Of all the sweets on my table, guests always eat first this Mississippi Mud Cake

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This Mississippi Mud Cake recipe is so EASY to make and it will surely WOW all of your guests at your next social event or party!

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Prepare to embark on a tantalizing journey of flavors with the sinfully delicious Mississippi Mud Cake. This show-stopping dessert is the epitome of indulgence, combining moist chocolate cake, dreamy marshmallows, and velvety chocolate frosting into a symphony of taste and texture. Get ready to showcase your dessert prowess and leave your guests in awe at your next gathering or special occasion.

Of all the sweets on my table, guests always eat first this Mississippi Mud Cake

Crafting this masterpiece is surprisingly easy, allowing you to effortlessly impress your loved ones with a dessert that looks as impressive as it tastes. Imagine the aroma of melted butter, cocoa powder, and sugar melding together to form the foundation of the cake batter. As you stir in eggs, vanilla extract, and flour, the anticipation builds, knowing that each ingredient is contributing to the decadent magic that awaits.

Once the cake emerges from the oven, adorned with a blanket of miniature marshmallows, the transformation begins. Watch as the marshmallows soften and ooze, creating a heavenly layer of gooey goodness. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, a silky chocolate frosting drizzle takes the cake to new heights of indulgence. The result? A dessert masterpiece that will leave your guests swooning and craving more.


Ingredients for the cake:

  • 1 cup of melted butter (or 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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

Ingredients for the chocolate frosting:

  • 1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° degrees
  • Whisk together melted butter and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Stir in flour and chopped pecans.
  • Spread batter (it will be thick) into a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan (or use a deep dish cookie sheet).
  • Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Note: Reduce the temperature by 25 degrees if you are using a dark pan.
  • Remove from oven; top warm cake evenly with marshmallows.
  • Return to oven, and bake 5 minutes.
  • Make Chocolate Frosting: Beat all ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Drizzle Chocolate Frosting over warm cake.
  • Let the cake cool completely before cutting into squares!

Nutrition Information

Yield 12
Serving Size 1 piece

Amount Per Serving

Calories  543
Total Fat 31g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 1g
Unsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 114mg
Sodium 204mg
Carbohydrates 62g
Fiber 3g Sugar 44g
Protein 7g

Of all the sweets on my table, guests always eat first this Mississippi Mud Cake

Unleash your inner dessert maestro with the irresistible Mississippi Mud Cake. Whether it’s a special occasion or a delightful treat for your loved ones, this decadent creation promises to captivate taste buds and create unforgettable moments of pure bliss. Get ready to embrace the magic of this heavenly dessert and savor a slice of dessert perfection.

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  1. Nora

    Might want to check your directions, especially on the icing. It appeared to need heat/cooking for it to be able to be poured on cake. Not sure how this is going to taste…

  2. Gloria

    Could u substitute peanuts instead of pecans