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10 layer cake - recipe search

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On my way to the NC Coast this past weekend I stoped at Mike's Farm and Restaurant in Beaulaville for a slice of "10 Layer Cake". The cake was yellow with a very thin chocolate frosting on top and between the layers. It was a really, really good cake and I have searched my recipe books for a recipe and haven't found one. Does anyone have recipe for a similar cake or know of where to look? I have seen references for a Smith Island Cake but the recipe calls for candy between the layers which this cake doesn't have.

I am bordering on completely obsessed with this cake and any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I saw a segment on Taste of America (on the Travel Channel) and they were making the Smith Island cake. The version they made didn't have candy between the layers. It had what you described as a thin chocolate frosting. Maybe try finding the recipe on the Travel Channel website or find a Smith Island cake recipe that uses the frosting. And when you find it, post it. I've been dying to make it since I saw the show!

    Edit: I found it! Ok, so it uses a cake mix, but if you wanted to make from scratch, I'm sure a regular yellow cake would work.
    http://travel.discovery.com/tv/taste-...

    1. depending on how many cake pans you have, i'd bake several at once and when cooled just slice very thinly. this would work with any cake.

      1. THere's a recipe on the Oprah site for a Smith Family 12 Layer Cake that sounds similar to what you're looking for.

        http://www.oprah.com/foodhome/food/re...

        1. Thanks for the link. I do want to try it with a homemade cake but will try the cake mix if push comes to shove.

          1. Ohhh.. i am really excited by the Oprah link. The frosting on the cake I had was very thin almost runny and I think this frosting sounds really similar. Thanks so much!