Mississippi Mud Cake

The Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Kahlua Whipped Cream and Oreo is the definition of indulgent baking! Welcome to a jazzed up Mississippi Mud Cake!
Mississippi Mud Cake


  1. 2 cups granulated sugar
  2. 2 large eggs room temperature
  3. 1 cup hot water
  4. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  5. 1 tsp. instant coffee
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  8. 2 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1 tsp. baking powder
  10. 1 cup vegetable oil
  11. 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  12. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare three 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick spray and/or parchment.
  2. In the bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment, add the granulated sugar and eggs and beat on high for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the hot water, cocoa powder, instant coffee, and salt. With mixer on lowest setting, add to sugar mixture.
  4. With mixer still on low slowly add in flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Let mix to incorporate.
  5. Add in oil, buttermillk, and vanilla extract. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Do not overmix.
  6. Evenly pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick is removed clean.