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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:

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.


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


Melt some butter. Two sticks. Thank you.

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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ( 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!

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4,400 comments on “The Pioneer Woman knows her stuff”

  1. I read every one of PW’s recipes, as I do yours :) Is there a cookbook in your future?

  2. i’m still pretty new to her site, but i’ve tried a couple things. I’ve made her sun dried tomato pasta salad (june/july 2009) and it was AMAZING. biggest hit at two dinner parties (it makes a lots) and several wonderful lunches for me. i also made her huevos ree-os (june 2009, i think). very easy & very tasty breakfast.

  3. I’ve heard of her but never tried any recipes- I will now though! Thanks!!

  4. I have not tried any of her recipes, yet, but do have several in my “want to try” pile :)

  5. My mom has been making this for us forever. I heart it and Pioneer Woman. I haven’t had a chance to try any of her recipes, but I do love Tasty Kitchen.

  6. Can’t get enough of PW’s recipes! Our family favorite is her cauliflower soup. Amazing. Even my toddler aged boys can’t get enough of it.

  7. I too am in love with the chocolate sheet cake. I made it and brought it to several events. YUM!

    ps – I have cake balls that I made for the first time tonight in my freezer. I’m going to try my hand at cupcake pops for my daughter’s birthday.

  8. I’ve never made her recipes, but my oh my does this look AMAZING!! This will be made after my crazy week of studying as a reward. :) I would love to get a cookbook to try more! :)

  9. Cinnamon Rolls!

  10. I’m pretty sure I’ve made this cake. I’m going to have to make it again, just to be sure. *wink*

  11. I printed a bunch of her recipes, so must have tried one! I want to make the pumpkin muffins next.

  12. I haven’t tired any of PW’s recipes, but I’m super inspired to go try some! Thanks for rocking my Sunday evenings!! I <3 Bakerella!!

  13. I LOVE THE CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE. Of course, in Texas we refer to it as the “TEXAS SHEET CAKE”. We lay claim to everthing…. oh, and if I happen to get me one of them thare coookin’ books from PW (aka Ree and Marlboro’s Wife), I would be happier than a javelina in the middle of a vegetable garden!

    PS: Do you have a step-by-step guide/video on the perfect cake ball? I am making a cake for a little boy who loves balls and I would like to make various size cake balls and stick them all together, but I need to them to be smooth and very symmetrical (that’s my own OCD in play).

  14. Yeah, another cooking blog for me to check out. Thanks for the link.

  15. That cake looks fantastic as do the other recipes I saw listed on her site. Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. I LOVE PW! I haven’t had a chance to make any of Ree’s recipes yet (I’m a new Mommy, so that takes up most of my time!), but would love to make this chocolate sheet cake and several others. I’m actually thinking about making her Cinnamon Roll recipe in the near future. You should try that one! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. We love, love, her chicken spaghetti and I now make her cinnamon rolls every new year brunch. So amazingly good.

  18. I have been following PW’s blog for quite some time. I just love her, her family, and her cooking!! My first recipe to try of hers was none other than the BEST CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE EVER, and as you said and anyone that has EVER tried it, YES, it is the best chocolate sheet cake eeevvvvvveeeeerrrrr!! I want her cookbook so bad, its on my cmas list but lord knows I would love it now, haha.

  19. Well, I’ll be honest…while I read her blog religiously, I’ve never made any of the recipes. Macaroni and cheese might be first on my list though! :)

  20. I totally love trying her recipes! It’s the best that I can see step by step so I know if it’s right or not. I love this sheet cake- I’ve made it twice! But my favorite recipe I think is her Ranch Chicken – it’s delish!

  21. I’m thinking you should try her pureed pumpkin…. what would be better than pumpkin bread or cookies made with fresh pumpkin?! :-)

  22. OMIGOSH, that looks AMAZING!! I’ve never heard of her before today but am sure going to check her stuff out. Plus I absolutely LOVE that cookbook with all those pictures! It’s rad to see the process as you are going through it!

