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


1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted

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

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 !


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...
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! :)


AnnA said...

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?)/

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 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.

Drawn to The Sea said...

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

Lovely day,

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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