Are you ready to dive into a world of chocolatey indulgence? Our Mississippi Mud Cake Brownies are here to satisfy your sweetest cravings. These rich and fudgy brownies are topped with gooey marshmallows and a velvety chocolate frosting. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to create this decadent treat and share some tips to make it even more irresistible. Get ready for a chocolate lover’s delight!
Who Will Love This Recipe?
Mississippi Mud Cake Brownies are a dessert that’s sure to please a variety of chocolate enthusiasts:
- Chocoholics: If you can’t get enough of chocolate, this recipe is your ticket to pure cocoa bliss.
- Baking Enthusiasts: Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice, making these brownies is a delightful experience.
- Dessert Lovers: If you enjoy sweet treats that are rich, moist, and downright delicious, these brownies will be your new favorite.
- Party Planners: These brownies are a hit at potlucks, parties, and gatherings, so they’re perfect for sharing with friends and family.
What Makes It Special?
Mississippi Mud Cake Brownies stand out because of their:
- Chocolate Overload: From the cocoa-infused brownie base to the cocoa-packed frosting, these brownies are a chocoholic’s dream come true.
- Gooey Marshmallow Topping: Mini marshmallows are sprinkled over the brownies and baked until they puff up, creating a delightful contrast in texture.
- Homemade Frosting: The rich and creamy chocolate frosting is made from scratch, ensuring it’s perfectly decadent.
- Nostalgic Appeal: This recipe brings back memories of classic Southern Mississippi Mud Cake but in a convenient brownie form.
Tips for a Decadent Treat
Here are some tips to ensure your Mississippi Mud Cake Brownies turn out irresistibly delicious:
- Cool Completely: Allow the brownies to cool completely before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.
- Frosting Consistency: Adjust the amount of powdered sugar to achieve your desired frosting consistency. If you like it thicker, add more powdered sugar.
- Chopped Nuts: If you’re a fan of nuts in your brownies, consider adding chopped pecans or walnuts to the frosting for a delightful crunch.
- Refrigeration: These brownies are even better after a night in the refrigerator, making them easier to cut into neat squares.
- For the Brownies:
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of vegetable or canola oil
- 1/2 cup of softened butter
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3 cups of mini marshmallows
- For the Frosting:
- 1/2 cup of melted butter
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup of evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3 - 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
Step 1: Preheat and Prepare
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 2: Mix the Cocoa and Oil
In a large mixing bowl, pour the vegetable or canola oil over the unsweetened cocoa powder and mix until well combined.
Step 3: Combine Butter and Sugar
Add the softened butter to the cocoa-oil mixture and mix until smooth. Then, add the granulated sugar and mix for about 1 minute.
Step 4: Add Eggs and Vanilla
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Step 5: Incorporate Flour and Salt
Add the all-purpose flour and salt to the batter, stirring until everything is well combined.
Step 6: Bake the Brownies
Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 7: Marshmallow Topping
Remove the brownies from the oven and evenly sprinkle the mini marshmallows over the top. Return the pan to the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the marshmallows puff up. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely.
Step 8: Prepare the Frosting
While the brownies are cooling, make the frosting. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract. Beat with electric beaters until smooth.
Step 9: Add Powdered Sugar
Gradually add powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, mixing well until you reach your desired frosting consistency. You'll typically use about 3 1/4 cups of powdered sugar.
Step 10: Frost and Cut
Once the brownies have cooled, spread the frosting evenly over the top. To make cutting easier, it's recommended to make these brownies a day in advance and refrigerate them before cutting into squares.