  23. love PW recipes…at least reading them when i’m looking for inspiration.

  24. I will definitely be using many of her recipes for Thanksgiving. Just looking over them now make me drool.
    I would LOVE a copy!

  25. PICK me PICK ME! I love looking and drooling over all her recipes and her site!!
    Not sure on the favorite one!! BUT LOVE her BEST ever salad!!!

  26. I’ve heard about the PW, but have been too lazy to check her out…thanks for the nudge!!

  27. I love her :) Try her recipes all the time!

  28. I haven’t tried her site yet, but I will now. Thanks.

  29. I’m also a redhead from Oklahoma (like PW) and would love her cookbook!

  30. I <3 PW as well. I've made a few of her recipes, but I think my favorite is her buttermilk chicken strips. so darn good.

  31. When I grow up I want to be Bakarella. No, I want to be Pioneer Woman. No, Bakarella. No, PW.

    Can I be both?????

  32. Oh, my! This is the first I had heard of the wonderful PW and her site is amazing! What a beautiful and multi-faceted woman!

    I think there’s DEFINITELY a place for Red Velvet Cake Pops in your near future, Bakerella.

  33. I love the Pioneer Woman! Just tonight we had Potato packets with our dinner. They were a staple this summer camping, first time I made them in the oven.
    Yum, I’ll have to try that cake soon.

  34. Ginger steak salad and the crash hot potatoes. So, so good. And I want that cookbook!

  35. I have made the chocolate sheet cake and it is the best! I like to add walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the icing. Yummo!!

  36. I have made her cinnamon rolls and they are sooooo good. You have to try them! Would love a copy of her cookbook.

  37. I love Pioneer Woman and you!! I follow both of your blogs! I’ve tried this Sheet cake recipe and love it!!! Also the Jalopena Poppers! I want one of her cookbooks so bad! It’s on my Christmas list unless I go to one of her book signings!!! But i don’t want to wait that long so pick me!

  38. I have been dying to try the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake recipe she posted a few months back. Every time I look at it my tastebuds cry out.

  39. Candy Cookies… yumm-o!!!

    Would love a copy of this cookbook!!! PW is AMAZING!!!

  40. Hi Bakerella
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and thanks to your inspirational posts, I made my FIRST EVER batch of cupcakes today. Thank you for maintaining such a wonderful resource for beginners like me. Kudos to you! :)


  41. I love so many of her recipes. I make her spaghetti casserole the most. And the blueberry muffins that actually came from one of her readers when she had the yogurt contest are too die for. The chocolate sheet cake is one of the few I haven’t tried because I have my moms Texas sheet cake recipe. But after seeing your pictures I think maybe I will try this one instead.

  42. I love PW! Her chicken spaghetti is awesome, and her apple dumplings are melt in your mouth delicious!!! I would love to win her cookbook!!

  43. Man oh man, is there anything you like that I don’t? Nope, not any. If it’s covered in chocolate and butter than it’s got to be good.! Here’s hoping that I win!

  44. I want that cookbook so much!! I love just about every PW recipe I’ve ever tried and I use that sheet cake for our kids’ birthday cakes. We make her Crash Potatoes all the time for dinner. My three year old does the crashing – she has so much fun!

  45. I made the pumpkin spice muffins a few weeks ago and they were devoured. I was recently drooling over the Strawberry Shortcake Cake. I cannot wait to try that with fresh berries next summer.

  46. Will buy it even if I don’t win. She’s fab.

  47. I’ve only tried her hot and spicy shrimp. But I’m an avid reader!

  48. I think I started reading her blog after I read yours, and I am hooked on both. And you have got to try try her chocolate peanut butter pie, although if you are looking for desserts, the heading is actually called “Another Pie.” So good, it shouldn’t be called just another pie…I could eat it all myself, but my husband wouldn’t let me.

