Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

My mom used to make this cake all the time when I was little.  It is the most delicate, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake ever.  I asked her where the recipe came from, and she has been making it so long she couldn't remember.  She thinks my aunt, Pam, may have given it to her, but she's not sure.  At any rate, this recipe is obviously a keeper, because I make it several times a year myself.  And it never sticks around for long!

Ingredients:
2 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. cocoa
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk (milk w/ vinegar okay substitute)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 sticks margarine (butter okay substitute)
1 cup water

Sift flour, sugar, salt (do not skip the sifting step with this cake - it will end up lumpy and gross if you don't do it).  Bring margarine, water, and cocoa to a boil (should be a pretty decent boil).  Pour over flour mixture.  Mix eggs, soda, buttermilk, and extracts.  Pour into other mixture and stir well.  Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350* for 35 minutes.  Frost cake immediately:
1/2 stick margarine (butter okay substitute)
1/2 box powdered sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa
3 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix margarine, cocoa, and milk.  Heat but don't boil until margarine melts and mixture is well blended.  Add sugar and vanilla and pour over cake. 

24 comments:

Sarah Knight said...

Oh, that looks delicious!
: )

Dianna said...

I've always heard about this cake, but I've never made it. And I can't say that I've ever eaten it. Just may have to try it! It wouldn't last long at our house either!

Melodie said...

As I sit here waiting for my oatmeal to cook I keep thinking this would be a much better breakfast,lol!

Samantha said...

I haven't made this in forever..soooo good!!!

Jill said...

That looks so good!

Jen said...

Looks soooo good! I'm a sucker for a chocolate cake :)

Meredith said...

yummmmmmmm.....

so not fair that I am hungry after a run (ish) when I see this and those pictures.....

:)

Meredith

Valerie said...

That wouldn't last long at my house either! YUM!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This really looks wonderful!

Chris said...

Up another waist size for me...lol

I'll have to start running my ass off!

A Quiet Corner said...

YUMMMMY...I'm making this one! Surprised?...:)JP

Ginny said...

This looks great and I can't wait to try it, but I have read it twice and don't see the sitting part...? I don't want to ruin it!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I could go for a piece right now. Looks wonderful, Lisa. :)

Angela said...

I think they used to make that at school for lunch. They don't make anything good like that anymore though. The cooks don't want to cook so everything is prepared and ready to serve!

Chatty Crone said...

This one I can do!

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

I could go for a slice of that right now. And a big glass of milk :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks and sounds delicious, Lisa.... YUM..
Hugs,
Betsy

Tipper said...

YUM-I haven't had one of those in ages-but I want one now : )

Jill said...

Yummmmm!!!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Oh, that looks divine! I LOVE chocolate. I think I could eat that for breakfast this morning. :)

Sandy said...

I am not a big chocolate fan, but that looks really good. Looks very moist and almost brownie like to me.

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Oh My! I am drooling all over the keyboard on this one.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That looks so good!!!

Rose Pink said...

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! It really melts in your mouth and it goes great with some vanilla ice-cream and some fresh fruits form the garden!