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Mississippi Mud Cake

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

This Southern-inspired treat is a chocolate lover's dream. Whether you call it mud pie or mud cake, this traditional Mississippi recipe is chocolatey, nutty and topped with a delicious buttercream frosting that no one will debate.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    pecans chopped
  • 6 cups
    miniature marshmallows (10-1/2 oz pkg.)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
  • 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • pinch
    salt
  • 3
    eggs
  • 3/4 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup
    sugar
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Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete this recipe as shown in the image.

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Bowl Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

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.

3

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Remove cake from oven; immediately place marshmallows over top. Return cake to oven 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are soft. Gently spread marshmallows over cake; immediately spread frosting over marshmallow layer. Cool thoroughly before cutting cake into squares.

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