Mississippi Mud Cake

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Mississippi Mud Cake 3It didn’t take me long to learn how to spell Mississippi when we moved here.  Okay, I already knew how to spell it, but it took some time to stop me from reciting “M-I-crooked letter, crooked letter, I-crooked letter, crooked letter, I-humpback, humpback, I.”  And, I’m not talking about some silly rap song.  This is the way I was taught to spell Mississippi in elementary school.  How about you?

Anyhow, when I saw this recipe listed in my new Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible, I knew it had to be one of the first recipes I tried.  I’ve always heard of Mississippi Mud Cake (and Pie) but never experienced tasting one.  Plus, what a more fitting title?

Mississippi Mud Cake 4This is a great party or pot luck cake.  It doesn’t take much effort to throw together, and it serves a crowd, depending on the sizes of the serving slices.  You can serve it completely cooled to room temperature, or throw each slice into the microwave, like I do, for 15 seconds.  Paula suggests the completely cooled route, but I’m such a sucker for melt-in-your mouth warm chocolaty cake.

Mississippi Mud CakeOh, and to cut the pieces into circles as pictured, no fancy tools are needed. Just grab a round glass and dig away! 🙂

This week, you have seen three recipes from Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible and now I’m giving you the chance to win your own copy!  Smithfield is giving one of you the opportunity to dig into Paula’s book for free, so you can try out hundreds of other of her recipes for fabulous Southern cuisine.  She covers everything from Sweet Potato Balls, to Hot Pimiento Cheese Dip, to Southern Brown Rice, to Cheesy Mac, to The Real Deal Gumbo and a bunch of lickin’ your lips desserts!  She adds in some tips and illustrations to help give you visuals of some of the more difficult steps, too.

If you would like to win a copy of Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible, please leave a comment attached to this post telling me your favorite southern dish.  Only one entry per person, please, and open only to residents in the United States.  The contest will close on Sunday, February 26 at 9:00 PM EST.  The winner will be picked randomly and announced next week.  Good luck!

Full Disclosure:  This giveaway is sponsored by Smithfield, but the opinions expressed of Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible are my own.

Mississippi Mud Cake 2

Mississippi Mud Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

Mississippi Mud Cake

    For the cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 8 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • For the glaze and topping:
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13- by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

For the cake:

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Using a rubber spatula, fold the milk mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the cake is firm to the touch, 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove the cake from the oven and evenly scatter the marshmallows over top. Return to the oven for 5 minutes to melt the marshmallows.

For the glaze:

Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant, about 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, coarsely chop the pecans.

In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, corn syrup, and chocolate. Stir over medium-low heat until the chocolate is melted. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top of the cake. Top with the pecans and coconut. Let cool completely before serving. (Or, serve warm if you're so inclined...) 🙂

Source: Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible


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  1. My favorite southern dish is Cream Cheese Pound Cake with whipped cream and strawberries.

  2. Chicken fried steak…. Is that considered a southern dish or just an every where dish?

  3. Amanda Burns says:

    Pecan Pie!! And grits!

  4. I am a sucker for Red Velvet – whether it be in cupcake, cake, or brownie form. This looks delicious, and I love your idea of using the glass!

  5. I love cornbread.

  6. Meat loaf! 🙂

  7. Collard greens are my favorite Southern dish!!!!

  8. amy marantino says:

    fried chicken

  9. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I love anything Mississippi Mud!!! Cannot wait to try this one. I would love to win a copy of Paula’s Southern Cooking Bible! Thank you for the chance!

  10. Jambalaya! And you’re killing me with this – I’m on a diet.

  11. I am so excited to try this recipe! It looks yummy! What a great idea of cutting it with a glass! I LOVE Paula Deen!!!!! I have been wanting this book for a while now and would love to win!!! My favorite southern dish would have to be collard greens with lots of pepper vinegar!!!!! Yummy!

  12. I want taught to spell it the same way 🙂

  13. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans – don’t eat it often anymore but what a treat when I do!

  14. Etouffe over rice…mmmmm

  15. I am from the south, so there are so many!! Up at the top of the list would HAVE to be red velvet cake.


  17. I love shrimp and grits!Especially if the shrimp are wild Georgia shrimp!

  18. Suzze Tiernan says:

    Although I generally do not like pie, a good piece of Pecan Pie can make me swoon!

