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Mississippi Mud Cake


  • 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


  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • jan
    Apr 7, 2019
    My mom used to bake this cake when we were all young and still living at home. Now, that we are grown, I have made this same cake which we called "the Mud cake" and people seem to really like it.
  • 2124arizona
    May 6, 2017

    This recipe is soooo good. I love to serve this for potlucks!

    Dec 31, 1969

    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!!!!!

  • dcasper93
    Dec 31, 1969

    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!

  • iamtexasrose
    Jul 15, 2013

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

  • pup1oh
    Apr 20, 2013


  • BakinGymnast
    May 14, 2012

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

  • K. J.
    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.

  • GzNKz4evr
    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!

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