Mississippi Mud Cake!

Mississippi Mud Cake is an old recipe that I grew up eating.  You never went to a church pot luck or a family reunion that Mississippi Mud Cake wasn't present and accounted for. 

It's a really good sort of gooey brownie like cake made from scratch.  For some reason, we quit making the Mississippi Mud Cake for the last several years, I am not sure why though.  Maybe we tossed it aside in favor of other chocolate desserts.

 I seem to get a request for this recipe at least 3 or 4 times a week so we are bringing it back.  I must say, we should have never stopped making it, because it's delicious.  Here is what you will need for this cake:

2 sticks butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1  1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup coconut
1 bag miniature marshmallows

1 stick butter
4 Tbs. cocoa
6 Tbs. milk
1  1lb. box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together melted butter, sugar, cocoa, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and coconut.  Pour into a greased  9"x13" pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Sprinkle the top with the marshmallows and place back in oven for just about 5 minutes.

To make the frosting, place the butter,  cocoa, and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir constantly to prevent scorching.  Remove from heat and add sugar, vanilla, and nuts.

  Drizzle evenly over the marshmallow layer.

Mississippi Mud Cake!


  1. In the Frosting, is that second "4 Tbsp butter" supposed to be the Cocoa?? The directions call for Cocoa and I saw 2 posts for butter.

  2. Yes, it is 4 Tbs. of cocoa. It was a misprint. Thank you for letting me know.

  3. I am assuming the oven is 350?

  4. My Pa-Pa used to make this without the marshmallows. The best cake I ever had. We renamed it Pa-Pa cake!

  5. Whats the best kinda nuts to use?

  6. Pecans or walnuts either one will work just fine.

  7. I use marshallow cream in the jar. I like it a lot better. Joyce

  8. My grandmother would always turn the boiler on the marshmellows so they would be all toasty. Then the frosting... I sure to miss her!



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