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Mississippi Mud Cake


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Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 bag miniature marshmallows
Icing:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 (1-pound) box ising sugar
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350*F. Grease & flour a 13" x 9" baking pan.


Combine the sugar, salt, & flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa, & 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add to the flour mixture.


Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, & vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well, & pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.


While the cake is baking, make the icing by melting the butter in the cocoa & milk over low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts & the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, & when it cools a bit cover it with miniature marshmallows. Pour the warm icing over the cake & the marshmallows. Cool the cake before serving.


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