Ree Drummond’s spoon cake is ‘out of this world’

Ree Drummond makes an easy cake that can be eaten straight out of the pan. The pioneer woman Star spoon cake is perfect for beginners and is a great little dessert idea when you don’t need to feed a crowd.

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Ree Drummond made the spoon cake recipe for her husband Ladd

Drummond showed how to make his easy spoon cake recipe during an episode of The pioneer woman dedicated to her husband, titled “10 Things I Love About Ladd”. Of course, a dessert had to be on the menu and she opted for the spoon cake because of its simplicity.

“Ladd, like everyone else in the universe, is a big fan of cake,” she said. “So it seemed only fitting to include the cake on the list of things I do in her honor.”

Drummond added: “I’m going to make a spoon cake – it’s a scrumptious yellow cake with even more scrumptious chocolate frosting. And it’s so good that you don’t even want to put it on a plate. Just dip into the pot with a spoon and eat it.

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How to make Ree Drummond’s Simple Cake Recipe

Drummond started by sifting flour and cornstarch into a bowl. She added sour cream, vegetable oil, an egg and sugar to a stand mixer and beat the dough while she made a buttermilk mixture, combining buttermilk, vanilla, yeast chemicals and baking soda.

“Ladd’s number one choice for cake is usually just good ol’ chocolate cake. We have it for every family birthday, every picnic, every get-together,” Drummond explained. “So every once in a while I like to toss this cake with a spoon. It has chocolate frosting but the cake itself is yellow and warm and moist and gooey – out of this world!”

The Food Network host added the buttermilk mixture to the blender and reduced the speed. Then she added the dry ingredients in two batches. She increased the speed, noting, “I don’t want to mix this batter too much. I just want to stop just when the dry ingredients are all incorporated.

Drummond sprayed a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then added the batter to the pan. She baked the cake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40 minutes. “As good as it looks, wait until I freeze it,” she said after removing it from the oven.

Drummond’s homemade frosting couldn’t be easier to make. “I make a really gooey ganache glaze,” she said, adding chopped chocolate to a saucepan over medium-low heat. Drummond added butter and sweetened condensed milk, heated and stirred the mixture, then poured the frosting over the hot cake.

The full recipe is available at Food Network website.

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Ree Drummond’s recipe is a winner but reviewers made some slight tweaks

Drummond’s Spoon Cake has received rave reviews on the Food Network site, with comments such as “My husband’s new favorite.” Easy to make and the ingredients are always in my pantry.

Another reviewer shared, “It’s called a spoon cake for a reason. Yes, it’s dense and pudding-like and so delicious it’s hard for me to describe it. The frosting and cake are both amazing and so easy to make. Obviously a little goes a long way and that’s how I like it sometimes, something super satisfying after 2 or 3 bites.

However, some reviewers found the cake needed a few small additions to enhance the flavor. “This cake is so delicious it’s the second time I’ve made it in two weeks!” one person shared. “When I tasted the cake batter it was a bit bland so I added extra vanilla extract, almond extract and salt. This added a bit more flavor, which made it perfect! Don’t hesitate before making it. It’s absolutely delicious.

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