Billie’s Italian Cream Cake from The Pioneer Woman + Giveaway {Winners Announced!}

The winners of the signed copies of The Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier are:

#1082 Gretchen: “My favorite is German Chocolate Cake with Carmel Coconut Frosting.”

#246 Kate W.: “birthday cake!”

#895 Christine: “Any cake with a lot of delicious frosting!!”

Congratulations to the winners! You will be also be notified via email.

It was so much fun reading all of your favourite cakes–I even learned of a few that I’d never heard of before!

See you tomorrow morning with a new post and another exciting giveaway!

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The Pioneer Woman Giveaway:

source: thepioneerwoman.com

Did I mention how excited I am that Ree’s (aka The Pioneer Woman) new cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier is finally released? Well, I sincerely am. And that she’s going to be sending a signed copy to 3 of my lucky readers? This means a lot to me because Ree and I go way back, even if she doesn’t know this. I discovered her back in 2008 when I innocently Googled “cinnamon rolls recipe.” I came across this post and that was that. I felt instantly connected with her, as though we were going to be friends. Forever. Not in like an SWF way, but just in your standard I-want-to-move-into-her-ranch-and-be-best-buds-for-life kind of way. I became an avid reader of her blog, and I can say that she is one of the reasons that I blog today. Come to think of it, before that serendipitous day, I didn’t even know what a blog was. So that’s what makes this recipe and giveaway the perfect theme for my 100th blog post!

So I’ve been whipping up recipes from her blog and her first book for several years now, and I can honestly tell you that any recipe I have ever made (and made and made) has been incredible and loved by all. I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you this, but I was never much of a cook before she came along. Gasp! Truthfully, I now enjoy cooking and trying new savoury recipes, but I just didn’t have a lot of experience with it, or much extra time (layer cake, anyone?). After discovering Ree and her simple-but-scrumptious recipes loaded with step-by-step photos and instructions, I fell in love with cooking, and I make the time. Thank goodness, because it turns out man cannot live on cake alone–particularly men who don’t like cake. (Hi honey!)

Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of her new book (and signed with a sweet note, no less–thank you, Ree!). As is everything she does, it’s warm, humourous and filled with irresistible recipes, photos and glimpses into her life on the ranch. I have had a chance to try many of the recipes in the book, including Fig-Prosciutto Pizza (fancy & fabulous), Rigatoni & Meatballs (I was so proud of myself), Steakhouse Pizza (crowd-pleaser), Brie Stuffed Mushrooms (delightful), and more. But, as much as Ree can rock the savoury, she also rocks the sweet–sweets of all kinds, including cake. So when I was trying to decide which dessert to try from her new book, I knew instantly: Billie’s Italian Cream Cake. I’ve been dreaming about this cake since she shared it on her site a few years ago, and I knew it was meant to be. Ree explains that Billie is a friend from church, who brought this cake over one Fourth of July and shared the recipe with her, and trust me, if you haven’t made this recipe already,  you’ll soon thank Billie. And Ree. And me?

Billie's Italian Cream Cake via Sweetapolita

So, yep–I made it. I knew this was going to be amazing for a few reasons (and not just because Grant calls me “Billy” and is of Italian descent). First off, is it just me, or is every recipe that comes from church-going women or church cookbooks not the yummiest ever? And secondly, moist buttermilk cake layers sandwiched between and smothered in whipped coconutty, pecan cream cheese frosting? Nah, I’ll pass. As if! Maybe on opposite day, as Ree would say. This cake is homespun temptation at its best. (And everyone knows I have minimal ability to resist temptation of this magnitude.)

Billie's Italian Cream Cake via Sweetapolita
Yum x infinity.

So, if sharing such a delightful and decadent cake wasn’t enough, as I mentioned, Ree is going to personally sign and send 3 super lucky Sweetapolita readers a copy of her fabulous new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier!

Here are the details and how to enter (and this could not be easier, guys):

1. Leave a comment and tell me, “What’s your favourite cake?”

This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be posted here on the blog and notified by email. ♥

UPDATED 04/22: 2. Contest now ends April 22nd, 2012 at MIDNIGHT (EST) and winners will be selected using random.org and notified by email and announced here on the blog. You must leave a valid email address (will not be displayed) in your entry. *I’ve extended the entry deadline until midnight to offer more time for those who couldn’t get onto the site during the day today (Sunday).

