Mississippi Mud Pie
 
Ingredients
Crust
  • 16 ounces Oreos, food processed
  • 6T. butter, melted
Flourless Cake
  • 4 T, butter
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli chips)
  • ¼ cup coffee, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1c. sugar-divided
Chocolate Pudding
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 3 T. butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate chips (Ghirardell)
  • Garnish
  • Chocolate shaving-use a carrot peeler on a chocolate bar to create shavings
  • whipped cream
  • cherries
Instructions
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 inch pan with removable bottom with Pam and line with a parchment round.
  3. Mix the Oreo crumbs and butter and press into pan on the bottom and up sides.
  4. Freeze 10 mins.
  5. Then bake 10 mins and cool.
  6. Change oven temp to 350 and proceed.
Flourless Cake
  1. Melt butter and chocolate in microwave and let cool.
  2. Whisk together coffee, salt and vanilla in small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In the mixer beat yolks with ½c. sugar 5 mins.
  4. Add the chocolate.
  5. Then add coffee mixture to combine.
  6. In another bowl, beat egg whites foamy.
  7. Switch to high and add the other ½c. sugar until soft peaks.
  8. Slowly fold the whites into the chocolate mixture.
  9. Pour into cooled crust and bake about 40 mins.
  10. Center will still joggle. Cool on a rack to room temp and then chill 3 hours.
Chocolate Pudding
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Add yolks and whisk.
  3. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly.
  4. Heat this over medium heat but make sure you keep whisking!
  5. Boil 30 seconds and then pour into a bowl.
  6. Whisk in the butter, chocolate and vanilla.
  7. Let cool 15 mins at room temp and press a piece of plastic wrap on top-chill 3 hours.
Assembly
  1. Remove cake from pan and place on cake stand.
  2. Stir pudding and pour into middle of cake-stay within the crust.
  3. Use an offset spatula to spread it. (I did not use it all-save some for desert tomorrow night.)
  4. Pipe on cream and garnish with chocolate shavings and cherries, if deired.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/mississippi-mud-pie-cake/