Mississippi Mud Cake

mississippi mud (640x424)I was not able to make a photo of the cake until there was only one piece left after a Death By Chocolate snack party at where I work so the photo is not great. Mississippi Mud is a traditional cake in the south and every year a family friend prepares one for my brother for his Christmas gift. There is lots of chocolate, nuts, coconut and marshmallow cream so it is definitely not for the faint of heart!

Mississippi Mud Cake

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)

2 cups sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cup cake flour

1 (3 1/2 ounce) can coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

1 large jar of marshmallow cream

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter, sugar and cocoa. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and beat well, around 3 minutes. Fold in coconut and pecans.

2. Bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan for 30 minutes. After removing cake from oven, immediately spread marshmallow cream over the top. Let cool.

Frosting

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

1 pound powdered sugar

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/3 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Melt butter. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth Spread over cake. Freezes well.

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