Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Mississippi Mud Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes

Show 1 Comment & Review

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...