Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Pioneer Woman knows her stuff

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

This IS the best chocolate sheet cake ever. And I’m not just saying that because it’s the only one I’ve ever eaten. It IS delicious. And super moist and oh so chocolatey.

I’m officially in love. With the cake, not the Pioneer Woman. Well, maybe PW, too.

If you don’t know who I’m referring to (laughing as I type that), here’s her site:

www.thepioneerwoman.com

I visited her and the family earlier this year at her ranch in Oklahoma and we baked cupcakes and made cake pops for some guests. Actually, she made this chocolate sheet cake recipe then for the cupcakes we used. However, we made a different frosting to decorate with so I didn’t get to experience the full effect. I don’t know what took me so long to try her complete recipe. I’m kicking myself now. It’s so easy and pretty darn quick, too. You don’t even need a mixer. Nope. No mixer. But you do need a 12 X 18 jelly roll pan. I think that’s what deterred me a little. I kept picturing a 12 X 18 cake sitting on my counter. And, well… that’s a lot of cake.

But then, a couple of weeks ago I received a surprise from the UPS guy… or girl…

It was PW’s soon-to-be-released cookbook. I was so excited to see it. I got a preview of the cover back in March and here it was. Finished. Full of Pictures. And Full of Recipes.

Including her Chocolate Sheet Cake.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

That settled it. No more procrastinating. Chocolate Sheet Cake here I come.

You’ll need 2 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to start. Easy enough.

Sugar

Then pour on the sugar. Two cups of the sweet stuff. I like how this is going.

Butter

Melt some butter. Two sticks. Thank you.

While it’s melting, stir together 1/2 cup buttermilk, two eggs, 1 teaspoon baking soda…

Vanilla

And add a little vanilla. A teaspoon to be exact.

Cocoa

Back to the butter. Drop in four heaping tablespoons of cocoa please.

Mix it up

Mix that all up.

Pouring 3

Add a cup of boiling water and stir. Let bubble for just a minute and turn then off the heat.

Pouring 2

Then pour that over your flour, sugar and salt mixture and stir it all together.

Pouring 1

Add the buttermilk mixture and stir until it’s smooth.

Anyone having a little deja vous here? I kinda feel like PW right about now with all these step-by step photos. But really, I couldn’t resist posting all of these pouring shots.

Batter

See… here’s another one. Look at that batter. It’s glorious.

Sheet Cake

Place the pan in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. I did 18.

And while the cake is baking, you can make the icing.

Butter and cocoa

Melt some more butter. One and 3/4 sticks this time. Add four more heaping tablespoons of cocoa and stir together.

Milk

Then add 6 Tablespoons milk and one teaspoon vanilla. Here’s the only thing I did differently. I didn’t have any milk. I know… that bites. So instead I used four tablespoons of evaporated milk mixed with two tablespoons of water. I could have gone all six evaporated, but I wanted to play it safe.

Powdered Sugar

Add ONE POUND of confectioner’s sugar. Thank you again PW. This is definitely going in the right direction.

Yum

Mix that all up really, really good. You can also add a 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, but I didn’t have any of those either. And actually, I’m glad I didn’t. This cake was just the way I like it. Non-crunchy.

Pour it on

After the cake is baked , immediately pour on the good stuff. Work the icing all over the cake, so you’ll have less spreading to do. Those little lumps in the photo are just bits of confectioner’s sugar. If you don’t add nuts, you’ll have to stir this really good to get them all out or sift your sugar first. But who has time for that when this cake is waiting.

Scoopable.

Let the cake cool completely. Just kidding. Just dig right in.

It was the…

For me

Wait… I need another bite to make sure.

It was the…

Sheet Cake

Best chocolate sheet cake ever.

By the way, this 12 X 18 cake taking up space on the counter? Don’t even think twice about it. The cake won’t last that long.

Man, I really wish I had some milk right now.

Chocolate Sheet Cake

The cake was so good, that I had to take a picture of it on this pedestal. Right where it belongs.

Bitten

Make this cake. Now. Seriously.

Here is the full recipe from the Pioneer Woman to make things easier for you to follow.

