April 3, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things: Cake

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Today's Blogging A to Z Challenge, with my theme of "A Few of My Favorite Things",  is all about the letter "C".

My most favorite cake is Mississippi Mud Cake and my mother used to make the best one ever.  Mississippi Mud Cake is very rich and I can only eat one piece.  But it is oh so yummy.  I don't have mom's recipe but about a year ago I found a similar recipe at www.food.com.

                                                                          Source: food.com viaShannon on Pinterest

Mississippi Mud Cake

1 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs , slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans (optional)
4 cups mini marshmallows

Chocolate frosting
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar , sifted
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup softened butter

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the cocoa and stir. Remove from the heat. Pour butter mixture into a mixing bowl and add sugar and eggs. Mix until blended. Add the vanilla. Mix in the flour and salt.Stir in the pecans. Put batter into prepared pan and cook for 35 minutes or until done.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

For the frosting: Combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread frosting on cooled cake. If your frosting is too thick, add more milk.


  1. That sure looks yummy. I bake when I can't write, which makes my husband go: "Hmm, nice - writer's block."

  2. Yum! Powdered sugar makes for the best icing!

    Just stopping by from the A to Z Challenge. I like your theme!

  3. Oh wow, I may hit the grocery store on my way home from work so we can make this tonight. It looks delicious!

  4. Oh man, that looks and sounds really good! I love chocolate and marshmallows.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  5. I am here from the A-Z challenge. I like your topic, favoutite things. What a great way to write down some of your history for your family. Someday I hope to do this for my kiddos and grand daughter.

    My mom used to always make us a German Chocolate Cake. I like having memories of her associated with some goods we eat today. Makes me feel a sense of connection.

    The cake above looks so delish. And wahoo, I have all the ingredients!!! I foresee a cake in my future.


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