May 172012
 

Mississippi Mud Cake is rich and gooey and wonderful  and there are several versions out there but truthfully this is the very best recipe there is…honest…go ahead try it!  I had the pleasure of having this at a church dinner and naturally asked for the recipe.  It was made by the grandma of a young friend at church named Heather.  She shared the story with me that the recipe was that of her daughters…Heathers mother Mary .  Tragically Mary was killed in a horrible accident when Heather was just a child.  Heather shared that her mom took this to church dinners as well and I am excited to say she is thinking of making the cake for the church homecoming this weekend.  Heather now has girls of her own and  she plans on having the girls help make the cake so she can make some new memories around this wonderful treat.  I hope that many will try this delightful cake and share it with your families.  I know that Heather and her Grandma would be thrilled to know that Mary’s cake was being tried and tested all around the globe!  Thanks again to them for the recipe and for the pleasure of getting to share it with all of you.  Enjoy !

Mississippi Mud Cake Best Recipe
 
Recipe by Mary Marsh (Heather Elliott’s mother)
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 sticks margarine, melted
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 stick butter
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk (plus or minus)
  • ½ cup pecans
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs and sugar, set aside.
  2. Combine flour, melted margarine cocoa, vanilla, coconut and pecans. Blend in eggs and sugar mixture.
  3. Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan and bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and immediately spread with marshmallow cream.
  5. Frosting: Cream butter and vanilla. Add in cocoa, powdered sugar and milk (a bit at a time using only what is needed for desired consistency) until smooth. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with pecans.

 

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  5 Responses to “Mississippi Mud Cake Best Recipe”

  1. This sure does look ooey and gooey, and I love it! It is nice to have you back:-) This recipe would be perfect for any summer gathering:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

    • Hi Terra, sorry was away for so long again. Don’t know how life got this busy! Hope ;you try this cake it is so yummy, in fact think we are do for another!

  2. Bestfoodies says
    I love recipes that get passed down for generations. It’s fun to take a classic recipe and put a spin on it too but this cake is perfect just the way it is. Glad you stopped by!

  3. Mary’s memory lives on through these wonderful cakes – thank you for sharing my friend and I hope these get passed down through the generations :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • I love recipes that get passed down for generations. It’s fun to take a classic recipe and put a spin on it too but this cake is perfect just the way it is. Glad you stopped by!

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