Or you could go out and get a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks. However, I’m changing the title to The Pioneer Woman Bakes because she has no less than fifteen sweet recipes included in this thing. You might also like:

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Iny’s Prune Cake
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Marmalade Muffins
  • French Breakfast Puffs
  • Maple Pecan Scones
  • Perfect Pie Crust
  • Patsy’s Blackberry Cobbler
  • Flat Apple Pie
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake
  • Mocha Brownies
  • Oatmeal Crispies
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  • Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Plus … there’s all the real food

Here’s a peek inside.

But you don’t need to peek, because… guess what… I went to the store the same day this book was released and bought another copy to share.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

That’s right. One for me and one for you. Well, one of you.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Enter for a chance to win a copy of
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
by Ree Drummond

Just leave a comment on this post and let me know:

  • Have you tried any of Ree’s recipes from her site? Or which one should I try next? And if you don’t know Ree (thepioneerwoman.com) yet, then just go ahead and thank me for introducing you. I’m pretty sure you’ll like her site.
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win.
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, November 2nd at 7 p.m. ET
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Monday evening on this post. TIMES UP! Here’s the winner!

Good Luck!

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kate t said...

I made her cinnamon rolls this morning – WOW. Just WOW. WOW again and again. I just ate another one tonight! So much for my 6-pack abs!

November 1, 2009 10:04 PM
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Amber said...

That cake looks delicious! I haven’t tried any of pioneer woman’s recipes but I have checked out her photography site!

Amber82@gmail.com

November 1, 2009 10:04 PM
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Katie said...

PW gave me the courage to conquer that horribly frightening panic-inducing stuff called YEAST. My husband is especially grateful for having Rosemary & Onion in his life.

3 CHEERS FOR P DUB!

And one for Charlie for being so dang CUTE…

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Mary Beth said...

I have not tried any of PW recipes but I do love her blog!! That chocolate cake looks delicious!!

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Diana said...

I love PW! This cake is sinfully delicious. It sounds unappetizing, but her prune cake recipe is actually really really good.

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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stevie said...

Me Me!!! We have tried two recipes (so far!): her lasagna and her bbq meatballs. They both are d.e.l.i.s.h. Hubby asked me what’s next…gonna try her meatloaf. Didn’t know it until today, but she is also in November’s issue of Southern Living! I love how her recipes are foods that we would actually eat~nothing fancy!

xo

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Lisa said...

Wow!! What a great website — in addition to yours :) I read her “Black Heels” story — or rather, how she became the Pioneer woman — maybe it’s time I join up!! :) I can’t wait to try the Chicken Spaghetti

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Sarah said...

Oooh, I just love PW!

I’ve tried her Roasted Garlic & New Potatoes; yum, yum, YUM! I can’t wait to try her other recipes…

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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briana said...

Making it right now, I just have to!

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Mariam said...

I think you should try her Quick & Easy (and Yummy) Apple Tart. Apples are in season and, like she says, it just sounds yummy!

Hope you enjoy

MuslimMurphy at gmail dot com

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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emily f said...

I really love her spicy Mac ‘N Cheese. I just made it again last week (I usually save it for Cinco de Mayo) but it was just too good to wait for.

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Nadja Campbell said...

I love cinnamon rolls so I would want to try those first….yum!!

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Allison said...

You must, must, MUST try PW’s French Onion soup. So amazing.

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Sarah E. said...

Oh, that is the best recipe ever. YUM!

I have tried (and love) the crash hot potatoes, blackberry cobbler, blackberry ice cream, some lasagna, etc, etc, etc

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Gretta said...

Bacon wrapped pineapple (hands down). I made this for my brother in law’s birthday and they didn’t even last long enough for the party. They were DELICIOUS and simple.

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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Crystal said...

I love PW’s site. Her smashed hot potatoes, cowboy sandwich and rosemary rolls are delicious, along with just about every other recipe I have tried :) PW’s site is how I found Bakerella :)

November 1, 2009 10:05 PM
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karen said...

LOVE her site- found it first for photography.
OK, Have done the lasagna, simple sesame noodles and the apple dumplings. All great but loved the noodles and dumplings more than the lasagna. Of course I love noodles and these were so easy and use all of my favorite asian ingredients. The apple dumplings were awesome hot out of the oven — never thought of using Mountain Dew in them before. Laughed at myself for using diet Mountain Dew because they are NOT LIGHT in any way. :)

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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Kendra said...

