10/4/2016 – State Desserts


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

As it turns out, this fine United States we have has a lot of regional dishes, and that certainly includes the dessert tray. Here are a few questions on some of those dishes. Enjoy!

1. Alabama – Name the cake seen here, a sponge cake with white icing and usually candied fruit, raisins, and pecans, and always laden in bourbon?

Question 1

2. Maine – The official state dessert of Maine is simply a pie made with what fruit, native to the state? Maine is also the #1 grower of the “lowbush” variety of this fruit, which is what usually goes into the pie.

3. Maryland – Similar to the German Prinzregententorte, what cake seen here is a standard yellow cake with chocolate icing and lots of layers takes its name from a location on the Chesapeake Bay?

Question 3

4. South Dakota – The German word for “cake”, its the general name of the cakes seen here, which are basically just tortes without the icing? South Dakotans are fans of the apple and peach varieties of this cake, the latter which is seen here.

Question 4

5. Wisconsin – Technically, it’s the state pastry, but whatever. Name the pastry with a Danish (like the nationality) descent, always made in an oval shaped, often filled with fruit or nuts, and iced.

Question 5

Tomorrow: In honor of Rosh Hashanah (happy 5777 everyone!), we’re going to the Promised Land for some food.


1. Lane cake
2. Blueberry
3. Smith Island cake
4. Kuchen
5. Kringle

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