This Mississippi Mud Cake is decadent and insanely delicious. A chewy, dense chocolate cake, covered in marshmallow cream and topped with a ridiculously good chocolate icing. This has been a family favorite for years!
(Originally posted September 2, 2019)
I decided it was definitely time I brought this Mississippi Mud Cake back into the spotlight with some updated pictures and instructions because this is a recipe that you need in your life.
It continues to be a family favorite even after 17+ years of making it. This cake never disappoints! I think I can honestly say it’s one of my most favorite chocolate cake recipes ever. We never get tired of it and I don’t think you will either.
This cake has a funny story behind it.
It was about 12 years ago and we were at the annual spaghetti dinner/dessert auction fundraiser for the youth group of our church. Before they served dinner, you had a chance to walk by the dessert tables and get a peek at all the yummy treats that would be going up for auction. Before I sat down to eat that night, I knew exactly what desserts I would be bidding on.
This Mississippi Mud Cake was one of the desserts I wanted.
The bidding began at something like $5. I kept increasing my bid every time someone would outbid me. It came down to a bidding war between me and our good friends the Proctors and I was not about to los! End result — I WON! I don’t even remember what I ended up paying for the cake, I think it was something like $35 or $40. After tasting one bite of this cake, I knew it was worth every penny I spent!
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE:
- Do not over bake this cake! I cannot stress that enough. Everyone’s ovens cook differently, so I would check this at the 18 minute mark and go from there. You want a few moist crumbs on the toothpick/cake tester.
- Make sure the cake is completely cool before spreading the marshmallow cream on top. If it’s even the slightest bit warm, the marshmallow cream will ooze everywhere.
- Between the cake and the frosting, this recipe uses a full pound of butter. If that freaks you out a little, you can reduce the butter in the frosting to one stick (1/2 cup) and it will still be delicious. But I also promise you that you won’t be disappointed if you use two sticks😉.
- I like to keep this cake in the fridge and then take it out 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
If you’re looking for a dessert for your Labor Day BBQ, then this is it!
This cake is a definite game changer! Seriously it is soo good! The frosting is amazing, sinful, divine, etc. . . .but you should heed this warning: This cake uses a whole pound of butter. . . . so if you have you have something against butter, then do not make this cake!!Print
First posted May 15, 2012