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Chocolate and marshmallow. A pretty amazing combination.
Because I am an overplanner and my biggest fear in life is running out of food, I decided that maybe the S’mores Bar, Italian Soda Bar and the Roasted Corn, Strawberry and Avocado Salsa I made for our Labor Day potluck BBQ might not be enough. Never mind that there were 12 other families attending, all of them bringing something too! Yeah, I have issues. Anyone else have that issue?
I decided that a Mississippi Mud Cake was needed. So I made one. I think everyone at the party is glad I did. You just can’t go wrong with chocolate and marshmallow.
The cake is made in a jelly roll pan so it makes a lot which is perfect for a potluck! I also made half with nuts and half without. I am a without nuts girl myself. Love nuts, just not in my baked goods.
I spent quite a bit of time looking through my cake recipes. I almost went with lemon but I kept coming back to chocolate and marshmallow. So glad I did.
Recipe fromSouthern Living Our Best Ever Cakes & Pies
Mississippi Mud Cake
1 C butter
1 (4oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 C sugar
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C unsweetened c ocoa
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp salt
1 (10.5 oz.) bag miniature marshmallows
1 C chopped pecans, optional
Preheat oven to 350. Combine butter and semisweet chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat at high for 1 minute or until melted and smooth. Stir at 30 second intervals.
Add sugar, flour, cocoa, eggs, vanilla and salt into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes of until marshmallows begin to brown. Remove from oven and drizzle warm cake with chocolate frosting (see below)
1/2 C butter
1/3 C milk
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa
1 -16 oz. package powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add in milk and cocoa, and bring mixture to a boil. Stir constantly. Remove from heat. Add in powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Add vanilla. Use immediately. If you need to thin it out add a little milk. Sprinkle with chopped nuts