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Recipe for family meals :

Mississippi Mud Cake

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created from recipes contributed form all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came. It would be a shame not to share them with you for this reason alone.

This recipe is one such recipe. If you know where it originated, or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.


1/2 cup butter, softened
3 x eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup and 1 /12 tbsp cocoa
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 chocolate frosting
1/4 cup and 2 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
10 oz marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup and 3 tbsp warm milk
16 oz powdered sugar, sifted


  • Cream the butter and gradually adding the sugar, beating well as you do so.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder and then combine with the salt and the cocoa. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla and pecans.
  • Spoon mixture into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch glass baking pan. Bake at 180°C for about 15 minutes until the top is barely soft to the touch.
  • Remove the cake from oven and cover top with marshmallows.
  • Return to oven for a further 2 minutes or until marshmallows are soft.
  • Spread the marshmallows over the cake and immediately cover with chocolate frosting.
  • Let frosting harden before cutting the cake into squares.

To make the chocolate frosting:

  • Cream butter and add cocoa, mixing well.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar, adding warm milk as necessary, until you achieve a spreading consistency.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Spread immediately over warm marshmallows.

Serves 8