Nani's Cranny

Mississippi Mud Cake

This is an old family favorite recipe from a friend of a friend who was raised in the south. You can’t beat this for a deliciously decadent dessert.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 7 ounce jar mashmallow creme


  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter, add sugar, cocoa,flour and eggs. Beat together by hand. Fold in coconut and pecans. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and spread marshmallow creme over cake. Let cool.
Melt butter, chocolate and milk over low head. Add sugar and vanilla, spread over marshmallow creme.


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