Monday, 18 April 2016

Mississipi Mud Cake

I made a Mississippi Mud Pie a few years ago. It turned out all gooey and not very held together and pie like.  And that failed attempt was one of those where you just never want to bother trying it again and so I didn't. But recently I've been hoarding on Marshmallow bags, only because my older daughter loves it and now that she has discovered it's hiding place the bag needs to be used up before it all ends up in her tummy! 

I had 4 birthdays coming up at work within a span of a week to 10 days. I wasn't going to bake 4 cakes - NO WAY! Don't have the bandwidth or the love to dedicate myself in the kitchen every single day as much as I love to bake. So, the simple option was to bake ONE cake and let them all enjoy it family style. 

The cake is easy peasy, it's one my standard chocolate cake recipes you can't go wrong with, layer with marshmallows, bake in the oven till melted, pour chocolate frosting on top, let it set and you're done! 

Ingredients: 
2 C flour
2 C sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp baking Powder
1 C oil
2 eggs
1 C Milk
1 C hot water
2/3 C cocoa
1 tsp vanilla 
2 C Mini Marshmallows 

Frosting:
1/3 C butter
1/3 C milk
1/3 C Cocoa 
3 C icing Sugar 

Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C and line a 9 inch spring-foam cake pan
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients for the cake and in a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients
  3. Bring the dry and wet ingredients together until it forms a smooth batter and bake in the oven until a stick is inserted and it comes out clean
  4. While the cake hot, sprinkle the top of the cake with Marshmallows covering the top completely. Bake in the oven for 2-3 mins until melted or brown at the top 
  5. Finally for the frosting, melt the butter in a saucepan, add milk and cocoa until it forms a thick paste. Remove from heat and add the icing sugar until it forms into a frosting
  6. Pour frosting all over the cake and let it set in the fridge
  7. Serve cold or at room temperature 


Cover the cake with mini Marshmallows and bake in oven 

Drizzle with melted chocolate and let it sot in the fridge to set 

Chow down, like there's no tomorrow