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Sarah-Jane's New South Mississippi Mud Cake 7/30/15

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Sarah-Jane's New South Mississippi Mud Cake


For the cake:

1/3 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup chopped pecans

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

7-ounces marshmallow cream

For the chocolate icing:

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa

¼ cup fat free evaporated milk

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


To make the cake:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar together in a mixer until smooth. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add to the wet ingredients in the mixer and beat at a low speed until well combined. Fold in the pecans.

Spray a 13 x 9-inch backing dish with cooking spray and pour prepared batter into it. Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until just set (toothpick will not come out clean-that would mean the cake is overbaked). When cake comes out of the oven, spread the marshmallow cream over the top.

Meanwhile, make the icing:

Combine the cocoa, evaporated milk, melted butter, and salt in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Immediately drizzle icing evenly over the marshmallow cream layer of the baked cake. Let cool slightly and enjoy! Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving: 260 calories, 10g fat, 4g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 42g carbs, 1g fiber, 30g sugars, 3g protein.

Traditional Mississippi Mud Cake Nutrition facts per serving: 570 calories, 32g fat, 15g saturated fat, 115mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 69g carbs, 2g fiber, 53g sugars, 5g protein.

THE NEW SOUTH VERSION SAVES YOU: 310 calories, 22g fat, 11g saturated fat, and 23g sugar per serving!!! 

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