Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mississipi Mud Cake

This recipe comes courtesy of Paula Deen. I love Paula's show on the Food Network but cannot imagine eating her food on a daily basis. Wow...I'd end us as big as a house!!! This is a cake my husband requested and I finally got around to making it for him. After my St. Patricks's Day post showing the chocolate cream sandwich cookies, he said I have no right to complain about how rich Paula's cooking is!!

This recipe is easy as can be. Just bake and watch it disappear in a hurry!

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2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk (I use 1/2 milk and 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice)
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 bag miniature marshmallows

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3 tbs cocoa
6 tbs milk
1 (1 lb) box confectioners' sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Combine the sugar, salt and flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add to the flour mixture.
Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

While the cake is baking, make the icing by melting the butter in the cocoa and milk over low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts and the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, and when it cools a bit cover it with miniature marshmallows. Pour the warm icing over the cake and the marshmallows. Cool the cake before serving.


Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to make a Mississipi Mud cake - it sounds awesome!

Spryte said...

My family would love this!

Lo said...

Paula Dean doesn't hold back, so I'm positive this cake is delicious... for all sorts of good reason. :) Definitely special occasion fare. Peef would love this.

Cheryl said...

Save me a piece that looks awesome!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds fantastic! I have never made a Mississippi Mud cake. Looks like the one I should try!!

Reeni♥ said...

That looks wonderful! So rich and chocolaty!

Penny said...

Looks oh so good. And the ingredients are things I always have on hand.

Penny said...

By the way, I found your stuffed cabbage recipe and it sounds good. I am going to a Taste of Home Cooking School this Saturday.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Now this looks like a decadent dream come true! Save some for me, I'll bring the coffee!

Judy said...

I love Mississippi Mud Cake. And, Paula's recipes are usually great.

Pam said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Rich, creamy and tasty.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

lol! I know what you mean about Paula Deen! Love the woman, but that woman piles on the butter like no other!
yummmy cake, though! of course, with all the calories, it better be worth it!

Anonymous said...

Paula Dean! I get fat watching her :)

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so good!

Jillian said...

I've had this! Very delicious. That fudge icing looks awesome!

Elyse said...

Oh man, this looks totally delicious. Leave it to Paula to come up with amazingly decadent recipes. Mmm, I wish I had a piece right now.

Kevin said...

Mud cakes sound so good!

Ingrid said...

Now that looks good! I love anything with marshmallows even chocolate cake, okay well I don't love chocolate cake but the marshmallows make it way better for me!! I've recently found out as well that I like that top of chocolate frosting.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

tatesal said...

Cake very good,very fantastic....l'm Tülin.l live in Turkey....With my love..