mississippi mud cake

★★★★★ 12
By Wanda Vance
from Oakwood, VA

This was passed down to me from my "Nannie" my dad's mom. It is very rich but very good.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A classic recipe that is a surefire hit! This cake is especially rich and sweet, but you can bet folks will still be going back for seconds and thirds... It's THAT good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 12
serves 12
prep time 25 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mississippi mud cake

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    vegetable shortening- softened
  • 4
    eggs beaten
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    self rising flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 3 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 box
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make mississippi mud cake

  • 1
    In a bowl cream together the sugar and shortening. Add the eggs and beat. Sift together the flour,cocoa, salt. Add this and beat. add the vanilla and pecans. Mix well - Pour into a 13 x 9 pan and bake @ 300 degrees for 40 minutes.As soon as it is done take it out and sort of drop it softly on the stove so that the cakes falls.This makes it fudgy.
  • 2
    Cover the cake with mini marhsmallows. Place back in oven and let slightly melt.
  • 3
    Icing- In a bowl combine the Conf sugar, cocoa, vanilla,evap. milk , melted butter, & pecans. Mix well. Pour this over the marshmallows and spread out. Place cake in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Keep chilled till time to serve.
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