Chocolatey Goodness!

June 8th was my sister's birthday and I promised I would make her a dessert of her choice. She chose Mississippi Mud Cake. The recipe came from the Food Network courtesy of Paula Deen. Once I started baking I realized that the recipe seemed a little strange...

I should have taken pictures as the recipe progressed because the recipe was quite different from anything I’ve ever seen. Initially you combine butter, oil, cocoa powder and get this – WATER! In a saucepan and melt them all together. The mixture comes together initially but separates and becomes quite chunky as it comes to a boil (as per recipe instructions). I started panicking a little at this point but my mom convinced me to keep going and just follow the instructions (thank goodness for mom’s!!!). Once I took it off the heat and mixed it with the flour, sugar and salt it came together much nicer and began to resemble something edible though it was still quite crumbly. Then added the buttermilk, vanilla, eggs and baking soda and it looked heavenly.

Baked the recipe in a 9x13 inch pan, but should have used a deeper pan since once the brownie rose up a bit there wasn’t much room left for the marshmallows and chocolate icing! Definitely looked decadent once it was assembled. Here are some pics of the finished product:

More posts to follow this weekend... I have three types of wine to try out and will be sure to share the details with you!


  1. I have one question for you. Does it go well with beer?

  2. Doug - I don't drink beer, but I surveyed my husband and he told me to pass along the following message: "Everything goes well with beer. As a fellow man, he should already know that!" Hope this answers your question!

  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. this is the one you made for breakfast one day. delicious!!!!!!

  4. Yes! This is the one I brought in for breakfast for you guys one day! Glad you liked it. :)