  49. I haven’t given her a look yet, but I definitely will be!

    Though what you’ve posted of this recipe reminds me of my grandma’s Texas Sheet Cake recipe which is universally loved over here. Only hers has chopped nuts in the frosting!

  50. I love her site! I’m totally jealous of her and her camera. I can’t wait to try the rosemary rolls recipe she just posted. Now to find a cast iron skillet…

  51. Thank You Bakerella!
    i knew you are gonna do this soon after i read you topic!

    I have tried this same chocolate sheet cake recipe and it was a hit even without the icing!
    and i have also tried Marlboro man’s favorite sandwich.

    you just love her cooking and the beautiful photography would just make your mouth water!

  52. The Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt!! Just made them yesterday and they are fabulous. (I believe she mentioned you in her blog about the truffles, as well!) LOVE Pioneer Woman!

  53. Have never heard of PW, but the chocolate sheet cake is definitely a reason to check her and the recipe out!

  54. This is the first that I’ve heard of PW but with that cake being just a sample of what she is, I’m so excited to have been introduced…thank you Bakerella!!!!

  55. I’ve tried a few, but I think my favorite so far has been the Individual Raspberry Cobblers – yum! I’d love a copy of her cookbook.

  56. Oooh…I love her and would LOVE to win a copy of her book!

  57. If I were to win…. I would love to be emailed! kenzieathrone {at} gmail {dot} com

  58. I didn’t know of pioneer woman, but now thanks to you… her stuff looks delish! :) I can’t wait to try some of her stuff out! Keep posting/introducing us to great talents out there. Thanks again!! :)

  59. I’ve tried several of her recipes and they are great! I’d love to win a copy of her book!

  60. Cinnamon rolls!!! YUM YUM YUM! You HAVE to make it, no excuses bakerella! ;D

  61. I made her crispy yogurt chicken–and it is DELICIOUS. I have NEVER had chicken that was that moist before! It’s now my go-to chicken recipe.

  62. I made her Chocolate Sheet Cake last week. The cake is way to big for our family of 2 adults and 2 kids so I flash froze half of the cake in pre cut in slices. I stuck the them in a gallon sized freezer bag. Now I can have a piece anytime I want! I think it tastes better thawed than when it is fresh made.

    We are having her brisket for dinner tomorrow. It should be your next recipe!

  63. Thanks for introducing her! She sounds so amazing and talented! I am going to go check her out right now!

  64. I love PW’s sites. These look awesome and I want to try them myself. Wasn’t she cute on Bonnie Hunt? :)

  65. I have never heard of PW till reading your post…im actually a new reader of yours and have LOVED what I’ve read so far! Especially this post about chocolate cake…my MOST favorite dessert! Can NOT wait to try this recipe!

  66. I’ve tried several, and have a BUNCH bookmarked to try soon. I love the smashed potatoes (not the exact name, but I can’t think of it now) and the creamed corn. YUMMY!!

  67. thanks for introducing me to pw, bakerella!
    haven’t tried any of her recipes yet, but loved learning about her family and ranch-life!

  68. Wow, that was such a cute post. I loved all the pictures and the instructables. You got my mouth watering. That is so great a Chocolate cake from scratch made with cocoa no less instead of baking chocolate. We all have those ingredients at our house and don’t have to go out to buy anything.
    (I even have milk)
    I’m excited to try it.
    I think the cinnamon rolls sound good as well. Or the French Breakfast puffs, or maybe the Flat Apple pie, Blueberry cobbler. . .or how about. . . I might have to get that book, even if I don’t win this drawing. Glad you introduced me. Thank you

  69. I love PW, One of the last things I made was the orange glaze muffins and the caramel apple sticky buns. YUM.

  70. I love PW! If you have not tried her Rib Eye with Blue Cheese Sauce, you must. That sauce is out of this world (even on burgers!).

  71. I have not tried any recipes yet, but my daughter did make PW’s cinnamon rolls. They are divine! You definitely have to try them!!!

