Mississippi Mud Cake

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
12 to 16 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 bag miniature marshmallows
  • Icing:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

Combine the sugar, salt, and flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add to the flour mixture.

Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well, and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

While the cake is baking, make the icing by melting the butter in the cocoa and milk over low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts and the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, and when it cools a bit cover it with miniature marshmallows. Pour the warm icing over the cake and the marshmallows. Cool the cake before serving.


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i love paula deens recipes i love her go paula deen!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night. I just had to bake it for 35 minutes because after 25 my toothpick came out gooey. This cake is amazing. Everyone who ate it LOVED it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The problem is that this recipe is for Texas sheet cake and the baking time is for the 10x15 pan - just bake this one for 45-55 minutes - use a toothpick to check. In some recipes the icing calls for buttermilk rather than milk - item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was probably the worst thing i have ever tasted. It was too sugary and the cake tasted horrible. AVIOD THIS RECIPE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful! I put it back in the warm oven to melt the marshmallows a little and frosted it the next day. The cake was moist, but not soggy. We loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this one out with the kids last night. Turned out perfect! We held off making the icing until the cake was out of the oven. We're glad we did because I think if it had a chance to set up at all, we would have not been to pour it over every marshmallow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my kids and i LOVE this cake! however the frosting amount is WAAAAAYYY too much. i half the recipe for the frosting AND marshmallows and it's amazing. even when i did make the frosting recipe as written i found i couldn't bring myself to put that much on the cake, it simply overpowers it. do yourself a favor save some ingredients and half the frosting, you'll thank me later after devouring this cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do like this recipe. My advice for those who did not like the sweetness and had issues with a soggy cake is to substitute the cake with a dark chocolate brownie. Use marshmallow fluff and pecans and melt semi-sweet chips on top in a warm oven to finish it off. This reduces the sweetness and the "cake" layer will not get soggy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those who say this is not a Mississippi Mud Cake like they grew up with, you are right. HOWEVER, on the show Paula said this was a Texas Sheet Cake with the marshmallows added in likea Mud Cake. In my opinion, the best chocolate cake ever made is a Texas Sheet cake. You can not beat this recipe. Try following the directions exactly, i.e. don't try to boil cocoa powder without any liquids added to it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was just awful, I think bringing the cocoa in a saucepan to boil was where it went wrong because the cake and icing just tasted burnt and I knew when I was making this it wasn't right but followed the recipe. I didn't overcook it because it was still a little gooey in the middle. I like Paula Dean recipes, but this was bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was good, I loved the cake the best! But it was extremely sweet, which my husband loves. Next time I'll make it a dark chocolate frosting with less sugar. But I will definately make this cake again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, Love, Love this cake! My kids ask for it for their birthdays and my niece just called me today and asked if I would make it for her birthday party this weekend! So yummy and so easy to make!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it, for my daughter birthday. Was too sweet, the cake was nice and moisture, but the icing was extremely sweet. No one can eat it. Sorry Paula you are great but this time was not my favorite. I keep trying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my mom's birthday and it was such a hit! The cake was moist and delicious, and there was plenty of icing. Next time I think I might put the icing and walnuts on top of the cake and then put on the marshmallows rather than putting them on top of marshmallows. I put the cake back in the oven (after it was turned off but still warm) to melt the marshmallows...mmm so good! I definitly recommend heating up the slices in the microwave to get all melty and delicious. Even putting the icing on top of the marshmallows, it still seeped in and went down into the cake. I will definitely make this again! I also want to try her other Mississippie Mud Cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Paula Deen, but this is the worst Mississip mud cake I have ever made. I literally through it away and dug out one of my 30 year old cookbooks to get the recipe. I tried her version with marshmallows, but the marshmallow creme is much better. There was too much cake and not nearly enough icing. The icing was delicious, but the cake was not sweet enough. I made it for my boyfriends birthday, and I am not lying when I say I threw it away after one bite. I didn't even let him try his piece. I'm sorry for all of you that have never had Mississippi mud cake and thought this was good. I wish you could try my version, it would blow you away! