For chocolate lovers, this Southern-inspired Mississippi Mud Cake recipe is a must-try. It's filled with chocolate and nuts and topped with a smooth buttercream frosting and melted marshmallows. No matter what you call it — mud pie or mud cake — everyone will enjoy this traditional and delicious dessert. Make it even tastier by topping it with a creamy dollop of vanilla ice cream! Is there anything better than chocolate cake? If you loved the Mississippi Mud Cake recipe, you can't miss trying our fan-favorite HERSHEY'S "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake recipe.
Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete this recipe as shown in the image.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend into butter mixture. Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove cake from oven; immediately place marshmallows over top. Return cake to oven 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are soft. Remove from oven; cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Prepare and frost cake with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. Makes 12 servings.
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