I have made her cinnamon rolls a few times – they are so yummy! I would love her cookbook!

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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steen said...

I unfortunately have not ever tried any of her recipes but the photos on her site always look AMAZING. Her cookbook is sure to be a huge hit! I think I might have to start getting busy in the kitchen…

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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wendy said...

geez, what recipes haven’t i made??

if we are sticking to baking….then it’s gotta be her rum cake. it’s not only good for christmas either…we like it at birthdays and for breakfast…..LOL

but my family would highly recommend her best ever lasagna, her pot roast, her only casserole marlboro man will eat, her roasted potatoes and garlic…..and the hits just keep coming!

thanks for the contest. :)

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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Creative Junkie said...

I love PW! I’ve tried several of her recipes but her mashed potatoes are my absolute FAVE.

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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crystal said...

DONT CHOOSE ME! I already have a copy! I love her too and you are right, it IS the best chocolate sheet cake ever and it IS a lot of cake, but cut off a huge piece and give it away! That is what I do. Because I WILL eat the whole thing. It is that good.

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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Bonnie said...

I’ve tried Marlboro Man’s favorite sandwich (and I know why it is). I’ve also done her pasta alla vodka, and I must add a disclaimer NOT to use cheap vodka. Mine did not turn out very good. Also, the peanut butter pie = paradise on earth.

November 1, 2009 10:06 PM
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Corina Young said...

this looks amazing! I need a PW cookbook

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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summer said...

mmm. exciting. hope i win.
i’ve heard many a marvelous things about her new pumpkin spice muffins with cream cheese frosting. those seem totally up the bakerella alley and perfectly seasonal. maybe you could try those.

ps. but i would also recommend bbq meatballs, roasted potato wedges, and marlboro man’s favorite sandwich.

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Karen Marie said...

That looks soooooo good! I could always use a cookbook!

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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jen said...

That cake is soooo delish! All of the kiddos in the family now ask for it for their birthdays!

I would love a copy of the cookbook!

Jen in OK

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Sabrina Newman said...

Love PW. I am going to her book signing at Border’s near Lenox Mall. :o)

Her mashed potatoes, hot crash potatoes and macaroni and cheese are my all time favorites. I plan to make her turkey for Thanksgiving this year as well. I did try to make this cake but I didn’t do so well, but want to try it again. I also want to try her Tres Leche cake. Mmm.

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Danielle said...

Thank you for introducing me quite some time ago to pioneer women! I think I’ve looked at every recipe she has- and of course have most of them on my list to make someday…

However!!!! I found her sushi ‘tutorial’ very very very helpful! I love sushi and started making it at home quite some time ago, and I knew it didn’t quite taste like the restaurant kind, and she helped me figure out why! When I saw sushi on her page, I was blown away! Didn’t expect that one!

(ps. I would love the cookbook! And I think most of your followers are waiting for a Bakerella cookbook!)

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Alicia M said...

Meatballs, mashed potatoes with cream cheese, migas, chicken spaghetti, pasta a la Betsy, blackberry ice cream…those are just a few of the many I have tried. Every recipe of The Pioneer Womans that i have tried is fabulous!

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Rochelle Rodriguez said...

LOVE her website and made the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies just this afternoon from the Tasty Kitchen part of her site…. there is a recipe for Apple Dumplings that is next on my list and of course now this cake looks so good!!!!!!!

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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PJ said...

I love her rosemary-onion bread! Everything that I have tried from her site has been great, but the rosemary-onion bread has been repeated several times…

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Patricia Manley said...

I have tried several of PW’s recipes and I loved every single one of them! When I am searching to try something new, Ree’s website is my very first stop! Gotta love her and her recipes. Thanks for a chance at winning :)

Patricia M.

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Suzanne said...

I’m giving away her Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt for xmas gifts this year!

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Andrea said...

I’m salivating for that cake – seems so simple and delicious! PW’s chicken spaghetti rocks and so do you, Bakerella!

November 1, 2009 10:07 PM
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Liz said...

Oh man! I was just in the joke of a place they call a book store around here, trying to find this and they didn’t have it. Of course they don’t…

My favorite PW recipe by far is her Gazpacho. It is amazing, I could eat it every day!