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy to do and has most of yoiur every day ingredients, which I love. Try this one at your next gathering and it'll be a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hello Paula, I have had this recipe passed down from grandma and yours id very close to ours. Thank you for post this great cake. All my friends and family enjoy when I make this at holiday gatherings.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the same exact recipe that my mother used 40 years ago when she made this each Sunday! Thanks Paula because I have not seen this in years and I have been looking for it since my mom passed away earlier this year. This will now be on the dessert table Christmas night! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My oven must run hot because I cooked it for only 25 minute (most of you cooked it longer) and it came out a little on the dry side. Great flavor though, and everyone loved the melted marshmallow topping. If I made it again, I would use Barefoot Contessa's brownie recipe and use Paula's topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didnot try it yet ,but i can tell from my experence this recipe is a yummmmy...... item not reviewed by moderator and published
MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm this cake made my tongue slap my brain and made me want more. We all love this one Miss Paula... hummmmmmmmm this is great for any occasion and anyone that don't like this one did not make it right... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand why pauls has 2 mississippe mud cake recipes that really confussed, thanks for who ever spotted this and found the one aired with her son, can't wait to try it out, Im going to make it for a friend. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found the recipe I think you are looking for, it was on Paula's Best Recipes/Me and My Boy. Herre is the link http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/mississippi-mud-cake-recipe2/index.html item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not the same recipe for Mississippi Mud cake that Paula had on food network yesterday. I want that one!!! I missed a couple of ingredients - but know that it started with 2 sticks of butter and 3 cups of sugar, then 3 eggs, tsp of vanilla, 1 1/2 cup of buttermilk, and some boiling water was added to the mixture. Also, completely missed the icing. Did anyone get that one? If so please post in the review section - thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this cake and it was not sweet! Have to add sugar or something to increase the sweetness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cake was so moist my 7year old daughter loved it..especially the marshmallow part will bake again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You truely have to be a chocolate lover to love this cake. We absolutely ate the crumbs from the bottom. Every mortsel!! I did get confused about one thing.. the recipe from the cookbook was somewhat different from that on line. The one in the book called for evaporated milk and I wasn't very fond of the evaporated milk in the icing. I love this cake and want to eat it everyday. But as my mother would say....once on the lips twice on the hips! lol Thank you so ;much for sharing this recipe my family loved it. We will be taking it to a family reunion this Saturday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OK, I have to say I love this cake. It was quick and easy to make. I did read all of the reviews that said it was too sweet so I put about 3/4 (maybe a little less) of the powdered sugar in the chocolate topping and added a little more of the unsweetened cocoa and just did it to taste. I didn't want it to be too sweet and it turned out perfectly. I also used half a bag of marshmallows and put them on the cake and let them bake with the cake for about 8 minutes to get them nice and poofy and a little browned. This cake was loved by everyone who tried it and it was even better the next day. SO GOOD! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must start off that I am not a BAKER! So therefore, when it came to making the icing I had problems. When I followed the recipe and only added 6TBS of milk the icing seemed to thick. SO I added more milk whch made the icing a little runny. My cake does not look like the beautiful picture. But at least I tried. I must see how everyone likes it though. Will post again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far the richest chocolate cake I have every had the pleasure of tasting. Serve sparingly, you can't eat too much at a time. This cake was a hit. So gooey and yummy. VERY RICH! If you are not into sweets...don't do this one. I make this one in a half sheet cake pan, double the frosting and add toffee bits instead of nuts. Let the cake sit overnight at least. The toffee bits get all gooey and melted. It just gets better and better over time. My 7 year will not let me make anything else for her Birthday! LOVE THIS ONE. ...and it is meant to be gooey. It is a MUD cake. It is not meant to have the texture of a regular cake...If you cook it more...it just isn't the same thing! You missed the point of the whole mud aspect. CHOCOLATE LOVERS ONLY!