Smith Island is the last inhabited island off the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. A little over 200 people live in the island once known as a bustling fishing community. According to locals, Smith Island Cake used to be the popular treat wives would give their husbands before the men left for long fishing trips. Today, the decadent dessert caters to the sweet tooth of people all over America.
While people can purchase quick mail order cakes, the best place to have Smith Island cake is on Smith Island. Fortunately, Smith Island is only a few hours’ drive away from New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.