November 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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Elizabeth Nobles said...

I love her site… my recipe that I love is her apple tart… so easy to make… and so yummy this time of year!

November 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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Danielle Forbes said...

I’ve tried a few of her recipes, and I love love love all of her potato recipes.

November 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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Amber Barnum said...

I LOVE PW! She is great, and has so many great recipes. So far I have made the following: bacon jalepeno bites (yum!), pots de creme (sooo rich!), lasagna, and then also some recipes from Pastor Ryan: the Bolognese sauce, homemade pasta and Blooming herb bread. So far, everything has been amazing, but Ryan’s recipes that he shared were so amazing, I made them two nights in a row. YUM!

November 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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Ellen Jewell said...

I only know PW through you, but that chocolate cake is in my future. (My hips probably are not too fond of you, but I LOVE your blog.)
I would love to win the cookbook!! PLEASE!

November 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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Lauren said...

Thank you for introducing me yo PW. After checking out her site I will be checking in with her often!

November 1, 2009 10:08 PM
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Felicity said...

That sheet cake recipe is my trusty stand by! I have used it to make sheet cake, cup cakes and even those gorgeous mini cakes you do with the cookie cutters and stack them? Anyways, another fave of hers is a) Cowboy Nachos. Oh be still my beating heart… AND her Sleepin’ in Omelette. SO GOOD when you have people staying the weekend and you know dinner the night before is going to be a long.. ahem.. jovial night :)

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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Dj said...

I’ve tried several of her recipes. My favorite is Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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Heidi F. said...

I’ve had the sheet cake and the Asian noodle salad. Yum! I would love to get her cookbook!

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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Lacey said...

I think I would be in heaven if I won this book.

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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Jodi J. said...

I love P.W. and have made her onion strings (listed under cowboy food) and also the baked lemon pasta. Both were so yummy. The onion strings especially. I’m craving them now…

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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Kristi said...

I haven’t tried any of her recipes, but I would try the flat apple pie pr her cinnamon rolls I heard they were killer! or anything for that matter! i love sweets!!

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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NicoleR said...

As a pastry student, I have to try new recipes all the time…I have never seen her website but you better believe I am going to try THIS recipe…the pouring photos make it all that more exciting!!!!! =]

dr.acula_bites@yahoo.com

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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chocolatechic said...

I just love her…oh poo…I can’t remember the name of it, but it is apples and you pour Mountain Dew over it.

It should be a crime.

November 1, 2009 10:09 PM
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Lara said...

I’ve never tried her recipes, but not for lack of wanting to. You must try the cinnamon rolls out soon!

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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Valerie! said...

I have made a couple of her recipes — none of them were her sweet ones, though, which also look delicious, but I’m so bakingly handicapped that I still don’t own a mixer, not even a hand-powered one, and I hate to whisk things with a flatware fork or spoon until I get the consistency of batter that I’m satisfied with. Wow, that was a mouthful! Anyway, I’ve made her pico de gallo, and then there was one recipe she posted that uses blue (bleu?) cheese and Pillsbury Grands biscuits. Yummy stuff! Thanks for this fun contest!

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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PollyS said...

I love PW. I have made several of her recipes and loved them with the exception of one. Not bad in my (cook)book! But have to say the cinnamon rolls rock!
I’d love a copy of her book. Thanks for the offer.

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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Courtney said...

I’ve tried one of her pasta dishes. Can’t remember which one, but it was good! I really want to make everything, my tummy says “yes, make that!” while my brain says “whoa, that’s a lot of butter!”

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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Elizabeth Flowers said...

Okay, so I just found The Pioneer Woman this weekend and I’m so excited to start reading her blog and now I keep hearing about this cookbook. I was excited to see a recipe on your blog….then I kept reading….and here you are giving a copy away!!!

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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Kate said...

Yes! PW is wonderful!! I have tried her recipe for guacamole…and it was delicious! I got so many compliments and it was super easy.

katensherrard@gmail.com

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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truebluetexan said...

PW’s Perfect Risotto is absolutely perfect! OMGoodness, it is the most wonderful stuff I’ve ever put in my mouth.

#2 is Crash Hot Potatoes

# 3 is PW’s Favorite Salad Ever

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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Shannon Grauer said...

