Saturday, February 24, 2024

MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE – The Southern Girl Cooks


Mississippi Mud Cake begins with a do-it-yourself chocolate cake, and then you definitely add marshmallows and a beautiful chocolate frosting! This traditional is a winner.

Mississippi Mud Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

For those who love chocolate truffles, you could do this Southern Coca-Cola Cake or the scrumptious Almond Pleasure Cake

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS CLASSIC CAKE

This cake is wealthy and decadent! It begins with a dense chocolate cake, layered with marshmallows and a heat chocolate frosting. The mix of chocolate cake, marshmallows, pecans and frosting go away you wanting one other piece!

This cake has the consistency of a brownie; it’s not fluffy like a cake. It’s among the best chocolate truffles on the market and a traditional for a purpose. For those who haven’t tried it, it’s best to positively save this recipe. It’s not arduous to make and is ideal for any household gathering or potluck. 

You may make this cake a day prematurely, and I believe it’s higher the subsequent day. I wil admit its the frosting that takes this cake to the subsequent degree! I cant be held accountable when this cake is in the home! 

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

All-Objective Flour – That is the flour we use and have by no means made it with cake flour or every other flour. 

White Sugar – Can’t make a candy cake with out sugar!

Butter– We use actual butter, not margarine. 

100% actual cocoa – Deliver on all of the chocolate!

Miniature Marshmallows – Some individuals use marshmallow fluff however we adore it with the marshmallows. 

Vanilla Extract – this provides a beautiful taste and we now have by no means used every other variety.

Pecans or Walnuts – we adore it with pecans however have made it with each.

Eggs – this cake makes use of 4 eggs and this cake doesn’t have any leavening agent in it comparable to baking powder or baking soda.

View the recipe card for the superb chocolate frosting!

SWAPS

This cake will be made in a 9X13 or in a jelly roll pan. For those who make this cake in a jelly roll pan, it is going to be skinny and extra like a small brownie. This cake may be very candy, so if you’re serving this to lots of people, you might reduce it in very small items. Now the 9X13 can be thicker (nonetheless brownie consistency) however extra the scale of a cake. 

Mississippi Mud Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

This cake is fairly simple to make and comes collectively simply. Ensure and arrange your entire elements earlier than you begin. 

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Soften butter within the microwave. Whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour salt and vanilla. Fold in nuts.

Step 2
Spray a 17 x 11 x 1-inch jelly roll pan or a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

Step 3
Bake in preheated 350 diploma oven for 20-25 minutes if utilizing jelly roll pan or about 30 to 35 if utilizing 9 x 13 pan checking for doneness as ovens differ.

Step 4
Take away from oven and unfold marshmallows on high whereas the cake remains to be sizzling. (I put mine again within the oven for about 2 minutes to let the marshmallows start to soften. Add frosting under over marshmallows. 

Step 5
Beat all of the frosting elements along with mixer. Unfold over cake. Let cake cool utterly earlier than reducing.

⭐TIP

For those who use pecans, you’ll be able to fold them into the cake batter and set some again to sprinkle on high like we did. We just like the pecans on the highest however you don’t have to do this. We additionally don’t anticipate the cake to chill utterly earlier than including the frosting however we do let it cool some.  

RECIPE VARIATIONS

Some individuals will add espresso or bourbon to the cake batter, however we by no means have. I’ve seen some recipes with layer of caramel too or the addition of coconut.

SERVE THIS WITH

This cake can go together with any meal or occasion, however many individuals make it in the course of the vacation season. For those who learn the feedback many individuals make this cake for Christmas and when you love chocolate truffles for the vacations add this one to your record! 

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this prematurely?

Sure, you completely can however I’d reduce it into items and retailer it in an air-tight container. Or you probably have a cake pan you’ll be able to retailer it in that will be good too.

Do you refrigerate this cake?

No I don’t.

Do you let the cake cool earlier than including the frosting?

I let it cool a bit after which simply go on and add it. I do let the cake cool earlier than I reduce it.

Mississippi Mud Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

STORING AND REHEATING

I retailer this cake in an air tight container and it retains properly. I don’t retailer this within the fridge.

5 Minute Fudge

This fudge is a wonderful recipe for the vacations! Makes a fantastic reward too!

SERVING SIZE

This cake makes 12  servings. It can rely on which cake you make and the way large you narrow the items. 

Mississippi Mud Cake

The Southern Girl Cooks

This can be a traditional cake that you’re going to wish to make over and over. It is all the time a success!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 25 minutes

Complete Time 35 minutes

Course Cake

Delicacies American

  • 1 cup butter or margarine or 2 sticks or 16 tablespoons, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa I exploit 100% pure cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs overwhelmed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sprint salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts of your alternative I exploit pecans or walnuts
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows Might use marshmallow fluff

Frosting Components

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Soften butter in microwave. Whisk in cocoa, sugar, eggs, flour salt and vanilla. Fold in nuts. Spray a 17 x 11 x 1 inch jelly roll pan (or could make this in a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

  • Bake in preheated 350 diploma oven for 20-25 minutes if utilizing jelly roll pan or about 30 to 35 if utilizing 9 x 13 pan checking for doneness as ovens differ.

  • Take away from oven and unfold marshmallows on high whereas the cake remains to be sizzling. (I put mine again within the oven for about 2 minutes to let the marshmallows start to soften. Add frosting under over marshmallows.

Key phrase Mississippi Mud Cake

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