Mary's Mississippi Mud Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This cake is so darn good ... Mary made it for all her kids and I am pretty sure they make it for theirs and so on.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine add cocoa and mix well.
  2. Add sugar, eggs (slightly beaten), flour, salt, nuts and vanilla.
  3. Mix well. Bake in a greased 9x13 inch pan, at 350* for 30-35 minute.
  4. While hot spread mini marshmallows on cake.
  5. Frosting: (Try to time the frosting mixture to be ready as soon as the cake comes out of the oven) Mix & bring to boil: margarine, cocoa and milk. Remove and add vanilla, pinch of salt & powdered sugar(may have to add more as frosting should harden up - similar to fudge). Spread over marshmallows.
Most Helpful

This is the recipe Mom (Julia) made for me every year for my birthday. I am sure it was grandma Hill's recipe. This brings so many tears to my eyes I can barely read the ingredients.....THANK YOU! Mini Mignon

MiniMignon October 11, 2010

This was pretty rich for most people, but being a chocoholic, I felt it needed something. HOWEVER, we did not use the marshmallows bcz we didn't have any, and that might have made the difference. I melted the marg. in the micro, but did the frosting (more like icing) on the stove. It was very easy to make and to ice and I would use a little less milk next time or a little more powdered sugar.

WI Cheesehead August 18, 2007

Wow you need a sweet tooth for this cake lol! my chocoholic DS was certainly not complaining though, might reduce the sugar in the cake slightly next time, thanks for a Sunday treat Hill Family!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz June 24, 2007