Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

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Melissa Kilgore


This is my youngest sons and daughter-in-laws favorite cake. I bake it for them every birthday.


★★★★★ 1 vote

12 to 16
30 Min
30 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 jar(s)
    marshmallow creme

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 (16oz) box
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Mississippi Mud Cake


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13by9-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine the sugar and flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa,and the 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. ADD to the flour mixture.
  3. Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well and pour into the prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes
  4. WHILE cake is baking, make the icing by melting the bitter in the cocoa and milk over low heat. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts and the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, and when it cools a bit cover with the marshmallow creme. Pour the warm icing over the cake and marshmallow creme. Cool the cake before serving.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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