Alma Lee’s Recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake

A few weeks ago,  I posted of my search for a Mississippi Mud Cake recipe. A family member, who is battling an illness, reminisced  about his granny preparing this special dish.  My niece, Terra, claims that her Aunt Alma Lee makes the best Mississippi Mud Cake.Alma

In the south, we like to know family connections, so I’ll explain my family tie. Terra is my sister’s daughter.  Alma Lee is sister to Terra’s paternal grandmother, Lila. I’m sure many of my Scottsville, Kentucky friends have enjoyed Alma Lee’s special dessert.

This picture of Alma Lee was taken on her birthday.  The tulips on the table give this secret away, because Alma’s son always sends a bouquet of her favorite flower on her birthday.

I’m sending a cyber-hug to Alma Lee for sharing her recipe.

Aunt Alma Lee’s Recipe for Mississippi Mud CakeMississippi_Mud_cake

Cake Ingredients
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 ½ cup plain flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cocoa
3 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
12 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows.

Frosting Ingredients
1 1/2 stick unsweetened butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 lb. Confectioner sugar
1 cup nuts

Cake Directions
Mix sugar, oil, eggs, flour, salt,cocoa, and vanilla together; add nuts. Pour into greased pan and cook for 30 minutes at 300°. When done, turn off oven; remove cake and cover top with miniature marshmallows. Return the cake to the warm oven while  you make the frosting.

Frosting Directions
Mix butter, cocoa, milk, and vanilla. Cook over low heat while you slowly add 1 pound Confectioner sugar. Mix well and add 1 cup nuts. Spread over cake while hot.


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Shelia Stovall is a Southern, small-town librarian, and has an understanding of what women like to read. She is a member of ACFW and is currently the Treasurer of the Middle Tennessee ACFW Chapter. Shelia is a member of the Ky. Public Library Association and the American Library Association. Her short story, The Barber’s Sanctuary, won the fiction division of Kentucky Monthly’s sixth annual Writer’s Showcase in the November 2013 issue. Shelia is a weekly columnist for the Citizen-Times, based in Scottsville, Ky. Shelia’s Southern, small-town roots have given her an understanding of community and women's friendships. Her writing deals with difficult contemporary issues, but there’s always a thread of hope amid the calamity. Shelia is passionate about African missions and has traveled to Africa annually for the past four years. Community service is also important to Shelia, and she has volunteered as a crew chief for five years at Camp Habitat, (a Christian youth service camp that partners with Habitat for Humanity).

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