Pioneer Woman Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Did you know Mississippi mud cake is layers of chocolate and marshmallows? When you take your first bite, you can feel how moist the cake is. If you are a chocolate lover, then this pioneer woman’s recipe is for you. You can assume that this is a Classic Chocolate Cake with a twist of marshmallows.

Pioneer Woman Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Pioneer Woman Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Here you can find all the ingredients you need for this recipe.


  • Chopped  pecans 1 cup

  • Unsweetened  cocoa ½ cup

  • Butter  1 cup

  • Large  eggs  4

  • Semi-sweet  chocolate baking bar, chopped 1 (4oz.)

  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp.

  • Sugar   2 cups

  • Salt ¾ tsp

  • All-purpose  flour  1 ½ cups

  • Mini-marshmallows 1 (10.5 oz.) bag

  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Butter   ½ cup

  • Powdered sugar 1 lb.

  • Unsweetened  cocoa  ⅓ cup

  • Vanilla extract  1 tsp. 

  • Milk ⅓ cup

how to make Pioneer Woman Mississippi Mud Cake

  • Toast The Pecans:  Take a baking tray and put pecans in a single layer on a baking tray. Bake the pecans at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
    Toast The Pecans
  • Melt The Chocolate:  Take a bowl and put 1 cup butter and grated semisweet chocolate. Melt it at high for 1 minute or until melted and smooth.
    Melt The Chocolate
  • Mixing Time: Now take Whisk and stir sugar, eggs, Vanilla extract, All-purpose flour, Salt,  into the chocolate mixture.  Pour batter into a greased jelly-roll pan.
    Mixing Time
  •  Baking Time: Bake the cake at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove it from the oven, and sprinkle evenly with marshmallows. Again bake for 5 to 7 minutes until just before turning brown. 
     Baking Time
  • Chocolate Frosting:  Now take a pan and add butter. When the butter is melted add unsweetened cocoa, milk, powdered sugar and stir it continuously. Then add vanilla extract and turn off the heat. Now you need an electric beater to mix the chocolate frosting evenly. 
    Chocolate Frosting
  • Top Coat And Serving:  Pure your chocolate frosting into the marshmallow layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle it with toasted pecans. And your mud cake is ready to serve.
    Top Coat And Serving

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Final Word:

The Pioneer Woman Mississippi Mud Cake is a Homemade chocolate cake with melted marshmallows, and a warm chocolate frosting. When I try the recipe, It’s  much better than I expected. You can try the Pioneer Woman’s Mississippi Mud Cake recipe. I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed with it.

And if you’re looking for more delicious dessert ideas, be sure to try Pioneer Woman’s famous banana pudding. It’s the perfect companion to this classic chocolate cake.

Last Updated on December 24, 2022 by Eleanor

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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