*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                            Mississippi Mud Cake
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         THE CAKE
      1/2  Pound         Butter
    2      Cup           Sugar
    4                    Eggs
    1 1/2  Cup           Flour
      1/3  Cup           Unsweetened cocoa
    1      Cup           Coarsely chopped pecans
    1      Teaspoon      Pure vanilla extract
    3      Cup           Miniature marshmallows OR
                         Large marsmallows cut into
                         1/2 pieces
                         THE ICING
      1/2  Pound         Butter
    1 1/2  Cup           Confectioner’s sugar
      1/3  Cup           Unsweetened cocoa
    1      Cup           Coarsely chopped pecans
      1/2  Cup           Evaporated milk
 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. To prepare the cake batter, combine the butter
and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Beat well until creamy.  Add the eggs, 1 at a time,
beating thoroughly after each addition. 3. Sift together the flour and cocoa. 
Fold this into the creamed mixture.  Add the chopped nuts and the vanilla.  Beat
well. 4. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.  Add a little
flour and shake it around to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.  Shake out the
excess. 5. Spoon the cake batter into the pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Remove
from the oven and sprinkle the top with the marshmallows. Return to the oven and
bake about 10 minutes, until the marshmallows are melted and starting to brown. 
Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan about 30 minutes. 6. Meanwhile,
prepare the icing.  Melt the butter in a saucepan. 7. Sift together the
confectioner’s sugar and cocoa.  Stir this into the butter along with the nuts
and milk.  Spread this over the cake!
  and let stand until thoroughly cooled. 8. Cut into slices and serve. 
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