Mississippi Mud Cake

Gloria McBeth


This is a family and friends favorite. The guys at my husband's office ask for this all the time. Doubled the chocolate - double the deliciousness! I add 4 ounces of semi sweet chocolate in addition to the unsweetened cocoa. I also recommend roasting the pecan in the oven while you are mixing the cake. It brings out the flavors in the pecans.

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20 Min
30 Min


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1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
butter (2 sticks)
4 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 c
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa
4 large
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3/4 tsp
10 oz
bag miniature marshmallows
1/2 c
butter (1 stick)
1/3 c
unsweetened cocoa
1/3 c
1 lb
box, powdered sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp

How to Make Mississippi Mud Cake


  • 1Place pecans on a cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 8 - 10 minutes to roast.
    Grease 10"x15" jelly roll pan
  • 2Microwave butter and chopped chocolate together in a large microwave safe glass bowl on high for 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds after first minute.
  • 3Whisk in sugar and next five ingredients into melted chocolate mixture. Pour batter into greased jelly roll pan.
  • 4Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows evenly over top. Return to oven for another 8 - 10 minutes until melted and turning golden brown.Sprinkle with pecans and pour Chocolate frosting over top. Let cool.
  • 5Chocolate Frosting directions:
    Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat, add milk and cocoa. Stir constantly 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla and salt until smooth. If necessary add small amount of milk if too thick.

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About Mississippi Mud Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #Dessert, #chocolate

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