LOVE The Pioneer Woman! She rocks! I have made her Cream Cheese Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos. Super easy and very good! She knows her stuff!
oh, and love you too Bakerella~ :)

November 1, 2009 10:10 PM
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Leah S said...

Flashback: 1981 – Holiday Bacon Appetizers- You should make these- so easy so good. I love reading her blogs and I love looking at her pics of MM’s jean pockets!

November 1, 2009 10:11 PM
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Breanna said...

My mouth was watering reading this post! YUM! bretinsley@hotmail.com

November 1, 2009 10:11 PM
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Allison said...

I want to try her Tres Leches cake

November 1, 2009 10:11 PM
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Kat said...

Apple tart! Puff pastry, apples, brown sugar. So simple, like her cake! So divine, like her and her cake, both!

November 1, 2009 10:11 PM
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sgd1227 said...

I make her steak bites (slightly modified) on an almost weekly basis. Love the apple turnovers, too!

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Jacquie Olsen said...

I have made this sheet cake just once so far and it was easy and unbelievable. It melts in your mouth. I just bought a copy of PW’s beautiful cookbook and had to buy a pretty bookstand to display it on my countertop. PW would be so proud! Problem is now every woman who comes into my kitchen thumbs through it and wants one. I keep writing names down thinking – Christmas Gifts! What a great idea! So I would love to win a cookbook to share with a special friend.

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Sara Dean said...

I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet, but I’m very curious about her recent acorn squash recipe….I will scream if I win this cookbook! I never win anything!

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Cupcake Queen said...

Thank you for introducing me to The Pioneer Woman… I’m looking forward to checking out her new book and trying new recipes.

Oh, by the way, I just tried making your Cupcake Bites this morning, not too shabby for a first try. But definitely not as nice as yours… :)

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Jessica Sides said...

I have to say her fettuccine alfredo and her Marlboro Man’s Sand-which whooooo

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Cynthia Davis said...

I can’t wait to try this sheet cake recipe! My husband’s grandma used to make one for him while he was growing up. So I think I need to have a version of it too, hope he loves it!

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Christine Culp said...

I’ve never tried any of PWs recipes, but have checked out her site – I like a lot of the simplicity in her cooking (not a whole lot of obscure ingrediants). You should try adding cinnamon to the recipe for a little extra something – that’s how my mother-in-law does hers and it’s excellent.

November 1, 2009 10:12 PM
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Jill said...

I tried the Crash Hot Potatoes and they are AWESOME! If you like potatoes, you have to try them!

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Sugardrive said...

Hey Bakerella!

I haven’t heard of PW before now, but man am I glad you posted this. That cake looks delicious. <3

Jodi

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Mary K. said...

I’ve tried many recipes from her site, including this sheet cake one. Yum! I love the “bacon wrapped jalapeno things”. I know you’re more of a sweet gal, but man these are yum…..

LOVE Bakerella and Ree! :)

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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jillbinmd said...

i want that book!! LOL. i love her site and her recipes. the one i tried and really like for grilling over the summer was the one with sliced potatoes and onions in a foil packet and cook on the grill…so yummy!!

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Jenn said...

I’ve tried her pasta with eggplant recipe and it was amazing. A big hit with the entire family!

I’m thinking that I will now have to try that chocolate cake recipe, yum!

bentoforkidlet@yahoo.com

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Erin Blodgett said...

You should try the Blue-cheese onion cheese sauce that goes with the steak. Then you would have a dinner and a beautiful dessert!

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Doree said...

Love following your recipes you post! Amazing pictures, such an motivator for me to get into the kitchen!

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Etta said...

I LOVE that cake recipe! It is amazing. I use a knife to poke approximately 327 holes in the top of the cake before pouring the icing over the top. It soaks into the cake and makes it oh-so-yummy.

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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KBella said...

Oh Bakerella, you DID introduce me to PW- back when you posted about your trip to The Lodge- and I fell in LOVE! Yes, with PW, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! LOVE her writing style, photography, her Punks, her Marlboro Man. ;-)

But I have yet to try one of her recipes. FOR SHAME.
I need to win her cookbook to start baking off some of my guilt.

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Caprene Thompson said...

