Mississippi Mud Cake


Merry Christmas to all!! Complements of the season!!

That time of the year when all my neighbour’s homes smell of delicious goodies coming out. Today is the day I see what smelled so good. I have on my table some very rich bebinca, cakes and amazing variety of kulkul, doce, marzipan and cookies!!

All my attention, since morning is flitting from one tray to another,each vying for my attention!!  The only thought that I have one stomach, that is frantically signally to me to PLEASE STOP is distressing to say the least.

Anyway coming to today’s post for the BM#35 that is about bookmarked recipes I will like to share is Mississippi  Mud Cake from Cakes Galore by Valerie Barrett.

Why this called so?  Probably because the cake looks like the thick mud at the banks of Mississippi river. Do not let the name put you off try it.

  • 250 g butter
  • 250g sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten (see notes)
  • 115 g  milk compound (see notes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 225 gram flour
  • 4 tblspn unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100 grms walnuts, chopped(See notes)
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Grease a 30 x 11 cm tin.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together till fluffy.
  • Gradually beat the eggs in the mixture.
  • Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture and the walnuts. Fold till well mixed.
  • Spoon the mixture in the tin and level the surface.
  • Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or till the skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes ten turn out on the wire rack and cool completely.
  1. I made it eggless today to carry for some friends. Substituted with ¾ cups of curds.
  2. The original recipe called for dark bitter chocolate I used milk compound as I wanted to finish it.
  3. The original recipe called for pecans. Today I have used just chocolate chips.
  4. There is a very delicious icing that the book carries but in my house the cakes just disappear so I have never tried it out.
  5. Take a look at my today’s cake. The icing is from here.


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11 thoughts on “Mississippi Mud Cake

  1. The Editor December 26, 2013 at 6:01 am Reply

    I always wondered what a Mississippi Mud Cake was…this looks great…

  2. Nalini December 26, 2013 at 9:01 am Reply

    Cake looks so delicious and loved the texture of the cake…

  3. Sapana behl December 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm Reply

    We did enjoyed it last to last month and yours looks absolutely wonderful !

  4. Chef Mireille December 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm Reply

    one of my faves although I’ve never made it myself – not to be critical but the traditional Southern version usually has a melted chocolate filling that oozes out of the center when you cut it and that is why it is called mud cake

    • themadscientistskitchen December 28, 2013 at 11:11 pm Reply

      They wow something that I have to try out Mir. Do you have the recipe? thanks for the info Mir as the reply I got when I googled was what I have said I assumed it was correct.

  5. usha December 31, 2013 at 7:25 am Reply

    Cake looks good!

  6. Namrata December 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm Reply

    your cake looks great!

  7. Srivalli January 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I like the texture Archana..wish it was eggless..

  8. Pavani January 2, 2014 at 8:15 am Reply

    Mississippi mud cake looks awesome.

  9. Sandhya Ramakrishnan January 3, 2014 at 8:39 am Reply

    Sounds and looks delicious! Would love to dig into it 🙂

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