Mississippi Mud Cake from Tyler Texas

  • Yield: 12 servings


2sticks butter or margarine
1/2cup cocoa
1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
pinch salt
2cups sugar
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2cups chopped nuts
1teaspoon vanilla
Miniature marshmallows
1box powdered sugar
1/2cup whole milk
1/3cup cocoa
1/2stick softened butter or margarine


  1. Melt butter and cocoa together.  Remove from heat and stir in flour, salt, sugar and beaten eggs; mix well.  Add nuts and vanilla.  Spoon batter into a greased 13x9x2 inch cake pan.  Bake at 350F for 35 to 45 minutes.  Sprinkle marshmallows on top of warm cake and return to oven just to melt, not to brown.  Cover with chocolate frosting.
  2. For the frosting.  Combine sugar, milk, cocoa, and softened butter.  Mix until smooth and spread on hot cake.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Tyler’s Cooking Through Rose-Colored Glasses (The Junior League of Tyler, Tx., 1975).