Do you have a favorite dish that you like to take to potlucks or family gatherings? Since my family is a little bigger than the average family - there are still 6 out of 7 of us still at home! - I usually make it a point to bring at least 2 or 3 dishes when we are asked to bring a covered dish to various functions. I usually bring some sort of side dish, like my Creamy Pea Salad or a 7 Layer Salad, since they're a little bit different from what most people think to bring. I also always bring a dessert! No surprise there, right?! :D I have soooo many desserts that I enjoy sharing, but this Mississippi Mud Cake definitely ranks in the top three favorites!
Mississippi Mud Cake is a Southern classic ... I'm sure everyone's Grandma or aunt has their own version. I mean, what's not to love about a chocolate cake topped with marshmallows, a crackly chocolate icing, all topped with pecans?! No wonder it's a classic, huh?! It's almost sinful .... almost.
Now that' we're into potluck and cookout season, I feel like I should tell you that this Mississippi Mud Cake is perfect for sharing! Bring it along to your next get-together and watch how fast it disappears! Since it starts with a boxed cake mix, you get a jump start on having this luscious cake out of the oven and in your mouth sooner! You're welcome! ;)
Mississippi Mud Cakeby
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 18-24 servings
- 1 box (15.25 oz.) Devil's food cake mix
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
- 1 cup toasted pecans, for topping
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup milk
- 4 cups powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla with a hand-held mixer on medium speed until well combined, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl once. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake cake for 40-45 minutes, or until it tests done when a toothpick is inserted near the center. Remove cake from oven and immediately spread the marshmallow creme over the cake.
4. Prepare the chocolate frosting.
1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Whisk in the cocoa powder and milk. Stirring constantly, bring the mixture just to a boil; immediately remove from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until thickened and smooth.
2. Pour the hot frosting over the marshmallow layer and carefully spread the frosting to the edges. Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the cake. Let cake cool completely before serving.
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