Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mississippi Mud Cupcakes



This months theme for Cupcake Hero is marshmallow. You could use marshmallows or marshmallow fluff, either in the batter, topping, or icing. This cake is my son, Blake's, favorite cake. He asks for this cake for his birthday. My one favorite thing to make is marshmallows. I make them for every occasion that I can. There is just something about sticking the white fluff in the fridge overnight, and then when you go to cut them, that they really did turn into marshmallows that makes me giddy!

This recipe normally makes a 9x13 inch cake, and you leave it in the pan, so you can pour the icing on while it is warm...I had a little trouble with that on these cupcakes. So, I waited until they cooled before I iced them.

Mississippi Mud Cupcakes:

1 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 all-purpose flour

Dash of salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped pecan

4 cups miniature marshmallows**

**Again, I made marshmallows and cut them into 1/2 inch squares

Chocolate Frosting:

1 (16oz.) package powdered sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup cocoa

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Combine butter and coca in a medium saucepan. cook over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat; transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and eggs; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add flour, salt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into greased 9x13 inch pan, or a cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes for the cake, or about 15 minutes for cupcakes. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows over hot cake, or top cupcake with marshmallows. If making the cake, immediately spread frosting over marshmallows. If making cupcakes, I would let the cupcakes and marshmallows cool before frosting.

This recipe made 2 dozen cupcakes.

To make the chocolate frosting:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth, adding an additional tablespoon of milk if frosting is too stiff.

Makes 2 cups.

19 comments:

CB said...

Dang girl! You are on the ball this month. Looks so yummy... Great job!
-Clara

slush said...

They look awesome! Ill take gooey frosting over the picture perfect any day. Thanks April!

Jaime said...

mmmm! i have never made marshmallows before, so cool!

Erin said...

These look so yummy! I have made Mississippi Mud Cake before and they look amazing as cupcakes. I love the frosting! I'll have to give the marshmallow recipe a try too!

Joy the Baker said...

Those look gooey and delicious! I love that you made marshmallows too!

Deborah said...

I love the chocolate oozing down the side - yum!

Megan said...

Love mississippi mud pie and in a cupcake form, maybe it would help me with portion control. You cant take a sliver of a cupcake. Well, you can, but I probably wouldn't.

lemontartlet said...

Want! These look so tasty, and exactlly the sort of thing that I love. Missippi Mud anything is usually a good thing.

Tempered Woman said...

Wow~ those look sinfully good. Where is that marshmallow recipe girl? No fair hiding it ;-)
I agree on sloppy gooey frosting, it just screams EAT ME!

Madam Chow said...

I love this cake - I had it for the first time when I was 15 and I babysat one of my neighbors. It was a revelation!

smellslikehome said...

this looks incredible!!

marye said...

those are ..just...wow.
::marye wipes slobber off the computer screen::::

marie said...

thanks for commenting on my mousse, just wanted to say these cakes look delicious! Yummy :)

Cakespy said...

I think this would fall into that category known as "crazy delicious". Like whoa.

CB said...

Your cupcake has been chosen for ATC’s Weekly Cupcake Collection! Click the link to see more. Looking forward to your next cupcake creation!

http://tinyurl.com/34tnpr

SweetDesigns said...

YUM!!! they look amazing..great job!

Tartelette said...

They look fabulous! They would last about 5 minutes at our house. Heck! Who am I kidding...2 minutes top!!

sera said...

they worked really well.. altho the icing was way to watery for me so i added more icing sugar.
The actual cupcakes turned out soo good! Yumm :)

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mississippi Mud Cupcakes



This months theme for Cupcake Hero is marshmallow. You could use marshmallows or marshmallow fluff, either in the batter, topping, or icing. This cake is my son, Blake's, favorite cake. He asks for this cake for his birthday. My one favorite thing to make is marshmallows. I make them for every occasion that I can. There is just something about sticking the white fluff in the fridge overnight, and then when you go to cut them, that they really did turn into marshmallows that makes me giddy!

This recipe normally makes a 9x13 inch cake, and you leave it in the pan, so you can pour the icing on while it is warm...I had a little trouble with that on these cupcakes. So, I waited until they cooled before I iced them.

Mississippi Mud Cupcakes:

1 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 all-purpose flour

Dash of salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped pecan

4 cups miniature marshmallows**

**Again, I made marshmallows and cut them into 1/2 inch squares

Chocolate Frosting:

1 (16oz.) package powdered sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup cocoa

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Combine butter and coca in a medium saucepan. cook over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat; transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and eggs; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add flour, salt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into greased 9x13 inch pan, or a cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes for the cake, or about 15 minutes for cupcakes. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows over hot cake, or top cupcake with marshmallows. If making the cake, immediately spread frosting over marshmallows. If making cupcakes, I would let the cupcakes and marshmallows cool before frosting.

This recipe made 2 dozen cupcakes.

To make the chocolate frosting:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until smooth, adding an additional tablespoon of milk if frosting is too stiff.

Makes 2 cups.

19 comments:

CB said...

Dang girl! You are on the ball this month. Looks so yummy... Great job!
-Clara

slush said...

They look awesome! Ill take gooey frosting over the picture perfect any day. Thanks April!

Jaime said...

mmmm! i have never made marshmallows before, so cool!

Erin said...

These look so yummy! I have made Mississippi Mud Cake before and they look amazing as cupcakes. I love the frosting! I'll have to give the marshmallow recipe a try too!

Joy the Baker said...

Those look gooey and delicious! I love that you made marshmallows too!

Deborah said...

I love the chocolate oozing down the side - yum!

Megan said...

Love mississippi mud pie and in a cupcake form, maybe it would help me with portion control. You cant take a sliver of a cupcake. Well, you can, but I probably wouldn't.

lemontartlet said...

Want! These look so tasty, and exactlly the sort of thing that I love. Missippi Mud anything is usually a good thing.

Tempered Woman said...

Wow~ those look sinfully good. Where is that marshmallow recipe girl? No fair hiding it ;-)
I agree on sloppy gooey frosting, it just screams EAT ME!

Madam Chow said...

I love this cake - I had it for the first time when I was 15 and I babysat one of my neighbors. It was a revelation!

smellslikehome said...

this looks incredible!!

marye said...

those are ..just...wow.
::marye wipes slobber off the computer screen::::

marie said...

thanks for commenting on my mousse, just wanted to say these cakes look delicious! Yummy :)

Cakespy said...

I think this would fall into that category known as "crazy delicious". Like whoa.

CB said...

Your cupcake has been chosen for ATC’s Weekly Cupcake Collection! Click the link to see more. Looking forward to your next cupcake creation!

http://tinyurl.com/34tnpr

SweetDesigns said...

YUM!!! they look amazing..great job!

Tartelette said...

They look fabulous! They would last about 5 minutes at our house. Heck! Who am I kidding...2 minutes top!!

sera said...

they worked really well.. altho the icing was way to watery for me so i added more icing sugar.
The actual cupcakes turned out soo good! Yumm :)

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