MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE

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Mississippi mud cake will become one of your favorite chocolate cakes.

Mississippi Mud Cake has been around for a long time. I made it for the weekend and realized I did not have it on the site.  It is one of my favorite cakes because of all the chocolate and the marshmallow.  It reminds me of real good rich brownies!

Mississippi Mud Cake is a Southern classic.

1 cup butter or margarine, or 2 sticks or 16 tablespoons, melted

1/2 cup cocoa (I use 100% pure cocoa)

2 cups sugar

4 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Dash salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups nuts of your choice( I use pecans or walnuts)

4 cups miniature marshmallows (Could use marshmallow fluff)

Melt butter in microwave.  Whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour salt and vanilla.  Fold in nuts.  Spray a 17 x 11 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (or can make this in a 9 x 13 pan) with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes if using jelly roll pan or about 30 to 35 if using 9 x 13 pan checking for doneness as ovens vary.  Remove from oven and spread marshmallows on top while the cake is still hot. (I put mine back in the oven for about 2 minutes to let the marshmallows begin to melt.  Add frosting below over marshmallows.

Frosting:

4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat all the frosting ingredients together with mixer.  Spread over cake.

Let cake cool completely.

Note:  I keep this cake in the refrigerator

 

Mississippi Mud Cake

This is a classic cake that you'll want to make over and over again. It's always a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi Mud Cake
Servings: 1 cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine or 2 sticks or 16 tablespoons, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa I use 100% pure cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts of your choice I use pecans or walnuts
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows Could use marshmallow fluff

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Melt butter in microwave. Whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour salt and vanilla. Fold in nuts. Spray a 17 x 11 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (or can make this in a 9 x 13 pawith cooking spray.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes if using jelly roll pan or about 30 to 35 if using 9 x 13 pan checking for doneness as ovens vary.
  • Remove from oven and spread marshmallows on top while the cake is still hot. (I put mine back in the oven for about 2 minutes to let the marshmallows begin to melt. Add frosting below over marshmallows.

Frosting Instructions

  • Beat all the frosting ingredients together with mixer. Spread over cake.

Notes

I keep this cake in the refrigerator

 

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Texas Sheet Cake.

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