Mississippi Mud Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 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
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the pecans.
- Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes (cake will fall in the center). Spoon the marshmallow creme over cake; carefully spread to cover top. Cool completely.
- 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.
Editor's NoteAs 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.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 457 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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May 6, 2017
This recipe is soooo good. I love to serve this for potlucks!
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!!!!!
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!
Jul 15, 2013
This is too heavy to be called a cake..it is definely a brownie..really rich and maybe a little too sweet..
Apr 20, 2013
May 14, 2012
If you like pecans, you will probably really like this recipe.
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.
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.
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!
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