Tuesday, October 25, 2011

MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE!

This recipe is so EASY to make and it will surely WOW all of your guests
at your next social event or party!

Update: 9/4/13 Thanks to all of you on Pinterest re-pining this recipe!!!
This is my highest re-pinned recipe on Pinterest right now. :)

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Ingredients for the cake:
  • 1 cup of melted butter (or 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine) 
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted 
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
Ingredients for the chocolate frosting:
  • 1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
 Directions: 
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° degrees
  2. Whisk together melted butter and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.  
  3. Stir in flour and chopped pecans.  
  4. Spread batter (it will be thick) into a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan (or use a deep dish cookie sheet). 
  5. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Note: Reduce the temperature by 25 degrees if you are using a dark pan.
  6. Remove from oven; top warm cake evenly with marshmallows.  
  7. Return to oven, and bake 5 minutes.  
  8. Make Chocolate Frosting: Beat all ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  9. Drizzle Chocolate Frosting over warm cake.  
  10. Let the cake cool completely before cutting into squares!
HERE'S A TIP FOR THOSE OF YOU IN A HURRY: You can also use 2 (19.5-ounce) packages of brownie mix instead of making the brownies from scratch.


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60 comments:

  1. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME OVER TO MY BLOG TODAY!!! HAPPY BAKING!!!

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  2. Great recipes. I like the scratch recipes where I don't have to go to the store before I start.

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  3. i'm going to do this tomorrow :)
    so plz can you tell me how 350 degree ?? it's too high ..

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    1. Hello Nodyy! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the temperature is set to 350 degrees. I saw that you left a comment on youtube about pecans! You can make this without the pecans if you want too (though it won't be true Southern Style Mississippi Mud Cake) or you can add a different nut like peanuts or walnuts if you like! :) Let me know how it turns out!!

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    2. I've been making this for years, one of our favorites. I sometimes add coconut to the cake batter. I have also used marshmallow creme in place of the marshmallows if I didn't have them.

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    3. That is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Making this tonight! I will have about 2 hours alone with it!!! YUMMY!!

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  6. Making this tonight I will be alone with it for about 2 hours!!!! YUMMY!!

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    1. Hello Kat! Be sure to tell me how you like it!!! It's definitely fun to be alone with!!! :)

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  7. So is it 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine? Is this melted?

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    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Yes! 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine OR two sticks of butter! Either way, be sure to melt it. :)

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  8. oh my goodness! I love this dessert. My great grandmother used to make this all the time when I was growing up...it was her signature dish. I have not had it in years. Now I know what I am going to make for my church potluck in April. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

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    1. Bek! I love it too!!! My grandmother made it all of the time as well!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Is this the same recipe that your great grandmother used???

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  9. I have been making this cake for 30 yrs now but i use marshmallow cream instead of marshmallows it works MUCH better!

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    1. Oh!! Thank you! I have never made it like that, but sounds easier for sure!

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  10. looks great have to try some if these,thank you

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  11. Hi. just how much marshmallow creme is called for? Can't wait to make them...

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    1. Hello Anonymous! I have never made them with marshmallow creme before...I only use the mini marshmallows. :) If I were to experiment, I would have two jars of it on hand and start spreading! Let me know how it works out for you. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. One jar marshmallow creme spread evenly. my mom made this all the time. recipe came from the grandmother of a co worker of my Daddy.

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  13. I tried this recipe the other day and it was very yummy and everyone liked them too. Great recipe, can't wait to try another recipe.

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  14. Andrea! Thanks for letting me know!!! I am so glad to hear that you liked the recipe! :)

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  15. Hi Melissa, this was really easy to make and fun. They turned out really great and were the hit of teacher appreciation week for my kids teachers. I just wanted to suggest using parchment paper on the tray instead of greasing and flouring. That's what I did and it was great. It helped to make a smooth transition to the cutting board for cutting. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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    1. JUDY!! Thanks for reaching out! YES Parchment Paper is amazing and makes everything better! Thanks for mentioning it so others can use this tip as well!!!

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  16. I would like the pudding kind of recipe for it its sooooo good:)

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  17. I found this pinned on Pinterest and decided to try it for a cook out. My guests loved it and we all fought over the last piece. Sooo good. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know! I love hearing that people love this recipe!!! Thank you!!