3. One entry per person, please. *Your comment may take a few moments to appear.

4. Prizes courtesy of Ree, The Pioneer Woman.

Good luck!

And here’s this amazing recipe, shared with permission from Ree. I have included weight measurements along with a few notes from yours truly:

Billie’s Italian Cream Cake          {click to print}

 

 

 

 

from the book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier
Ingredients

For the cake:

5 eggs, separated (then brought to room temperature)

1/2 cup (1 stick/114 g/4 oz) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup (237 mL) vegetable oil

1 cup (200 g/7 oz) granulated sugar

1 tablespoon (15 mL) pure vanilla extract

1 cup (100 g/3.5 oz) sweetened flaked coconut

2 cups (260 g/9 oz) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon (5 g) baking soda

1 teaspoon (5 g) baking powder

1 cup (237 mL) buttermilk (or 1 cup milk mixed with 1 teaspoon white vinegar), at room temperature

For the icing:

Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese

1/2 cup (1 stick/114 g/4 oz) unsalted butter, softened

2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract

2 pounds (1 kg) powdered sugar

1 cup (110 g/4 oz) chopped pecans

1 cup (100 g/3.5 oz) sweetened flaked coconut

Method

For the cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans (from Sweetapolita: I used three 8-inch round pans) or 2 quarter sheet pans, or one 9 x 12-inch pan.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until they’re stiff. Transfer them to another bowl, and then clean the mixing bowl and beater.

3. Combine the butter, vegetable oil, and granulated sugar in the mixing bowl and mix until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla and beat until smooth.

4. Add the coconut and beat to combine.

5. Combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl, and then add to the mixer bowl, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix for a few seconds between each addition.

6. Add the stiff egg whites by gently folding into the mixture by hand until they’re incorporated.

7. Divide the batter among the pans and spread it out evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15-18 minutes.

8. Let cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes in pans, and then turn out onto the wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing:

1. Combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer (can use whisk or paddle attachment) until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

2. Add 3/4 cup of the chopped pecans and all of the coconut and mix until combined.

Assembly

1. If using round cake layers, stack them onto desired cake plate or board with generous amount of filling between each layer. If using the quarter sheet pans, cut them in half lengthwise, resulting in 4 rectangular layers, and spread a generous amount of filling between each layer.

2. Cover the stacked cake with the remaining icing and top with remaining chopped pecans.

Store leftovers in the fridge.

Sweetapolita’s Notes:

  • I used three 8-inch round cake pans (rather than 9-inch) for a slightly thicker cake layer.
  • I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the batter and a pinch of salt to the icing.
  • This cake is amazing day 1, 2, and likely for several more. Keep covered and refrigerated and bring to room temperature if you’re serving leftovers. The oil in the cake keeps it super moist, even in the fridge. The cream cheese in the frosting is why it should be kept refrigerated.
  • This recipe is now in my top 5 best-loved cakes, so you can imagine how yummy it is!

Good luck & enjoy!

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Comments

    • Gloria Jacobs says

      My Favorite cake is Bannana Walnut ! Yum !

      I recently madw meatball recipe from Ree’s Pioneer Woman.
      they came out great , My husband loved them .
      Thanks!

    • Judy says

      My favorite is the lemon chiffon cake. We love anything with lemon and this recipe tops them all! There are so many that are so easy and so tasty it was hard to pick just one favorite.

    • Emily Keeven says

      I have a hard time not loving all cake :), but my favorite of all is a moist strawberry cake with fresh strawberry buttercream! Yumm!

    • Marci Richmond says

      So far my favorite cake is Rosie’s Fluffy White Cake…..i’ve brought it to work the past 3 weeks it’ s shockingly good!!!!

    • Amy says

      My favorite cake is caramel cake. Mmmm.
      I love Ree and her blog. I would love to get my hands on her new cookbook.

    • says

      My favorite cake is one my husband made not too long ago. Tourteau de chevre, a goat cheese cake from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table. DELISH!!!

    • Danielle says

      Since I’m a Florida girl, I would have to say my Great Granny’s home made Orange pound cake with an Orange glaze that was just out of this world is by far my favorite. However seeing the Italian cream cake recipe above I may very well have a new favorite…

    • Piper says

      German Chocolate cake with (my Mom’s recipe) HOMEMADE coconut pecan frosting, and an extra portion of frosting on top!

