From the best down home food recipes in North Carolina to dining and chef profiles, Our State magazine captures the flavor of North Carolina.

Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe

With more than 50 cheesecake flavors available, making a choice at Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe in Morehead City isn't...

The Nabs Cake

Crunchy, cheesy crackers ― affectionately known as Nabs ― were the inspiration for this tasty Carolina cake.

The Krispy Kreme Cake

North Carolina's famed Krispy Kreme doughnuts make their way into a delicious doughnut cake.

The Maple Syrup & Country Ham Cake

The sweetness of the maple syrup paired with the saltiness of the country ham creates the perfect sweet and...

The Pimento Cheese Cake

Cornbread and pimento cheese have long been known as Southern staples. When combined in this cake, they create a...

The Pepsi ‘N’ Peanuts Cake

Pepsi and peanuts are a classic flavor combination that form the basis of this decadent molten cake. One bite...

VIDEO: Our Carolina Cakes

Enjoy a mouth-watering look at the North Carolina-inspired cakes that were the centerpiece of our February 2012 issue. (3:02)

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Served with graham cracker sticks, this cheese ball can be used as an appetizer or a dessert.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Tart with Cranberries

Though this recipe requires a few more steps than others, the end result is worth the work!