  19. Fried cabbage with bacon is so amazing, I could eat the whole thing straight from the iron skillet

  20. I Want this mississipi cake! Hmmmm a southern dish I like…. what about pound cake? Love a good pound cake…

  21. For as long as I can remember, the holidays are linked with my Mamaw’s (southern-ese for Grandmother) cornbread stuffing. I’m from Arkansas and just the thought of this makes me drool. Sigh. She also makes a mean pecan pie!

  22. Sarah Jarrell says:

    My favorite southern dish is none other than a comfy mac n cheese!! Yum. I could have some for breakfast right now. lol

    • I love a crawfish boil and especially the potatoes and other veggies that are cooked in it! Paula’s book looks like so much fun.

  23. Shrimp and grits is definitely my favorite southern meal! Mmmm!

  24. mary fanara coleman says:

    Favorite is Chicken Fried Steak with gravy…yummmmmm.

  25. Donna in SC says:

    Oh My……..a ‘fresh from the Gulf’ Oyster Po-Boy! Of course I wouldn’t turn my nose up to a big chunk of this Mississippi Mud cake to chase that Po-Boy down with!

  26. My favorite southern dish is macaroni and cheese.

  27. Rachel McClelland says:

    Fried catfish and hushpuppies…and gooey butter cake…and pimento cheese sandwiches…and cornbread dressing…too many favorites to name just one.

  28. There is nothing better than fried chicken or a pecan pie!

  29. I love pimento cheese!

  30. Bev Karmanos says:

    Chicken n’ dumplins …

  31. Kyleen Burgess says:

    my favorite southern dish is some hot fresh fried chicken, with fried squash, mashed potatoes and gravy, yeast rolls and some sweet tea! And we can’t forget some caramel cake for dessert!

  32. For me, you really can’t beat a big bowl of hot cheesey grits! Mmmmmm!!!!

  33. Michelle zilka says:

    I haven’t really tried that much southern food. Just the green beans that some places make. but i did make a paula deen pound cake before and it was delish so that was my fav. 🙂

  34. Hi! I was so happy to read your post. I too am from Mississippi and have lived there all my life. How we learned to spell MS in elementary school is soooo true. I was just telling my husband that a few days ago and he laughed at me. I am from Oxford, MS. Where are you from?

    My favorite southern dish is from a local restaruant called Ajax that serves the best country fried steak with fried okra and chicken and dumplings. It cannot get better than that!

  35. My favorite southern food is fried green tomatoes, followed closely by Red Velvet cake.

  36. sweet tea! can’t live without it.

  37. Biscuits and gravy, stewed tomatoes, bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs. Home fries or hash browns. I love me a good old country breakfast.

  38. Good ol’ southern fried chicken!

  39. I love any kind of greens, but especially collard greens!

  40. i LOVE fried chicken. but this cake is DEFINITELY looking delicious!

  41. You can’t go wrong with Jambalaya, in my opinion!

  42. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    I like hush puppies!

  43. Southern fried chicken for Sunday dinner is a favorite memory of mine. Haven’t had it for a long time. I need to remedy that 🙂

  44. fried chicken, and sweet tea! oh and anything cajun mmmmm

  45. Good old fashioned southern fried chicken.

    • I agree! It is hard to beat extra crispy fried chicken with honey and hot biscuits! A plate of fresh peas cooked with a slice of ham, turnip greens with chunks of turnips and ham hocks, fried pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes, hot water cornbread and lots of sweet tea. Dessert? Homemade ice cream on peach cobbler! A couple hours later, of course! LOL

  46. I love so many southern dishes!! My favorite would have to be a tie between jambalaya and red velvet cake 🙂 yum!

  47. That’s REALLY hard to narrow down, I’d have to say fresh, sweet cream corn in the middle of summer served with black eyed peas (cooked with salt pork) and cornbread (cooked with bacon grease). It’s good we had a short winter here in MS, I think I’ll be eating this earlier than usual this year!

  48. My favorite southern dish is fried chicken with homemade mashed potatoes.

  49. Katie Chetta says:

    Being from Michigan and my husband being from the South, I tried (for the first time!) melt in your mouth fried turkey this past Thanksgiving at his family reunion in Baton Rouge–fell in love with it!!!

  50. My favorite southern dish is fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn…cooked in bacon grease of course! Thanks for this giveaway. How cool!

  51. My husband and I love almost any Southern dish but our fave has to be Red Beans and Rice…and he makes a killer version!

