This Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe can satisfy your Southern craving in 55 minutes. This recipe serves 15. One serving contains 434 calories, 5g protein, and 22g fat. For 81 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of the daily requirement for vitamins and minerals. 1 person made this recipe and will make again. If you have vanilla extract, eggs, pecans, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make your own. Works well as a dessert. It is brought to you by My Recipes. Overall, this recipe earns a not so amazing spoon score of 20%. Similar recipes include Mississippi Mud Cake, Mississippi Mud Cake, and Mississippi Mud Cake.
We will need cocoa in this recipe. Let’s get to know it and know some of his benefits:
What is cocoa
The cocoa tree (in English: Cocoa), grows in the tropics, and cocoa beans contain alkali; Theobromine, caffeine, and lipid (cocoa fat). Cocoa powder is an unsweetened powder produced by grinding the seeds of the fruits of the cacao tree, which are first fermented, then dried and roasted to obtain raw cacao.
After roasting, its husk is removed and then processed to extract the fat from it, which is known as cocoa butter, contains theobromine, which is a diuretic. The solids are cocoa powder, which is high in the antioxidant flavanols.
As for the method of using raw cocoa, you can prepare a hot cocoa drink, or prepare dark chocolate and slices that contain a moderate percentage of sugar and milk mixed with chocolate.
The benefits of cocoa are many, so that cocoa is good for the heart and blood vessels, and chocolate is a nutrient with high nutritional value and rich in energy, due to the fact that it contains a good percentage of vitamins, especially the B group, in addition to a group of necessary and nutritious minerals, especially iron and calcium.
Cocoa contains many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and cocoa contains flavanols, an antioxidant found in other plants. This substance has many health benefits such as: reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, reducing blood pressure, and reducing blood sugar, but during the manufacturing process Chocolate Cocoa loses 60% of the amount of flavanols, so the amount of flavanols varies from one type of chocolate to another. It is recommended to eat it in moderation in the following cases:
Laziness and lethargy, as it is a stimulant, so it may be considered one of the benefits of cocoa for athletes.
Anxiety and depression, because it is stimulating, tonic, and gives a feeling of joy, as it stimulates the secretion of the happiness hormone (serotonin) by the brain.
The benefits of cocoa for the heart and arteries
One of the most important reasons for the benefits of cocoa powder is that it contains flavanols, which work on:
Increase the secretion of nitric oxide, which leads to the expansion of blood vessels and reduce the adhesion of platelets to each other and thus reduce clots, and these are some of the studies that were conducted to explore the effect of cocoa on diseases of the heart and arteries:
In 2009, a prospective study was conducted in Sweden on 1,196 patients who were hospitalized due to an acute heart attack, where they were followed up over a period of 8 years and knowing the extent of their consumption of chocolate, and scientists found that eating chocolate is related to a decrease in the rate of cardiac death.
In another study in Germany that was published in 2010, scientists also conducted a prospective study on 19,357 people without any medical history, and they were followed up over a period of 8 years. and ischemic stroke by 39%.
Reducing inflammation and maintaining blood vessels, by reducing the levels of reactive oxygen species (in English: Reactive Oxygen Species), which lead to endothelial dysfunction, which has an important role in the entry and exit of molecules to and from the blood.
Reducing harmful cholesterol levels, which is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and atherosclerosis. It also increases beneficial cholesterol.
Effect of cocoa on weight
Although the name of chocolate has been associated with obesity, scientists believe that cocoa has an effect on the metabolism of sugars and fats, and therefore cocoa has an effect on weight. Scientists have conducted a number of studies on the effect of cocoa on weight and found the following results:
Eating 6 grams = 30 calories of chocolate per day does not increase weight.
The smell of chocolate increases the sense of satiety and reduces appetite.
Eating 42 grams of chocolate, which contains 81% cocoa, along with a low-carbohydrate diet helps in losing weight faster.
People who ate chocolate twice a week had a lower body mass index and obesity than those who did not eat chocolate.
On the other hand, it was found that increased chocolate intake was associated with an increase in weight. It was also found that women eating cocoa after menopause increases weight.
Effect of cocoa on insulin
One of the benefits of cocoa for diabetics is that it affects insulin through the presence of flavanols, which have an antioxidant effect, and the way flavanols work is as follows:
Increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
Reducing inflammation and absorbing blood sugar into the muscles.
Reducing the absorption of sugar from the stomach.
Benefits of cocoa for brain health and the elderly
Scientists believe that the effect of cocoa on the nervous system is due to the presence of catechins and epicatechins, which have the following properties:
Antioxidant properties, which protect nerves from damage and inflammation.
Catechins have the effect of stimulating long-term memory development.
Improve blood flow to the brain by secreting nitric oxide.
Cocoa intake improves cognitive decline and memory loss in the elderly, who may progress to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Cocoa protects against nerve cell injuries that develop in dementia.
The benefits of cocoa for the treatment of depression
There are some studies on the effect of cocoa on the psychological state in general. Some studies have found that cocoa improves mood, reduces stress and increases relaxation. Scientists believe that the good effect of cocoa on mental health is through:
Some studies have found that chocolate improves mood through its delicious taste.
Stimulating serotonin production by increasing tryptophan.
Effect of cocoa on asthma
Asthma causes constriction of the respiratory tracts, and cocoa contains theobromine at an amount of 1.9 g per 100 g of cocoa. Theobromine expands the lungs, relaxes the airways and reduces inflammation, but scientists have not yet studied the effect of cocoa on asthma in humans.
The benefits of cocoa for immunity and in the fight against cancer
Studies conducted on animals showed that cocoa has a regulatory effect on the immune system, and cocoa protects DNA from oxidants and thus fights cancer, and scientists believe that the reason for this effect is also the presence of the antioxidant flavanols.
But human studies have shown conflicting results with regard to the effect of cocoa on cancer, so the effect of cocoa on cancer needs to be studied more by scientists.
Benefits of cocoa for the skin
It is known that one of the benefits of cocoa butter is moisturizing the skin. Scientists believe that there is an effect of the flavanols present in cocoa by protecting the skin from the harmful effect of ultraviolet rays, but this effect was studied through specially prepared chocolate for this study, which contains more than 600 grams of flavanols.
Benefits of cocoa for hair
Cocoa contains magnesium, which helps in the regeneration and growth of cells. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps repair some damage to cells, especially in hair follicles. Therefore, consuming cocoa helps to grow healthy hair from the roots, especially after menopause.
The benefits of cocoa for sex
Cocoa contains three substances that scientists believe have a stimulating effect on sex:
Theobromine, which increases heart rate and dilates blood vessels in the same way during sexual stimulation.
Phenylethylamine, which is present in the brain during the brain function.
Tryptophan, which helps form serotonin, which gives a sense of pleasure and happiness in general.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans(optional)
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup softened butter
1-Preheat oven to 350°F.
2-Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.
3-Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
4-Add the cocoa and stir.
5-Remove from the heat.
6-Pour butter mixture into a mixing bowl and add sugar and eggs.
7-Mix until blended.
8-Add the vanilla.
9-Mix in the flour and salt.
10-Stir in the pecans.
11-Put batter into prepared pan and cook for 35 minutes or until done.
12-Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows.
13-Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
For the Frosting
Combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread frosting on cooled cake. If your frosting is too thick, add more mil
Calories: 332.6 calories
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Cholesterol: 56.8 mg
grease: 15.8 g
Saturated fat: 7.1 g
Unsaturated fat: 0
Unsaturated fat: 0
Dietary fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 158.3 mg
sugars: 35.8 g