When Fun Son’s birthday rolled around and I set our Beach Escape Tablescape, I planned to make his favorite chocolate chip pound cake. I thumbed through my recipes and came across my grandmother’s recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake.
Hmm…Fun Son loves rich and gooey chocolate.
Why had I never made this for my family before? (Do you ever make these mysterious discoveries?) I couldn’t believe that in all his 22 years, I’d never made this pan of deliciousness for my son.
I could clearly imagine him as a little boy with chocolate surrounding his mouth, brown eyes as big as saucers, and a huge smile of satisfaction on his face! Could he ever forgive me for not introducing him to Grandmomma’s Mississippi Mud Cake before now?
These three layers of gooey goodness may appear difficult, but they’re very easy – especially the marshmallow creme layer.
For the first layer, mix a few ingredients together for a brownie-like cake.
The second layer is simply a container of marshmallow creme. It melts easily over the warm cake layer.
The icing is a normal frosting with cocoa and powdered sugar blended with butter.
The frosting blends up nicely. Beware! It’s tempting to dip your finger into it for a taste.
Go ahead. (I won’t tell.)
The final step is to spread the frosting over the marshmallow creme.
Cut and serve…and enjoy the mud slide!
It’s wonderful with home-made vanilla ice cream, too.
If you’ve made Mississippi Mud Cake before, perhaps you’ll find this heirloom recipe is similar. 🙂
- Cake Portion, First Layer:
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- ⅓ cup cocoa
- Second Layer:
- 7-oz. jar Marshmallow Creme
- Frosting, Third Layer:
- 1 pound of confectioner's sugar
- 1-1/2 sticks of butter
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- ⅓ cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix the cake ingredients well and pour into a 9" x 13" baking dish prepared with vegetable spray. Bake in 350-degree oven for 25 minutes.
- Pour marshmallow creme over top of warm cake and spread to smooth as it melts.
- Mix together the frosting ingredients and spread over the marshmallow creme layer.
- Refrigerator leftovers. For leftovers, cut your portion and warm in the microwave.
- Vanilla ice cream is delicious served with this dessert.
Here’s a fun poem for you about our mud here in Mississippi by Patricia Neely-Dorsey (PatriciaNeelyDorsey.com).
I apologize for not publishing a post yesterday, but HH and I took a “sabbath of restoration”. Our usual Sundays are filled with worship and rest, but I was more intentional with the restoration part of it.
I believe that after busy times with family, friends, and work, He gives us a longing for His presence as His perfect completion and beginning for a new week.
I missed you all very much and thought of you throughout the day. I hope you found restoration in Jesus, as well!
What’s on your schedule today? Projects? Trying new recipes?
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