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Mississippi Mud Cake IV Recipe
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Mississippi Mud Cake IV

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"A chocolate cake with the down home flavors of nuts and marshmallows. Here's some 'mud' you'll WANT tracked into your kitchen!"

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

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, 1/3 cup cocoa powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined. Finally, fold in 1 cup chopped nuts.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and spread marshmallows on top. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until marshmallow are melted. Allow to cool before frosting.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, confectioners sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla and pinch of salt. Mix until smooth and spread on cake, then sprinkle with 1 cup chopped nuts.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2010

The marshmallows are not suppose to melt just get soft. After adding marshmallows to top and returning to oven watch carefully, may not need a total of 10 minutes. Don't let the marshmallows brown or the top will be crusty and hard to slice cleanly.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2002

This cake was a total disaster. Marshmallows didn't melt, but formed a crust on top of cake, that made it tough to cut and chew. No one could eat more than one bite.

Aug 29, 2002

I had never baked a cake like this before. My family and friends can't get enough! Everyone requests it for all the holidays and gatherings. Thanks!!!!

Apr 13, 2011

Perfectly wonderful with rave reviews! I used self-rising flour which eliminated the need for baking powder and salt. I toasted the walnuts. This is not a "cake-like" consistency but Mississipi Mud cake isn't supposed to have a cake-like consistency. It's like a very rich brownie covered with melted marshmallows and topped with a wonderful chocolate frosting. We loved it and my daughter said I could do this for her birthday from now on. The richness cries out for a tall glass of cold milk; pure Heaven. Thank you for sharing!!

Jan 03, 2008

This is the best, my mom made this when I was growing up. Melts in your mouth!!!!!!

Sep 11, 2011

This was extremely sweet, in fact, too sweet for me. But, I took it to a potluck and everyone else seemed to like it, hence the 4 star review.

Nov 09, 2009

Delicious. I made it for my daughter's 20th birthday and because she doesn't care for walnuts and her father's allergic to them, I left them out.

Dec 27, 2012

My daughter and I loved it and my husband ( who is not a big chocolated fan) loved it, too. I used pecans and I did use 1/2 cup cocoa and only 3 cups confectioners sugar in the frosting. I also spread the frosting on the cake while it was still warm. It was even better the 2nd day. I will make it again. 5 stars from me!


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  • Calories
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

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

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