  52. It’s hard choosing just one favorite southern dish…. but I think it would be my uncle’s mac & cheese. I know eeryone has a mac & cheese recipe, but this one is definitely very southern & very yummy 🙂

  53. mary ann hughes says:

    I don’t know if it is southern but I LOVE Paula’s gooey butter cake!!!

  54. Red Velvet Cake!!!! Whatever form its in – cupcake, regular cake, cake ball – I just cannot pass it up! Thanks for the Giveaway and delicious looking recipe.

  55. Chicken Fried Steak, Biscuits and Gravy, Gooey Butter Cake and a tall glass of sweet tea.

  56. Hands down… turnip and mustard greens!

  57. Sweet potatoes in any form – roasted, baked, mashed, fries. I can’t get enough!

  58. No doubt about it, chicken and dumplings…

  59. Definitely chicken fried steak! So unhealthy but soooo good 🙂

  60. My favorite southern dish is actually one of Paula’s recipes: gooey butter cake!

  61. I absolutely love cheese grits and spicy shrimp! (and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting!!)

  62. My favorite southern dish is definitely pecan pie!

  63. I love Paula Deen! My favorite Southern recipe is probably gumbo.

  64. A shrimp boil 🙂 It doesn’t get any more cajun than that!

  65. Gina Florencia says:

    Love Fried chicken and fried fish!!
    Thanks …gina F

  66. My favorite is fried okra!

  67. Wow! This looks to die for! My favorite southern dish?? Does fried okra count? Yum!

  68. I love a good homemade mac and cheese! This cake looks divine though!

  69. My favorite is a crawfish boil with all the fixin’s including friends to share it with!!!

  70. Fried chicken and biscuits.

  71. michelle L from MS says:

    I am from MS as well & love Paula’s Mac & cheese that my sister makes along so some good ol’ fried chicken. would love to have this book for some good ol’ Sunday lunch get togethers after church.

  72. I’m live far from the south, but have been there several times and 1 thing I notice is they FRY EVERYTHING. So my answer is anything. fried. j/k Fried chicken anyone? 😉

  73. Ooooh that cake looks delish!

    My favorite southern dish is greens – collard, mustard, turnip..doesn’t matter which one – slow cooked with bacon and turnips in it and cornbread on the side.(can you say run-on sentence?) My Grannie made this all the time and I was the only grandkid who would eat “that green stuff”! I’ve tried to recreate her recipe and I’m getting close. I wish I had asked her and written down her recipes. I miss my Grannie!!!

  74. I dunno – is keylime pie a southern food? I would love to win this book – I love Paula Deen’s cookin…..BUTTER – that is a southern food – I LOVE BUTTER!!!!

  75. I absolutely adore Paula Dean!!! As far as favorite southern dishes….I have to say collards cooked with ham hocks…you absolutely cannot beat that! Even my 16 year old son loves collards and has since he was 5 years old!!! Love them!!!

  76. I absolutely adore Paula Dean!!! She is the best! Favorite southern food. Why of course, collards cooked with ham hocks! There is nothing better!

  77. Sue JOhnson says:

    My favorite is Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cakes. Pumpkin and Chocolate are fantastic.

  78. Southern Chili with beer and no beans

  79. hash browns… (being from jersey) we only get home fries, totally not the same…
    love me some hash browns…. yum……

  80. I’ve been using Sara Foster’s southern cook book and the fried green tomato BLTs were to die for!

  81. I’m a Tennessee girl, and I can’t pick just one… But, I’m a fool for anything sweet, and being a native of Chattanooga, the land of the Coca Cola Bottling Co., I have to say Coca Cola Cake is very high on my list (as well as the list of all of my fourth graders who are the recipients of my baking endeavors).

  82. Chicken and dumplings for savory and hummingbird cake for dessert!

  83. I know it is a bit cliche, but I LOVE fried chicken!

  84. Can’t beat cornbread and collard greens.

  85. Allison Schmidt says:

    My favorite would have to be Fried Chicken!!

  86. I have to admit Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, and Wilted Lettuce have it for me. Unless you want to go sweets and then look out! 😉

  87. I love me some chicken & dumplins. Yumm!!

  88. I may be a northerner but I love Biscuits & Gravy and Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. I learned a really good side from a wonderful Southern cook of fried green beans in a little bacon fat and some sugar topped with some bacon. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  89. That cake looks delicious! My favorite southern dish would be shrimp & grits.

  90. I love fresh collard greens and cabbage!

  91. Krissy Higgins says:

    Angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries.