  72. Sorry if I’m posting this twice. I didn’t see my first post so here it is again. :)

    I love Ree! I would really love to win this cookbook! I have tried several of her recipes and my favorite is the Spicy Shrimp. Sooo good. :)

  73. I had never heard of PW before Bakerella (THANK YOU!), but now must make this cake as soon as physically possible. The hitch would be hiding it from the husband, who would immediately devour it!

  74. I love PW! Her recipes are fabulous. You have got to try her cinnamon rolls. They are amazing! The chocolate cake is great too. Would love to have her new cookbook.

  75. I love PW’s Migas–and about everything else she comes up with, so I would loooove a copy!

  76. I actually really love Pastor Ryan’s recipes on the site (and of course PW’s). His orange garlic shrimp and spaghetti carbonara are DELICIOUS!

  77. I have made PW cinnamon rolls which I am second in love make, first would be your cake pops- all I can think of is the endless flavors of cakes, frostings, add-ins and toppings. I love how you both Blog about what you make and take pictures. I am so jealous of what you are both able to accomplish. Keep it coming!

  78. I love PW!!! I especially love her mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, and pork chops.

  79. The only recipe I’ve tried of hers so far was an Asian Noodle Salad. It was delicious but made a CRAZY huge amount! It was definitely a ranch sized recipe! :) I think this chocolate sheet cake might be just the thing for me to bring to my next bookclub get together… I’m convinced!

  80. The coffee cake recipe is good!

  81. Oh boy… I, too, have been waiting to make this, but after seeing the icing on this cake, I think this needs to be baked this week! I have mostly tried her desserts, but as for main dishes, I have been told by family you must make the chicken strips!

  82. ooohhh i love the crash hot potatoes on PW’s blog. and her penne pasta. mmmmmm, i’m getting hungry thinking about it! :)

  83. ASIAN NOODLE SALAD!!! (Pardon me for yelling.)

  84. i’ve never tried any :(
    being a student takes SO MUCH TIME
    but i make your cake pops for my brother when i visit him at college : D
    (his roommate likes them too!)
    I would LOVE one of her cookbooks, and I’m sure my brother would love it too.
    HEY. YOU should write a cookbook!

  85. The lasagna recipe is very good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Love PW and would really like to try out her recipes in the cookbook!! Pick Me…Pick Me!!

  87. Yes I’ve tried her chocolate sheet cake, super moist and yummy. But you must try her jalapeno popper thingies. I have some in the freezer and they are not lasting long.

  88. i have no made any of the recipes she puts on her site. but i do love the inspiration i get from them.

  89. her key lime pie is BANGIN. you’d love it and i’d sure love that book!

  90. I’ve made the chocolate sheet cake a couple of times and, you are right, it doesn’t last long! ;) Her onion straws are great too!

  91. You HAVE to try her cinnamon roll recipe!!! Please do it!! It really is THAT good!

  92. I’ve tried a few recipes and have LOTS more I want to try.
    My family likes Chicken Spaghetti alot & the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies…To. Die. For. :)

  93. Ahhh! That looks sooo good! I’ve only just heard of PW and I can’t wait to try out some of her recipes!

  94. I haven’t tried any of her recipes but I love her. I have her baked lemon pasta flagged to try. It looks so simple and delicious.

  95. I enjoyed your posts from your visit with Pioneer Woman and I can’t wait to try this recipe, I absolutely love texas sheet cake!

  96. I love her blog, as well as yours. Who would NOT want a copy!

  97. I probably try one of her recipes at least once a week. Last week we did the pasta with artichokes and tomatoes and loved it. I have not made her chocolate sheet cake yet but I think I should this week since you recommended it. Thank you very much……..Jane

  98. Ohhh, the sirloin bites are delish! Who can’t get behind some good ol’ bite-sized steak pieces cooked in butter?! Okay, well probably a lot of people but if you are a meat eater, the sirloin bites are a tasty indulgence.

