I need Mississippi Mud Cake like I need a hole in the head! Sheesh! This wintry cold weather has got me cooking and baking and it’s all going into my belly! This is not good, it’s irresistible! Usually when I crave a sweet treat I eat a few bites of it and then I’ve had enough. This one’s got me coming back for more. It reminds me of McEntyre’s Bakery’s TV Bars with it’s gooey marshmallow topping under a chocolate glaze icing. Now I can make this cake whenever I crave it and not have to drive twenty some miles to get it.
Here’s the recipe I used, http://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/2015/09/mississippi-mud-cake.html.
- One Chocolate Cake, baked in a 9 x 13” pan (I used a glass pan and bought the chocolate cake mix at Target.)
- 1 (10.5 oz) bag of miniature marshmallows
I found this cake mix at Target and it is very moist as it calls for 4 eggs in the recipe.
For the frosting
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
Bake chocolate cake according to instructions. Remove cake from oven and sprinkle marshmallows all over the cake, completely covering it. Return to oven (at 350 degrees F) for 3-4 minutes or until the marshmallows are just slightly puffed and melted. Allow cake to cool completely before drizzling frosting on top. This was one of the hardest parts, is to wait!
For the frosting: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add milk and cocoa powder and whisk well. Cook for about 2-3 more minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer to make the frosting smooth. (I don’t have a hand-held mixer so I just heavily whisked the frosting until I got most of the lumps out. As you can see in the photos, it didn’t really make a difference.) Drizzle warm frosting immediately over cake. Refrigerate cake for for about 30 minutes or until frosting has set. It is best served and stored at room temperature. Try keeping your husband and kids away from this one!