Hey, it’s Melanie and guess what?! Today is my birthday! To celebrate this greand day I decided to make my own cake. Is it tacky to bake your own birthday cake? Well, either way, I’m glad I did!
I have been craving this delicious southern treat–Mississippi mud cake, and now I have a reason to make it.
This recipe is a family one from my mother-in-law, Dawna. Bless her heart! She acquired it when she used to live in Mississippi, over 20 years ago. When we lived in California and had Sunday dinners at my in laws, Andrew and I would request it for our birthday dinners.
Warning: this is NOT low cal. But it IS delicious. The texture of the cake is a little bit dense, almost a bit like a brownie. A chewy brownie with coconut and pecans baked inside, then topped with marshmallow and dreamy frosting.
Here’s the breakdown. What you’ll need: