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Flavorful Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

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You’re going to love the flavor of this Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe. Not only does the melted chocolate make you crave more but it’s really a moist and simple cake to make. Add some extra mini marshmallows on top for a true treat! Check out my Over 20 Valentine Cake Recipes You’ll Love!

You can call this a Mississippi mud pie or a sheet cake or whatever you want but be certain to bake this up asap!

I love that it’s full of chocolate flavor and topped with such a sweet treat. This recipe is one that I’ve made a zillion times and I never get tired of it. Check out my other simple cake recipes as well.

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Cocoa powder and dark chocolate are always a winning combination. When it comes to prepping a cake in less than 30 minutes, you’re going to find out that this recipe is fast and easy to do. Just make certain to let it cool completely before adding on the icing or whipped cream.

This is one recipe that everyone in the house loves and I can’t blame them. It’s a simple way to get a dessert that everyone will love.

Why is it called Mississippi mud cake?

It’s one of those names that just kinda started. More than likely this cake was invented in Mississippi and the cake tends to look like the mud there, which is where the name came from.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Mississippi Chocolate Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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The following items can be found in my kitchen here at Miller Manor. Simply click the image that interests you – yes, they do contain affiliate links.

Must Have Resources:

When making Mud Cake at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Top Shelf Elements Cake Carrier for Up to 10 inch x 4 1/2 inch Cake. Two Sided Fashionable Coral Pink Base Doubles as Five Section Serving TrayReed & Barton Lyndon 2pc Dessert Set, 0.8 LB, MetallicHomeries Acrylic Cake Stand with Dome Cover (6 in 1) Multi-Functional Serving Platter and Cake Plate - Use as Cake Holder, Salad Bowl, Platter, Punch Bowl, Desert Platter, Nachos & Salsa Plate,XINLIYA Set of 6 Pieces Metal Cake Stands Round Cake Stands Square Candy Fruite Display Plate Cupcake Serving Tower Wedding Brithday Party Celebration Home Decoration,Antique Gold


Make it a Meal:

If you’re ready to meal plan, get started! Meal planning is the perfect way to plan out the meals for everyone in the family. All you need are a few ideas to get started. You’ll be meal planning the entire week before you know it!

Main Dish: Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Vegetable Side: Vegetarian Chili

Starch Side: Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail

Best Cake Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Cake Recipe, you’re going to want all the cakes! I totally feel that which is why I gathered up my favorite cake recipes for you. All of these cake recipes are simple to make and have so much great flavor and taste.

You’re going to love this Coconut Cheesecake Recipe. So much flavor and taste!

Check out these White Box Cake Mix Recipes. Who knew is could be so simple to make a cake from a cake mix?

This Jello Poke Cake Recipe makes a fun cake that is moist and delicious.

You’re going to love the flavor of this Strawberry Refrigerator Cake.

Make up this Dark Chocolate Granola Apple Mug Cake for one!

This Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake is full of flavor and so good!

I love this Strawberry Soda Cupcake recipe. One of my favorite sweet treats.

What is the difference between mud cake and chocolate cake?

You’ll find that mud cake often has unsweetened chocolate or even cocoa powder in it as well. It’s a tad less sweet cake than a regular chocolate cake mix recipe.

More Chocolate Recipes:

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

One bite of this easy cake recipe and you're going to love the flavor and taste!


  • ⦁ 1½ cup of softened butter
  • ⦁ 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • ⦁ 1½ cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ⦁ 3 ounces of melted unsweetened chocolate 
  • ⦁ ¼ cup of heavy cream
  • ⦁ 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ⦁ 6 eggs
  • ⦁ 2¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ⦁ ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⦁ ½ tsp of baking soda
  • ⦁ 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • ⦁ 2 c cups of hopped pecans


  • ⦁ 1 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar 
  • ⦁ 1 cup of heavy cream
  • ⦁ ½ cup of butter cut into pieces
  • ⦁ 5 ounces of small pieces of unsweetened chocolate 
  • ⦁ 3 oz of chopped semi-sweet chocolate 
  • ⦁ 2 T dark corn syrup
  • ⦁ 1 tsp of vanilla extract


To make the Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Like two cake pans sized 9X9X2 with foil. The foil should hang over the edge.

Spray the foil with nonstick spray and then add flour as well.

Put the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter in a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla, cream, and melted chocolate.

Add the eggs in one at a time and mix each time.

Grab a different bowl and mix in baking soda, cocoa, and flour.

Put the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

Pour the batter evenly between the two pans and bake on the center rack for about 25 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean to show the cakes are done.

Take out of the oven and put on 1/2 the bag of marshmallows. Pour 1 cup of chopped pecans on each cake, too.

Put back in the oven and bake long enough to melt the marshmallows.

Take out of the oven and cool on a cooling pack in the pans.

To Make the Icing

Mix the sugar and cream in a saucepan. Put on medium high heat and stir until the sugar is smooth. Cook until a candy thermometer shows a temperature of 220 degrees. Take off the heat and whisk in the chocolate melts and the frosting.

Put in the fridge for 1.5 hours and let it thicken.

Take the cake layers out of the pans and take the foil off, too. Put one layer of the cake on a platter with the marshmallow side up. Put 1.5 cups of frosting on top.

Put the other layer on top with the same marshmallow side facing up.

Ice the sides of the cake well. Put 1/2 cup of the icing in the microwave in very short segments to warm it up enough so that it is thin.

Drizzle over the top of the cake.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 960Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 7gSugar: 55gProtein: 12g

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