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Chocolate Mud Cake

"What makes this recipe surprising is that the frosting is poured on the marshmallow-covered cake while it is still warm."

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups marshmallows

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 dash salt

Instructions

  1. I medium saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa, sugar, and eggs, beating well.
  2. Add flour, salt, vanilla, and chopped nuts, making sure it is well beaten.
  3. Pour into 9x13 greased pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 25-30minutes until cake no longer sticks to toothpick when tested.
  5. Cover with marshmallows immediately after removing from oven.
  6. Immediately begin frosting. In medium saucepan, melt butter, milk, and cocoa, mixing well until mixture is smooth.
  7. Beat in sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy.
  8. Pour on cake while still warm. Frosting will soak into cake and some marshmallows will be visible.

Recipe Notes

(Group 20 Barbecues and Picnics, Card, 41) Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Oven temperature: 350 Serves: 15