Missouri Mud Cake



Missouri Mud Cake

18 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely ground
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, + 1/2 cup softened
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1 cup pecan halves
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided use
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
15 caramels, unwrapped

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a bowl, stir together cookie crumbs and melted butter. Pat crumbs into baking dish; bake 8 minutes.
In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. In a bowl, using a mixer, beat together softened butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs until combined. Beat in flour mixture and milk until combined. Beat in milk chocolate until combined. Pour batter on top of crust; sprinkle pecans on top. Bake 22-25 minutes or until center wobbles only slightly.

Bring 1/2 cup cream to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat; remove from heat and stir in semi-sweet chocolate until melted. Drizzle chocolate on top of cake.
Bring remaining 1/4 cup cream to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in caramel until melted. Drizzle caramel on top of cake. Lightly cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 12 servings


  1. You realize you have the prettiest hair, ever, right? The mud cake looks too good. Too good to only be on the internet and not in front of my mouth! Jealous!

  2. This is glorious, both Andrew and cake. Thanks for posting!

  3. This looks lovely! Especially that topping. Mmm.

  4. I've made Mississippi Mud Pie once before but never Missouri! I pinned this recipe right away, it looks outrageous!

  5. Cute post! Sounds like a fabulous date with your loved ones. That pie is looking scrumptious!

  6. Beautiful family!And your hair it's perfect!!By the way, i love the recipes that you post here!

  7. Glad you had fun at the concert! Man, your cake sounds amazing - Oreos and caramels on top? Yes, please!

  8. Sounds like an awesome night with the fam and Eric! And an insane cake to go along with it...every component just gets better than the next.

  9. If you had brought Andrew Bird a piece of that pie, he probably would have asked you to go on tour with him. And if you sent ME a piece of that pie, I'd be mighty grateful.

  10. Guh. Want cake. That looks so good, love the caramel/chocolate on top I can only imagine that's an amazing replacement for frosting. I don't think you need any guilt for the cake, I mean after all you worked to make it right? That means it's ok.

  11. I have to say it too, you have the most amazing beautiful hair! But the cake is brilliant too!

  12. Sounds like a fun trip....your pizza sounds wonderful and I would have shared a slice with you. I agree, though, greasy pizza is hard to stomach later on. This cake sounds amazing from the oreo crust to the caramel topping. Yum!

  13. Great post! Wow that mud cake looks so moit and chocolaty! Yum!

  14. As always, great post and recipe. I can't wait for my ABird hangover in a month-ish.

  15. All these years and I never even knew a cake like this existed. So delicious looking. Love the toppings you chose for your pizza.

  16. great name for a great cake! i hadn't heard of mr bird, but he's incredible! i wonder if, when he was young, he ever thought he'd be famous for whistling. :)

  17. That was some pizza combination your ordered. I feel no guilt for a bit of grease on my pizza. Would you want the cheese to be dry and fatless? Is fatless a word? Anyway, ditto for the pepperoni. If you want to have good, tasty, ingredients on your pizza, then you have to accept that the fat will liquify and run out.

    I don't know Andrew Bird I'm afraid. I do love Flight of the Conchords though. Go New Zealand! Love the family photos too!

    That photo made me want to lick the screen. Sinful dessert on all counts - but you still shouldn't feel guilty about it! :-D

    1. I didn't come up with that combination! A little grease is fine, but I thought this was too much. I dunno. Maybe I have a grease phobia.

  18. I have a feeling that heaven is going to be made up of cakes like this one. And I would have totally shared that pizza with you. Minus the goat cheese. I'm not the biggest fan. :)

  19. I bet the pizza and cake were delicious!

  20. So.....I think this may be one of the most sinfully delicious posts ever.....I can't wait to make it!