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Mississippi Mud Cake by Russell van Kraayenburg at Chasing Delicious

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake by Russell van Kraayenburg at Chasing Delicious

I often find myself writing about rainy days. I suppose it’s because that’s when I find myself hiding in the kitchen, passing the time with sweet concoctions and delicious treats. Or maybe it’s just because I love rainy days and the quiet, blanket-hugging activities they tend to inspire. Whatever the reason, many of my recipes seem to come from rainy thoughts.

So, here I find myself writing about another rainy day. And here is another sweet treat, piled high with chocolate, meringue, and pecans. I don’t have much more to say, so I’ll leave you with this recipe.

Mississippi Mud Cake from Russell van Kraayenburg at Chasing Delicious

Italian Meringue: Since the meringue isn’t cooked on top of the cake, italian meringue is required (as italian meringue doesn’t require additional cooking). If you’re not up for making italian meringue, you can substitute it with marshmallows in this recipe. In fact, that’s the traditional way to make most Mississippi Mud Cakes. I prefer italian meringue for the flavor and because you can pipe it into elegant swirls like in this recipe.

Mississippi Mud Cake by Russell van Kraayenburg at Chasing Delicious

What’s your favorite Mississippi Mud recipe?

AUTHOR - Russell van Kraayenburg

Born and raised in Texas, Russell van Kraayenburg may sit you down for a stern lecture if you confuse barbecue with grilling. Creator of Chasing Delicious, and author of Haute Dogs, his work has been featured in Southern Living magazine and on such sites as Lifehacker, Fast Co. Design, Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, The Daily What, Quipsologies, Neatorama,Explore, and Fine Cooking.


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Gorgeous cake! The Italian meringue is a little more time consuming than other frosting options but so worth it – agreed! And that ganache, mmm! Beautiful cake, Russel!

  • ThisBakerGirlBlogs

    What a beaut! Looks delicious :)

  • thecitygourmand

    Looks spectacular! Wow

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This cake is truly gorgeous. I’ve never had or baked Mississippi Mud anything, but I NEED to get on that because it looks so heavenly!! Have a great week!

  • Belinda @themoonblushbaker

    I love The cooked meringue better. It has less chance of failing on me from experience! Deep dark and what every person needs on a rainy day.

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    Omg this looks DEADLY. Well done. You have me drooling over here.

  • najwa kronfel

    I could use a slice of this amazing looking cake right about now!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Yes please, this looks killer!

  • Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

    Ooohhh nicely done!! This look so good!

  • Julie @ Table for Two

    This cake is beyond gorgeous!!

  • Cate Dixon

    I love the photography!

  • Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate

    Speechless! But, my mouth is watering!

  • RavieNomNoms

    You are awesome. This cake is awesome. Nuff said.

  • Pallavi

    Oh, Salivating! Its 8 in the morning here and I so want this for breakfast.

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

    Gorgeous cake, Russell!

  • Kristen

    I just realize I don’t think I’ve ever had anything Mississippi Mud – but now I really want some of this cake!

  • Nathan Rice

    Such a great looking recipe, thanks!

  • Stephanie

    This cake looks ridiculously delicious! Like.. outrageously so.

  • petal and plume

    oh my goodness… i can hear the hallelujah chorus!!

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  • Charles @ The Local Forkful

    This looks killer! My Aunt used to make something similar, but messier and oozing with chocolate and marshmallow fluff. Sigh.

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Can’t take my eyes off of the screen. I’ll take two slices please… Who am I kidding, fork over the entire cake.

  • Stuart

    Oh man that looks absolutely incredible. My wife is the cake expert in our family, but I am looking at surprsiing her with a cake for her birthday. I never bake. Cook? Yes. bake? No. This is firmly in contention. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Dirrrty |

    […] of their Mississippi Mud Pie and decided to make it my way. Then, Russell of Chasing Delicious made this amazing Mississippi Mud Cake, and I decided it was high time to get back on the chocolate wagon. It […]


    everyone should try this!

  • mona

    hi i want to ask u that i dont have kitchen torch should i cook meringue in my oven top grill if yes please tell how long .please reply soon i want to make this cake for my daughter birthday

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