Recipe Method For Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi mud pie is one of the most famous American chocolate dessert in the world. It is perfect blend of chocolate, cream and cake. It has two to three layers which includes the cookie crust, cake and cream. It is also known as Mississippi Mud Cake. It can be topped with almonds, nuts, marshmallows, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup or anything you like, chocolate pecan, almonds, coffee grounds, marshmallows, or chocolate shavings.

In this Mississippi Mud Pie recipe, I will be doing the topping with Chocolate flakes and curls, which is most liked around the world.

Recipe Method For Mississippi Mud Pie

Ingredients for Mississippi Mud Pie

The below ingredients measurement serves 8

Plain Flour: 225 g or 8 oz; plus some extra for dusting
Cocoa Powder: 2 table spoon
Butter: 150 g or 5.5 oz
Caster Sugar: 2 table spoon
Cold Water: 1-2 table spoon

Butter: 175 g or 6 oz
Brown Sugar: 350 g or 12 oz
Eggs: 4, beaten lightly
Cocoa Powder: 4 table spoon, sifted
Plain Chocolate: 150 g or 5.5 oz
Single Cream: 300 ml or 10 fl oz
Chocolate Extract: 1 table spoon

Double Cream: 425 ml or 15 fl oz, whipped
Chocolate Flakes and Curls: as desired

 Recipe Method for Mississippi Mud Pie

Step 1:
To make the pastry, sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter with the fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar and enough cold water to mix to a soft dough. Wrap the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Step 2:
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured work surface and use to line a 23 cm or 9 inch loose based tart tin or ceramic pie dish. Line with baking parchment and fill with baking beans.
Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C or 375 F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and take out the beans and parchment. Bake the pastry case for a further 10 minutes.

Step 3:
To make the filling, beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl and gradually beat in the eggs with the cocoa powder. Melt the chocolate and beat it into the mixture with the single cream and chocolate extract.

Step 4:
Reduce the oven temperature to 160 C or 325 F. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake for 45 minutes or until the filling has set gently.

Step 5:

Allow the mud pie to cool completely, then transfer it to a serving plate. Cover with the whipped cream. Decorate the pie with the chocolate flakes and curls and then chill until ready to serve.

I hope your family and friends will like it and will ask you to make it again soon. For the Healthy part, check out the nutritional values for the Mississippi Mud Pie.

Nutrition Values for Mississippi Mud Pie
Energy/Calories: 4448 kJ
Total Fat: 288 g  
Saturated Fat: 176 g
Cholesterol: 144 mg
Dietary Fibre: 16 g
Sodium: 896 mg         
Protein: 64 g     
Carbohydrate sugars: 336 g
Total Carbohydrates: 384 g             
Calcium:144 %
Iron: 96 %

The above nutrition values are for complete recipe i.e. 8 servings.

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