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Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Make this tempting cake and you'll satisfy kids of all ages! A fudgy brownie-like base is topped with marshmallow creme and a nutty frosting. Your family will be very merry when you serve up big slices with glasses of cold milk or steaming mugs of coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the pecans.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 3 minutes (cake will fall in the center). Spoon the marshmallow creme over cake; carefully spread to cover top. Cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve frosting consistency. Fold in pecans. Spread over marshmallow creme layer. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 457 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Mississippi Mud Cake

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"This cake is beyond delicious! It tastes like the best brownie you've ever had.I used all-purpose flour and had no problem. This is a keeper!!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"This is a yummy dessert. This is one of the first recipes my teenager learned to make and, unfortunately for my waist line, she wants to make it frequently!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"This is too heavy to be called a is definely a brownie..really rich and maybe a little too sweet.."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013


Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"If you like pecans, you will probably really like this recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"I love this cake!! I just read about the person that wrote about making it with all purpose flour ,that is what I will do next time I make it.I have only made this one time but will definitely make again this way.Thanks for the tip."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"We all just love it. I can't help but say mmmmmmm with each bite. Once we accidentally used plain flour instead of self rising and liked it even better."

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"This is one of those gooey treats that you can't wait to dig into. It is super rich, but so very delicious! I am already planning to make it again! Chocolate and marshmallow - a guaranteed pleaser!"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"Really a kids cake, I think. This is an intensely rich, super sweet cake. My son liked it enough that he asked to have it as his birthday cake, but without the pecans, which he didn't like. I didn't like it as well as I thought I would, just because after a few bites it's really plenty. But kids have a great tolerance for sweetness. Really"

Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"This was one of the best homemade cakes I have ever made! What a HIT! Very rich, VERY! I would half the frosting next time. I think it would be good with walnuts too!"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"My husband likes this as his birthday cake every year. A great shortcut is to use a box of devil food cake as the chocolate part and then add the marshmallow and chocolate toppings."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2009

"Mmmm...this was a really good cake. My family loved and so did I! Definently a make again."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"This is a family favorite......great for Thanksgiving/Christmas and any potluck.  "

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"This recipe is awesome....very rich and delicious! It will be a "go to dessert" for me always. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"This is one of my favorite Taste of Home recipes. I've been making it for years. It's quick, easy, and rates with the best of them when you want a rich chocolate dessert."

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