Mississippi Mud Cake

This Mississippi Mud Cake includes a homemade chocolate cake with melted marshmallows and warm chocolate frosting poured on top. Trust me, it’s as delicious as it sounds!

When I think of a chocolate lover’s dream, this is the cake that comes to mind! It’s called a “Mississippi Mud” cake because of the layers of soft marshmallow and chocolate that make up the topping and frosting. It’s one of the easiest cakes to make, baked in a simple 9×13” pan.

I adapted the recipe from my favorite Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe but instead of buttermilk I used milk and sour cream for an extra moist and tender cake. The warm chocolate frosting is the same recipe I use for this popular Texas Sheet Cake. It’s SO GOOD!


1 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans(optional)
4 cups mini marshmallows

Chocolate frosting
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup softened butter


1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.
3 Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
4 Add the cocoa and stir.
5 Remove from the heat.
6 Pour butter mixture into a mixing bowl and add sugar and eggs.
7 Mix until blended.
8 Add the vanilla.
9 Mix in the flour and salt.
10 Stir in the pecans.
11 Put batter into prepared pan and cook for 35 minutes or until done.
12 Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows.
13 Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

For the frosting:
Combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread frosting on cooled cake. If your frosting is too thick, add more milk.

Source: Allrecipes.com

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