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  18. Hi!! I'm so excited to try this recipe. I'm actually using a boxed brownie mix and I have a question. I can use either 2 or 3 eggs to make fudgey brownies, or cake-like brownies. What do you think would work better with this recipe? TIA!

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    1. Hello Carly!!! Thanks for stopping by! Great question!! I would make the Cake-Like Brownies for this recipe!!! Enjoy!!

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  19. Can I bake this in to 2 8x8 pans? Also at what temperature would I bake it at for how long?

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    1. Hello! Yes, I think it would work in 2 8X8 pans (or if you have a thick sided cookie sheet use that)...bake at 350, but start checking the cake in the smaller pans at about 12 minutes by inserting a tooth pick in the center...if the cake isn't done yet bake for a few more minutes, check etc...Let me know how it turns out!

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  20. Im 17 years old. An I made this this morning. It looks amazing. An I can't wait to try it tonight. It was fun an easy to make. :)

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    1. That is awesome!!! So glad you had fun making it!!! :)

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  21. This reminds me of High School :) One of my very good friend's mom use to make this and we loved it! It's a Great B'day cake too!

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    1. Oh Yay!!! Birthday Cake!! I never thought of that, LOVE IT!!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  22. OH thanks so much!! I haven't had this since I was a teenager. It is so good. I need to make 3 desserts this weekend. Now I know what I am going to make.

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  23. 3 desserts this weekend?!? WOW! You have your hands full! This is super easy to make so you'll have more time for the other 2! :)

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    1. Yep, a company picnic sat, a church pitch in sun. and a birthday cake for my 2 yr old foster son. Gonna make 2 of these.

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    2. WOW! Sounds like a busy and FUN weekend! xo

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  24. This looks scrumptdillyumptious! I do have a question though before I make it... is it correct that there's no baking powder, baking soda, or salt in the brownie recipe? I don't want to mess it up. Thanks, Diane

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    1. Hello Diane!!! The recipe is correct...there is salt in the ingredients though. Let me know how it turns out!!! :)

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    2. Made it today and it was to-die-for! I ate 2 pieces while I was photographing it! LOL It's that good! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I don't really know what a jelly roll pan is? Can I use a glass pan that is a bit larger than my 9×13 pan?

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    1. Absolutely! You just may need to adjust the time a little bit! When I make this, I use a cookie sheet with raised edges instead of the jelly roll pan. :)

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  26. Hi Melissa, I will be trying out this recipe tomorrow. I am also a baker, I use all my great grandmother and grandmother's recipes. Our family is from Alabama and I dont have a recipe for it. I havent had this since I was a child. My grandmother taught me how to bake and then I taught myself throughout the years how to decorate cakes. My children and grandchildren love having a free bakery in me. I save them alot of money, lol, but I dont save any. Thanks for the recipe and I will be following your blog.

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    1. Oh how wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!! Do you have a website? If so, let me know! I'd love to follow you as well! :)

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  27. You soooo should have won on Supermarket!!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REACHING OUT AND SAYING THAT!!! You just made my day! :)

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  28. How many does this serve?

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    1. Hello, thanks for stopping by! Honestly, it just depends on how big or small you cut your bars. :) I would say approx. 24 give or take a few depending on size! Hope this helps!

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  29. I'm a Mississippian and I know goooood cake! Made this one today and it's to-die-for! Very rich, just the way we like cake! I shared with a couple of neighbors so hubs and I wouldn't have to eat the whole thang! Very good recipe, thanks for sharing. Diane

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    1. I am soooo glad you liked this recipe!!! Thanks for letting me know!

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  30. This was fantastic! Made it for a group get together. I baked it in 2 8x8-ish pans and it ended up working out quite well. Thanks for a great recipe!

    -David

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    1. Hello, David! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know! I love hearing that people love this recipe as much as I do! :)

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  31. Hi Melissa-I made this last week for my Bunco group and it was a hit! I was so thankful there was plenty left me! One question-when you say "unsweetened chocolate" do you mean cocoa powder or the baking blocks that are melted? I used the cocoa powder and it tasted fine but it was very thick and a challenge to spread in the pan. That made me think maybe I should have used the melted blocks to add liquid.

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Jeannine, Thank you so much for pointing this out to me! YES! It is cocoa powder, so you make it correctly! So GLAD to hear that it was a hit! I just added "powder" to the recipe for others in case they wondered the same thing! The batter is very thick, so I just noted that as well! Thank you SO much for your feedback! :)

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