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just follow the recipe and you will not have any issues cooking this one. For those that complained about it wasn't done in the middle then learn how to cook. If a recipe gives you a timeframe please remember that the time can vary from one oven to the next. Mine was done right at 25 minutes. I also never opened the oven until right at 25 minutes and used a toothpick to verify. I eliminated the nuts this time since some of my guest are allergic. However, next time I will be adding in the nuts. Awesome!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wish I would have checked here before following her recipe according to her cookbook. The book was off on the temperature and time. Other than that, the cake is good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was very yummy. I did add some baking time based on the suggestions of others and the extra 10 minutes had the cake come out perfect. However, the combination of the marshmellows and the powered sugar frosting was too sweet. I will try this again with a thin layer of marshmellow cream and maybe a different style of icing. I took it to bunco and it got mixed reviews. But it has potential and was very quick and easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe at Christmas for something different besides pumpkin bread, pie, etc. It was sooooooo good! It's rich, but so yummy! I would highly recommend this to the chocolate lovers out there! If you love Rocky Road you will love this!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved these and they are so simple to make. My very picky 7 year old asked for me. My only suggestion is to have a little extra icing as it "glues" the marshmellows to the brownies. I also used Hershey's Dark cocoa as a substitute for the regular cocoa and it was excellent. I too had it at 350 degrees and had to bake it an extra 10 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw Paula make this on t.v and it looked so good that I decided to make this cake for my husband and his co workers as a Christmas treat. The next day I had to send multiple copies of this recipe back to work with him. It' s inexpensive and really quick and easy. And I just cant say enough about how delicious it was. Gonna make it again for a New Years eve party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my kids last night and they were all looking for tupperware to take some home! I did bake it 10 minutes longer and used one cup brown sugar in place of the granulated sugar and it was fantastic!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Maybe those saying the cake wasn't done should purchase an oven thermometer. Oven temperatures can vary from oven to oven; even the placement inside the oven can make a difference. Please don't blast the recipe until you have tested your oven. Love ya, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this cake is the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
thanks for the recipe but when i baked the cake part of it, it was not fully cooked. I timed it and when I tried to take the cake out it was still liqudy so now i have to wait for it to cook longer. Thanks though Amber J.. please reply 11-15-09 item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been using healthier options for baking for the past 6 months. This is the first time I tried a chocolate cake. I will use this recipe for my basic chocolate cake. I did have to play around with the recipes for making this a healthy option. I did do the topping different. I used a brown rice marshmallow fluff, instead of the mini marshmallows. And for the chocolate sauce i melted some dark chocolate chips and soy milk and added crispy brown rice cereal to it, spread that over the fluff. It came out so good. The whole family loved it! I highly suggest trying this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I DON'T KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG, BUT IT DIDN'T COME OUT AS EXPECTED. NOW THAT I LOOK AT THE PICTURE, I PUT THE CHOCOLATE ON THE WRONG LAYER. I'M SURE IT'S SOMETHING I DID, BECAUSE I LOVE PAULA, AND EVERYTHING SHE MAKES IS GREAT. THE CHOCOLATE TASTED A LITTLE GRITTY. I ENDED UP THROWING MOST OF IT AWAY. AT ANY RATE, I STILL LOVE PAULA. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was delicious and very rich! My husband likes it as is, I prefer to warm mine up in the microwave and let the marshmellows and frosting drizzle down through the cake. Because it is a rich cake I cut it into smaller pieces and froze the extra for a later time. Thanks Paula for your version of MMC. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You people have no idea what Mississippi Mud Cake is supposed to be like and you might wanna research it before you post a bad review because of your ignorance. Paula's version here is beautiful and delicious. If you don't like sweets or butter, I suggest you stay away from Paula's recipes in general. But if you enjoy true Southern dishes like your Grandma used to make, use hers!!! This cake is wonderful, I do agree that the baking time is off by about 10-15 minutes, make sure your cake isn't too gooey in the middle, however a bit gooeyness is delightful! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The icing is just overbearing. The cake itself is really nice, but in the future.. I'd omit the marshmallows, and make a lighter icing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the directions, the part that states "Bring the butter, oil, cocoa, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan", is incorrect. You cannot add the 1/4 water to the chocolate mixture, it causes the chocolate to separate. I found this out the hard way. Had to dump the first batch. On the second try, I added the water and oil to the dry ingredients, and everything worked out fine. The cake tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake and everyone loved it. It had a great chocolate taste, not too sweet and very moist. You will need to keep this recipe. However, the instructions are not the clearest. To me the beginning of the recipe is written awkwardly. I combined the sugar, salt and flour in one bowl. Then made the chocolate mixture and added it to the flour mixture but did not mix the two together. Then I beat the eggs , baking soda, buttermilk and vanilla in another bowl and added it to the bowl with the flour and chocolate mixtures. Also it says to cool the cake "a bit". What does this mean? A minute or two or 10 to 15 minutes. I let the cake cool 5 minutes and then added the marshmallows. Finally, the icing did not cover the entire cake as well as I would have liked. The next time I make this cake I will add 3 additional tablespoons of milk to the icing and will pour the icing over the cake as soon as it comes off the stove. For those of us that have not baked for a long time recipes need to be very clear. Besides the issues with the way the recipe was written,this is a great cake that I will make over and over. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I baked your cake and it was delicious. Everyone loved it. I did have to bake it a little longer but other than that it went perfect. The icing tastes just like fudge. It was great. Thanks Paula for a great desert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to go along with my son's first bday cake....and it was sooo divine! Every last piece so eaten! It's rich of course hence the ingredients, but absolutely perfect!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far the best (so moist) chocolate cake I have ever had. I think the sweetness is perfect and I used a whole bag of marshmallows just like it says coupled with the icing in the recipe. And to anyone who does think this cake is to sweet I would say use a different frosting, buttercream would be great on this versatile cake, or drink a lot of milk with it. And hey its from the episode titled "Sweet Tooth". Thanks Paula! PS: Was shocked to see it only had an overall rating of 4 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good receipe, but it's really sweet...maybe a bit too sweet for me and my husband, I think it's the frosting that puts it over the top Also, the cooking time is a bit short, I had to add about 10 minutes onto the time for the cake portion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Paula Deen , I made this recipe to take on a picnic with the family. I was hoping it would be enough to feed 20 people but I ended up with 1/2 the pan left over because no one liked it. It had lots of my favorite ingredients but it was not at all good. The topping would be good to dress up a pan of box made brownies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for the first time for my husband and oh my goodness. It is so moist and so chocolatey. He fell in love!! I have made it several other times since then and it is always a huge hit. Thanks again Paula!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can only make it when I am giving it away. It is our faorite food. This is the best cake I have ever made and I bake and bake from scratch all the time. This is a chocolate lovers favorite fantasy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Paula Deen first and foremost. However, I have to join in and warn people that this recipe may not fit even the average chocolate lover. I made it for a party and took a slice out before taking it and decided to trash it. That's a lot of butter and sugar to thow away. Therefore, my advise for anyone who wants to try this is to try the icing in moderation and sweeten to taste. Use way less marshmallows too and add them (by layering) if you like it and decide you want more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great chocolate and my husband and I have been making this cake for years but this exact cake is from the Joy of Cooking and they call it the 'Texas sheet cake' item not reviewed by moderator and published
II made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday and it was wonderful! !! The cook time was off by 15 minutes or so. Very moist., and rich. The perfect chocolate lovers desert! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for my family for dessert tonight and we all loved it! The only difference was that I used salted butter instead of unsalted and it was delicious. We can't keep our forks out of it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very similar to the Mississippi Mud I've been making for years. The only difference is mine calls for 2 sticks of butter and no veg oil in the cake. It is one of my families favorites. I use alot less marshmallows, just because I'm not so big on them, but I sprinkle a bit of sweetened coconut flakes on top. I also leave off the nuts when serving to people I don't know well, alot of people are allergic. As for all those who where anoyed because this was "way to sweet", you can pretty much guess buy reading the recipe that it is going to be sweet. If you want to cut the sweetness, since unsweetened cocoa is used all you have to do is reduce the amount of sugar used. One more tip for those fo us who like the ooy, gooy before poring the icing on, use the pointy end of a chop stick and poke holes in the cake every inch or so. This will make the icing melt into the cake much more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the cake with the exception of the marshmallows. Even with that omission the cake is so sweet that even my kids didn't care for it. It's a shame, otherwise it is a very easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Paula and most of her cooking, but this is not the correct recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake. She used the recipe for the old fashioned Sheath Cake for the batter and that definitely is not correct. The MMC filling has no oil, water or buttermilk. Only wet ingredients are 2 sticks butter and 3 eggs. Also has coconut and nuts in the batter. The topping is marshmallow creme from the jar and is put on the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. and then the fudge icing and more nuts, it you like. Don't know how she got confused. item not reviewed by moderator and published
