Thursday, August 18, 2011

~ Mississippi Mud Cake ~

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted 
1 (10.5-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
Whisk together melted butter and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in flour and chopped pecans. Pour batter into a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; top warm cake evenly with marshmallows. Return to oven, and bake 5 minutes. Drizzle Chocolate Frosting over warm cake. Cool completely.

  • Note: 2 (19.5-ounce) packages brownie mix, prepared according to package directions, may be substituted for first 7 ingredients. Stir in chopped pecans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Proceed with marshmallows and frosting as directed.

  • Chocolate Frosting
    1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar, sifted
    1/2 c. milk
    1/4 c. butter, softened
    1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa

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    1. Here I am a Mississippi girl and I had forgotten all about this wonderful recipe! I must make it soon! Thanks for the reminder.

    2. I have always loved this recipe, haven't made it a long time, it's always so so good! ;D

    3. Our neighbor used to make this fantastic cake when I was growing up. I had forgotten about it. It looks delicious, Pat. You can bring me a piece of it when you come, ok?

    4. Oh YUM Pat, I am making this. I have eaten it many times and love it, but I have never made it. Thanks!

    5. I love sweets, especially chocolate. This looks delicious.

    6. I've had this before but didn't have a clue how to make it...thanks so much, Pat! It looks delicious!!


    7. One of my absolute favorites! Thanks for the reminder! Love that chocolate!

    8. Wow! Absolutely delicious looking! Will try this! So pretty too!

    9. I'm printing off this recipe as I type. Looks absolutley delicious and always looking for something to take to potlucks! Thanks

    10. YUMMY!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe and bringing back a truly fond memory. My Aunt Millie used to make this all the time.. oh how I miss her.. hugs ~lynne~

    11. What a scrumptious looking dessert! I've never had Mississippi Mud Cake before but now I'm dying to try it. Yum!

    12. Looks delicious. You know, I love all sorts of things Mississippi Mud-- ice cream, cupcakes, fudge... but I don't think I've ever made the cake! I'll have to bookmark this recipe :) I"m your newest follower on GFC, would love a follow back when you get the chance!

      Hope you can swing by Something Swanky to link up at my Sweet Treats Party!

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    13. oh yum! I love mississippi mud cake! Yours looks fantastic! I found your blog through a link party and I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would come check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks so much!

    14. Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious! The name doesn't do it justice :)

    15. Hi Pat,
      We love a Mississippi Mud Cake and your recipe looks delicious, rich and I want it right now! My husband came in from the yard yesterday and said walking across the yard is like walking on potato chips it is so dry. Stay cool over there, maybe we will get rain soon. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
      Come back soon,
      Miz Helen

    16. I made a Mississippi Mud cake years ago and it was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. I ended up eating the whole thing by myself (not in one sitting though...). This one looks amazing.

      I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    17. I used to make this years ago and had forgotten about it. It's a good one...sinfully good! ;)

    18. could that not be good? I love this type of chocolaty chewy dessert!

    19. This cake looks absolutely decadent and divine and I am drooling! I will definitely be trying it soon! Thanks for the great recipe, cher!

    20. Wait, you forgot the last step in the directions, which is slather fabulous mud cake on thighs (as that is where they'll end up)! LOL. These look scrumptuous ... I really think I gained weight just staring at them. Thanks for sharing!

    21. That looks so delicious. I have got to make this. Thanks for sharing.

    22. Oh boy, those look good! I must try them!

    23. This is one of my favorite foods in the world. My husband doesn't like chocolate, so I don't dare make this unless I'm taking it somewhere or I could eat the entire cake. The frosting alone makes me purr! Sometimes I use marshmallow cream on the warm cake instead of marshmallows. It is a little messy, but very good too! Yum.

    24. ****squeal**** I am so excited you introduced yourself to me today!! Your blog is fantastic and I look forward to reading more and getting to know ya sound like one cool chick! :) TS Thanks so much for linking up..I know you have TONS of choices and it can get busy w/ all the link backs etc...boy oh boy do I know this so I give you a big hug and thanks for your time to do it at Sweetology! I hope you find some fun and good treats on my site! Take CARE!

    25. Oh my - that looks decadent! I'd love to make that cake right now, but I'm trying to watch my sugar!! I think I'll save this recipe for the future. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    26. These look so yummmmmy! thanks for the recipe:)

    27. These look absolutely wonderful!!!

    28. Hi Pat!

      This Mississippi Mud Cake looks delicious! Wish I had a piece right now! :) I think everyone in my family would be happy to have me make your recipe for this. Thanks for posting!

      Kindly, Lorraine

    29. That looks amazing! You are making me so hungry!

      I am a new follower from the Finding New Friends Weekend Hop. If you have a chance I would love for you to stop by


    30. Hello!
      I started following you from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop - Week 21! I am a part of the blog hop. :)
      I'm following your site, Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter,
      Networked Blogs, etc. if applicable!
      I hope you had a great weekend!

      -Courtney P.

      P.S. I can't even begin to explain how good this Mud Cake looks!!

    31. Come to mama!!!!!!!!!! This looks!
      Thank you for popping by my place!
      Kerry at


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