Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake

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Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake


This cake is as much fun to make as it is to eat.

Servings: 16 to 20 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Cake:
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
4 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Frosting:
1 16-ounce box light brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 10.5-ounce package miniature marshmallows


 

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease a 13x9x2-inch pan. 

Stir cocoa into mixing bowl with butter. 

Add eggs, flour, sugar, salt and 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 butter together. 

Add cocoa, milk and vanilla and beat until smooth. 

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

Pour frosting over marshmallows on top.

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Looking for easy deserts and I knew Ms Paula was the place to search...it was easy and oh so good...Thank you Ms Dean you made my family very happy...

By mskdpoole on December 13, 2013

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Iwould like to see the recipe for Crackle .I watched this on one of Paula's shows she had a guest it called for Almonds Choc CHIPS AND Carmel, Thank you .

By Anonymous on October 05, 2013

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Love the cake, but that icing has turned out out gritty twice now. What happened?

By Julie S Cannon on July 20, 2013

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I made this last night. Love the brownie part the chocolate topping was extremely gritty. No matter what I did the texture was terrible. The brown sugar never melted. I even put it in a double broiler and it still did nothing.. Any tips?

By Liz Kozloski on May 20, 2013

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HEY PAULA MY NAME IS DIANA LOWERY FROM LUMBERTON N.C.I WATCH YOUR SHOW ALL THE TIME I HAVE SOME OF YOUR DISHES ALSO BUT I DONT HAVE ANY OF YOUR COOKBOOKS YET I USUALLY GO ON THE INTERNET FOR YOUR RECIPES. KEEP ON COOKING GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAPPY EASTER 3-27-2013

By DIANA LOWERY on March 27, 2013

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Hi, I just made this for the first time and it was really good. I am just wanting to know if it needs to be placed in the fridge after it is done? I guess if it did you would have mentioned it but just want to be on the safe side and ask. Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes!!! Keep'em coming Paula smile

By Angela on November 04, 2012

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I love your cooking. i know you are busy but you just dont know how much i admire how you took yourself from poor to superstar with hard work and you can tell how much your boys love you.I had a shirt made yrs ago that say's GRITS Girls Raised In The South I was trying to send it to you but just couldn't find out where to send it to I hope you get this i just love everything you make. well that's a fib but I like 98 percent of it.I have read your books and you know what no one is perfect.hold your head up high girl men make us do some crazy things. love jeanie

By jeanie sheppard sturgeon on October 29, 2012

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yummmmmmmmmy!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous on July 21, 2012

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This cake is AMAZING!!! It's addicting! I do have a tip though. I wasn't sure if we were supposed to let the cake cool off before cutting it or just dig right in, I guess you can do either. So after I got the cake out I poured the icing over it and we didn't use marshmallows since we are vegetarian. Then we tried it and the cake fell apart but it was still good. And now after it's cooled off today I tried it and it tastes so much better and the cake stayed together. I would let the cake cook off before you eat it.

By bethany on March 21, 2012

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hi paula, i am an avid fan of yours,and use a lot of your recipes. i am origially from bessemer,ala. a little town just right next door from birmingham,ala. boy,what a change. i do love it here,still haven't gotten use the weather though.love,love,love your show,people here think your crazy if you say you had butter beans and corn bread.correct me if i'm wrong,but i thought you mentioned another grandchild, if so,congrats. we also enjoy seeing and hearing about your family.take care of yourself,my son in law also has type 2 diabetes,and it has been a challenge for my daughter.i have to say my she has really been good about changeing is eating habits.we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. sincerely, evelyn. ps. absolutely love this cake.

By evelyn wyatt on January 20, 2012

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amazing!!!!!!!!! My family loves it!!!! Thank you Paula!

By Tatana Todd on November 12, 2011

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This cake was unbelievable. So delicious. I made for a family party and was gone within minutes. My own family asked me to make another one the next day so that they could have it all to themselves!

By Laura on July 01, 2011

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By christalamos on June 28, 2011

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I love your books and find the recipes wonderful, I bought one of your books last year spring it has some great recepies in it, how ever it came up missing, I am trying to remember one that I fell in love with, it was a dessert that was layered with coconut pudding frozen strawberry bannana and that is all I can remember, can you help me out I would go back and buy the book if i could remember the front cover lol, I have your cookware and it is great, in fact all that you do is wonderful:) Best Regards Dee Cole

By dee cole on May 04, 2011

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I made this cake yesterday, and followed the directtion. However when making the frosting, my brown sugar did not disolve.I then heated the mixture over low heat for a couple of minutes. It stil had a granular texture. What did I do wrong? Thanks for your imput. Nancy

By nancy on February 12, 2011

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YUMMY! (:

By Destiny Cole on December 15, 2010

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This cake was awesome, thanks Paula

By Mary12 on August 02, 2009

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