well i haven't made it yet, but my god did it make me sooooooooooo hungry just watching it on TV. mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm this will be my next dessert! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must respectfully disagree with the reviews here. Though not a difficult recipe to follow and the presentation looked great, I found the cake to be just a simple, overly sweet mass of goo that lacked any real "personality." Giving it three stars because 2 would mean "poor" and I wouldn't go that far, but definitely only "average." item not reviewed by moderator and published
i call it my "who loves you" cake,i baked it till the toothpick was clean. then i cooled it put the marshmallows on then using low-broil puffed my mm's not browned it took only one minute.. i was out of cocoa so i used dark baking chocolate for the topping oh yeah and i warm it a bit 30 sec's on medium and its not too sweet like that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is very yummy and it is fun to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake was easy to make. My 10 yr old daughter enjoyed helping me make it. It turned out really good, but we did have to bake it an extra 5-10 min. It was sweet, but like the previous reviewer said, the cake is not that sweet and it compliments the icing. We all enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is great and easy to make. I made it for my husband on Father's Day and then again for a picnic. The only problem that I've had is that the cooking time is a bit off and it is still liquid in the middle after 25 minutes. The first time I made it I left it in the oven for longer and it was sorta dry. This time I dropped the temperature to 250 and let it bake for 10 more minutes. It was perfect in the middle, and not dry on the outside. Also-only eat a little piece at a time...this cake is SWEET! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this cake very easy to make and everyone LOVED it. My mother-in-law, who is quite the chef, could not get enough of it and insisted I share the recipe!! The only issue I had was the baking time. It did take considerably longer then the 25 mins. listed. I will make this again and again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the reviews I was a little worried about making this. First of all some of the people that made this cake do not cook very often. Mississippi Mud Cake is not supposed to have melted marshmallows. The chocolate frosting is supposed to be sweet and sugary. It complements the cake which is not so sweet. There is no misprint with the confectioners' sugar it is a one pound box, as it is if you compare to other recipes. It is rich and sweet(as cakes and icing are) and is very good. Recommend to anyone who like a good recipe and follows directions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor, moist, messy, can't get any better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and sooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this cake. It's very easy to make. This was my 1st 'scratch' cake, I took it to work and all of my co workers loved it. I've made 2 cakes in one week. This time i used marshmellow fluff and spread a thin layer before pouring the frosting. If I make it again with marshmellows I would only use 1/4 to 1/2 of the bag. A few tips: sift,sift,sift the flour, sugar, and cocoa; when making the frosting: put the milk and cocoa in the saucepan 1st and warm it up a bit then add the butter and melt on low heat, when adding the powdered sugar add it quickly and use a wire whisk. I highly recommend this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is another mouth watering recipe from Paula Deen. Everyone raved about it, even though it was stored in the oven after the oven was cooled and later my sister turned the oven on and forgot the cake was in there. It was actually really good and gooey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best cake I have ever tasted...I have to say it is better than the family recipe...but I'll never admit that to them...I was the hit of the day at our Family reunion...Thanks Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a younger woman and the other day was my mother's birthday. She had told me that this was her favorite cake and I decided to bake it for her. She loved it. And so did everyone who tried it. Even my picky younger sister loved the cake and can't wait for me to bake it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for my 16th birthday and it was the heart of the party. it was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Brought back memories of being a kid and living on the farm. Although back then we did not have any frosting, that was something we only got on special occasions. This recipe was absolutely wonderful!!!! Everyone loved it. All my family wants the recipe!!! Another great recipe from Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ilove this recipe, it is one of my fave. when I took a bite it was like I was in heaven and on one else was