I’m always up for another great cookbook.

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Amanda said...

This is My favorite Cake ever! I make it when I am having a bad day, a good day, an OK day. Thanks PW and Bakerella for Sharing it with me! I would LOVE her book!!!

November 1, 2009 10:13 PM
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Diane Kuffler said...

Not sure if I can choose just one of her recipes as my favorite because several are a regular addition to our meals here! In fact, haven’t tried one I didn’t love yet!

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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Laura Petravage said...

My vote would be for the yellow cupcakes with sticky chocolate icing, to compliment the amazing sheet cake.

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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Crisanne said...

I LOVE the Pioneer Woman. So many recipes, so little time…Would love to have her book!

Do try that cake again sometime and add 1 teaspoon cinnamon when you add in the baking soda. It adds that little something you can’t quite place, but know you love.

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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Heather said...

Yes. I LOVED her crash potatoes – the recipe she got from Australia.. SOOO GOOD.. Made the boy swoon for a change too ;)

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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Jennifer Cook said...

oh, PW…she is bookmarked just like you! i tried her onion strings, and even though i did not have the proper thermometer and suffered all the frying errors that come with that, they were still REALLY good…good enough for me to go buy the correct thermometer!

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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Freckles said...

I love PW! I made “Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich” for non-Cowboy husband of mine. He totally loved it! Her “Grandma Iny’s Prune Cake” was yummy too! I would like to see you try the Prune Cake recipe too :)

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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Ashley F said...

I love the PW! I haven’t tried any recipes yet though. I think it’s b/c she intimidates me, but I will definitely be trying this Choc. sheet cake. I just need to get a bigger pan and some buttermilk. I would love a copy of the book! Thanks for the chance.
You can contact me at thefancher04(at)hotmail(dot)com

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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mando said...

I’m definitely going to try making this sheet cake in the near future!

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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SimplySara said...

I LOVE the pioneer woman!

I’ve tried a bunch of her recipes. Mmmmm!
As for a favorite…. well, my husband loves me even more every time I make her “Marlboro Man Sandwich”.

:)

November 1, 2009 10:14 PM
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ell.uu said...

i haven’t tried any of her recipes, but i’ve drooled on my computer reading them.

November 1, 2009 10:15 PM
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Aubrie said...

I haven’t tried any of PW’s recipes, but now I guess I’ll have to try the chocolate sheet cake!

November 1, 2009 10:15 PM
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Shannon said...

I’ve become a new fan of PW. My friend at work is a huge fan and between PW and Bakerella, we are always talking recipes! I can’t wait to try out her recipes!!

November 1, 2009 10:15 PM
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Natalie Zuidhof said...

I’ve never checked out pioneer woman (i will now) but i have made this cake before (i know it as texas sheet cake) and it is by far my favorite chocolate cake. i have to stop myself from eating it all in one sitting!!! delish!

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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SweetAlmond said...

oh yum! that cake looks delicious! can’t wait to try it

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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Cara said...

For dinner tonight we had PW’s country fried steak and gravy. Delicious recipe!

I hope to see a Bakerella cookbook someday soon!

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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Keri said...

Oy!! If I wasn’t so stuffed from Halloween candy, I would make this cake right now. Regardless, pretty sure I’ll be making it before the week is out. :) Thanks for posting about PW’s new cookbook!

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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Michelle said...

I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet but I was just looking at the rosemary butter rolls yesterday and was DROOLING over them… so I’m sure I’ll be attempting something soon! I sure would like to have her cookbook to do it with rather than sitting my laptop on my kitchen counter ;)

Love your site and all your creative confections! I’m a Bakerella and Pioneer woman wanna be <3

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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Monica said...

Thanks for introducing me to the Pioneer Woman. She rocks! Oh and I think you should try the molten chocolate cake recipe. YUM.

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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LT said...

All I have to say is: Creamy Herbed Potatoes.
I made these for Thanksgiving dinner last year and they are divine!! Try them, you won’t be sorry!

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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Lana said...

I like the bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, but I want to try the butter rosemary buns. yummy

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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Judy said...

I have tried the Roasted Ricotta Roma Tomatoes but now I want to try the sheet cake… yummmmmmmm

November 1, 2009 10:16 PM
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