Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Marsha Hamner

Thanks to Paula Deen

Top Review by pies and cakes and

We found the frosting to be gritty and unappetizing. I made it all exactly the way it is described, but overall, this was not a good idea. Nothing against hammy, but I think Paula needs to go back to the drawing board!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with butter.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa and the melted butter. Add the eggs, flour, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat well with a hand-held electric mixer. Add nuts, stirring with a rubber spatula. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
  4. While cake is baking, prepare the frosting. Beat the brown sugar and butter. Add the cocoa and beat. Stir in the scalded milk and vanilla together in a mixing bowl and beat with the hand-held mixer until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven, and pour the marshmallows over the cake while it is still hot. (can use marshmallow cream) Pour the frosting over the marshmallows. Let cool slightly before cutting into pieces.

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