Friday, February 12, 2010

Mississippi Mud Cake


Mississippi Mud CakeThe women of Huffman United Methodist Church in
Birmingham used this recipe for the church's 125th anniversary
celebration. Of the 100 cakes made, there wasn't any left over.

Yield: Makes 15 servings

Ingredients


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows

    Chocolate Frosting

Preparation


Whisk together melted butter and next 5 ingredients in
a large bowl. Stir in flour and chopped pecans. Pour batter into a
greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 350° for
20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out
clean. Remove from oven; top warm cake evenly with marshmallows. Return
to oven, and bake 5 minutes. Drizzle Chocolate Frosting over warm cake.
Cool completely.

Note: 2 (19.5-ounce) packages brownie mix,
prepared according to package directions, may be substituted for first 7
ingredients. Stir in chopped pecans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Proceed with marshmallows and frosting as directed.

Southern Living, JUNE 2004

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