How To: Make mud cake

Make mud cake

Mud cake might not sound very good but it sure tastes great. Try out this fun cake for a birthday, a party or just because. This mix of rich chocolate, nuts and a fluffy marshmallow top is sure to brighten any day.

Mud cake, or Mississippi mud cake as it is sometimes called, has many variations. And they're all delicious!

You Will Need

  * ½ c. of butter
  * 1 c. of sugar
  * 2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  * 3 eggs
  * ¾ c. flour
  * 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  * ½ tsp. baking powder
  * Pinch of salt
  * 1 c. chopped pecans
  * 2 c. mini-marshmallows
  * 6 tbsp. softened butter
  * 2? c. powdered sugar
  * ½ c. cocoa powder
  * ? c. milk

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Make the batter

Combine the butter, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract, and the eggs in a mixing bowl, beating them thoroughly together.

Step 3: Mix dry ingredients

Mix the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in another mixing bowl. Add this and the chopped pecans to the batter and blend thoroughly.

Step 4: Pour batter

Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 5: Spread marshmallows

Spread marshmallows over the top of the cake as soon as it is taken out of the oven, and then put it back in for two minutes so that the marshmallows melt.

Step 6: Mix frosting

Mix the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and the remaining vanilla extract.

If the frosting comes out too dry, add more milk.

Step 7: Add frosting

Spread the frosting mixture over the top of cake as soon as it is removed from the oven the second time. Allow the cake to cool before cutting and serving.

Muddy Waters, a Mississippi native, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won six Grammy Awards in his lifetime.

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