Snack Like a Southerner: Mississippi Mud Cake


-2 cups sugar
-1 1/2 cup butter
-1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
-4 eggs
-2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
-1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1tsp baking powder
-2tsp vanilla extract
-12oz marshmallow fluff
-3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar
-2tbsp evaporated milk

Step One:
"Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease one 13x9 inch baking pan."

Step Two:
"Cream together 1/3 cup of the cocoa, white sugar, and 1 cup of the butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and beat well."

Step Three:
"Mix flour, baking powder, coconut, and chopped pecans together. Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture and stir until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan."

Step Four:
"Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes."

Step Five:
"Smooth marshmallow cream over top of cake while still hot. Let cake cool completely then ice with chocolate icing."


Step One:
"Beat together the confectioner's sugar, the remaining 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Continue to beat and add enough evaporated milk to make icing spread on cake.


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