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Microwave Mississippi Mud Cake I

Rated as 4.35 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my husband's favorites - it tastes great warm with ice cream and has the consistency of a brownie."
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Ingredients

servings 305 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 7 1/2 x 11 3/4 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Put 1 cup butter or margarine into large mixing bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until melted.
  2. Stir in 2 cups white sugar and cocoa. Add eggs and vanilla; beat vigorously until well-blended. Stir in flour, nuts and salt. Let batter "rest" for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour into an 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 pan. Place on a plastic trivet or inverted saucer in oven. Microwave on medium 9 minutes, rotating dish 1/2 turn after 3 minutes.
  4. Microwave on high 3-5 minutes rotating dish 1/2 turn once, until top is mostly dry with moist spots and pick comes out clean. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over top of cake. Let stand about 5 minutes until marshmallows are slightly melted.
  5. To Make Frosting: Melt 1/2 cup butter in large bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Add 4 cups confectioners' sugar and beat vigorously until smooth. Spread evenly over marshmallows. Let stand on flat surface 30 minutes until slightly warm or cool completely. Makes 16 very rich servings as this is a very dense cake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 305 calories; 13.7 g fat; 45.3 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; 62 mg cholesterol; 121 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made half a batch to try this one out. Everything cooked very well, the consistency was good, it was pretty easy to make. All good points. I'm giving it 4 stars for those facts. We did NOT l...

Most helpful critical review

This was so far from a cake it was pitiful. Several people asked what kind of brownie mix I used! If you want "chewy" fine. If you want a cake keep looking.

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I made half a batch to try this one out. Everything cooked very well, the consistency was good, it was pretty easy to make. All good points. I'm giving it 4 stars for those facts. We did NOT l...

It was super quick. I was craving something chocolate and this fixed it. I quartered the recipe and it cooked in 5 minutes. I topped it with chocolate syrup instead of making the frosting. I coo...

I finally tried this recipe, and the reviews were so right! This cake is so simple to make and it turned out very dense and rich like a brownie. It was almost too chocolately for my tastes but e...

I tried making this recipe in the oven AND in a muffin pan. I wanted little Mississippi cupcakes, it turned out great. I baked it at 375 degrees farenheit (or Gas Mark 4) for 18 minutes. I also ...

This was awesome. My microwave is small so I used a 8 x 8 pyrex pan. Be sure not to overbake or the edges will be hard as a rock. The middle can be a bit gooey. I thought frosting would be o...

Oh so easy!! I've been trying micro dessert recipes lately -- as my sons keep asking after dinner, "What's for dessert?" (been at gramma's too often I think!)Anyway, this one was fast, easy and...

This was so far from a cake it was pitiful. Several people asked what kind of brownie mix I used! If you want "chewy" fine. If you want a cake keep looking.

This recipe actually turned out great! I was checking out recipes that I can make with my daughter's kindergarten class. I made this by cutting the recipe in half. I sprayed a glass bowl (white ...

Wow this is fudgy tasting, which I love! I didn't use the frosting, since this cake is so rich and chocolatey on its own. I cooked mine for about 8 1/2 mins, and it was perfectly done without ...