louis in the 1930s or 1940s, gooey butter cake consists of a bottom cake layer with a chewy, pudding-like filling and a delicate crisp top.

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