Mississippi Mud Cake

Sandy Young


Since I'm a Southern gal, I couldn't put together a cookbook without a recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake. After all, Frank and I met at Mississippi College, and we lived the first seven years of our married lives in The Magnolia State. This recipe is easy, and I prefer it, but if you want one that's REALLY easy, see the one for Easy Mississippi Mud Cake!

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40 Min


2 stick
butter or margarine
1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
2 c
granulated sugar
eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp
1 1/2 c
chopped pecans
small bag miniature marshmallows (you can tell that i've had this recipe for a long time because it calls for a .29 package!)


1 box
sifted confectioners' sugar
1/2 c
milk (recipe calls for whole milk, but i use 2%)
1/3 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 stick
butter or margarine, softened

How to Make Mississippi Mud Cake


  • 1Melt butter and cocoa together.
  • 2Remove from heat and stir in sugar and beaten eggs. Mix well.
  • 3Add flour, salt, chopped nuts, and vanilla; mix well. DO NOT USE A MIXER; BEAT BY HAND WITH A WOODEN SPOON.
  • 4Spoon batter into a greased 13"x9"x2" pan and bake at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • 5Spread marshmallows on top of hot cake. Put the cake back in the oven just long enough for the marshmallows to melt together.
  • 6Chocolate Frosting: Combine sugar, milk, cocoa, and softened butter.
  • 7Mix until smooth and spread or drizzle over marshmallows on hot cake.

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About Mississippi Mud Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes