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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:

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!

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4,401 comments on “The Pioneer Woman knows her stuff”

  1. I would LOVE to win one of these books. I have made PW’s Gazpacho….mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  2. I’m running out to my favorite discount store tomorrow and getting that sheet cake pan! I can not wait to try this recipe!

  3. I haven’t heard of the website, but I will definitely be checking it out asap! Thanks!

  4. Have you tried any of Ree’s recipes from her site?

    …you must be kidding, how can you not???? She makes everything looks amazing ( & easy)! I have made the bacon wrapped thingys, & spaghetti with artichoke & tomatoes, cinnamon rolls…sesame noodles apple cake, & chocolate sheet cake are next!
    I must add that I have also made cake balls & chocolate chip cookie pie of yours that was amazing!!

  5. PW is my new bff! I just made the artichoke pasta dish she posted recently and that clinched it for me. I loved it so much I’d pick her toes for her if we were neighbors. Her cookbook is on my wish list for Christmas but if I won it then I could put the diamond earrings back on the list instead. A girl can dream….

  6. It’s so ridiculous – I am an avid PW blog reader, but I rarely make her food. Maybe because I’m usually only cooking for me?

    I got the chance to make the Simple, Pan-Fried Pork Chops recently, and it was HEAVEN. Made the Roasted Garlic and New Potatoes a few days later, and I think I’m gonna have to start making them once a week until I’m absolutely sick of them.

  7. Thanks for introducing me to pw :) I’m gonna go check out her blog now and she All the tAsty treAts she bakes :)

  8. I (go ahead and laugh) had never heard of this remarkable woman or her wonderful confections before. In my defense, I am a graduate student, and I live in a little cocoon of library books and unusual languages. (Seriously, we don’t even have a TV.)

    I would love a closer look at this. if I am lucky enough to win, I’m at maharris (at) fas (dot) harvard (dot) edu. Thanks for the awesome blog, and the new inpiration!

  9. I have tried so many of PW recipes…all great…my favorite iare the molasses cookies. I’m going try the cake.

  10. I love her lasagna. I love her apple dumplings. Raspberry cobblers. Penne a la Betsy. I…can’t…stop…

  11. Most recently I made her zucchini pineapple cake and now I cant wait to make the chocolate sheet cake – yum!

  12. I know about her from your visit, but I would love to have her cookbook!

    Angela

  13. Her apple cake in an iron skillet is incredible–I went out and bought an iron skillet just so I could make it. My husband and I have tried several of her recipes and they’re all wonderful. Baked lemon pasta, alfredo, and mac and cheese would be his favourites. She is so talented! :) arobertson{at}briercrest.ca

  14. I recently checked out her site since you have mentioned her a few times. It is great. I loved her yummy-looking food and really want to read her enthralling stories. Pick me!

  15. I modified one of her recipes so I’m not sure this counts…but her idea to make twice baked potatoes with little new potatoes was great! Perfect size!

  16. I adore the Pioneer Woman’s ‘Best Spinach Salad, Ever’. Bekerlla, you have to try it. It’s full of bacon-y, egg-y, onion-y goodness swimming in a bowl of beautifully dressed baby spinach leaves – love it!

  17. Heck Yeah! I’d love a copy of her cookbook. It’s on my shopping list. If I win it first it will save me a trip to the store.

  18. I made the chocolate sheet cake, yummy. MOcha brownies is next!

  19. You MUST Try Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich it is soo great! As is the monkey bread and countless others!!

  20. Oh my goodness…PW is practically my hero. Cinnamon rolls…penne pasta….whiskey cream sauce….you’ve got a gold mine in that cookbook! Try them all!

  21. I hope I win the cookbook copy! Im a college student and I love cooking her fun and easy recipes that are, by the way, amazingly delicious!

  22. I love the PW! I would love to have her cookbook.

  23. I would love to have PW’s cookbook. I’ve been following her site for forever. That’s how I stumbled upon your site, which is equally yummy. Pick me!!
    =)

  24. I tried making her cinnamon rolls once and they were a disaster. I’m quite sure that is not PW’s fault! I think I will give them another try at some point. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I’ve tried a few of her recipes…a pane cotta (I know it’s spelled wrong) that she made in a blender. That was so good. And some others that I can’t think of. Would love this cookbook.

  26. I really want to try this sheet cake….and her bacon wrapped jalapenos! I gotta get on this.

  27. Thanks for the intro! This cake looks delicious.

  28. Made the chocolate sheet cake last week, YUM!!!!! Her the lasagna is the best. Have tried lots of her recipes and have loved every one!

  29. I LOVE pw! :) I’m going to make this cake for a get together this week! Thanks!

  30. her roasted capsican pasta dish!!!! my absolutely favourite!

  31. I love PW’s jalapeno poppers. SO yum!

  32. Thank you thank you for introducing me!!

  33. While not specifically a PW recipe, I followed a link from another site one day and ran into this recipe on her site called Fig’s Cheese Muffins: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/files/2008/08/figs-cheese-muffins.pdf. I love them and find that they are just the right thing when paired with soups.

  34. Ree’s apple dumplings with mountain dew are a huge hit in our house. One of my favorites!

  35. you have to try her cinnamon rolls! they are the absolute BEST!

  36. I have never heard about Pioneer woman until today, but I am sure I would love to try her book! My contact info is michaelrobinowens@gmail.com

  37. I would love to have one of her cookbooks. Never tried any of her recipes but I think I would love to!!

  38. I was looking for a good new cake just this afternoon, now I have my answer! I would love a whole 15 new sweet items to add to my list of things to try!

  39. Oh, I have several recipes saved but haven’t tried them.

    I think I may need to go buy a 12×18 jelly roll pan though…YUM!

  40. I haven’t tried any yet! I will soon! =)
    Thanks for the introduction!

  41. that looks delicious! can’t wait to try it!

  42. I too love her. I’ve tried most of her recipes. One of the simplest is crash potatoes and I make them at least once a week.

  43. The cake looks really good! I haven’t made anything by the Pioneer Woman, but I just recently read stuff about her and her blog on a couple of other blogs. I’ll have to check out her site. I would love to have her cook book.

  44. I love PW! I’ve made several of her recipes and have heard amazing things about her cinnamon rolls (I have it on my list of things to make)! And I am making her chicken parmesan this week for my birthday. The cookbook would be a great addition!

  45. Three words; Lemon. Baked. Pasta.

  46. That looks delicious! I’ve been a silent reader for a few months, but I would definitely love to try new, yummy PW recipes :)

  47. I, too, laughed when you mentioned “not knowing PW” – ha.

    We had her shrimp quesadillas just Friday night and they were perfect, go figure. I want to try her mystery rolls and her ice cream next (random, I know) – and well, everything else she’s ever made. I’m intrigued by the prune cake… might make that just out of curiosity.

  48. I haven’t tried any of her recipes but would try the chocolate sheet cake

  49. I also made this cake…and if anyone needs any more endorsement – it really really is the best sheet cake, ever. My man thought I was a really horrible person for making this twice. So much for diets! LOL
    Hopefully everyone here already knows Ree’s site…it’s just as much fun as yours, Bakerella :o)

  50. I love PW! I check her site daily. I’ve tried a number of her recipes, but my favorite is the caramel apple pie. It’s awesome!

    lnewport -at- gmail -dot- com

  51. oh i have made faaaar to much of her stuff to name it all. and it is all delicious. i looove it. my waistline does not. last monday we had ginger steak salad for dinner. delicious. i would love a copy of her book!

  52. Love PW and her recipes. I have made several of them. Jap poppers are great and so easy to make. Chocolate sheet cake is a great from scratch cake; way better than a mix. And the maple cinnamon rolls are divine!

    Paula pdun776@aol.com

  53. Her pie crust is amazing. I use it for all of my apple pies now. I’ve always wanted to try her Onion Strings. They look like they’re delicious.

  54. I have been eyeing that cake recipe for a long time now…. mmm…

    I have made the zuchini cakes when PW had Pastor Ryan over to visit. :)

  55. I need to get a copy of that!

  56. I love Pioneer Woman! I’ve made quite a few of her recipes – tops being the roasted acorn squash I made this weekend, the bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, or the lemon chicken pasta dish I made a while back. I love her step by step pictures.

  57. I had not heard of the PW until reading your site. I’m always up for trying new recipes, so would love to win her cookbook!

  58. love this cake….and would love to have this cookbook!!! yummy!

  59. I love PW. I have been wanting to make that sheet cake and now you gave me the kick in the pants to make it! : )

  60. I have not tried PW’s recipes, but have read her site after your last visit out there. I will def. try out this sheet cake – I’ll be in competition with my mom and my aunt’s sheet cakes but your pics convince me that I could come out on top!

  61. I have wanted to try the brisket for EVER but I don’t even know where to find brisket around here…, so, it is on my list of things to try and find, recently though, I made the Tres Leches cake… OMG….. gone, in one sitting…. I blame my husband mostly!

  62. I have tried her wonderful marlboro man sandwich. Oh yum! My husband and sons loved it! If you haven’t tried it. I have the book on my Christmas list as I’m sure all her recipes are wonderful!

  63. I’ve made her key lime pie — AMAZING! I love PW, my mom and I talk about her recipes on the phone…

  64. THE best chocolate sheet cake ever? Hmmm…I think I must have this cookbook. :)

  65. I want to win!! I read PW everyday and her cinnamon rolls are amazing!!

  66. I read about her but never done any recipes. Maybe I will now.

  67. Let’s see, I have made the maple glazed cinnamon rolls, twice baked potatoes (PLEASE make these!), hot crush potatoes, and the pan fried pork chops (another GREAT one). You just can’t go wrong with Ree’s recipes and I would LOVE a copy of her cookbook – I’ve been holding out until the Christmas season rolls around.

  68. Can I just say that I have a girl crush on PW? I want to marry a rancher and live in the middle of nowhere and cook/bake all day long.
    But alas, none of that has happened, so I will stick to checking on her life on her blog. I live vicariously through PW :)

  69. I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet. This one looks really good though. Thanks for all of the pictures, too. Can I have the book now, please? Thanks! ;)

  70. Penne a la Betsy and her Pot Roast are both fabulous!

  71. Looks yummy!!!

  72. Thank you for letting me know about PW!! What a fun site!! I think of myself as a little bit of a pioneer, too!! lol Can’t wait to try her recipies! (I love your site, too!! It is so original and yummy and loved the proposal you helped in!!)

  73. You should try anything that is dessert related! They all look so yummy

  74. hmmm? What haven’t I tried of PW’s? Her jalapeno wrapped in bacon is a favorite, along with about a dozen of her other recipes. Pretty much love them all!

  75. I Love Pioneer Woman’s Site. I’ve tried a couple of her recipies which are always a hit in my home. :)

  76. Great pictures and oh so yummy. Now I don’t want to offend anyone because I’m sure both of you cook way better than I do, but in our family recipe we have one slight addition that makes this sheet cake even better. I know hard to believe, but it’s true, we add 1 tsp of cinnamon ( I usually add a little more because I like cinnamon) to the batter and oooolala. Yummy!
    Just thought you’d like to know

  77. ^ Oopsies. Forgot a name on that one.

    I’ve tried her Mac&Cheese multiple times & I love it. Also tried her Chicken Spaghetti. YUM. So creamy & rich.

  78. I’ve tried her Mac&Cheese multiple times & I love it. Also tried her Chicken Spaghetti. YUM. So creamy & rich.

  79. I LOVE PW!!! Unfortunately, I have not tried any of her delicious looking recipes, but my suggestion is to start at page 1 and make that. I bet every single one of her recipes are to die for. Oh, I hope I win her book!

  80. I’ve tried quite a few of Ree’s recipes, and they are all awesome! My boyfriend is crazy about the Olive Cheese bread!

  81. I love the pictures! thanks for sharing!
    Sarah

  82. I love Pioneer Woman. The Cheesy Olive Bread is delish!

  83. i should have know PW would lead me to delicious treats as well…thank you for the reminder!! i love your site and read it often in hopes it will make me a better cook. not sure about my lackluster cooking skills, but it sure does make me hungry :)

  84. The apple cider cake looks yummy! But the cinnamon roll sounds yummy too!

  85. Looks awesome! Thanks!

  86. I just peeked at her site and can’t wait to return. It looks like she cooks my style of cooknig,easy but tasty. Thanks for the heads up. Oh, the great food I could make with her cookbook.

  87. That looks so good! I have not tried any of PW’s recipes yet but I will soon!

  88. Yes, I have made some of PW’s recipes…..and of course loved them! I made her 4th of July cake this year and it was AMAZING! :) Thanks for the chance to win Bakerella! Your awesome like always.

  89. wow that cake looks delicious! i’ve never heard of pioneer woman, but i plan to try out some of her recipes soon. as for what you should try…buttermilk biscuits YUM! have fun!

  90. I put the wrong email address in my last comment. Please use this one. Thank you again!

  91. Thank you for introducing me to Pioneer Woman!! I LOVE her site, and can’t wait to dig in a try some of her recipes!!…But her book sure would look good sitting on my book stand in my kitchen while I try her recipes!!

  92. I’ve had PW in my Google Reader for several months. Love her! I haven’t tried any of her recipes, but I intend to make the ribs the way Pam Anderson showed her.

    Thanks for a chance to win her book, Bakerella!

  93. The sheet cake is my favorite too!

  94. I’ve tried several of her recipes, most memorably was the Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake…yum! I’d love the book to add to my collection!

  95. How funny! This is the same recipe my family’s been making for years (but we didn’t boil the water first, just heated it up with the butter and cocoa). I agree, it is AMAZING. I took it on my class trip in 8th grade, and one of my roommates would set an alarm each night to steal some cake to get more than she’d had rationed for her. This cake inspires crime, people!

  96. I also love PW! I make her Simple Sesame noodles and they are awesome. I can’t wait to try her Tres Leches cake.

  97. I have not tried any of her recipes but have already picked several to try this week! I think I am drawn to her because I am and “Accidental Country Girl” myself! I totally get that!!!

    Was visiting Bakerella primarilly to get the how to on the cupcake pops. Oh…. the family is eatin good this week!!!

    Thanks for the intro!

  98. I honestly have never heard of her before, and I actually just found your site 2 weeks ago. I am happy to tell you that I have tried 3 of your recipes in 2 weeks and have plans for a fourth sometime this week. That being said, if YOU recommend the Pioneer Woman, then I will be checking out her site for sure. Also, have you ever heard of pie bites? If so, could you post a recipe (or email me one)? My husband loves pie and eating things on a stick :). Thank you and take care!

  99. I LOVE her roast and mashed potatoes. Makes the house smell so good!
    I’m hoping that I’ll find a way to get to her book signing here in AZ on Thursday, but I don’t think I can afford the book right now. This would be awesome!

  100. I love the PW! Pick me :)

  101. Oooh, try the Marlboro Man sandwiches…soooo yummy!

  102. Have not tried any of PW recipies yet. Having too much for with yours.

  103. Isn’t PW great? I’ve tried the bacon cheddar biscuits and they were awesome :)

  104. I. Want. It. BAD.

    I want to try the blackberry cobbler… yum!!!

    SEND IT TO ME! PLEEEEEEEEEEASE!

  105. I am trying PW’s Pan Fried Pork Chops for dinner this week. About a week ago I became completely addicted to her site and I can’t get enough. I do have to thank you Bakerella. You were the one who introduced her to me when you went down to her ranch earlier this year. Now I have you both to inspire me.

  106. Thank you for introducing me to PW!

  107. Hi I am Kathy from California

    This looks like a great cookbook that I would like to add to my cookbook collection. Wil be making the chocolate cake recipe .

  108. I made PW’s onion and blue cheese steak sauce tonight — it was sooo good. The steak was okay, but the sauce was fantastic — we were mopping it out of the pan with bread.
    (And I made eyeball cake pops for halloween — they were a great hit! Thanks!)

  109. This post makes me so happy! I actually made Pioneer woman’s fettucini alfredo for dinner tonight, and of course it was delicious! Her strawberry shortcake cake is also one of my favorites!

  110. I have never tried pioneer woman, but I would love to try her recipes!!!

  111. I have made the zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting and the rustic apple tart. The rosemary rolls she currently has up are on my list for this year’s Turkey Day! They are going to make the house smell divine.
    I was going to make the choc. sheet cake for my Dad’s b-day. but the man has diabetes, and PW and low sugar just don’t mix.

  112. The apple dumplings!!! Super easy and the pan will be gone in no time!!!

    I would love the PW cookbook!!!

  113. Ok, I think I was reading your mind. I made this same cake today! I love it!! It truly is the best sheet cake EVER. I LOVE pioneer woman too. I’m on her site everyday haha. You just can’t go wrong with a pioneer woman recipe :)

  114. PW rocks! My husband absolutely adores her Marlboro Man Sandwich!

  115. The Olive Cheese Bread was the first thing I made, and it made me a believer! Her chicken spaghetti is good, and the apricot bars, and, and…

  116. Wow, this book sounds awesome.

    I have not tried any of PW’s recipes, but I sure will once I get that cookbook in the mail! ;)

    Happines!

  117. I just made the chocolate sheet cake for an Eagle Scout ceremony last weekend, and of course it was a hit. I love PW, her book is amazing, and how kind of you to share!

  118. Wow!!! Thanks for introducing me to her site!!! That cake looks yummy!!! I’m off to find a recipe to try!!!! And i”ve bookmarked her site!!!!

  119. You MUST try her cinnamon rolls next! They are fabulous!

  120. I love PW and her recipes; I’ve tried the yellow cupcakes with sticky fudge frosting and man… sticky, and yummy! All the rest I just ogle and put on a mental “to do” list.

  121. I’ve made her Strawberry Shortcake cake, and it was A-MAZING. You should definitely try that one next. :)

    amy757@gmail.com

  122. I love Ree…. Love her Barefoot contessa White cake, mmmmm so good with the fruit on top. I have tried a few recipies and LOVE THEM ALL!!!! I would so love her cookbook/bakebook…. thanks!

  123. I’ve made her onion straws…MMMMM! She cooks a lot like how my mom and grandmother did and how I do now so I love it all.

  124. Never heard of her, but thanks for introducing me to another blog!

  125. My family loves her chicken spaghetti, and spicy shrimp, and brisket, and penne a la betsy…. the list goes on and on. We love PW recipes! Oh, and the MM sandwich??? YUM!

  126. oh, this looks so good…all I need to make it is the buttermilk or I ‘d be baking now! My birthday is this week, think this will be my birthday cake! Would love a copy of Ree’s cookbook!

  127. I love the egg-in-a-hole recipe, easy and the perfect sustaining breakfast :) but you really can’t go wrong with ANY of them!

  128. I have never tried any of her recipes but I would love to! That cake looks so good!

  129. I would love one!!! Thanks for the chance. Yes, I love Ree and her site is full of yumminess!!!

  130. The Cinnamon Rolls with the maple icing are wonderful. I made them for Christmas gifts for neighbors last year and everyone raved about them!
    I would love to win a copy of the book! I haven’t bought one yet and winning would be, well, even sweeter!!!! =)
    BTW, love the cake pops, they are so cute and the kids absolutely love them!

  131. I love P-Dub! I’m going to buy her cookbook on Wed when she comes to SLC, but I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have a second copy, to give away, or to use (because I am pretty sure the one that gets signed will be placed in a hermetically sealed shadow box for my wall).

    Anyway, I’ve tried a bunch of her recipes, but most recently I made her Quickie:Homemade Chicken Strips. So yummy! My husband was mad I didn’t make more for leftovers.

  132. I Love PW!! Last thing i made from her site was her roasted potato wedges! I was in love!!! You and Her are my to fav food bloggies ever!

  133. I made (and recommend) Pastor Ryan’s Blooming Bread http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/05/the-bread-in-his-words/

    It’s a work of art and so delicious too!

  134. Oh please pick me! I would love to add this book to my references and I need all the references that I can get since I’m in culinary school

  135. I love the Pioneer Woman! I have tried quite a few recipes and haven’t found one that I DON’T like!

  136. I haven’t tried any of PW’s recipes yet, but I love her site! I think I’ll definitely making this cake now after hearing you rave about it :)

    angelilee91@gmail dot com

  137. Try her cinnamon rolls…..yummy :) we will be making large amounts to hand out for the holidays! I so want her cookbook…I hope I win :) it will be an early christmas present lol

