Mississippi Mud Cake Madness

To me, Super Bowl Sunday is all about football, commercials and good (usually not healthy) food.

This year, my fiance and I ventured out into the suburbs to watch the Super Bowl with our families.

Of course, there was no way I was going to show up to the party empty handed. So Friday night I scoured my cooking books for a tasty dessert I could bring.

That’s when I saw a recipe I pinned on Pinterest called “Mississippi Mud Cake” from Tastes Better From Scratch.

I immediately knew this is what I was going to make. (What can I say, I love chocolate!)

You start out by making a simple chocolate cake, like Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix. Once the cake is done baking you take a bag of mini marshmallows and pour it on top of the cake. You then throw the cake back in the oven for 2-3 minutes of until the marshmallows have expanded and are slowly beginning to melt.

Here’s where the recipe got hard (for me).

The recipe called for making the frosting yourself, which I’d never done before. Needless to say, it didn’t turn out.


Here’s what happened. I used the wrong size pan – so my ingredients mixed to quickly and then took in to much oxygen.

What I learned?

  1. Use the right size pan
  2. Burnt chocolate smells…BAD

Hey, at least I tried! I ended up running to the grocery store right down the street and picking up some whipped chocolate frosting to smoother on top of my marshmallows.

Here’s the final product.

Despite my mishap in the kitchen, the cake was delicious. The marshmallows really helped transform the otherwise plain chocolate cake.

I can’t wait to make this recipe again. Hopefully next time I won’t end up with a kitchen smelling like burnt chocolate!

***This recipe was found on Tastes Better From Scratch 



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