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Recipe: TAILGATE WEEK: MISSISSIPPI MUD CAKE

It's football season, which is either good news or bad news, depending on your pigskin preferences. This week, we'll share recipes ideal for tailgate parties. Today's is a tailgate dessert idea from Southern Living magazine.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup butter

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 (10.5-oz.) bag miniature marshmallows

Chocolate frosting

DIRECTIONS

Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

Microwave 1 cup butter and semisweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass bowl at high 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into a greased 15- x 10- x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle evenly with miniature marshmallows; bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle warm cake with Chocolate Frosting, and sprinkle evenly with toasted pecans.

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