  92. I love some good fried chicken every once in a while! Thanks for your fabulous site!

  93. I love Hummingbird Cake!

  94. Tami Gifford says:

    My favorite Southern dish is deep fried okra.

  95. Red Velvet cake for sure but jalepeno corn pudding takes a close second. This cake looks fantastic though, I’m going to have to try it!

  96. This looks fantastic!

    I can’t choose a favorite southern dish. I miss all of them! Maybe grits? Or greens? Or fried chicken? They’re all delicious!

  97. My favorite meal of all time is southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, hot biscuits, and green beans flavored with bacon. I get this special meal for my birthday every year made by my momma! yummy:)

  98. My favorite southern dish is gumbo. My boyfriend is from Louisiana and he makes a damn good one. 🙂

  99. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hushpuppies…but in all honesty, I haven’t tried a lot of Southern foods! I would love to try more and this cake is maybe the first one that I’ll try!!!

  100. I really like beans and rice. It’s always a good filling meal!

  101. I love fried chicken and fried okra! I would love to win this cookbook:)

  102. My favorite southern dish is shrimp and grits!!!

  103. So many, how to choose. Gumbo, sweet potato pie, and biscuits and sausage gravy.

  104. Lorraine Ferguson says:

    I love Fried Taters – in bacon grease with onoin and garlic.

  105. Grits! I love them!

  106. Wow, this cake looks wonderful! I don’t really have a lot of experience with Southern food, but I love Paula Deen. If I had a chance to eat something Southern that she made, it’d have to be fried chicken.

  107. Pecan Pie! And stiilll trying to perfect it after about 5 years…I think that’s why it’s my favorite. I have yet to get it exaclty right!

  108. Chicken & mashed potatoes!!

  109. I looooove Banana Pudding! My recipe is a mixture of Paula Deen’s “Not you’re momma’s banana pudding” recipe and a few secrets of my own 😉

  110. I love my Southern grandma’s cornbread. Southern cornbread is made in a cast iron skillet, and it’s not sweet, just crisp and delicious.

  111. Jambalaya, yummmy!!! Thank you!

  112. Being that I was born and raised in Mississippi I have to say its a tie for southern cornbread dressing and collard greens

  113. I have learned to love okra. It is so good in soup, first time I had it was driving through the south on the way to Florida. It is an unknown vegetable in most cookbooks and a rarity to find fresh in my grocery store.

  114. I love pecan pie! I never get to eat it since it’s difficult to make, but man! Is it good!

  115. Oh my goodness that is the same way I learned to spell
    My Aunt was raised in Mississippi and my Uncle was from Florida so when we would go to there home to visit you knew you would be eating something with a southern flair. 40 years later…
    The meal I remember when we visited them was Breakfast, grits with a fried egg on top.
    To this day I have not been able to get my kids to try it…even with a drop of maple syrup on top.
    Silly kids.

  116. I have everything needed to make this cake tonight…YUM!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  117. Well I’m a southern girl born, bred, and in my heart so to pick just one is impossible. I definitely love pecan pie, anything red velvet, and pretty much all sweets lol. I love proper southern fried potatoes. Greens with some apple cider vinegar. Oh I know! I don’t know if its considered southern but I love true Carolina style pulled pork bbq. And Brunswick stew. Oh boy I could go on for days lol

  118. Fried Chicken and Mashed patatoes and gravy!!!

  119. Shrimp Creole
    Biscuits and Country Pepper gravy

  120. Anna Sanders says:


  121. Nothing can top Southern Fried Chicken. I rarely eat it, but when I do, I savor every bite!

  122. Collard Greens. If made correct, I can eat them at every meal.

  123. Biscuits and gravy! My dad used to make it with bacon fat…yummy! He died several years ago, and I just recently tried my hand at it…mine was good, but not as good as Dad’s!

  124. My favorite southern dish is Dressing…the cornbread kind the way my grandmother used to make it, of course!

  125. Oh my gosh, what a choice. I guess it has to be a dessert for me – pecan pie! love it. As well as Mississippi pie also, I’ll surely be trying your rendition.

  126. stephanie m says:

    chicken fried steak with white gravy and a big ole glass of sweet tea!!

  127. Gumbo, hands down!

  128. fried pickles!
    And I learned to spell Mississippi – M-I salt, salt, I salt, salt, I pepper, pepper, I! But I’ve heard your way too 🙂

  129. Favorite southern dish after living there for awhile ended up being sweet potato pie! Love it!

  130. love..love…love… sweet potato souffle!

