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This recipe for MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE, by , is from The Standley Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Frances Standley
Added: Tuesday, May 26, 2009


2 sticks butter
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. unsweetened baking cocoa
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. walnuts (chopped)
1 1/2 c. coconut

1 jar marshmallow creme

1 box powdered sugar
1 c. butter
1/2 c. canned milk
1/2 c. coconut
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/2 c. cocoa

Cream together butter, sugar, cocoa; add eggs and vanilla and mix in flour, coconut, and nuts. Bake in a 9x13 pan at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Pour the jar of marshmallow creme over the hot cake and as it melts, spread it gently over the whole cake. Mix the icing ingredients together and spread gently over the marshmallow creme.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If you make this cake with Doug Garrett around, make sure to stand back out of the way. He LOVES this cake.




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