A cake is not simple baking. It requires more than ingredients and procedures. You need to have love towards culinary arts and passion for never giving up! The magic of cake and the miracles of loaves are appearing one after the other if you major yourself with the true spirit of culinary baking. So then, let us begin our cake journey with the Pioneer Woman chocolate sheet cake!

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet cake recipe: sounds good, and the taste is even better!


For the cake:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • Four tablespoons of milk (heaped)
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Two large egg
  • Two sticks of butter
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

For the Icing:

  • 1 3/4 sticks of butter
  • Four tablespoons of cocoa powder (heaping)
  • Six tablespoons of milk
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 pound of sugar (powdered)
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts and pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Next, blend the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Stir till combined properly and keep away.
  3. Mix buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda, and eggs individually in a different bowl and stir using a fork and keep aside.
  4. Melt butter and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Whisk together and combine. At the same time, bring a cup of water to a boil. When the butter has melted, pour the boiling water into the saucepan. Leave to bubble well and turn off the heat.
  5. Now drain the previously made chocolate mixer into the flour mixer. Stir finely till the chocolate cools, and then beat the egg mixer into it. Now mix well until you get a smooth and delicate dough.
  6. Now pour into a baking tray and bake for 20 mins.
  7. While the bake is still baking, you have to make the icing. Forst melts butter in a saucepan at mid-heat. Then add in cocoa powder and stir until smooth and finely mixed. Now add in the vanilla. Milk and sugar. Then stir till combined well and add in the pecans.
  8. After removing the cake from heat, spread the icing over the warm cake. You need to avoid over muddy covering, so try to spread the frosting evenly.

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Sheet cake gluten-free


For the Cake

  • 2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • One tablespoon of baking soda
  • One tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt
  • Four heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter( softened)
  • 2 cups of sugar (granulated)
  • One tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • Two extra-large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk or milk with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar added
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Butter and tapioca flour for the pan (extra melted butter)

For the Icing

  • 14 tablespoon (1 3/4 sticks) of unsalted butter
  • Four unsweetened cocoa powder heaping (sifted)
  • Six tablespoons of milk
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 lb of powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans (finely chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and spread flour a 9-inch x 13-inch pan.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, mix baking soda, flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In the bowl, of a stand beater fitted paddle attachment, beat butter until light and fluffy 3-4 minutes. Add sugar, beat for 2 minutes. Next, add vanilla extract. Add eggs into the mixer, one at a time, and beat for 2 mins extra.
  4. Add your flour mixture and your buttermilk simultaneously, starting and finishing with the flour mixture. After all, ingredients are mixed together, very carefully add the hot water to the batter and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into your prepared pan. Thump on the counter once to release any trapped air bubbles.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes–or until a tester comes out clean.
  7. While the cake is still baking, make your frosting. Melt the butter over medium to low heat. Add the cocoa powder and beat until soft and smooth. Next, add the milk and the vanilla, whisk again. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time, whisking after each addition until the entire thing is smooth. Add the pecans if using.

Pioneer Woman chocolate sheet cake cupcake: glazing mirror over a little cake!


For the cupcakes:

  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 2 cups of All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of Buttermilk
  • Two Eggs(whole)
  • One teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • One teaspoon of Vanilla
  • Two sticks or 1 Cup of Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons of (heaping) Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup of Water (Boiling)
  • 18 complete Hershey’s Kisses (unwrapped)
  • Canned Pitted Cherries

For the frosting:

  • 8 ounces of weight Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 1 cup of Heavy Cream
  • 6 Tablespoons of Corn Syrup
  • Two teaspoons of Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 18 muffin cups with baking spray.
  2. To make the cake dough, blend flour, sugar, and salt. Set away.
  3. In a separate vessel, combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir to mix and set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, soften butter over mid-heat. Combine cocoa powder and stir to mix well. Add boiling water into the mixer, allow to bubble for a few seconds, then turn off the heat.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture over previously made flour mixture. Blend a few times to cool the chocolate. Pour buttermilk mixture over the top and stir to combine.
  6. Drain 1/4 cupcake dough into each muffin cup. Quickly set one kiss in the middle of each cupcake; do not press down.
  7. Alternately, you can add three canned, pitted cherries to each muffin cup before adding the batter.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer cupcakes and allow to cool on a baking rack.
  9. To make the frosting, heat cream and corn syrup over medium heat. Then cut the chocolate and add it to a bowl. Add vanilla to cream mixture, then pour cream mixture over the top of the chopped chocolate. Whisk together until melted, smooth, and glossy.
  10. Dunk cupcakes in the frosting. Leave to cool and set before serving.

In conclusion, we believe that now you are familiar with all  Pioneer Woman chocolate sheet cake  recipes. We look forward to sharing more knowledge while you get to share the experience. So keep practicing and become the next Pioneer Woman!