  138. I haven’t made any of her recipes yet, but I’m dying to try out her twice baked potatoes…yum!!

  139. Discovered PW through your website and have been a PW addict since then. i’d love to win the book ;)

  140. What haven’t I tried from PW? I’d recommend the garlic and potatoes..sooo, so good.

  141. Love the sheet cake too! Make the Apple Dumplings! Really – they are superb! Perfect for this time of year too.

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/02/apple_dumplings/

  142. Oooh, me too! I love Pioneer Woman! And I’m totally making that cake…soon!

  143. I love the Pioneer Woman!! I have never tried her recipes, but my mouth was watering looking at that cake!

  144. I haven’t tried any of PW’s recipes, but if I had her book I certainly would :)

  145. You are making me so hungry! That cake looks awesome!

  146. Oh my, the cake does look good. I’ve done a few of the Pioneer Woman’s recipes and they all turned out great. Her book is on my Christmas list but my local bookstore doesn’t even have it on order. So If I could win a copy, that would be sooooo fantastic! Thanks for a chance to win!
    CC

  147. I love Pioneer Woman’s recipes! I think the last one I made was…. her barbecue meatballs. Yum!

  148. I am a baker AND a chocoholic, just looking at that cake and reading the ingredients is making my mouth water! I have never heard of the Pioneer Woman but I’m gonna have to check her out!!

  149. I am just familiarizing myself with all the food blogs out there….yours is SOOOO wonderful…all the adorable cute things you bake :) I have tried Pioneer Woman’s stir fry because it was one of the healthier options and looked really tasty….and btw…it was! :)

  150. The french pastry puffs are good.

  151. I love PW! That cake looks fantastic! I’m going to have to give it a whirl next weekend!

  152. I can’t wait to get my hands on her cookbook! I love both of you. Thanks for having such a fun contest!!

  153. I love PW and her site. Would love a copy of the book. Thinking of trying her cinnamon rolls….they look so good!

  154. I haven’t tried any recipes yet. I am hoping to go to her book signing tomorrow! I love PW!!

  155. I love PW’s site. She is a hoot! I love her recipe tutorials. I have tried a couple of them, but I my favorite (so far) is her sesame noodles. They have a slightly asian flavor….and….I am a carb girl.

  156. I have looked at her awesome site, but had never tried any of her recipes. You better believe that I will be from now on–starting with this one!

  157. I have tried quite a few of PW’s recipes and saved a bunch to try later! So far everything I’ve tried has been YUMMY! I would love to have a copy of her cookbook!

  158. i am addicted to PW’s site, and because of her, i am addicted to yours too! i’ve made her cinnamon rolls…mmm good!

  159. I LOVE PW’s cinnamon rolls!! And fettuccine alfredo. Actually, I’ve never made anything of hers that I didn’t love!

  160. I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet, but I am inspired to do so now. I would love a copy of her book :)

  161. Her Stuffed Mushrooms. Un.Believe.Able! I don’t even like mushrooms and I could eat the whole pan of these bad boys!
    Try them ASAP!

  162. I want one!!! :)

  163. Well, I haven’t TECHNICALLY made any of PW’s recipes yet…I’ve flagged about a hundred of them to try at some point, but I don’t really know what’s stopping me! The closest I’ve come, though, to trying one was when I gave my first go at using puff pastry. I took her easy apple tart recipe and instead of apples, I used raspberries and blueberries, because that’s what I had.

    It wasn’t a complete success…but it wasn’t a total failure either. Maybe if I win her book, I’ll finally get motivated enough to MAKE SOMETHING!! :-)

  164. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her blog! Almost as mush as I love her cinnamon roll recipe! It really is the greatest!

  165. I love her site and tried many things including her sheet cake. Definitely a must make for every large family gathering. Her carrot cake is really good too!!

  166. Love this cake ! I have not tried any of her recipies but I will !

  167. Does this taste like magic?

    Sure looks like it…

  168. tonight I made her Sweet Roasted Rosemary Acorn Squash
    totally delicious!
    her Apple Cake in an Iron Skillet was a big hit too!

  169. Yep, I have tried quite a few recipes from her blog – but never the chocolate cake. It’s on my list for tomorrow. Having the actual book would be an awesome treat. Thanks for the offer.

  170. I have made several things of PW but I want to try either her chocolate sheet cake or cinnamon rolls next. Love her!

  171. I actually just recently was introduced to The Pioneer Women so I haven’t had a chance to try any of her recipes yet… but I’m looking forward to it! This chocolate cake looks divine!

