Mississippi Mud Pie

  • Total Time

    1h 40m
    • Prep Time

      1h 5m
    • Bake Time

  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • 1 Review

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This is our recipe for the traditional American dessert Mississippi Mud Pie, sometimes called a Mississippi Mud Cake or simply a Mud Pie.

A traditional Mississippi Mud Pie recipe used to be a regional thing, confined to the state of Mississippi but it has gained international fame just from the sheer amount of chocolate included!

This page contains all the things you want to see from a Mud Pie recipe; lots of chocolate, lots of whipped cream and a hint of coffee. Our little twist, is crumbled chocolate cookies to sprinkle over the top. 

It's certainly one for the chocolate lovers out there as our recipe actually contains chocolate in three different places, the pastry case, the filling and sprinkled over the top. We think that's where this recipe got its name as the chocolate filling resembles the banks of the Mississippi river.


  1. For the pastry, sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. Stir in the sugar and enough water to form a soft dough.

  3. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for 15 minutes.

  4. Heat the oven to 190°C (375°F, gas mark 5). Grease a 23 cm/9"springform flan tin.

  5. Line the tin with the dough, pressing it into the base and sides. Line the dough with baking paper and baking beans. Bake 'blind' for 15 minutes.

  6. Remove the beans and paper and cook for a further 10 minutes until crisp. Reduce the oven temperature to 160°C (325°F, gas mark 3).

  7. For the filling, beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and gradually beat in the eggs and cocoa powder.

  8. Beat in the melted chocolate and coffee, followed by the cream. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake for 30-40 minutes until set.

  9. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. For the topping, whisk the cream until thick and spread over the top of the pie. Sprinkle with the broken cookie crumbs and chill until ready to serve.

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  1. 5 star rating

    Aaah. Reminds me of home. Thank you!

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