A Layered Mississippi Mud Cake

A Layered Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

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Patsy Gravitt


I have family that, I think, are choco-addicts. Lucky for me I've tweeked this cake until I think I've got it "just right". I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends.
It's well worth the time and effort that go into it.


★★★★★ 3 votes

4 Hr 35 Min
35 Min


  • ·
    non-stick baking spray
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    butter, melted
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 c
    cake flour or if desired all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 1/2 c
    miniature marshmallows, for garnish
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    dark fudge sauce, i use the kind in a jar ;)
  • ·
    chocolate cream cheese frosting follows

  • 1
    (8 ounce) container non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
  • 1
    (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 4
    ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts -- in a medium bowl, combine whipped topping, marshmallow creme and cream cheese. beat at medium speed until smooth. sitr in the pecans or walnuts, then cover, and chill for 1 hour.

  • 1 c
    softened butter
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese room temperature
  • 1
    (9.7 ounce box bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 6 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    in a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium high speed until creamy. add the melted chocolate, beating until combined. gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. add vanilla flavoring and beat until incorporated. use the frosting

How to Make A Layered Mississippi Mud Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 2 - 10 inch baking pans with non stick baking spray
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter on medium speed until creamy.
  4. In another large bowl, add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium high speed until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  5. Slowly add butter mixture, beating until combined.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
  7. Gradually add to the already beaten mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flor mixture. Beat until combined. Slowly add the boiling water, beating until combined. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  8. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 28 - 35 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes and let them cool completely on wire racks.
  9. Spread "Mud Filling" between layers. Chill cake for at least 4 hours.
  10. Spread Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting evenly over topand sides of cake.
  11. Just before serving, sprinkle marshmallows and pecans or walnuts over the top and drizzle with fudge sauce.
  12. Store the cake in refrigerator make sure you cover it.

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