Mississippi Mud Cake

If chocolate on chocolate is your thing, you will adore this mississippi mud cake. Rich and delicious, it will satisfy your sweet tooth for under 300 calories.

Yield: 15 servings (serving size: 1 square)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 278
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Saturated fat: 5.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.5g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Calcium: 37mg

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup evaporated fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare cake, combine 3/4 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cocoa, stirring until blended. Cool. Place granulated sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Add cocoa mixture and egg substitute; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl, stirring well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Top with marshmallows. Bake an additional 2 minutes or until marshmallows are soft.
  3. To prepare frosting, combine 1/4 cup cocoa, evaporated milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Drizzle frosting over cake. Cool. Cut cake into squares.
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