Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 45 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1/2 cup cocoa, plus 1/3 cup for frosting
  • 1 cup butter, melted, plus 1/4 cup softened for frosting
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, plus 1 teaspoon for frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (16 oz) box light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350°.


Grease a 13x9x2-inch pan.


Stir 1/2 cup cocoa into mixing bowl with 1 cup butter.


Add eggs, flour, sugar, salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla.


Beat well with a mixer.


Fold in nuts.


Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.


While cake is baking, prepare frosting.


Scald the milk.


Beat the brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter together.


Add 1/3 cup cocoa, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until smooth.


Remove cake from oven when done and pour marshmallows over hot cake.


Pour frosting over marshmallows on top.

Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake


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1 Review

KATHLEEN 7/7/2015
I'm no chef or g

I'm no chef or great baker, but I always follow a recipe verbatim the first time I use it. I thought at the time maybe the recipe was missing some ingredients because the cake came out very very dry and gritty.
So I looked up the recipe again, and no there are no missing ingredients published. If I attempt this recipe again I will have to alter it quite a bit to make it moist and gooey.

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