My Favorite Birthday Tradition: Mississippi Mud

Today is my birthday! I’m 27, cause I know y’all are curious : )
So in celebration, I thought I would share my favorite birthday tradition…Mississippi Mud. Pie, that is…or cake…neither really. I don’t know what you would call it. Desert. Birthday desert.
Ever since I can remember I have had Mississippi Mud on my birthday. I’ve never really liked cake so this was a welcome tradition. Hold the gasps of disbelief please…I don’t hate cake. It’s cake after all, not bananas.  But I don’t like cake either, its just…whatever. Not worth it. And in case you didn’t catch that, I really really hate bananas. I don’t even like other people to eat them near me. That mushy, smacking, horrible banana sound makes my skin crawl…
Moving on.
My mom always made it for me, then when I got married and moved away, my husband did. Sweet, aren’t they?So here is the super easy recipe…with pictures, of course, because pictures make everything better.

You will need…

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers (that’s about half a box -I like the cinnamon)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12oz container of whip cream (or be awesome and make your own)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 pkg instant chocolate pudding

Step one:Crush the graham crackers. Crush the crud out of them, you basically want graham cracker dust. I used my potato masher to do this, though I also thought about using my meat tenderizer. Crush them however you want, just make sure you have a good time doing it.

Step two:
Melt your stick of butter and mix it in with the graham cracker dust. Press it into the glass with a fork and bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes.
Step three:
take your 8oz cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 10oz of your whip cream container….
….and mix them up in your awesome new kitchenaid mixer that your parents got you as an early birthday gift.
(whoop whoop!)
Spread the mixture over your (cooled) crust.
Mix together one package pudding and 1 1/2 cups milk
(be careful, the box says 2 cups milk, but we want ours thicker).
Spread it over the previous layer, then mix up your next pudding. By the time your done with the second one, the first pudding will be set.
Spread remaining whip cream on top.
Add some toothpicks and saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Eight:Enjoy…I know I will!

Now I’m off to a fabulous, kid free, all day date with the husband!


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  1. Happy birthday there lady! Hope you guys have an awesome day!

  2. Happy Birthday – hope you have a great day !

    Karen in Texas

  3. Looks so good! Happy birthday!

  4. Yummy. We make something similar but our crust is different. I will have to try this way. Happy birthday by the way. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  5. Happy belated! Your mud cake looks really good, and I giggled at the tooth picks, we always used to do that, but then the wrap would break around them and defeat the purpose.

  6. I've never had it but it sounds delicious! Happy birthday! I'm your newest follower from The Girl Creative's Creative Blog Roll!


  7. Happy birthday!! So, I was wondering…I know this is really late notice, but would you mind if I used this recipe…or any other one for my cooking blog tomorrow? I am doing 25 days of recipes, and I have 2 more days left and no one to offer up anymore recipes…I can always share another one of mine, but if you're willing could you? The checklist to do so is here: Let me know, thanks!

  8. It's a favorite of mine too! I made it for some of my sibling's birthdays growing up. Some still request it, and now some of our kids do too! yummy!

  9. Happy birthday!! I’ll be featuring your awesome no bake dessert this morning … looks easy and SO yummy!

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