Have you heard of the Mississippi Mud Pie before? If you have, you might not have known how it was derived from. From my part of the world, we would have heard of it every now and then but definitely no history class on this before ;) Well, this chocolate dessert is said to be indigenous in South America as it not only contains of simple and accessible ingredients but it also said to resemble the dense, nutrient-rich mud which lines the banks of the river that gives it this name.
Having said that, the two common versions would be the Mississippi mud pie where it is made into a pie (obviously) where the filling is rich, dense and very gooey and when this is sliced open, the filling oozes out like a 'raft' of chocolate cake that floats on top of the dessert. The other version is the form of a simple chocolate cake with rich dark chocolate icing and it may also be frosted with a pudding like frosting where it closely resembles the famous muddy river banks of Mississippi.
This is a perfect gift for Sabrina which is delightfully preggie with her 3rd kid. Awesome!! I hope she loves it as much as I do :):)
See the excerpt of her message to me "Kids enjoyed the cupcakes! Elisha lick the fudge first!" That immediately brought a smile to my face :) What could be a better affirmation than to have people loving your bakes that were baked with love in the first place?
Further, I made it once before even before I could post it up here. Here it is. Another Christmas gift!!
Featured on AFC Fan Submission December 2012!!
I am also going to submit this to Tea Time Treats which is hosted by both Lavender and Loveage and What Kate Baked. December's challenge is hosted by What Kate Baked.