MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE – The Southern Girl Cooks

Mississippi Mud Cake begins with a do-it-yourself chocolate cake, and then you definately add marshmallows and an exquisite chocolate frosting! This traditional is a winner.

Mississippi Mud Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Should you love chocolate muffins, you need to do that Southern Coca-Cola Cake or the scrumptious Almond Joy Cake

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS CLASSIC CAKE

This cake is wealthy and decadent! It begins with a dense chocolate cake, layered with marshmallows and a heat chocolate frosting. The mix of chocolate cake, marshmallows, pecans and frosting go away you wanting one other piece!

This cake has the consistency of a brownie; it’s not fluffy like a cake. It’s the most effective chocolate muffins on the market and a traditional for a motive. Should you haven’t tried it, it’s best to undoubtedly save this recipe. It’s not onerous to make and is ideal for any household gathering or potluck. 

You may make this cake a day upfront, and I feel it’s higher the subsequent day. I wil admit its the frosting that takes this cake to the subsequent degree! I cant be held accountable when this cake is in the home! 

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

All-Function Flour – That is the flour we use and have by no means made it with cake flour or every other flour. 

White Sugar – Can’t make a candy cake with out sugar!

Butter– We use actual butter, not margarine. 

100% actual cocoa – Carry on all of the chocolate!

Miniature Marshmallows – Some individuals use marshmallow fluff however we find it irresistible with the marshmallows. 

Vanilla Extract – this provides an exquisite taste and now we have by no means used every other sort.

Pecans or Walnuts – we find it irresistible with pecans however have made it with each.

Eggs – this cake makes use of 4 eggs and this cake doesn’t have any leavening agent in it comparable to baking powder or baking soda.

View the recipe card for the superb chocolate frosting!

SWAPS

This cake will be made in a 9X13 or in a jelly roll pan. Should you make this cake in a jelly roll pan, it will likely be skinny and extra like a small brownie. This cake could be very candy, so if you’re serving this to lots of people, you possibly can reduce it in very small items. Now the 9X13 will probably be thicker (nonetheless brownie consistency) however extra the dimensions of a cake. 

Mississippi Mud Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This cake is fairly simple to make and comes collectively simply. Be certain and manage all your elements earlier than you begin. 

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Soften butter within the microwave. Whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour salt and vanilla. Fold in nuts.

Step 2
Spray a 17 x 11 x 1-inch jelly roll pan or a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

Step 3
Bake in preheated 350 diploma oven for 20-25 minutes if utilizing jelly roll pan or about 30 to 35 if utilizing 9 x 13 pan checking for doneness as ovens differ.

Step 4
Take away from oven and unfold marshmallows on high whereas the cake continues to be scorching. (I put mine again within the oven for about 2 minutes to let the marshmallows start to soften. Add frosting beneath over marshmallows. 

Step 5
Beat all of the frosting elements along with mixer. Unfold over cake. Let cake cool fully earlier than reducing.

⭐TIP

Should you use pecans, you possibly can fold them into the cake batter and set some again to sprinkle on high like we did. We just like the pecans on the highest however you don’t have to try this. We additionally don’t await the cake to chill fully earlier than including the frosting however we do let it cool some.  

RECIPE VARIATIONS

Some individuals will add espresso or bourbon to the cake batter, however we by no means have. I’ve seen some recipes with layer of caramel too or the addition of coconut.

SERVE THIS WITH

This cake can go together with any meal or occasion, however many individuals make it in the course of the vacation season. Should you learn the feedback many individuals make this cake for Christmas and in the event you love chocolate muffins for the vacations add this one to your listing! 

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this upfront?

Sure, you completely can however I’d reduce it into items and retailer it in an air-tight container. Or when you’ve got a cake pan you possibly can retailer it in that will be good too.

Do you refrigerate this cake?

No I don’t.

Do you let the cake cool earlier than including the frosting?

I let it cool a bit after which simply go on and add it. I do let the cake cool earlier than I reduce it.

Mississippi Mud Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

STORING AND REHEATING

I retailer this cake in an air tight container and it retains nicely. I don’t retailer this within the fridge.

Five Minute Fudge

This fudge is a superb recipe for the vacations! Makes an important reward too!

SERVING SIZE

This cake makes 12  servings. It should rely on which cake you make and the way huge you chop the items. 

Mississippi Mud Cake

The Southern Girl Cooks

This can be a traditional cake that you will need to make again and again. It is all the time a success!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 25 minutes

Complete Time 35 minutes

Course Cake

Delicacies American

  • 1 cup butter or margarine or 2 sticks or 16 tablespoons, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa I take advantage of 100% pure cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs overwhelmed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sprint salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts of your alternative I take advantage of pecans or walnuts
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows Might use marshmallow fluff

Frosting Components

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Soften butter in microwave. Whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour salt and vanilla. Fold in nuts. Spray a 17 x 11 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (or could make this in a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

  • Bake in preheated 350 diploma oven for 20-25 minutes if utilizing jelly roll pan or about 30 to 35 if utilizing 9 x 13 pan checking for doneness as ovens differ.

  • Take away from oven and unfold marshmallows on high whereas the cake continues to be scorching. (I put mine again within the oven for about 2 minutes to let the marshmallows start to soften. Add frosting beneath over marshmallows.

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