there. Paula is my Fave. on the foodnet, I try and watch it when I can and I have alot of your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is absolutely awesome. I have made it several times for functions that require cover dish, each time I came home with a empty dish. It is also simple to make. It can be mixed with a fork or spoon, you don't really need a mixer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for my Ladies Circle at Church, and they all liked it very much. I did have to let it bake for 35 min., insted of 25 min. as it was not done in the middle. It was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I know Rodger will love this as he thinks there is nothing but chocolate item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cooking time was way too short; I wound up cooking the cake for 41 minutes, then I removed it from the oven and put the marshmallows on (I only used half a bag), put it in the oven for a few minutes more to soften the marshmallows, then removed from oven and poured the icing on top. The cake is extremely sweet. I agree with another reviewer that there may have been a typo in the recipe, especially the cooking time. At 25 minutes the cake was still liquid in the middle. I wish they would carefully check these recipes before putting them online. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this but then again I LOVE sweets!! WE have been making a simple version of this for years and all you do is back your favorite chocolate cake mix and while it is hot dump on some mini-marshmallows and heat a container of store bought canned frosting in the microwave a few seconds to make it a little thin. Drizzle that on top and let it cool. With the left over frosting after it has cooled we frost a graham cracker and then top it with another graham cracker. FANTASTIC!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so Sinful you can't just eat one item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula Deen is a wonderful chef. I love to watch her shows. I was looking for a Mississippi Mud Cake recipe that was close to the one my momma made me when I was 5 years old. My mom had lost her recipe and I read this to her over the phone and she said it was close to it but she couldn't remember the entire recipe. I saw the picture of the cake and it looked similar to hers as well. Thank you Paula for making such a close replica of the cake I remember having as a child. I am going to make it for my children on Mother's day. I hope mine turns out as pretty as yours. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can usually handle very sweet treats, but the icing for this cake was sickeningly sweet! Maybe using half the confectioner's sugar would make a difference, but I do not plan to waste my time trying to tweak this receipe. (I made it for my sister-in-law's birthday and she and the other guests said they liked it, but I was absolutely embarrassed to claim that I made it.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
this cake paula is so good it was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So rich and chocklode you can feel the pownds being added on whith every bite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is a slice of heaven! Read other reviews first and made a few adjustments - used a jar of marshmallow cream instead of the mini marshmallows, and used about 1/2 a box of powdered sugar for the frosting instead of a whole box. May need to cook a little longer - cake was a little undercooked, but very fudgy and delicious anyway! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cake was nice and moist, but the marshmallows didn't melt, and the frosting was much too sweet. Marshmallow Fluff would have been better than the marshmallow layer. And the frosting should have been a darker bittersweet topping to balance the marshmallow layer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake to b ring along on a visit to my in-laws and it was a great success! Everyone loved it! It is fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great moist cake.....everyone will love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The icing was not good, pure sugar. You probably only need 1/2 box confectioners sugar. The chocolate turned light with all that sugar, picture on the recipe and when she made it on her show, the chocolate icing was much darker. Maybe a typo on the website. JF in NPR, FL item not reviewed by moderator and published
the cake was too floury and the topping was way too sweet. There was too much of it for that size of cake. The rest went in the trash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cake was good, but this was way too much work for a sugary mud called topping. Don't waste your time and calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recent reviews almost scared me away, but I kept telling myself that the recipe looks great. I made it today for my Bible study group tonight, and, of course, had to sneak a taste. It is "out of this world" as Paula would say! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE CAKE WASN'T BAD BUT THE TOPPING WAS JUST WAY TO SWEET. I LOVE PAULA BUT THIS ONE TASTES LIKE SLUDGE. STAY AWAY FROM THIS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
However it took forever and the end product was soo bad even my kids didnt want to touch it. It's way too sweet and tasted horrible i ended up throwing all of it away. I love paula and will continue to try her recipes but this one wasn't for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it look great item not reviewed by moderator and published

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