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Mississippi Mud Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

20 servings

Make this tempting cake and you'll satisfy kids of all ages! A fudgy brownie-like base is topped with marshmallow creme and a nutty frosting. Your family will be very merry when you serve up big slices with glasses of cold milk or steaming mugs of coffee.
Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the pecans.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes (cake will fall in the center). Spoon the marshmallow creme over cake; carefully spread to cover top. Cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve frosting consistency. Fold in pecans. Spread over marshmallow creme layer. Store in the refrigerator.
Self-rising Flour-1-1/2 cups
As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour, place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup. Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 457 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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