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The Most Popular Cakes in Southern History

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When you think back to the biggest moments in your life—graduations, weddings, birthdays, and even funerals—it's very likely the occasion was marked by a gathering that included a cake. Well, if you're Southern they definitely were. You might remember the types of cakes you loved over the years, but the one you likely didn't partake in was the cake people had in celebration of your birth. The popularity of cake trends interestingly ebbs and flows along with American society and culture. Whether it's the influence of To Kill a Mockingbird or an industrious rum company, it's clear America loves to jump on a bandwagon and have a slice of whatever everyone else is having. Scroll through to see which cake was most of-the-moment the year you were born.

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