Mississippi Mud Cake


Who wouldn’t love to enjoy a homemade chocolate cake? I am fond of chocolate cake and especially if you have so many kids in the family who waits for this cake every time. The delicious topping and the warm chocolate dripping in your mouth is a feeling that you will never forget. Moreover, the melted marshmallows are just the perfect thing that makes this cake one of its types.

Whenever I want to make a chocolate cake, I quickly think about the Mississippi mud cake recipe. I learned it a long time ago and have been making this for many years. The layers are way too soft and you can feel the chocolate deep into the layers and in your mouth. It is called mud cake because of a reason because of the topping and its frosting. Moreover, it is one of the easiest cakes to make at home. You just need a flat 9×13 pan for this recipe.

A lot of people use buttermilk in their recipe but I substituted with milk a little sour cream that keeps your cake moist. You are going to love that it will remain the same. The chocolate frosting in this recipe is perfect to use for your other cakes as well as the Texas sheet cake.

What you will need:

  • Flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Oil (canola or vegetable)
  • Vanilla essence
  • Boiling water
  • Milk
  • Sour cream milk
  • Mini marshmallows (for topping)
  • Butter (for frosting)
  • Cocoa butter (for frosting)
  • Powdered sugar (for frosting)

Mississippi Mud Cake

You can make the cake in advance too like 1-2 days before the actual day you want to cook it. It is perfect at room or refrigerator temperature. Moreover, it stays perfect for 3 months in your freezer.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi Mud Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12


  • Flour 2 cups
  • Granulated sugar 1 and a half cups
  • Brown sugar half cup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Eggs 2
  • Baking soda 1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder 1 tablespoon
  • Half cup of cocoa powder
  • Half cup of oil You can use either canola or vegetable oil
  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
  • Boiling water 1 cup
  • Milk 6 tablespoons
  • Sour cream milk 3 tablespoons

For the topping:

  • 1 pack of mini marshmallows
  • Butter 1 cup
  • Milk 6 tablespoons
  • Cocoa butter 2 tablespoons
  • Powdered sugar 3 cup
  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the recommended baking pan.
  • Take a bowl and add all the dry ingredients in it and mix it well.
  • In another bowl, add the other ingredients and beat it at high speed. Add the dry ingredients to that bowl and mix it well.
  • Transfer to the baking pan and bake it for 28-30 minutes. You will know when it’s done by checking it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, your cake is done.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and add the marshmallows to the top of the hot cake. Cover your cake with the marshmallows and bake it for 2-3 minutes. The melted marshmallows are a treat.
  • For the frosting add the butter to a saucepan and heat it. Pour the milk, cocoa powder and whisk in on a medium flame. Add the mixture to an electric mixer with the last two ingredients and mix it.
  • Keep it in the fridge and let it cool and add over the top of the cake. You can let your topping cool for half an hour. The cake can be served hot or let cool for some hours.


1 Comment

  1. Faith

    What is sour cream milk ??? Do you mean just sour cream or what

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