Smith Island Cake
How pretty is this cake? Not in a super fancy decorated pretty way with tons of buttercream roses, but in the I-want-to-eat-this-immediately kind of pretty. I stopped scrolling when I saw this on Sally’s Baking Addiction Instagram. The drippy chocolate icing down the layers of cake is ridiculous. It was so impressive to me. So many layers of yellow cake and so much chocolate. Which happens to be my favorite combination. I needed to try to make this one. And then eat it all. Okay, maybe I’ll share.
I’ve never attempted a cake like this and it looked so intimidating, but I am happy to report that it was actually pretty easy. It took some time and a lot of waiting, but overall it was not difficult and it was SO worth it.
The chocolate icing gets soaked into the layers and makes a perfect, sweet bite of yellow cake and chocolate. You just have to make one batch of cake batter and then bake several small layers of the cake rather than cutting one big cake into thin layers. More time, but easier overall.
If you give this a try, please let me know. I want to know what you think! I am a big fan.
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