Mississippi Mud Cake I

A very rich cake and one of my favorites.

Mississippi Mud Cake I


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 teaspoons evaporated milk


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 13×9 inch baking pan.

2 Cream together 1/3 cup of the cocoa, white sugar, and 1 cup of the butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and beat well.

3 Mix flour, baking powder, coconut, and chopped pecans together. Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes. Smooth marshmallow cream over top of cake while still hot. Let cake cool completely then ice with chocolate icing.

5 To Make Chocolate Icing: Beat together the confectioner’s sugar, the remaining 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Continue to beat and add enough evaporated milk to make icing spread on cake.


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