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easy mississippi mud cake recipe (sallye)

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

A truly DEEP SOUTH recipe tweaked to make it easier to make. If you want the traditional classic way, I have also posted it under Classic Mississippi Cake.

(2 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy mississippi mud cake recipe (sallye)

  • CAKE
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4 lg
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 16 oz
    hersheys chocolate syrup (or other brand)
  • 8 oz
    mini marshmallows***
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c
    evaporated milk (not sweetened)
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 16 oz
    confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 c
    rum or bourbon
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts

How To Make easy mississippi mud cake recipe (sallye)

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan
  • 2
    CAKE; Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in another bowl Add flour to creamed butter mixture, continuing to beat Add vanilla and chocolate syrup to batter and mix well Pour into prepared pan and back 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean Remove cake from oven and place on cooling rack (DO NOT REMOVE CAKE FROM PAN) While still hot spread marshmallows evenly over surface
  • 3
    ***To save some calories and sugar, you can substitute my sugar free marshmallow cream
  • 4
    FROSTING: Place butter, chocolate chips, sugar, and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stirring continually, continue boiling for 2-3 minutes Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and liquor Pour over warm cake and marshmallows Top with chopped nuts