By Adrianna Zampieri
It’s time to put on your baking gloves to prepare for the next Aggie football game. On October 3, Texas A&M will be facing Mississippi State at Kyle Field, and what’s the perfect addition to your upcoming tailgate or viewing party? A Mississippi mud cake. Enjoy a slice (or seven) while gearing up for the #14 Aggies impending victory and stake in the SEC West against the #21 Bulldogs.
Paula Deen’s Mississippi Mud Cake
What You Will Need for the Cake:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 bag miniature marshmallows
Here’s What You Need for the Icing:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 1 (1-pound) box confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Here’s How to Do It:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
- Combine the sugar, salt, and flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add to the flour mixture.
- Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well, and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
- While the cake is baking, make the icing by melting the butter in the cocoa and milk over low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts and the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, and when it cools a bit cover it with miniature marshmallows. Pour the warm icing over the cake and the marshmallows. Cool the cake before serving.
No-Bake Mississippi Mud Cake
Don’t have time to bake? No worries! Just use this recipe to whip up a quick and delicious no-bake alternative that will be sure to please the crowd.
What You Will Need:
- 1 package of regular Oreos
- 1 large box of instant chocolate pudding
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 containers of 8 ounces Cool Whip
Here’s How to Do It:
- Crush the Oreos into crumbs with a food processor. Save 1/2 cup of the crumbs to sprinkle on top of the mud pie when it’s done.
- Melt the butter and combine with the Oreo crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9X13 pan, creating the crust.
- Mix the chocolate pudding according to the package directions, and place it into the fridge to set.
- In another bowl, blend the cream cheese. When it is smooth, add the powdered sugar and mix together. Then fold in the contents of one of the 8 ounces containers of Cool Whip.
- Top the Oreo crust with the cream cheese mix, then the pudding, top with the remaining Cool Whip, and lastly, sprinkle with the remaining Oreo crumbs.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve at your BTHO Mississippi State party.