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Red River Mud Cake


1 cup oil  

4 eggs, beaten  

1/3 cup cocoa

1 ½ cups sugar 

1 ½ cups self-rising flour  

1 tbsp vanilla  

1 cup finely chopped peans 

1 jar marshmallow crème or 1 package (8 oz) miniature marshmallows 


1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar 

¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter, melted 

¼ cup evaporate milk  

1/3 cup cocoa

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans 


Combine all ingredients except marshmallow. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees or until mixture tests done with a toothpick. 

ICING: Prepare icing while cake is baking. Combine all ingredients. Remove cake from oven, spread with marshmallow. Top warm cake with icing. Allow icing to harden before cutting.

Serves 12 to 15.  

Edward F. Manning, JD ’72, Fairfax, VA 


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