Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Mississippi Mud Cake

They say you can take the girl (or boy) out of the South, but you can't take the South out of us. One of my favorite desserts growing up was my Nana's Mississippi Mud Cake. It's a staple down South, and I can't help but share the goodness!



Mississippi Mud Cake

Ingredients for Cake:
2 C. sugar
4 eggs
1/3 C. cocoa
1 C. nuts
1 C. shortening
1 ½ C. flour
3 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. marshmallows
1 box powdered sugar
1 ½ stick butter

Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs and beat. Sift flour and cocoa together and add to mixture. Add vanilla and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 mins. Remove from oven and spread with marshmallows. Return to oven for 10 mins. and melt. Cool cake before icing.

Ingredients for Icing:
1 ½ stick butter, melted
1/3 C. cocoa
1 box sift powdered sugar
½ C. evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. nuts

Sift sugar and cocoa, mix well with melted butter. Add milk, vanilla, and nuts. Spread over cake and let stand a while before serving.

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