This very unusual cake recipe uses marshmallow cream in the batter for a taste everyone will love.

Carol
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch cake pan.

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  • In a large sauce pan over low heat, melt 1 cup of the butter with the cocoa. Stir often. Remove from heat and add white sugar, beat well. Beat in eggs one at a time.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and stir into the egg mixture. Stir in the chopped nuts and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes. Remove cake from oven and spread the marshmallow cream over the cake. Spoon chocolate icing over marshmallow topping while the cake is still hot and spread. The cake will get "muddied" by the spreading action.

  • To Make Icing: Beat together the remaining 1/4 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the milk, and the confectioner's sugar. Once well combined spoon over the still hot cake.

Nutrition Facts

332.6 calories; 3.9 g protein; 47 g carbohydrates; 56.8 mg cholesterol; 158.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
Awesome Cake made it for a family get together and everyone loved it. The only thing i changed was substituting pecans for the walnuts. And I will probably only bake it 30 minutes the next time i make it so it will have more of a cake like texture. But loved the taste YUM.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2007
This is not really cake but rather a brownie with a sweet frosting. I have a true sweet tooth and this was too sweet for me. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
Awesome Cake made it for a family get together and everyone loved it. The only thing i changed was substituting pecans for the walnuts. And I will probably only bake it 30 minutes the next time i make it so it will have more of a cake like texture. But loved the taste YUM.... Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
Awesome Cake made it for a family get together and everyone loved it. The only thing i changed was substituting pecans for the walnuts. And I will probably only bake it 30 minutes the next time i make it so it will have more of a cake like texture. But loved the taste YUM.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2005
These really should be called mississippi mud brownies. They are so dense and thick - just like the perfect brownie. My boyfriend and I absolutely LOVED this recipe. I may use the base "cake" part as my regular brownie recipe. Thank you so much! Fabulous dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2002
I made this cake for my husband's birthday and everyone that ate any wanted the recipe. It is absolutely delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
This is really more like a brownie than a cake. It is pretty dense really chewy... and really fabulous! I'd definitely make it again. I made this recipe exactly as noted except I also ground up some Oreos and added on top the icing to give the "mud" cake a "dirt" topping. I also added some gummy worms on top just for fun. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
4.5 stars! But three things: 1) I forgot the nuts; 2) I made it the night before and served it cold -- which I loved; and 3) I was appalled by the amount of sugar in this recipe and had to reduce it somehow. I ended up cutting back the amount of powdered sugar in the recipe by a full cup (down to 2c) and it was perfect. I loved the ooey-gooeyness (sp?) of it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2007
I have been searching for this recipe it is very close to one my grandma used to make! Thank You it's awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Made this recipe exactly as stated so good and easy! If I don't have nuts on had I just substitute coconut. I think it's a little bit better with coconut:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2005
I love this cake. It seemed a little more like a brownie. It didn't rise very high but gosh it is a great sweet. I might bake it a less then the 35 minutes. I left out the nuts because some people just don't like nuts and it is wonderful without them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
Oh my goodness! This is the one! If you are looking for amazing ooey gooey goodness this is perfect. Wow! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2007
This is not really cake but rather a brownie with a sweet frosting. I have a true sweet tooth and this was too sweet for me. Read More
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