Thursday, October 6

Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake

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This is my first recipe ever from Paula Deen. I love Paula! I have her baking/cooking products and have no idea why it took me this long to try one of her recipes. 

This cake is delish!!! Rich and decadent and definitely party worthy.

1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 half cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

1, 16 oz box light brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1, 10.5 oz package miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350

Grease 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan

Stir cocoa in mixing bowl with butter. Add eggs, flour, sugar, salt and vanilla.  Beat well with mixer. Fold in nuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.

While cake is baking, prepare frosting.

Scald the milk. 
How to scald milk:

1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, add milk and heat on medium-low.
2. Stir frequently to ensure milk doesn't thicken and burn on bottom of pan.
3. Keep heating the milk until it starts to steam and small bubbles start to form around the edges of the pan.
 *It's important not to boil the milk!

Beat the brown sugar and butter together. Add cocoa, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. 

Remove cake from oven when done and pour marshmallows over the hot cake.

Pour frosting over marshmallows on top.

Do you wonder why the cake looks like someone took a bite out of it? Well, someone did. His name is John and he is lucky he is cute!

NOTE: Both the cake and the frosting are "gritty". Great texture and it should be, after all it's a mud cake...
Also I will make one change the next time I make this. We didn't care for the massive amount of marshmallows used for the topping. Instead of using a full 10.5 oz bag, I will just cover the top completely with one layer. 


Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sheri!
This cake looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing. Have a good Thursday.

Erin Wallace said...

Her recipes are amazing and I love her! Anyone who wishes she could deep fry butter is alright with me :) But really, if it's a recipe by Paula or either of her sons you are guaranteed a fantastic result. Am excited to try this.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I love Paula deen and this cake looks phenomenal!! Hope you are having a great day. said...

That looks delicious Sheri! Yummy.

Sheri said...

Hello Judy! Hope you had/are having a good day too!

Erin, yes, another Paula fan. I tried another one and loved that too. I think I might have pinned her whole website now!

Thanks, Melissa, hope you are having a great day too!

Thank you Mr.Sultan!

Kati said...

Just looking at the picture made my mouth water! ;) Looks so very delicious!

Bob ButterBottom said...

Paula Deen recipes, like all of life's great vices, are amazing, but must be kept to small doses. Her 'pumpkin gooey bars' have pretty much replaced pumpkin pie in our house on Thanksgiving. The photography here is just as good as the food though. cheers

Anonymous said...

Here from the blog hop! That cake looks delish! Thanks for sharing - definitely going to have to try this one!