Friday, July 2, 2010

Mississippi Mud Cake (Kinda like brownies)

Mom: Love these brownies. Dad and I R inhaling them.
So funny when parents learn to text. They aren't brownies ma; they're cake! Mississippi Mud Cake, to be specific. And she is right. They are off the chain. Rich, gooey, dark and wonderful. These will please you if you have a taste for something special...and kids will love the mess they are capable of making! I'm sorry my pictures aren't too high quality. It was dark and I was heading out of town...
Obviously back to United Cakes of America, Amie and I set off to Mis'ippi for an absolutely-out-of-this-world-needs-a-glass-of-milk-cake.

Now, if you don't love chocolate--stop reading. You won't be amused at the copious amounts that are tossed into this cake. To be fair, we are warned by the title (mud) and in the description it said to serve with napkins. Oh Warren! You're so silly, and honest.
Like I said a few posts ago, I finally got a kitchen scale, and I think it truly is making a difference in my cooking. The weight-to-measuring  cup difference is astounding. So, buy one, and then try this recipe. First, a few pictures of the process...

Marshmallows!
Layering
Melty topping...

Anyway, here it is, and, I’m going to put the weight of the ingredients with the approximate conversion to measuring cups…I can’t be responsible for those results, though!

What ya need:
Dry--
7 oz AP Flour (1.5 cups)
3 oz Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (3/4 cup)
½ tsp Salt

Wet—
2 tbsp Heavy Cream
9 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, Melted
8 oz Unsalted Butter (very soft!)
16 oz Granulated Sugar (2 cups)
2 Whole Eggs
2 Egg Yolks

Topping--
3 cups Mini Marshmallows

 “Mud” Icing--
4 oz Unsalted Butter, Melted (1 stick)
1 oz Cocoa Powder (1/4 cup)
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
6 oz Sifted Confectioners Sugar (4 cups)
5 oz Bittersweet Chocolate, melted

What ya do:
1. Preheat the oven to 325 and grease a 9x13 inch pan
2. Measure the dry and wet ingredients into separate bowls and set aside
3. Combine butter, sugar in a standing mixer and mix on low for 3 minutes. Add eggs and yolks before mixture creams
4. Add dry ingredients and mix briefly, without fully comining
5. Stop mixer. Scrape batter off beater and fold in chocolate by hand
6. Pour into pan and bake 25-30 minutes. Unlike a usual cake, an inserted toothpick should come out with crumbs on it
7. Top with mini marshmallows and return to oven for 5 more minues
8. Let it COOL!!!!
9. For icing, combine all ingredients in bowl and whisk slowly to blend. Try to limit incorporating a lot of air, so stir s-l-o-w-l-y
10. Pour over cooled cake and spread! Enjoy!!

19 comments:

Christina said...

mmm wow marshmallowy brownies! delish!

The Mom Chef said...

It's time like these that my hips are so glad I don't like chocolate (though my family would LOVE them).

Monet said...

This looks like ooey, gooey goodness. My husband would just adore a pan of these!

Gwen said...

Holy goodness! I can't wait to have a good excuse to make these.... maybe for a work function or for my husband & co-workers. I'm afraid I would eat the whole pan!!! ;-)
just started following you! can't wait for more yummy posts!
check my blog out if you wanna!
happy sharing!

Le said...

this is perfection! Seriously. I'm literally drooling. What gets better than chocolate and marshmallows?

Lauren said...

Hey, something about this seems very dangerous. And appealing. Ahh yum. Have a great long weekend!

Lauren, Lauren's Little Kitchen :)

P.S. I have been "thinking" about making banana bread/muffins for hours now. Blahhh

Drick said...

have not made a mud since I was testing recipes for my cookbook - this one sounds incredible.......

Cook with Madin said...

Wow, that really looks chewy, gooey cake. My husband will surely love this. He's a chocoholic. Thank you for sharing.

Chef Dennis said...

you can call them what ever you want, just don;t forget to call me!! They look incredible!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I think I just gained 5 pounds by looking at this. It would be worth every bite.

Ray Cray said...

Wonderful. Gooey, and chocolately. The ultimate combination. Bravo.
Your friend,
Ray Cray

Cookbook Queen said...

I love Mississippi Mud cake!! Looks yummy.

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

These would be a huge hit in my house! They look amazing!!

Magic of Spice said...

Looks amazing!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

These look so sticky and chocolaty, just wonderfully fun things to eat. How long did it last in your house?

Jessie -- The Messie Kitchen said...

Thank you for all the nice comments. These were a HUGE hit. They lasted less than two days in my house. Wonderful and highly recommended.

The Food Apprecianado said...

Now THAT's what I call a cake! I can't wait until I have a weekend to try to put one together.

The Food Apprecianado said...

Now THAT's what I call a cake! I can't wait until I have a weekend to try to put one together.

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous! One question: When does the cream that's listed in the wet ingredients go in? It's not mentioned in the directions. Thanks!