Mississippi Mud Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

What can I say but "Yum!" You want a gooey, rich dessert that is easy to fix? This is it! My sister-in-law used to use this a lot for potluck dinners because is really good but easy to transport as well as make.

Top Review by RogerOH

We did not care much for this cake. The icing was rich and tasted great and should be a chocolate lovers delight. The marshallows in the middle were great. The part that I did not care for was the cake part. It was dry and combined with the richness of the icing it had an overall bitter taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease and flour 13x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside.
  3. Cream sugar and shortening with electric mixer in mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs; beat at low speed until well blended.
  5. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in separate bowl.
  6. Add to creamed mixture; blend well.
  7. Stir in vanilla nuts.
  8. Pour into prepared pan.
  9. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over top.
  12. Return to oven 10 minutes, or until marshmallows are melted.
  13. Cool in pan on rack.
  14. Frost with Mississippi Mud Icing.
  15. To prepare icing: Combine powdered sugar and cocoa in small mixing bowl.
  16. Add butter; blend well.
  17. Add milk and vanilla; beat with mixer until smooth.
  18. Stir in nuts.
  19. Chill before cutting into squares.

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