  99. I have made PW’s Apple Dumpling numerous times. It always results in someone saying, “Can I have a copy of that recipe?” PW has everyone thinking I’m a pretty good cook. Thank you Pioneer Woman and Bakerella.

  100. There’s nothing I’ve tried that I haven’t loved! Her recipes are EASY to follow and come out perfect every time! I’ve tried Onion Strings, Pork Chops, Cinnamon Rolls, Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup, Potato Pouches and her yummy Yellow Cupcakes with Sticky Chocolate Icing. Mmmm…. I so hope I win!

  101. I love PW’s acorn squash. It’ll turn any squash hater into a squash lover. I”m so excited about her book! I hope I win.

  102. I’ve never heard of PW, but her blog looks great. Can’t wait to try her cake.
    ginger c at gmail dot com

  103. I really liked both her baked lemon pasta and her penne alla betsy. I have tried a couple other of her recipes as well, but these two are easily my favorites!

  104. I love love love PW. I could live on her perfect pancakes. They are truly perfect.

  105. Try those French Breakfast Puffs. I want to see how they come out. Oooh, I’d love to try some of her recipes if I had her book!

  106. I have made SEVERAL of her recipes, and they’ve all been delicious!

    Apple Dumplings
    Mashed Potatoes
    Smashed Potatoes
    Cowgirl Salad
    Ranch Dressing – THE BEST EVER!
    Baked Lemon Pasta
    Chicken Salad
    Chicken Scallopine
    Pico de Gallo and Guacamole – will never buy store bought again!

  107. I’ve only made one but the Marlboro Man Sandwich is YUM!

  108. Actually heard about her through the cakepop post I heard about you through. Haven’t made anything of hers yet, but plan to eventually.

  109. Steak Bites or Jalapeno Poppers! Both so good. I’d love to win a copy and give it to my daughter. She’s always cooking something of PW’s or yours.

  110. I have made her absolutely to die for chocolate cake several times. twice in one week even It is heaven and so needed when being a mom becomes too much. So I almost ate the whole cake myself–whos counting??!!!!

  111. I just made her mac & cheese recipe for a party last night and it was a hit!

  112. I’m new to the Pioneer Woman, but will definitely try her cake (and would love to see the rest of her recipes in my own book!)

  113. We LOVE that cake, so far it’s been the one thing of PW’s I’ve tried but I have several on the “must try” list and I’m sure this cookbook will only add more to that growing list :)

  114. Great site! Bookmarked!! Would love to have another cookbook!

  115. I have not tried any of her recipes… but would love to! Her new book would be just the thing to get me started:)

  116. Her pumpkin spice muffins are delicious! I’ve made several of her recipes and enjoy her very much :)

  117. I love Ree! She is just amazing! I try her recipes anytime I can and my husband even sat down to watch her on Bonnie Hunt the other day with me. He loves her too! Not even a cowboy LOL!

    I would love to win a copy of her book.

  118. I love Pioneer Woman! I would love to try the Maple Pecan Scones! But, now I’ve got to try out the sheet cake recipe! Love your blog!

  119. I’ve been searching for a perfect chocolate cake recipe! Definitely interested in trying this, as well as all of the others!

  120. WOW, thank you so much for introducing me to PW. Her site is awesome!
    Now, excuse me, I need to go make a cake!!

  121. I love Ree! I would really love this cookbook. I have tried several of her recipes, and my favorite is the Spicy Shrimp. Yummy!

  122. I haven’t tried any of her recipes, but that cake looks like it needs to be sitting on my counter soon. I would love the cookbook.