  172. I LOVE PW! I have tried tons of her recipes and want her cookbook so bad! Everything she makes is awesome!

  173. That chocolate cake looks amazing! That would definitely be my first choice to try from the cookbook!

  174. That cake looks so good!

  175. I love PW’s website, her recipes are awesome. I have only tried one of her bread/roll recipes but it was delicious!
    ambernicole_22@hotmail.com

  176. OH MY! Pioneer Woman totally rocks! :) I’ve tried her No-Knead Rolls recently, and they turned out wonderful! I would love this cook book, since my friends and I are constantly swapping her recipes we’ve tried! :)

  177. How do you just pick one recipe to try? PW is awesome and I want to try everything! Those French Breakfast Puffs look super yummy and I think you should try those next. Everyone’s gotta eat breakfast right?

  178. My favorite thing that I’ve made from the Pioneer Woman is the baked lemon pasta. So lemony, creamy, and yummy!

  179. My friends love Pioneer Woman….now I know why. Thanks Bakerella for making me a follower too!

  180. love this idea, gonna make it for Girls Tamale Making Night next weekend! Your site is fabulous, i’m so glad i found it! already bought stuff to try my hand at the cake pops! cant wait! Thanks so much for sharing your creative genius with us all :)

  181. Oh Ree, I love you!!! I discovered P Widdy Dub Diddy through your site actually, when you went to visit earlier this year! I have made her mac and cheese- and am just trying the tres leches cake tonight, yum! I would give a whole lotta chocolate cake to own her cookbook! Thanks Bakerella!

  182. I have been dying to try her cinnamon rolls, but I have tried her Mac and cheese and raspberry mini cobblers…fantastic!! I drool every time she posts a new recipe!

  183. I have made her Crashed Hot Potatoes and Tres Leches cakes- OMG. TO. DIE. FOR. The cake… OMG.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Rachel
    rachelwassimon dot verizon dot com

  184. I LOVE Pioneer Woman! I can’t wait to go to her book signing when she comes to Arizona. I haven’t bought the book yet so this would be a nice treat. Love your site as well!

  185. I *love* PW! Her cinnamon rolls are amazing — as are every single one of her sweet recipes! I would absolutely love a copy of her cookbook!

  186. can’t wait try out the recipes!

  187. I have tried and loved many of her recipes, but this one looks like it will be my favorite… :)

  188. I lover her photos and food! I started reading about her a year ago and have been hooked erver since.

  189. Funnily enough, I found YOU from PW! I haven’t tried any of her recipes yet…..but I sure enjoy drooling over them :D

    Can’t wait to get my hands on her cookbook……. pretty please pick me!!!

  190. Oh my…sooooo yummy!
    I think you need to make the cinnamon buns for sure…sucha November treat! :)
    What a fantastic giveaway :)

  191. Oh I have heard of PW and love her too! I have made this sheet cake and am going to make her recent rosemary sea salt rolls this week!

  192. Oh my gosh I would LOVE one…… havn’t gotten my copy yet.

  193. I love to cook and bake! I’d love to try some of her recipes!

  194. I have never tried any of PW’s recipes but I can tell you in the next week we will be trying this cake:)

  195. OOHHHH!!!! I’m so excited. P.W. is going to be in Arizona doing her book tour and I am going to travel 3 1/2 hrs. to see her I would LOVE LOVE to win her book what a perfect birthday present to me!!! YAY me! (it’s sat.) I think the question for me is what P.W. recipe have I not tried. LOL. My favorite I just tried was the roasted rosemary acorn squash wedges. I had never had acorn squash and attempted her recipe. It was a huge hit. It was a hit even with hubby and one of my boys who are not so fond of squash anything and they liked it.

  196. Love P-Dub more than my luggage…lol. I’ve made several of her recipes (and now have been sucked even further into Ree’s world over at Tasty Kitchen) and have her book on my Christmas list (if I can hold out that long). I think my next recipe will be sesame noodles….or cinnamon rolls….or…..to be continued.

  197. That does look heavenly! Bad of you to tempt a woman trying to lose weight!

    I love every single Pioneer Woman recipe I’ve tried. I think one of my favorites are the Steak Bites. Oh they are delicious!

  198. I love the Pioneer Woman’s macaroni and cheese! Yum!

  199. Yes, I read her blog every day and love her photos–as good as yours (grin). Have I tried one of her recipes? At least one–the cinnamon rolls she raved about a year or so ago–and yes,m they were fabulous.

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