Monday, August 15, 2011

Mississippi Mud Cake

I inherited my mother-in-law's Mississippi Mud Cake recipe after JB and I got married.  I think JB has asked me to make it every year on his birthday (which is today).  Every year it has just been okay, never quite as good as my mother-in-law's (although my family manages to finish every crumb).

Several months ago, my mother-in-law was here for a visit and offered to make the MS Mud Cake.  As I was pulling all the ingredients from the pantry, she pointed out that we needed SELF RISING FLOUR rather than ALL PURPOSE FLOUR, which is what I'd always used.  A light bulb went off - that must be the difference in the way my cake has turned out all these years. Most of you probably know these kinds of things, but I'm what you call a "novice baker".

I baked the cake yesterday using SELF RISING FLOUR...what a difference! 
My husband let me know that I'd finally gotten it right.  Thanks, honey! 

 Maybe with a little vanilla ice cream?


Ingredients
2 sticks butter
1/2 c. cocoa
2 c. sugar
4 eggs slightly beaten
1 1/2 c. SELF RISING FLOUR
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 pkg small marshmallows
1 1/2 c. nuts (optional)

Melt cocoa and butter.  Stir in sugar, eggs, flour, salt, nuts and vanilla.  Bake in a 9x13 pan at 325 until done in the center.  Pour 1/2 pkg small marshmallows on cake while hot and let cool.  Ice when cool.

Icing
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. soft butter

I'm joining the following parties:
(thanks for hosting, ladies!)

16 comments:

  1. One of my favorites for a chocolate fix and of course there are no calories at all.

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  2. I can attest... delicious:) I'll be doing extra gardening today to burn of the calories!

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  3. Only one word is needed - Yummy! And I agree with Kim - no calories involved.

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  4. I could really use a piece of this right now!

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  5. It looks delicious!!! I had no idea there was a difference. I'm what you call a "barely can" baker!!!

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  6. YUM! I could go for this right now! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And Happy Birthday to your husband!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  7. This is one of the best cakes ever. We have it for special occasions-though I could eat it every day!

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  8. MMMmmm, looks good! I may have to try it out.

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  9. oh wow that looks amazing! bookmarking this one for later. thanks!

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  10. This looks SCARY GOOD! I would LOVE it if you shared this recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow!

    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  11. Oh that looks delicious! i've never had Mississippi Mud Pie, I'll have to your recipe. Thank you for sharing.
    -Lynn

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  12. Yum!!!! Better go get the other flour! I'm trying to follow you but my google connect is not working. yikes! following from

    http://imnotatrophywife.com

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

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  14. ah! this looks amazing! i'm making it this week. thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm excited to have a new blog to read as well. as for black coffee, is there really any other way?? :-)

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  15. This looks SO AMAZING. I know my family will really like this. Printing the recipe up now!
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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