The Best Mississippi Mud Cake Ever

D Gentolizo

By
@daunyamc

This one is near and dear to my heart. This is my mother's recipe - it has to be well over 50 years old. The cake is incredibly moist and the icing turns into a fudgy layer on top. Really, really good!


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Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS

2 c
flour
2 c
sugar
2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1/3 c
cocoa
1 c
buttermilk ( or 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk, let sit for an hour)
1 c
vegetable oil
1 c
boiling water
1 tsp
vanilla
2
eggs

ICING INGREDIENTS

1 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
light corn syrup
1/4 c
milk
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 pkg
chocolate chips (6 oz.)
1 tsp
vanilla
miniature marshmallows
1/3 c
chopped nuts, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
2
Mix together flour, sugar, soda, salt and cocoa. Then, add buttermilk, oil, boiling water, vanilla and eggs. Beat thoroughly and pour into the greased and floured pan. (If the batter seems a little thin, you are right on track! :-) Bake 35-45 minutes, testing with a toothpick to determine doneness.
3
Start the icing 5 minutes before the cake is done. Combine sugar, corn syrup, milk and butter in a saucepan and boil 2 minutes (no longer) then add the chocolate chips, vanilla, and nuts. Mix until the chocolate chips are melted.
4
Sprinkle the miniature marshmallows all over the top of the baked cake as soon as it is removed from the oven, then drizzle the hot icing mixture over the marshmallows.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes