Mississippi Mud Cupcake Recipe

This Mississippi Mud Cupcake recipe is a new version with a new twist on the classic Southern Mississippi Mud Cake recipe, which probably is the richest, darkest, most decadent chocolate dessert you have ever eaten!  

The sweet, chocolaty, brownie-like Mississippi Mud Cupcake, topped with whipped cream, is great served in this individual cupcake style, instead of a sheet cake, at an afternoon tea with your family and friends.  The cupcakes are amazing – everyone love it.
Please check out Ellen’s Children’s Afternoon Tea Party Menu where she served this wonderful chocolate cake.  Children love this cake.
Mississippi Mud Cupcake

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Mississippi Mud Cupcake Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mississippi Mud Cupcake Recipe
Servings: 9 servings
Mississippi Mud Cupcake:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 2/3 firmly-packed cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar), for dusting
Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mississippi Mud Cupcake Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Coat a 9-inch square cake pan with vegetable spray.  Dust the bottom and sides of the pan with granulated sugar.

  2. In the top of a double boiler over low heat, add the butter, chocolate, sugar, water, and coffee; stirring slowly and gently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat and allow the chocolate mixture to cool for 15 minutes.  Learn different techniques for How To Melt Chocolate.

  3. Transfer the cooled chocolate mixture into a mixing bowl of your electric mixer.  Sift in the flour and cocoa.  Add the eggs and vanilla extract.  Beat together until smooth.

  4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan.  Bake for approximately 60 to 75 minutes.  The cake is ready to remove from the oven when a toothpick placed into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  5. Remove from oven, let cake cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, and then turn cake out of the cake pan onto the wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Once the cake is cooled, cut the cake into bite-size shapes, if desired.  Dust with powdered sugar.

  7. Storage:  Cake may be stored in an air-tight container for 5 days.

  8. Serve with whipped cream.

  9. Makes 9 servings.

Whipped Cream Instructions:
  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, add the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract..Beat until stiff peaks for.  Do not over beat or it will turn to butter.

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Comments and Reviews

2 Responses to “Mississippi Mud Cupcake Recipe”

  1. Helan

    Thanks For Sharing this Amazing Recipe. My Family Loved It. I will be sharing this Recipe with my Friends. Hope They will like it.

  2. Ellen

    Thank you for your kind comment. Happy you all enjoyed it.


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