Monday, August 15, 2011

Mississippi Mud Cake

I inherited my mother-in-law's Mississippi Mud Cake recipe after JB and I got married.  I think JB has asked me to make it every year on his birthday (which is today).  Every year it has just been okay, never quite as good as my mother-in-law's (although my family manages to finish every crumb).

Several months ago, my mother-in-law was here for a visit and offered to make the MS Mud Cake.  As I was pulling all the ingredients from the pantry, she pointed out that we needed SELF RISING FLOUR rather than ALL PURPOSE FLOUR, which is what I'd always used.  A light bulb went off - that must be the difference in the way my cake has turned out all these years. Most of you probably know these kinds of things, but I'm what you call a "novice baker".

I baked the cake yesterday using SELF RISING FLOUR...what a difference! 
My husband let me know that I'd finally gotten it right.  Thanks, honey! 

 Maybe with a little vanilla ice cream?

2 sticks butter
1/2 c. cocoa
2 c. sugar
4 eggs slightly beaten
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 pkg small marshmallows
1 1/2 c. nuts (optional)

Melt cocoa and butter.  Stir in sugar, eggs, flour, salt, nuts and vanilla.  Bake in a 9x13 pan at 325 until done in the center.  Pour 1/2 pkg small marshmallows on cake while hot and let cool.  Ice when cool.

1 box powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. soft butter

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  1. One of my favorites for a chocolate fix and of course there are no calories at all.

  2. I can attest... delicious:) I'll be doing extra gardening today to burn of the calories!

  3. Only one word is needed - Yummy! And I agree with Kim - no calories involved.

  4. I could really use a piece of this right now!

  5. It looks delicious!!! I had no idea there was a difference. I'm what you call a "barely can" baker!!!

  6. YUM! I could go for this right now! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And Happy Birthday to your husband!

  7. This is one of the best cakes ever. We have it for special occasions-though I could eat it every day!

  8. MMMmmm, looks good! I may have to try it out.

  9. oh wow that looks amazing! bookmarking this one for later. thanks!

  10. This looks SCARY GOOD! I would LOVE it if you shared this recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow!

    I hope to see you there!

  11. Oh that looks delicious! i've never had Mississippi Mud Pie, I'll have to your recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Yum!!!! Better go get the other flour! I'm trying to follow you but my google connect is not working. yikes! following from

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

  14. ah! this looks amazing! i'm making it this week. thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm excited to have a new blog to read as well. as for black coffee, is there really any other way?? :-)

  15. This looks SO AMAZING. I know my family will really like this. Printing the recipe up now!

  16. I've made this twice and it is AWESOME!!! Thank you for sharing.