Making this cake did bring out my inner van Gogh. In all those swirls one might find Starry Night or The Scream. Mississippi Mud is a classic dessert that is supposed to mirror the mud of Mississippi. This is some fine looking mud. I do not care for the cloyingly sweet, thick, ultra gooey Missi Muds I have had in my past but I do go for that topping; marshmallowy, chocolatey good stuff. So I have lightened the load by simply baking a Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake and topping it with a super easy, super quick Mississippi Mud-type Frosting. This way you can eat a piece without feeling so sick.
Top your favorite still hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate cake with Marshmallow Cream. Let sit a few minutes to melt then spread evenly over the entire cake. In a small sauce pan, melt butter and add semi-sweet chocolate chips, stir until smooth. Pour over marshmallow cream and swirl. If you want “rocks” in your mud swirl in pecans. Serves about 12.
Lunch Packing Tip
Before placing a piece of cake in plastic wrap or a small container, cut the bottom off the piece and place it over the frosting, turning your cake into a cake sandwich. All or most of the frosting will stay on the cake and not its wrapper. Will the cake sandwich be the new cupcake?