This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Which means if you purchase through any of our links we will make a small commission at no additional cost to you.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mississippi Mud Cake

Sometimes you just gotta be bad and if you gonna be bad, you must be really bad!  If I am gonna cheat a little and have chocolate, I am going all out!!  My sweet hubby's birthday arrived and I decided to kick it up a notch and make him something really special!  So.......

Mississippi Mud Cake
  • +For the Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of dark cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 10 oz bag of miniature marshmallows
  • +For the Frosting
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 3 well rounded tablespoons of dark cocoa
  • 7 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 lb bag of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, salt and flour
3. In a small saucepan, bring the butter, oil, cocoa and water to a boil. Slowly blend into the flour mixture.
4. In a small mixing bowl, beat the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla, add to the chocolate batter mixture.
5. Pour into a greased 13 X 9 inch baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
6. Cover the cake with the miniature marshmallows
7. Meanwhile make the frosting by melting the butter, cocoa and milk over low heat, stir in the powdered sugar then add the vanilla
8. Drizzle over the marshmallow topped cake. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans. Let cool before serving
Powered by Recipage

Other Chocolate Desserts you might enjoy:


  1. That looks too good! Cup of tea/coffee, slice of that, my blanket and Harry Potter film on - heaven! : )

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  2. Hey, I don't know why that's so bad. After all, look at all those pecans. Surely that protein balances off the sugar, right???! LOL We all like to indulge once in a while, and this looks like a great recipe to indulge in! Thanks. :-)

  3. My grandmother used to make something like this. SO yummy! Pinned it to Pinterest and can't wait to try making this!

    Tricia @

  4. Oh Boy! These look delicious!! I have got to give these a try! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. Evelyn, this looks SO delicious! My hubby would absolutely love this, too! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us and pinning! Have a happy Tuesday! Hugs!

  6. Wowza, this cake looks totally sinful! I am pinning this to try over the winter, LOL. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. This really does look like Heaven! :) Yum!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  8. yummy, looks completely fat free to me! Would love for you to come over and share at my link party.

  9. I love mud cakes and this one has marshmallows and pecans! Can't get any better. Pinned!

  10. I agree. If I am going to be bad, I might as well be really bad! This looks delish!


  11. Wow Evelyn! This Mississippi Mud Cake looks SO good! Thanks for linking it up to the Sweet Wednesday Link Party. Hope you're having a great week.


  12. This looks amazing! YUM! Would love you to come link up to our desserts only party~! DELISH!

  13. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things where I'm co-host this week.

  14. Your cake sounds so good!!! Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

  15. I'll take a slice of that! Yumm! Sometimes, it's good to be bad :)

  16. This looks so good!! Im adding it to my 'to bake' list! YUM!

    Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party! Im sharing with all over the place today :)

  17. I remember when this was really popular in the 80's great to see a recipe for it.

  18. Hi Evelyn,
    I can almost taste this one, it looks sooooo good! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. I always wonder when people call something decadent. (food). In this case, the word suits. This looks unbelievable.

  20. Yes! This definitely qualifies as bad - but, oh, it looks so good. Mudlicious! Stopping in today from Grand Social. Now I'm hungry.

  21. Ahhhh...that made a fantastic birthday cake, Evelyn! Lucky Hubby! I loooove that you used dark chocolate, and all those pecans!

    Visiting from the Grand Social!

    Love, Joy

  22. Fantastic mud cake! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  23. I am pretty sure I gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture -- really sure I drooled into the keyboard again! Stopping by from the GRAND Social -- thanks for sharing!

  24. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  25. I'm bad a lot. And I don't care one bit! LOL!
    This looks awesome! Thank you for sharing. Lucky hubby!

  26. Yum! Thank you for sharing at the Wondering Brain Show Off Weekend Blog Party! I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @

  27. Looks so yummy :) need to try this one ...

    1. Pinning this week and featuring at Creative Mondays, thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

  28. Your Mississippi Mud cake look extremely Yummy! It is one of my favorite chocolate treats. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes "CHOCOLATE" Blog Hop. I pinned it!
    Diane Roark


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))