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Mississippi mud cake is an old favorite. Long before The Food Network and popular cookbooks written by celebrity chefs, my momma used to make Mississippi mud a lot.
For Christmas this year in my search for soul food desserts, I made one too. I used Paula Deen’s recipe.
It was fine, but my cake was very, very dry. Mud cake should be very, very moist. I followed her recipe to the T, but something did not go right. We did like the addition of pecans, though.
Next time, I will stick with Momma’s recipe written here in her words:
2 cups sugar mixed with 2 cups of self-rising flour. Set aside.
Take 1 cup water, 1/4 cup of oil, 1 stick of oleo, and 3 tablespoons of cocoa mix and boil together.
Pour the mixtures together.
Beat in two eggs and add 1/2 cup buttermilk mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon of vanilla.
Bake 30 minutes at 350 in a large flat pan.
For the icing-1 stick of oleo, 6 tablespoons of milk, 3 tablespoons of cocoa, 1 tablespoon of vanilla-boil all together and add 1 box of sifted powdered sugar.
Put miniature marshmallows or marshmallow creme on the hot cake and pour the icing over the whole thing.
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