    • Sheri Clark says

      My fav cake is my Mom’s 4 layer Hummingbird Cake! Yummy…nuts, coconut, moist white cake, maraschino cherries, pineapple…

    • Sheri Clark says

      My favorite is my Mom’s 4 layer hummingbird cake…moist white cake, with egg of white frosting, coconut, pineapple, nuts, and maraschino cherries…

    • Marilyn Harmon says

      I never “met” a cake I didn’t like; but my all-time favorite is my momma’s German Chocolate Cake with the pecan cococonut frosting!

    • Lynne Hard says

      For years (and I do mean YEARS) my Mother made me my favorite Pineapple Upside Down cake for my birthday She never needed to ask, she just knew what I wanted. I recently made Ree’s (or should I say Billie’s) Italian Cream Cake and fell in love! This cake partnered with Ree’s fabulous Iced Coffee recipe has left me wanting nothing else to conquer my sweet obsession.

    • Judy Hall says

      My favorite cake is my grandmother’s 3 layer coconut cake with sliced bananas between the layers. Doesn’t get any better than this! Love your site and I’ve been following Ree for 2 or 3 years…she’s one inspiring woman!

  1. Alison says

    This cake looks amazing. I can’t wait to have an occasion to try it. I am also a huge fan of Ree and the Pioneer Woman blog and agree that all of her recipes are delicious. Trying to decide on my favorite cake is a little difficult because it depends on the day, my mood, etc., but given that it is warm and springy here I have to go with a genoise cake filled with berries and a light custard, frosted with whipped cream and topped with more berries.

  2. MissM says

    hi! Is this contest worldwide or not? Just in case it is, my favourite cake is a good, rich chocolate cake with a rich milk chocolate ganache on top :)

  3. Alisha Davidson says

    Wow! That Italian Cream Cake looks dreamy. My all-time favorite (and “go to” recipe for pot luck desserts) is Strawberry Cake.

  4. Jenn A says

    My favorite cake is French Silk Pie cake… It is a chocolate cake with French silk pie filling as icing… Yum! Although, your campfire cake is right up there :) Have a great day!

  5. Lynnette W. says

    My favorite is the Hummingbird Cake that came out in the Southern Living Magazine over 25 years ago! It’s similar to this one.

  6. Jenn says

    My favourite cake is a White Russian cake. It’s basically derived from the cocktail recipe. I make it for my man’s birthday every year (and a few other occasions, it’s requested often!)

    Of course, I found it online. http://userealbutter.com/2011/06/28/white-russian-cake-recipe/ The only change I made was that I used really syrup-y preserved cherries from Europe instead of the fresh ones. You should give it a try!

    This Italian Cream Cake looks divine; I’m surely making one soon. Yum!

  7. Susanna O says

    My mom’s Apple Crumble Cake. In the past year I’ve rediscovered my love for baking, and I’ve been baking so so much, and maybe 1/2 of the new things I try are from your blog! But I guess it’s nostalgia. All those memories that a freshly baked Apple Crumble Cake of happy childhood days… Can’t be beat. Even now in my 20s, I still sneak into the kitchen and nick off a crumble or two ever so expertly, you can’t tell that I’ve been near it at all! ; )

  8. Thumbe says

    Love love love your site. My all time favorite: is strawberry shortcake. Oh gosh i’m salivating thinking about it. x

  9. Sandie says

    Prune Cake stuffed full with chopped nuts & seeds of all kinds… Moist, delicious and healthy, like it might be a ginormous Vitamin! :-)

  10. says

    THIS is my favorite cake! My mom made her aunt’s recipe of Italian Cream Cake for my birthday and then again for my fiancé’s birthday, and I got totally addicted! I love it, and PW’s version as executed by your gorgeous self looks pretty darn fantastic!

  11. Nina says

    hi rosie! thanks for the awesome blog – love reading your posts!

    my fav cake is carrot loaded with nuts and golden raisins, and topped with luscious cream cheese frosting! thanks! :o)

  12. says

    When I was growing up, I was all about German Chocolate. Now I still love chocolate, but in the form of ganache and cream cheese…basically the more fat and calories, the better!

  13. Robyn says

    My favorite cake (so cruel to choose just one!) is a Hummingbird cake. Fell in love with it last year, when I made an 8-layer masterpiece for my family reunion. Yum!