  123. Wow…I have tried a ton of her recipes. How to narrow it down. My favorite is the maple frosting she makes for her cinnamon rolls. SO AMAZING. If you’ve never put maple frosting on cinnamon rolls, you must go and try it right now.

    ellismom AT gmail DOT com

  124. I love PW and I would love to have her cookbook, all her recipes I have tried were great. Thanks for the contest.

  125. I just had her rosemary skillet rolls and they were oh so yummy!!!

  126. I would love to have a copy of this cookbook. This cake will be perfect for taking to the office.

  127. The cinnamon rolls rock and the lasagna is awesome. My son who had never eaten lasagna before loved it!

  128. I’ve heard of PW but why I’ve yet to venture there is beyond me. That cake looks so mouthwatering. I’ve got to try it this week.

  129. i can’t wait to try this…

    I know of PW but i never really tried any of her recipes!

    Now I am dying to try this cake. Thanks!

  130. I adimdt I just discovered her site last week (I think I am living under a rock). Anyways the first recipe I want to try is her Tres Leches Cake. But you might have just convinced me to try sheet cake instead.

  131. I love her Chicken Spaghetti (or the only casserole Marlboro Man will eat)! Delish!

  132. Thank you for introducing me to another great website! I think you should try those breakfast puffs!! Yummy!!!
    I would love a copy of the book!! Pick me, pick me!!!!!

  133. I love the Pioneer Woman! Haven’t tried any recipes yet. Well, I did make a ton of fresh pumpkin puree. Waiting for a little reduction in the waistline before jumping into them with both feet. They all look fabulous!

  134. I love PW – both her recipes and her photography tips. I’ve tried a few of her recipes including a slaw type salad and her pot roast. All delicious! I’d LOVE a copy of her book. My email is lisa dot degroff at gmail dot com.

  135. I’m obsessed with her homemade pasta and bolognese sauce!!! You MUST try it! It’s a guest post by Pastor Ryan, and it’s a great one!

  136. i can’t wait to see this book in person, i hope it comes to australia.

    i have made, and loved, PW’s potatoes cooked in foil pockets in the oven and her spinach salad.
    and i have heaps of other bookmarked!

  137. I love Ree and her recipes! I made her pumpkin muffins today (for the second time) and they were so fabulous. I made her pecan pie for last Thanksgiving and it got rave reviews. She’s got so many good ones to try.

  138. This cake looks amazing. I think you should try the French Breakfast Puffs next.

  139. Hi! I haven’t cooked anything yet, but I have really big plans too! I actually found her link on your site…You are both awesome! :)

  140. Your site and PW’s site are on my favorite blogs list. I visit on a daily basis. Never tried any of her recipes, but I’ve got a list going for recipes that I do need to try. I would love the cookbook!

    — Anissa in Atlanta, GA

  141. I love pioneer woman! Mostly i love her photography advice. For an amateur, she explains clearly what to do and makes me feel like i too can be an amazing photographer (and cook :))

    YAY to pioneer woman!

  142. Thank you, thank you, thank you for introducing me to PW. She has a recipe for tres leches cake that I am dying to try. I had a neighbor who made it and she moved away before I could get the recipe. It is too late to make it now but guess what I’m gonna do as soon as the kids leave for school!

  143. Oh my…can’t wait to try! I love me some sheet cake! Please oh please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!

  144. I love PW! Her Spicy Shredded Pork is our family’s favorite. We have to have it at least once or twice a month. Yum! Everything I’ve tried on her site is delicious though. We also love crash hot potatoes, the cinnamon rolls, the yellow cupcakes with sticky chocolate icing, etc. :)

  145. I can’t wait to try it out! The recipe I have always comes out flat!!

  146. she has the most sinfully delicious recipe for bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers that are just to die for!!

    definitely highly recommended!!!!


  147. I’ve made PW’s Cornbread many times, I adore it! Perfect with beans, or with a salad (it’s getting hot in Australia now!).
    I sprinkled some grated parmesan on the top for extra bite!

    I’m going to attempt her Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt soon- as a Christmas treat! :D

  148. Many, many of her recipes are favorites in our house.
    Smashed potatoes, flank steak, apple skillet cake (amazing) and others.

