Recipe courtesy of Sue Seratt

Mississippi Mud Cake

  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

Cake: 

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

Frosting:

1 pound confectioners' sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

1 cup melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. To make cake, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time beating after each. Add flour, cocoa, salt, vanilla and pecans and beat. Place in buttered 9 by 13-inch baking pan. Cut and waxed paper to fit bottom of pan, then butter the paper. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack and remove waxed paper. For frosting, sift sugar and cocoa together. Add butter, vanilla, and pecans and mix well. Spread over top of cake.

Frosting:

  1. For frosting, sift sugar and cocoa together. Add butter, vanilla, and pecans and mix well. Spread over top of cake.
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