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Congressman J.C. Watts Jr.'s Oklahoma Mud

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts - (pecans are great!)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Creme

Frosting

  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Cream together (first 4 ingredients) the sugar, 2 sticks margarine, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  2. Mix together flour, coconut, chopped nuts and 3 tablespoons cocoa. Fold into the creamed mixture. Spread into a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until done.
  3. After removing from oven, immediately spread one jar of Marshmallow Creme over the top. While it cools, make icing.
  4. Mix powdered sugar, 1 stick margarine, cocoa, evaporated milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract well and spread it over the cooled cake.

Source: The Honorable J.C. Watts Jr., United States Congressman, Oklahoma

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