  149. I’ve made her hummus and Chocolate Pots both are terrific! I’d love her cookbook!

  150. omg…this cake looks so yummy. and the frosting…oh boy. im making this cake as soon as possible. thanks for sharing.

  151. That looks amazing!! I’m dying for a slice right now..

  152. I LOVE PW’s blog!!! I cannot wait to get her cookbook (or win one) , our favorite PW recipe right now is Crash Hot Potatoes! You must try them!! Super crispy, salty, and just plain YUMMY!!! Thanks for the chance to win! Here is the link:

  153. I have not yet tried any of PW’s recipes, but I was looking around on her site and think that the Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt recipe looks awesome. I would LOVE a copy of her cookbook!

  154. I would love a copy. I stumbled on PWs blog about a year ago and visit regularly.

  155. I haven’t tried any of PW’s recipe yet, but this chocolate sheet cake looks amazing! I will definitely be trying this for the next birthday cake I make! :)

  156. Love the PW here too – but have yet to attempt a recipe. Chocolate sheet cake….here I come!

    YUM! Would love to attempt her buttermilk biscuit recipe too!

  157. Thanks for introducing us to the Pioneer Woman!

  158. The last PW recipe I made was her Sesame Noodles. I didnt have any chili oil, but it was still good. I hope to get her cookbook some day. :)

  159. How did I not know about this Pioneer Woman? Can’t wait to make this cake!… Yummo!

  160. This is the first I’ve heard of pioneer woman (yours is the only cooking blog I follow right now…), but that cake looks just delicious!

  161. I’ve made her chocolate sheet cake TWICE already since I first saw it on her website. It is to DIE FOR! And you’re right, it won’t last long.

    I’ve also tried her vanilla bean ice cream. Very yummy!

  162. I just heard about your site recently and love it already. I have now been to PW’s site and also love that. Thanks for sharing the site. I am going to try the chocolate sheet cake this week

  163. I LOVE PW! I have tried many of her recipes and have loved all of them, especially her sheet cake. I’m looking forward to making her onion strings for Thanksgiving. They’ll be added to a certain green bean dish instead of those imitation onions that is usually tradition. I’m sure I’ll make something else of hers before then, too, but there’s too many delicious recipes to choose from at this point in time. :-)

  164. I haven’t fixed a PW recipe yet, but I probably have no less than 10 printed and stuck in my cooking notebook. I’m dying to try her cinnamon rolls and want to perfect them before Christmas so I can make them for my family.
    You are fabulous, by the way! I just had to throw that in there! :)

  165. PW rocks…and so do you!!! I’m addicted to both of your blogs. :-)

    I’ve tried and swear by PW green bean recipe. They turn out sooo good and even the pickiest of eaters loved them.

    Thanks for a chance to win her cookbook.

  166. I love Pioneer Woman and plan to make the Chocolate Sheet Cake first thing in the am.

  167. I would love, love, LOVE a copy of this! Her recipes look awesome and I saw her make this cake on the Bonnie Hunt show (shortly after I read Black Heels to Tractor Wheels) she is so GREAT!!

  168. Oh I’d LOVE to win…I’m hoping to see her in a couple of weeks in Chicago..and I haven’t gotten a chance to get the book yet. The most recent recipe I’ve tried of hers was her Simple Sesame Noodles..if you like MUST make them…man were they yummy. Thanks for the chance to win.


  169. I love PWC! I’ve tried a half dozen of her recipes , most recently the tres leches cake. That one is simply amazing — sweet and light tasting, despite it’s anything-but-light ingredients.

    But my heart belongs to her brown sugar glazed orange muffins (I don’t think that’s what she calls them). I’ve made them a dozen times, and I’ve never met one person who doesn’t adore them. Just don’t be like me and substitute grapefruit for orange when your husband buys the wrong thing. The two are in no way interchangable.

