Mississippi Mud Cake

1
Wanda Vance

By
@WandaDTV

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


Rating:

★★★★★ 11 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Mississippi Mud Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Hashtags: #pecans, #marshmallows




Show 75 Comments & Reviews

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...

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...

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want To Slice Into

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want to Slice Into

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, delicious and a family favorite - what’s not to love about sheet cake? Check out these 13 sheet cake recipes you need to make for dessert asap!