Mississippi Mud Cake

This is Mississippi Mud Cake that my grandmother has made as long as I can remember. My grandmother can make a cake like no one else, this is one of her most requested recipes. If you make this cake, you will have people requesting the recipe as well. Source Virginia McDowell. Jefferson City, Mo. 1974.

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Mississippi Mud Cake

mississippi mud cake

Mississippi Mud Cake

Love chocolate?  You are going to love this Mississippi Cake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cakes, Chocolate
Servings: 24
Calories: 350kcal


Mississippi Mud Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut sweetened
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Mississippi Mud Cake Icing

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 16 ounces confectioner's sugar


  • Mix together all cake ingredient's and bake in greased & floured 9 x 13" pan at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. 
  • Remove cake and leave in pan, while cake is hot spread 7 ounces marshmallow cream over the top of the cake, let cool. 
  • Next step follows immediately While cake is cooling; For icing bring to boil 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 stick margarine and 1/3 cup milk. 
  • Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon Vanilla and 1 box of powdered sugar, beat well and spread over cake while warm. Let cake cool completely and divide into serving pieces. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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