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Perfect Mississippi Mud Cake

Perfect Mississippi Mud Cake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Pettygirl

Pettygirl

This is a delightful, delicious Mississippi mud cake.

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  • Calories:
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.1g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Mix white sugar, flour, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup butter, vegetable oil, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir into flour mixture.
  4. Beat buttermilk, eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and baking soda together in a bowl; mix into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool slightly.
  6. Combine 1/2 cup butter, milk, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder in a saucepan; bring to a boil and remove from heat. Whisk in confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Fold in pecans.
  7. Sprinkle marshmallows over slightly cooled cake; pour warm icing over marshmallows. Cool cake before serving.
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DeniseM
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DeniseM

7/2/2013

If you're gonna go to all the trouble to make a REAL Mississippi Mud Cake then look no further! This is the best you'll get. OH SO RICH, DENSE AND YUMMY. MAKE IT! YOU WON'T REGRET IT...BUT YOUR HIPS MIGHT!!

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gammaDeb56

7/14/2014

This is similar to the recipe my family used. I misplaced the recipe but now have it again. This is a really good cake so give it a try. I will point out it is very rich, my mother used to use the larger sheet cake pan rather than 9x13. Then cut in smaller brownie size servings.

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nana

6/15/2014

I made this for Father's Day. It is delicious and deserves 5 stars. The cake itself is very moist and I baked it 40 minutes instead of the 25 minutes as stated in the recipe. Made the frosting as it was baking so had to keep frosting warm until cake was ready for the marshmallows. Added marshmallows to the top as soon as it came out of the oven. Let it sit for a few minutes until marshmallow softened and then poured frosting on top.

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