  131. I could not live without a giant slice of Red Velvet Cake !

  132. Cathy Heckman says:

    Pecan Pie or Kentucky Derby Pie, YUM-O

  133. My favorite is shrimp and grits. I also love dump cake. So it’s a tie, I guess!

  134. Elizabeth Jenkins says:

    Crawfish Etoufee or Texas sheet cake or all of the above!

  135. Black Eyed Peas and Cornbread with Pepper Sauce!

  136. My favorite southern recipe is biscuits & chocolate gravy. I’m so glad I was raised in the South!

  137. When I was a little girl, every Saturday morning, my neighbor would fry bread dough in lard, and then we would dip it in fresh churned butter and syrup. I still think about those days…how am I still alive?!!

  138. This dessert looks awesome! I love anything that combines chocolate and coconut.

    I can’t say that I have had much southern cooking, but I do love good old fried chicken!

  139. When I was a little girl, my neighbor would take part of the bread dough that was rising, fry it in lard, and then we dipped it in fresh churned butter mixed wit,h syrup. I ate that nearly every Saturday morning growing up…How am I still alive?!!

  140. Hands down, any time, any where, I want pecan pie. When I was growing up, we had a pecan tree in the yard (Temple TX) and my dad would pick pecans and have my mom make pecan pie. That dessert is one of my favorites!!!

  141. A tie between Jambalaya and gumbo!

  142. Since I live in Louisiana, my favorite Southern recipes are seafood recipes, Shrimp Creole, Crawfish Etouffe, Eggplant Casserole with Shrimp, etc., but my all time favorite is a shrimp stew that i adapted from a cookbook called LaBouche Creole.

  143. That cake looks DELISH! I would have to say my favorite southern food would be fried chicken, collards, mac & cheese and red velvet cake.

  144. Dirty rice for me! Well, and beignets.

  145. I LOVE chicken and dumplings!

  146. Coconut cake mmmmmm

  147. It’s got to be Pecan Pie for me. This cake looks yummy!

  148. So hard to pick just *one*, so I’m going with a trifecta of love: my mama’s fried chicken, her fried okra, and my grandmother’s pound cake! If we’re talkin’ snacks, be sure to include boiled peanuts! But please, don’t make me choose just one.

  149. My favorite southern dish would have to be biscuits. Perhaps a simple choice, but biscuits aren’t always done right. However, when you get a perfect flaky biscuit, one that’s buttery and fluffy, it’s heavenly.

  150. Anything involving sweet potatoes!

  151. My favorite southern recipe is Sweet Potato Casserole.

  152. I live in south Mississippi, close to the state border with Louisiana, so my favorite southern recipe would HAVE to be seafood gumbo! I’m always beggin my stepdaddy to make it, haha

  153. My favorite southern recipe is Peach Cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream.

  154. I’ve had Mississippi Mud Pie on my list for ages too! I need to get cracking, and this seems like the perfect recipe to use. As for my favorite Southern dish – Pecan Pie, baby!

  155. Gumbo for sure!

  156. So many…hard to decide. But I would have to say Chicken & Rice, sliced tomoatoes, and zipper peas (seasoned with bacon drippings of course). And don’t forget the biscuits with butter.

  157. Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum!

  158. April was in CT now CA says:

    I’m a GA girl and my Nanny’s dressing at Thanksgiving was one of my favorite things ever to eat. I’ve never been able to replicate it, but I sure do try every year!

  159. Chicken & dumplings. Yum.

  160. I love banana pudding.

  161. Shrimp and grits!!

  162. I love fried chicken, pecan pie, grits and po boys!

  163. Fried tomatoes and squash

  164. Hoppin’ John

  165. Absolute favorite, Cornbread, beans, turnip greens and fried potatoes. Yummmmmy.

  166. Biscuits and gravy…no question about it.

  167. My favorite southern dish is shrimp and grits. It’s delish!!!

  168. Lauren Garrett says:

    I like fried chicken and mac and cheese

  169. I really like anything Cajun! But fried catfish and fried chicken are pretty good too! 🙂

  170. Macaroni & cheese, of course!

  171. Banana pudding! Her recipe is the best!!

  172. Biscuits! My mom makes the best!

  173. I love Paula Deen’s twice baked potato casserole – yum! And I hope Alexa and Judah learn to share their trikes soon. 🙂
    Karen C

  174. I love anything made with apples, pecan pie and make Missippi Mud Bars — love them! Too many yummy Southern recipes and food to name…

  175. I have to say fried chicken! A close 2nd is really good fluffy biscuits.

  176. I am a sucker for biscuits and gravy as well as chocolate gravy or creamed tomatoes!

  177. Brenda Christophersen says:

    I would have to say fried oysters are my favorite southern food. We have them down here in East Texas and they are amazing!

