Alabama Mud Cake Recipe -
Alabama Mud Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Alabama Mud Cake

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"Great special occasion dessert or for any time."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Pour pineapple with juice into prepared pan, spreading evenly to make the first layer. Spread cherry pie filling over the pineapple layer, then spread the cake mix over the cherry pie filling. Sprinkle the cake mix layer with pecans and mint chocolate chips, then distribute the sliced butter evenly over the top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2007

This recipe was great! I used milk chocolate chips on top instead of the mint and topped it with walnuts instead of pecans. I also used a whole stick of butter cut up on top. When I checked it after it had baked 40 minutes, I noticed that some of the cake mix was still dry and crumbly. I just put some pats of butter on those spots and baked it about 5 more minutes. I will definitely be making this wonderful dessert again!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

Wonderful taste but mine just didn't "set" properly. Even for a "mud" cake it stayed too loose. Maybe it was me?


21 Ratings

Dec 07, 2006

YUMMY! I have had this before, only it was with a yellow cake mix and I liked it. But wow with the devils food made a huge difference. It was even better. I will be making this again. Thanks.

Jun 13, 2011

This has more of a "pudding cake" texture rather than one you could cut/slice into pieces. I went to two stores, neither of which had mint chocolate chips, so I used what I had on hand, semi-sweet chocolate chips. Another reviewer mentioned that some of the dry cake mix was still visible on top, so I sliced my butter into 12 slices hoping to get better coverage, but that didn't work either. Not wanting to add more butter (this dessert is decadent enough), I drizzled a little FF half-and-half (was in the fridge) over those spots, put back in the oven for five minutes, and that helped. The devils food cake was OK with us, and this cake is very easy to make, but we thought it was W-A-A-A-Y too sweet. Doubtful I'll make it again.

Feb 27, 2009

This was just STRANGE. I should have bailed on the mint chocolate chips, but I had some extra I wanted to use up, which was why I picked this recipe. It might have been better with regular chocolate chips, but still too sweet for me. I had to cook this for 10-15 min longer for it to set.

Jul 16, 2007

Made this for a picnic and everyone loved it!

Sep 28, 2004

This recipe is so good. Almost too sweet but I love it anyway!

Jul 24, 2010

This was VERY rich and I did not like the pineapple and chocolate together. I did not use the mint chocolate chips, either, thank goodness (used regular semi-chocolate chips instead). I can't imagine the combination of those flavors. When I was eating this, I felt like I was eating cake batter, that's how rich it was and it dissolved in my mouth. I had to cook this for another 10 minutes and I think it could have cooked a bit longer, but it was boiling over so I took it out. Afterwards I googled and found this is actually a variation of a dump cake which typically cooks for an hour. I like rich desserts, but this was just too much. I won't be making this again. My son wouldn't even touch the cake and he usually eats anything. I ended up throwing over half of it away.


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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