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You might think chocolate cake would be the favorite dessert for North Carolina. You'd be wrong. Take a look at what it ACTUALLY is.

We’ve run into a few stumpers on lists over the years, but this one may take the… cake: North Carolina’s favorite dessert is not one we would have thought of.

Coventry Direct used some interesting methodology to determine the most popular dessert in every state. They took a list of 40 of the most popular desserts and then analyzed Google search terms in each state for those 40 desserts.

While not a bad metric, it does seem to create an issue in states where popular desserts don’t really need to be Googled: Grandma just passes that recipe right on down.

But anyway, while most of us might guess chocolate cake, or sweet potato pie for North Carolina, you’d be wrong apparently.

Let’s take a look at the most popular dessert in every state:

  • Alabama

    Pound cake

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    Pound cake

  • Alaska

    Baked Alaska

  • Arizona

    Rice Krispies Treats

  • Arkansas

    Pecan Pie

  • California

    Ice Cream

  • Colorado

    Rice Krispies Treat

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    Rice Krispies Treats

  • Connecticut

    Icebox cake

  • Delaware

    Funnel cake

  • District of Columbia

    Ice Cream

  • Florida

    Key Lime Pie

  • Georgia

    Peach Cobbler

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    Peach Cobbler

  • Hawaii

    Cheesecake

  • Idaho

    Jello

  • Illinois

    Ice Cream

  • Indiana

    Texas Sheet Cake

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    Texas sheet cake

  • Iowa

    Texas sheet cake

  • Kansas

    Texas sheet cake

  • Kentucky

    Fudge

  • Louisiana

    Pralines

  • Maine

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Maryland

    Funnel Cake

  • Massachusetts

    Ice Cream

  • Michigan

    Carrot Cake

  • Minnesota

    Jello

  • Mississippi

    Banana Pudding

  • Missouri

    Coconut Cake

  • Montana

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    Pumpkin Pie

  • Nebraska

    Brownies

  • Nevada

    Blondies

  • New Hampshire

    Jello

  • New Jersey

    Icebox Cake

  • New Mexico

    Bananas Foster

  • New York

    Black & White Cookies

  • NORTH CAROLINA

    Coconut Cake

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    Coconut Cake

    Yes, that’s right. According to this list, North Carolina’s favorite dessert is coconut cake. Hmmmm….

  • North Dakota

    Banana Split

  • Ohio

    Texas sheet cake

  • Oklahoma

    Pecan Pie

  • Oregon

    Carrot Cake

  • Pennsylvania

    Ice Cream

  • Rhode Island

    Donuts

  • South Carolina

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    Jello

  • South Dakota

    Brownies

  • Tennessee

    Chess Pie

  • Texas

    Pecan Pie

  • Utah

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Vermont

    Brownies

  • Virginia

    Funnel Cake

  • Washington

    Carrot Cake

  • West Virginia

    Fudge

  • Wisconsin

    Cherry Pie

  • Wyoming

    German Chocolate Cake

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    German Chocolate Cake