  170. I absolutely LOVE her cinnamon rolls! So easy and delicious!

  171. The cookbook looks amazing!

  172. We just made her quiche. Yum!

  173. I would love a copy of her cookbook. Her website is great – just like yours!

  174. I haven’t seen her site but I am definitely going to check it out. looks delish!!

  175. Crash Hot Potatoes are awwwwwesome!

  176. I’m sad to say that I haven’t tried one of PW’s recipes YET, but plan on making this yummy cake for this upcoming weekend’s events. Thanks!! Cathy

  177. The Delicious Creamy Mashed Potatoes I make them ever thanksgiving and Christmas cause I can make them a head of time. I love them. I have a bunch of other recipes of hers on my to try list.

  178. I have made her apple dumplings (with the Mountain Dew!) and man are they good!

  179. Oh jeez, there are so many good recipes on her site. Make everything. For serious.

    But, if I had to pick one, I’d say the guac & pico are to die for (technically that’s two, but you can’t make the guac without the pico). Mmmm nom nom nom.

  180. One of the best things I’ve made from PW is Sigrid’s Carrot Cake. Its divine. Oh and we love the apple dumplings. SUPER easy and so fantastic! I definitely want her cookbook!

  181. OMG! I just made her pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting this weekend & they were fabulous! They are a great fall dessert, and you should totally make them. I made them more like cupcakes with piped frosting and sprinkles :)

  182. I’ve never heard of the Pioneer Woman but am super excited by your post. I’d love to explore her book!!!!!

  183. Pioneer Woman is the newest member of my Google Reader line-up, thanks to you. I would looove her cookbook.

  184. I haven’t tried many of her recipes, but they all look delicious. I did make her smashed and baked potatoes a few weeks ago, and they were a big hit!

  185. Love PW. I have tried several of her recipes. The most recent being warm bacon dressing spinach salad. I can’t wait to try this chocolate sheet cake. P.S. I loved the snickerdoodle cupcakes and cookies. Made them for my twins 2nd birthday party. Everyone loved them!!!!

  186. I absolutely love Pioneer Woman, haven’t tried her recipes, yet, I love how she has meat and potatoes ‘Cowboy Food’, and the more refined, authentic ‘Cowgirl Food’! She’s my hero!

  187. PW’s Sleepin’ in Omelette is sooo good! I’ve easily made it a dozen times now. I’ve even cut the butter by 1/2 and 1/4, and it’s still delicious.

  188. I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet, but that cake looks super yummy! I will definitely be trying it this week after a trip to the grocery store to get all the ingredients. I am on my way to look at her site right now. I could always use another cookbook full of goodness!

  189. That sheet cake would be the first recipe I’d want to try from her. The cookbook looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to buy a copy for myself!

  190. I just spent an hour there…Going to the store in the morning to stock up on ingredients! THANKS!

  191. Her smashed potatoes are a staple now around here. Also, her Penne a la Betsy—to DIE for. Or to live for. Delicious either way.

  192. Love her recipes…get excited each time to see what the new one is..bacon wrapped jalapeno thingies were delicious!

  193. I made PW’s Twice Baked Potatoes and they are to die for! I think I’ll make the sheet cake for my husband’s birthday this weekend!

  194. Chicken Scallopine…divine!

  195. I love her recipes and website… favorite is Migas and Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs….but I love all the recipes. Can’t wait to get the cookbook!

  196. I haven’t tried one of her recipes yet but I will soon!

  197. I haven’t made any of PW’s recipes but the one I really want to make is the pasta dish named after her sister. That was one of the first posts I ever read and I was hooked after that.

  198. I have to say the sheet cake above looks pretty darn yummy…but what I’m REALLY wanting to try is her “Chile Con Queso, Revved Up” Sounds so good especially with these cool Autum days :)

  199. Pioneer woman is awesome. I want to make all her recipes, but my jeans won’t allow it. I do however make her Apple Dumplings way more often than is healthy!

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