GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Mindy Kaling is a fan of a Maryland specialty!

The actress tweeted out to her fans Monday night asking what the holiday cake with a “million tiny layers of chocolate frosting” was,

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The Maryland Office of Tourism responded with an image of Smith Island Cake, with “Happy B’Day Kelley” spelled on the top, paying a little tribute to The Office episode where Dwight and Jim threw Mindy’s character Kelly a birthday party.


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Some people came back with recipes, recommendations and overall enthusiasm for the cake.

Some people also suggested she try the “New Orleans” version of the cake, a Doberge cake.

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She tweeted again later Monday night acknowledging that the cake was indeed a Smith Island cake!

CBS Baltimore Staff