Mother’s Day requires a cake, or Mississippi Mud Cake, we think

It’s been a while since I’ve looked over Regina’s recipes. I’d put together such a long initial list — brown sugar pound cake, fruitcake, chicken and dumplings, homemade salami, to name a few —  it took a while to work through it all.

But Mother’s Day is coming up and that just requires a cake, so I’ve been going through Regina’s recipes again. She has so many cake recipes. I counted 34 in all that she said were keepers. She has three Italian Cream Cake recipes and four fruitcake recipes and at least a half dozen different kinds of pound cake: buttermilk, coconut, jello, plain, poppyseed, and “Mabel’s” (with chocolate or butterscotch chips mixed in).

Here’s Mississippi Mud Cake, “I think,” Regina said.

This may be our winner this weekend.

Mississippi Fudge Cake


  1. Sharon on May 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Sounds yummy! My grandmother made pound cakes mostly and I have her recipes. They look well used like Regina’s.

  2. Peggy on May 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Pound cakes are delicious, keep well and best of all, aren’t a bunch of fuss when you make them. Right now I’m trying to figure out how much Hershey bars have shrunk since she wrote down this recipe 30-40 years ago. I think the implication is 8 ounces of milk chocolate.

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