Mississippi mud pie

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Mississippi mud pie
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Alternative name(s) Mud pie
Place of origin United States
Region or state Mississippi
Course served Dessert
Type Pie
Main ingredient(s) Chocolate, Sugar, Butter

Mississippi mud pie is a chocolate-based dessert pie that is likely to have originated in the U.S. state of Mississippi.[1][2] The treat contains a gooey chocolate sauce on top of a crumbly chocolate crust. The pie is usually served with ice cream.

While Mississippi mud pie was originally associated with Southern United States cuisine, the dish has gained somewhat of an international reputation, owing in large part to the sheer amount of chocolate in each serving.

The name "Mississippi mud pie" comes from the dense cake which resembles the banks of the Mississippi River.[3]


It is believed that this dish was created by home cooks after World War II because it was made of simple ingredients that could be found at any supermarket and did not require any special cooking tools. Its earliest known reference in print is 1975.[4]

See also


  1. "What Is Mud Cake?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 2 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.ifood.tv/network/mud_cake
  3. Ernest Small (1 January 2009). Top 100 Food Plants. NRC Research Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-660-19858-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "mud-pie, n.". OED Online. December 2012. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/254304?redirectedFrom=mud+pie (accessed December 19, 2012).

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