  178. Warm Southern style corn bread slathered with butter…..yummmm

  179. My favorite has to be Sweet Potato Pie! YUM

  180. This looks sinfully delicious!

  181. Hello! my absolute favorite southern dish is gumbo. So far, my favorite gumbo is served at Blue Bayou at Disneyland – Still haven’t tried making my own yet!

  182. Anotherlisa says:

    Fried okra, homegrown tomatoes, buttermilk with cornbread, chess pie, caught it myself fried catfish….
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  183. My favorite southern dish I’ve had was at Lambert’s ten years ago. They made this side dish of macaroni noodles, stewed (I think) tomatoes and some sugar. It may not sound all that great, but it was totally addictive!

  184. Nikki, your photos of this cake are just gorgeous. And I am so with you on the warm, gooey cake. Delish! I grew up with lots of Southern foods, so choosing just one is quite tough. I just can’t decide, it’s either got to be red velvet cake or fried okra. What a combination!

  185. Fried dove with corn casserole.

  186. Being born i n Louisiana, my favorite thing was always boiled crawfish. 🙂 I always love a good corn pudding too.

  187. Definitely biscuits and gravy!! I crave that on every weekend I have off work!

  188. my favorite southern recipe is deep fried southern chicken w/ some chicken gravy on the side along with buttermilk biscuits and sweet tea 🙂

  189. I love shrimp and grits!

  190. Mac and cheese, always, quickly followed by cornbread with butter and honey.

  191. Red Velvet Cake!!! Didn’t know it was a Southern Recipe. 🙂

  192. My grandmother’s cornbread is all I need!! 🙂

  193. This recipe looks wonderful, as well as so many others of yours. I’m a new follower and “pinning to town!” I also loved the carrot cake cheesecake!

  194. One of my favorite and most memorable southern foods is thin, crispy fried cornbread (I believe Paula calls then “hoecakes”) served with a healthy drizzle of molasses for dipping. My grandmother used to make it just about every Saturday when I was young (I’m 25 now), served with fatback and stewed potatoes (cooked with a respectable size spoonful of bacon grease….bacon grease makes EVERYTHING taste better!) Even my boyfriend who was born and raised in Malaysia loves the stuff!

  195. Red velvet anything!

  196. My favorite southern dish is cornbread. I’ve always wanted to try Mississippi Mud Cake it looks delish. 🙂

  197. Nothing beats Pecan Pie.

  198. Donna Spillman says:

    Pecan Pie is my favorite Southern dish.

  199. I love collard greens at any time.

  200. I know this is “last minute”, Nikki, but my favorite southern dish has everything to do with corn: piping hot grits with butter and salt and pepper, cornbread the way I remember it from growing up in the south, moist and thick with that slight crunch, and corn on the cob, cooked just enough to be tender yet juicy and seasoned with a tad of butter and generous sprinkling of salt!

  201. Fried green tomatoes and okra.

  202. Kasi Tittle says:

    mississippi mud anything never has coconut in it :/ ew thats not mississippi mud

  203. I like the fried chicken, mash potato…but Mississippi Mud Cake is terrific!!!

  204. Linda Grannan says:

    Sweet Potatoes Praline is my favorite.

  205. Frrrried Chicken. Followed by German Chocolate Cake.

  206. I absolutely LOVE my mom-mom’s Soup beans and cornbread cooked on her wood cookstove. Thank you for this opportunity.

  207. Pecan Pie!!!!!

  208. I love most all southern dishes but I believe my favorite is good old fashioned hot corn bread slathered with pure butter.

  209. I love the recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake. It is awesome,I hope I am lucky enough to win Paula Deen’s book I am looking forward to try all of her dishes !

  210. I have always lived in the South, but have traveled all over, and I’m always glad to get home to our GREAT Southern food, the best in the world, and our Paula Deen is Queen of Southern food. TOO many favorites, but cheese grits with jalapeños go with any meat or seafood, and you can change the cheese for variety (I like Fontina or Extra Sharp cheddar). Everybody loves it and I serve it often.

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