Hershey’s Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe: How To Make It?

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a Hershey’s Mississippi Mud Cake recipe and a Hershey chocolate sheet cake recipe. If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll definitely want to try one of these cakes – as they’re mouthwateringly good! A Mississippi mud cake is an extremely popular dessert, but what makes it taste even better, and even more chocolate-y? Hershey’s chocolate! Let’s take a look at the recipes.

Hershey’s Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

Let’s take a look at how to make the infamous Mississippi mud cake. This recipe is from Hershey Land, and it’s one of the best available to follow.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 6 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/3 cup of Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar

Recipe

Once you have your ingredients, all you need to do is:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a baking pan
  2. Grab a bowl and mix the sugar, vanilla, and butter until it reaches a creamy texture. One at a time, slowly add the eggs. Do not add the next, until the previous is mixed in.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir the cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour. Mix well and then add into the butter mixture
  4. Add the pecans and mix well. Now pour the mixture into your greased pan
  5. Bake for around 15-18 minutes. They should be springy in the center. Now place the marshmallows over the top and bake until marshmallows have melted
  6. Remove from oven and spread the marshmallows. Now it’s time to add the frosting (we’ll be taking a look at how to make that next)
  7. Add the frosting and your cake is ready to be cut into squares!

Why is it called Mississippi Mud cake?

Hershey Cake Frosting Recipe

The frosting is incredibly easy to make, and you need very little to make it. Your frosting will be ready in around 5 minutes! This frosting recipe is another from Hershey Land.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 2 2/3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Recipe

  • Whip butter in a bowl. Now it’s time to add the sugar and cocoa. Do this alternately with milk. Beat until you have a frosting-like consistency. You may need to add more milk, so have some at hand. Once the right consistency, stir in the vanilla and your frosting is ready!

Hershey Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

A sheet cake is the perfect cake for any occasion – but particularly, birthdays. And what better sheet cake than a Hershey’s sheet cake? This cake is super easy to make, and most definitely a people pleaser. This Family-Favorite Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe is from Lil’ Luna. Let’s take a look at how to make it.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

Cake

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Hershey’s cocoa
  • 3 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of hot water

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 4-6 teaspoons of cocoa
  • 4-6 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

Recipe

Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to get baking – and it couldn’t be simpler!

Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Grab all of your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt) and mix well in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oil, buttermilk, and hot water. Mix well and then add to your bowl of dry ingredients. Be sure that the mixture is combined well
  4. Spoon the mixture into a well-greased baking pan and place in the oven
  5. Bake for around 2o minutes
  6. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a wire rack

Frosting

  1. Grab a medium pot, and melt your butter (be careful not to leave it on the heat for too long)
  2. Now add your cocoa, milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar to the melted butter (be sure to mix sift your powdered sugar beforehand to ensure it’s as smooth as possible)
  3. Combine well and spread over warm cake
  4. You may add sprinkles if you wish

What’s The Difference Between Chocolate Cake And Mud Cake?

In reality, there is very little difference. However, when it comes to mud cake, you use more liquid ingredients; such as melted chocolate, melted butter, and cream. Mud cake tends to be far gooier and even more chocolatey, which is never a bad thing!

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to learn how to perfect a Hershey’s Mississippi mud cake recipe. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, and it’s not difficult to see why it’s so popular. Whether you choose a sheet cake or Mississippi mud cake, these desserts will satisfy the greatest of chocolate lovers and it’ll be ready in less than an hour – making it the perfect treat.

Do you know of any other Mississippi Mud Cake recipes that you’d like to share? Or any secret ingredients that enhance the mud cake even further? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

What is a Mississippi mud cake made of?

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FAQs

What is a Mississippi Mud Cake Made Of?

A Mississippi mud cake is simple - a standard chocolate cake, but with warm chocolate frosting and melted marshmallows as a topping. It's full of chocolate and has a slightly nutty taste, that you won't be able to resist. It usually has a crumbly crust and is most often served with ice cream.

Why is it Called Mississippi Mud Cake?

No one can be really sure why it's called the Mississippi mud cake, but people speculate that it's because it looks familiar to the banks of the Mississippi river. Others claim it's because the layers of thick chocolate frosting, and melted marshmallow look like mud. One thing that's for sure, people are certain it originated in the state of Mississippi, and it's a popular dessert throughout the US. 

Hershey's Mississippi Mud Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Grease a baking pan.
  • Grab a bowl and mix the sugar, vanilla, and butter until it reaches a creamy texture. One at a time, slowly add the eggs. Do not add the next, until the previous is mixed in.
  • In a separate bowl, stir the cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour. Mix well and then add into the butter mixture.
  • Add the pecans and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into your greased pan.
  • Bake for around 15-18 minutes. They should be springy in the center.
  • Now place the marshmallows over the top and bake until marshmallows have melted.
  • Remove from oven and spread the marshmallows.
  • Now it's time to add the frosting (we'll be taking a look at how to make that next).
  • Add the frosting and your cake is ready to be cut into squares!

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