Mississippi - Mississippi Mud

M - I - crooked letter - crooked letter - I - crooked letter - crooked letter - I - humpback - humpback - I.

Who knows what that spells?  I used to love hearing Mississippi spelled that way when I was growing up.  Anyway, Mississippi's signature sweet is... Mississippi Mud.  Some people make it as a pie, but most people make it as a cake.  

This uber-rich sweet gets it's name because it resembles the muddy banks of the Mississippi River.  

For this southern classic, I used Southern Living's recipe. 

for the cake...

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1 (10.5 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows 

for the Chocolate Frosting...

16 ounces (1 box) confectioners sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 

* mix all ingredients together until smooth 


  • whisk together melted butter and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl
  • stir in flour and chopped pecans
  • pour batter into a greased and floured 15 x 10 inch jellyroll pan
  • bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean
  • remove from oven; top warm cake evenly with marshmallows
  • return to oven, and bake 5 minutes
  • spread Chocolate Frosting over warm cake, cool completely

Pour yourself a big glass of milk with this one!!!! Yum!


1 comment:

  1. This was so rich and chocolaty - so good - we had it warmed with a glass of milk!! We are so glad to be one of your taste testers - you make such awesome desserts!!