Mississippi Mud Pie
Need a chocolate fix? Then indulge yourself with this Mississippi Mud Pie recipe!
  Serves:  12       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
For the base
  • 300 g (10 oz) Oreo cookies or Bourbon biscuits or chocolate Digestives
  • 75 g (2½ oz) butter, melted
For the filling
  • 150 g (5 oz) soft brown sugar
  • 100 g (3½ oz) plain chocolate
  • 75 g (2½ oz) butter
  • 3 tbsp Golden syrup or corn syrup or honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
For the topping
  • 283 ml (10 fl oz) double cream or whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 50 g (2 oz) plain chocolate to make curls
Make the base
  1. Place the cookies in a bag and crush them quite finely with a heavy object.
  2. Put the crushed cookies in a bag, add the melted butter and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 23 cm (9") cake tin with a pop-up bottom. Press the mixture firmly with a spoon to create a base and also about 2 cm (1") up the side of the tin.
  4. Place in the 'fridge to chill for about 15-20 minutes.
Make the filling
  1. Beat together the sugar and the eggs until smooth.
  2. Add in the syrup and the vanilla and beat again.
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the pan.
  4. Once the mixture is smooth pour it into the sugar/egg mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour this mixture into the chilled cake base and bake at 180°C/356°F for 30-35 minutes until the filling is set.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Once cooled, remove the cake from the tin and place on a plate.
The topping
  1. Make some chocolate curls by warming the chocolate in your hand and cutting thin slivers using a vegetable peeler. Place in the 'fridge to chill.
  2. Beat the cream until firm.
  3. Spread it evenly over the top of the cake and decorate with the chocolate curls.
Titli's Tips
To make it even more chocolatey you can either beat a couple of tbsp of cocoa powder into the cream or top the pie with a chocolate custard.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 395 19%
Calories from Fat 220
Total Fat 24.5g 37%
Saturated Fat 13.4g 67%
Unsaturated Fat 9.4g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 42.0g 14%
Dietary Fibre 1.6g 6%
Sugars 29.8g
Protein 3.8g 7%
Cholesterol 85.2mgs 28%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.