Monday, April 30, 2012

Mississippi Mud Cake

This is a cake I've been eating my whole life!  My Aunt Jan makes this cake for family gatherings and it's the first thing I look for on the dessert table.  The cake layer is nothing special on its own, but once it comes out of the oven, a jar of marshmallow cream gets spread on top.  After that has set up and cooled, the fudgy frosting goes on.  It is so rich and gooey that a small piece goes a long way!

Mississippi Mud Cake

2 sticks margarine
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 T. cocoa
1 t. vanilla

1 pt. marshmallow cream

1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup evaporated milk

Cream sugar, margarine and cocoa well.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat well, add flour.  Beat well about 2 minutes. 

While still hot, spread with marshmallow cream.  Let cool.

To make the frosting, combine the powdered sugar,  1 stick margarine, 1/2 cup cocoa and evaporated milk.  Frost cake and let sit 1-2 hours before serving to allow the icing to crust over.

1 comment:

  1. Emily this looks yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe!