Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mississippi Mud Cake


This has been requested as 'birthday cake' for 2 years in a row from one of my sons, so I guess it must be good !
While the 'cake' is not too sweet, the frosting/marshmallow topping is uber sweet, so it balances out. Here's what you need:

I love it the next day best, not sure why.
Mississippi Mud Cake {recipe courtesy of Southern Livings 30 years of our best recipes cookbook.}


1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


4 cups mini marshmallows


Frosting:

1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine


Directions-
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.




Add the cocoa and stir.
Remove from the heat.


Pour butter mixture into a mixing bowl and add sugar and eggs.
Mix until blended.
Add the vanilla.
Mix in the flour and salt.


Spoon batter into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch pan.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.


Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows over hot cake.
Immediately spread frosting over marshmallows on cake. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Cut into squares to serve. (Chill before slicing for neater squares, but I've always skipped that part !)

Hosted by the wonderful Kimba for DIY Day !

19 comments:

Judy said...

SL has some great recipes. This looks fabulous,and I can see why it's requested. Thanks for visiting my site.

tara said...

That looks delicious!My hubby loves choclate and marshmellows (rocky road ice cream is a fav) so I am sure he would love this!! thanks for sharing, does this mean I have to bake now? :)

Melanie said...

Looks divine!! I love the marshmallow paired with the chocolate. Way to go, mom.

Cupcake Provocateur said...

I must make this over the weekend....love your blog :)

Laura said...

I am eating a bowl of bran while reading this.
the cake looks better than my bran.

Maria said...

This cake sounds delish...it's a MUST bake this weekend!

Queen B. said...

Maria !
It really is soooooo YUMMY!:)
Let me know...
Hugs,
Queen B ;)

Jboo said...

Hello -- came over from Lulu's and so glad I stopped by -- that cake looks divine! Just what my chocolate obsession needs! :)

Janet

AnnA said...

Yummie!
Thank's for visiting my bluey monday.
I looked backwards in your blog, and saw the great photos of your nieces down by the sea. The look like "Skagenpaintings", if you heard/seen about them.(Maybe you can google them?)/
AnnA

Brenda said...

I believe I've had this before! And it sounds positively heavenly. I'm taking your blog button back with me to Cozy Little House.
Brenda

Brenda said...

Copied your blog button, but when I put it in html. an X showed up. I don't know much about these things. I had someone make mine. I'll copy the pic though and add the link.
Brenda

Drawn to The Sea said...

Wow, I'd forgotten all about this recipe. Thanks for the reminder :-)

Lovely day,
~Julia

Allegra said...

OH Sweet Heaven!!!
I'm going to the store now....

Queen B. said...

Brenda !
Thanks for grabbing a button !
I fixed the 'red x' problem...so it should work now :)

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks so rich and decadent! Such a yummy treat!

Jen R. said...

That looks FANTASTIC!!!!! I would eat that whole thing in one sitting!

the ungourmet said...

I can see why this would be requested 2 years in a row! What kid doesn't like chocolate and marshmallows together?!

My son would have loved this cake just as much! He actually didn't even eat his cake! Too much excitement I guess.

yonca said...

Looks delicious!!! Mmmm, I gotta eat something sweet now :-) following you :-)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ohhh I'm loving this! Super yummy sign me up for my next birthday :).

Love the blog, yeah I'm #45 follower ;)

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