  14. Eleni says

    Ooh this is going right on my to-do list! My favourite cake is Red Velvet. No, Victoria Sponge. No, Chocolate w Raspberry Jam. No… aargh… I love all and any cake :)

  15. sindy says

    mmmm ese pastel debe ser super delicioso… estoy loca por hacerlo..!!! mi pastel favorito es el PASTEL RELLENO DE MERMELADA DE PETALOS DE ROSAS ROJAS Y CREMA CHANTILLY, DECORADO CON PETALOS DE ROSAS CRISTALIZADOS!!!! MMM ME FACINA, SOBRE TODO EL AROMA QUE TIENE Y LA SUTILESA DE SU SABOR ES UN PASTEL TOTALMENTE FEMENINO PARA CONSENTIR A UNA MUJER..MMMMMMM..!!!!

  16. says

    OMG…so excited for Ree’s new cookbook. Would LOVE to win a signed copy!!!

    My favorite cake, by far, would be a loaded carrot cake slathered with cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans :)

  17. says

    Wow, that looks amazing! My favourite cake would have to be the one bowl chocolate cake my mum’s been making forever for our birthdays — topped with decadent ganache it isn’t fancy but it just doesn’t get any better!

  18. Robin says

    OMG…so difficult to choose a favorite cuz I never met a cake I didn’t like!
    My favorite of all is a simple devils food cake with lots of vanilla frosting…yum yum yum :}

  19. Ashley says

    My favorite cake has and will always be: vanilla cake with homemade chocolate fudge frosting — Classic, delicious, and worth every calorie!

  20. says

    This looks like the best thing I will have ever tasted. I just bought the cookbook for my mom for mother’s day…and now wishing I got one for myself too! Yum.

  21. Stephanie says

    My favorite cake is carrot cake, though I think it’s probably more about the cream cheese frosting than anything else.

    Cheers :D

  22. Joanne says

    Hi Rosie,
    My favorite cake is chocolate with warm chocolate ganache poured all over it. Oh my it sooooo good.

  23. Anita Barker says

    I don’t really have a favourite cake, but this cakes looks like it might be. It looks and sounds like it’s to die for.

  24. Vicky says

    When I was really young my sister made “dirt cake” for my birthday. She put it in a pot and stuck fake plants in it, it was great! All my friends were shocked when I took a spoon full of “dirt” and ate it :D

  25. Amber Sadie says

    I have 3 favorites. My original favorite has always been red velvet with white chocolate cream cheese frosting and blackberries. Then I found your blog, and your fluffy white cake with vanilla bean frosting, and I have dreams about it. It was so delicious. I also make a lemon scented roasted blueberry cake with lemon curd filling and basil Swiss meringue buttercream. It’s light and summery, which I love and it’s popular everywhere I take it, especially in cupcake form.

  26. jennifer yoder says

    I don’t know that I have ever met a cake I didn’t like, but my all time favorite is strawberry with strawberry frosting. I can’t wait to make this Italian Cream Cake; the best part will be that hubs doesn’t like shredded coconut – more for me! ;)
    I love Ree’s blog and recipes. Would be so excited if I won.

  27. Stacy says

    I love the Princess torte and also plain white cake topped with a fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting. Now my mouth is watering.

  28. Marney Walker says

    My favorite cake is tied. I really enjoy the Campfire Delight cake but I only make it as cupcakes because I’m better at that. My favorite cake that I have ever eaten was made by my sister for Mother’s Day, it was a rich chocolate cake with strawberries throughout it and a chocolate ganache covering it…I don’t know where she go the recipe but it was divine.

  29. Charmin says

    Hershey’s Deep Dark Chocolate Cake is my favourite – so easy and so good. We’ve been enjoying it for years.

  30. Yaya says

    Deep dark chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate mousse! This with homemade hot cocoa, and woweee, I’m in my version of heaven!

  31. says

    OK, not to be a suck-up or anything, but ever since I made your Campfire Delight cake I get nothing but requests for it…or the cupcake version.
    It is the best ever, in my opinion.
    P.s. I made the cupcakes on Monday…again:).

  32. says

    My fav cake is your Rich and Ruffled Cake!! I made a pink ruffled rainbow layer cake! I love this newest one of yours as well. I <3 Ree and I <3 Sweetapolita:)

  33. Natalie says

    I love all types of cake depending on my mood and season but one of my all time favorites is my grandmother’s carrot cake.

  34. Pam Ehrhardt says

    My fav cake used to be vanilla with vanilla buttercream, but I must be finally growing up b/c I now LOVE lemon cake with raspberry filling and a light lemon buttercream icing. Mmmmm! Great, now I want cake!

