Top 5 Desserts in America

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#5: The Meaning of Life — Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse

Go bananas with this colossally decadent chocolate layer cake from Chicago's Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse. Each six-pound cake slice is made up of five luscious layers of creme de cocoa-infused chocolate mousse, sliced ripe bananas and raspberry preserves. The cake also contains secret hints of citrus, which it gets from a fruity simple syrup that gets brushed into each of its repeating layers.

Find the Restaurant: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

#4: Bananas Foster Snowball — Hansen's Sno-Bliz

These one-of-a-kind creations from Hansen's Sno-Bliz in New Orleans are made by adding ice into a machine created by the shop's original owner in 1939, which transforms it into a creamy snow. A made-from-scratch vanilla custard syrup and caramelized bananas get added on top, giving each snowball a gooey texture almost identical to that of ice cream.

Find the Restaurant: Hansen's Sno-Bliz

#3: Tahitian Vanilla Sugar Salted Caramel Apple Pie — Random Order Coffeehouse and Bakery

A mouthful in taste and name, this pie from Portland, Ore.'s Random Order Coffeehouse and Bakery combines the sticky sweetness of a caramel apple with an aromatic vanilla and apple cider vinegar crust to give you a mouthful of Americana-meets-exotic flavors. The pie's hearty texture comes from the Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples found in its center, which are striped so that they bake with half of their skins intact.

#2: Surly Cake — Salty Tart Bakery

"It seemed like the perfect match," Michelle Gayer, owner of Minneapolis hot spot Salty Tart Bakery, says about the chocolate and beer combination that is featured inside her Surly Cake. A drool-inducing, salt-infused dark chocolate fudge frosting covers the cake's top and sides, providing its whipped cream cheese, sour cream and honey filling with the perfect, fluffy sparring partner.

Find the Restaurant: Salty Tart Bakery

#1: Banana Special — Fentons Creamery

A ripe, split banana is topped with three pounds of home-churned vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice creams to make this gigantic sundae from Fenton's Creamery in Oakland, Calif. Fresh strawberries and pineapples are ladled on top, followed by a gooey river of rich chocolate sauce, making this sundae the king of all frozen compilations.

Find the Restaurant: Fentons Creamery

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