Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this classic Mississippi Mud Cake

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Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this classic Mississippi Mud Cake
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 09, 2024

This Mississippi Mud Cake is a luscious chocolate cake topped with a layer of gooey marshmallows and rich chocolate frosting. It's a true indulgence that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Perfect for parties, holidays, or just a special treat for yourself, this cake is guaranteed to please.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and cocoa powder together. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, and pecans. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows over the top.
  4. To make the frosting, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in cocoa powder and milk. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar. Pour over the marshmallows.
  5. Return to oven and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the frosting is bubbly. Let cool before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Mississippi Mud Cake gets its name from the dark, muddy appearance of the cake.
  • This cake is also known as a 'Mississippi Mud Pie' in some regions.
  • It is believed that the recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake originated in the U.S. South in the early 20th century.