Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
Mississippi Mud Cake
- 1 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups nuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- marshmallows (to garnish)
- Melt butter and cocoa together.
- Stir in sugar and beaten eggs .
- Mix well.
- Add flour, salt chopped nuts and vanilla; mix well.
- Spoon batter into a greased 13x9x2 inch pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 45 minutes.
- Sprinkle marshmallows on top of warm cake.
- Cover with chocolate frosting (your favorite).
This is the best version of Mississippi Mud cake there is. I halved this recipe and baked it in an 8x8 inch square pan. I used 1 cup of marshmallows and sprinkled them on after 23 minutes of baking. After sprinkling on the marshmallows, I threw the whole thing in the oven, upped the heat to 400, and "toasted" the marshmallows for about 5 minutes. Also, this "cake" (it's really more like a brownie) simply must have frosting. While the marshmallows are toasting, melt 4 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in 1 1/3 cups sifted confectioners sugar, 3 Tablespoons evaporated milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour over hot cake and let set.
I tried this recipe because I had a similar recipe years ago that got misplaced. The cake was a big hit. I did not use the icing recipe here. M y old recipe had a different icing recipe so I used the following: 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 tbsp. vanilla, 1 lb. powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup milk. Melt butter & cocoa together, add rest of ingredients. Spread over marshmallows(I used a jar of marshmallow creme). I did not mix together to resemble mud. Just spread chocolate on top of marshmallow creme and enjoy. Everyone loved it!!
Great recipe! Made this as a treat for our Scout leaders after a hard day of runnng camp, the review were terrific! I covered the top with marshmellows, didn't use any icing.