Today’s recipe is another one of my grandmother’s that was featured in our local newspaper in 1987. However, as much as I love her cake, I decided to make a different frosting that I found in our church’s cookbook. My decision was based on the fact that the newspaper did not print her frosting recipe correctly, and I was out of evaporated milk. The cake layer was so incredibly simple. Oh my. I kept looking for more things to do. So simple, wow. The only hard part was spreading the frosting over the marshmallows. I was glad to see that the other recipe I used gave instructions on length of time to wait before spreading. I remember watching my grandmother make this as a little girl, but I do not recall watching her do the hard part of spreading the frosting.
This would be an excellent potluck dish or good for funeral food. The cake is soft with a mild chocolate flavor. However, the frosting is very sweet with lots of chocolaty goodness. Next time I will put nuts in it and on top. It needed the little pops of protein. Today just happens to be my Mimi's 90th birthday, and soon you will see what I made for her party.
Mississippi Fudge Cake
2 sticks of butter, melted
1/3 cup cocoa
Melt butter. Add cocoa a little at a time and cool.
1 ½ cup flour
2 cups sugar
Combine butter mixture with the rest of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Pour into greased 9 x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cake will be soft.
Sprinkle ¾ of a 10 oz. package of miniature marshmallows over hot cake and return to the oven for 10 minutes or until melted.
1 lb box of confectioner’s sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 stick of butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c nuts (optional)
Mix sugar and cocoa together. Mix in melted butter. Add milk, vanilla, and nuts. Spread frosting over cake after it has cooled for 1 hour.
Happy 90th Birthday Mimi!!!