Mississippi Mud Cake

2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
4 eggs
1 cup pecans
1 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 package of miniature marshmallows

1/2 stick of margarine, melted
1/3 cup cocoa
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat. Stir in flour and
cocoa; add vanilla and nuts and pour into greased and floured oblong
pan. Bake 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

Remove from oven and spread with marshmallows. Return to oven and
melt marshmallows for about 10 minutes. Cool cake before frosting.

Frosting directions:
Sift sugar and cocoa together. Mix well with melted margarine. Add
milk, vanilla and nuts. Spread over cake; let stand before serving.

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