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Lawmakers name lane cake as state cake of Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has an official state bird, nut, fruit and even crustacean.

The state might soon have an official state cake- a lane cake.

The House of Representatives voted Thursday night to name lane cake as the official state cake. The bill now goes to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

The layered confection made with pecans, flaked coconut and sometimes a nice splash of bourbon is said to have been evented by a woman from Clayton

Sen. Billy Beasley of Clayton has been on a multi-year quest to add the sugary dessert to the long list of state emblems.

Lawmakers last year named brown shrimp as the official state crustacean. Efforts to name another southern delicacy, cornbread, as the official state bread have fallen flat.

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