Mississippi Mud Cake

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For cake:
  • 1 cup - butter, cut into big chunks
  • 1.5 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup - chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup - cocoa
  • 4 - eggs, beaten well
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract
  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • For frosting:
  • 16 oz - confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup - cocoa
  • 1/2 cup - butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup - milk or evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract
  • 4 cups - mini marshmallows or 3 cups marshmallows, quartered

How to Make Mississippi Mud Cake

  • Heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Grease and flour a cake pan.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and the cocoa and cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until the butter is melted and the mixture is well blended.
  • Stir in the beaten eggs, vanilla, sugar, flour, salt, and pecans, and beat with a wooden spoon or spatula or with a mixer at low speed until the batter is well combined and smooth, and the flour has disappeared.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at the 350 Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 mins.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and the cocoa, and stir to mix them well.
  • Add the melted butter, milk and vanilla, and use a large spoon or mixer at low speed to beat everything together. Set aside until the cake is done.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, scatter the marshmallows over the top, and return the cake to the hot oven for about 3 mins to soften the marshmallows.
  • Place the cake on a wire rack.
  • Pour the frosting all over the marshmallow-dotted cake, and cool to room temperature.
  • Cut into small squares and serve.