  35. Leah says

    My favorite cake is the one I haven’t tried yet, like this one. I’ve always wanted to make an Italian cream cake, but didn’t know which of my collected recipes to try first. Looks like I just found the perfect one!

  36. Riv says

    My all-time favourite cake has to be Guinness cake with cream cheese icing. It’s a dark, dense, moist, incredibly fudgy wedge of chocolate cake (with a very subtle Guinness tang) topped with a thick, fluffy white layer of cream cheese icing (made with whipping cream, ever so decadent!). It makes me very, very happy.
    This is the ultimate celebration cake in my family, and friends beg me to bring it to birthdays, brunches, parties etc.
    Om nom nom, cake!

  37. Patricia says

    I love many cakes, but my favorite is white cake with white frosting. The kind they used to serve at weddings. yum :-D

  38. Elizabeth Lawson says

    My favorite would have to be a rich chocolate cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream. Yum!

  39. Jan says

    I have never made one but, Coconut Cake is my favorite…hands down!!! It just takes me far far away (like somewhere exotic).

  40. Terri Betz says

    My fav cake is yellow with chocolate frosting! I taught myself to make it many years ago. But, I’ve never had Italian Cream Cake! Sweetapolita & Pioneer Woman have helped me try new and harder recipes and I can’t wait to try this one! Thanks for the inspiration and lessons!

  41. Kim W says

    Wow, this looks amazing! German Chocolate has always been my favorite, so this cake is right up my alley! :-)

    Thank you Rosie, you are awesome!

  42. says

    Last week my mum dropped round with a bag of guavas, I was inspired! I made a lemon almond polenta cake with a guava syrup. We ate it with homemade Greek honey yogurt! My new favorite!!!

  43. Allie W says

    Hi Rosie! I’ve been a fan of yours for so long and I love this chance for a giveaway! My favorite cake is also from a church-lady inspirational source, my grandma! It’s called Texas Sheet Cake. It’s a thin, super chocolatey delight :)

  44. says

    My favorite cake is a New Orlean’s classic, a Doberge (7 thin layers of yellow cake with custard filling, a chocolate frosting and ganache coating), from the famous Gambino’s bakery. I would love for you to make one for a post, the only recipe I have found is the New Orleans Times Picayne original recipe & it is quite dated!

  45. Lucia says

    My favorite cake is a very fluffy and moist cake filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, covered in whipped cream and meringues. Yum!

  46. Heather says

    My favourite cake is Marjolane cake! And it has been way too long since I have had it come to think of it! LoL
    Thank you for this delicious recipe :)

  47. Helen says

    I’m with the humming bird people. Of course, I’ll never say no to chocolate, carrot, red velvet and on and on.

  48. says

    my favorite is cheesecake. a creamy and simple one, just whisking eggs with cheese, bake on a tart base, and then pour sour cream with sugar on top. ummm.

  49. Becky says

    My favorite cake is Red Velvet Cake – always my birthday request. My second is a Tiramsu cheesecake – YUM!

  50. Robin Brooks says

    My favorite cake–of yours–is the Autumn Delight Cake, which I’ve been dying to make since you posted it! It will happen…though possibly not until next autumn… :)

  51. Amy says

    My favourite cake is the Triple-Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake! Just made it for my mum’s birthday yesterday and it was most definitely the best cake any of us had ever eaten!!

  52. Natalie says

    Rosie- this looks so good! My favorite cake since childhood is white wedding cake and really all white cake with white frosting, as a kid I would even eat the cake mix dry out of the box with a spoon. I have learned how to bake my own from scratch now that I like even better, but definitely have lots of memories of simple white cake and white frosting as a child.

  53. Janelle says

    My favorite cake is German chocolate cake because I love coconut, pecans and chocolate. I am going to make Billie’s Italian cream cake! It looks delicious.

  54. Rebecca says

    My new favorite cake actually happens to be your Strawberry cake and I have been converted to your whipped frosting in any flavor and have passed on the addiction to my friends. :o) Thanks Rosie, now, to think of an excuse for making this cake and those cinnamon rolls. MMmmmmmmm.

  55. says

    This cake looks amazing, but my all time favorite cake is chocolate with cream cheese frosting; sometimes with pecans thrown in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. norniea says

    Although I am not a huge fan of cake…but will always eat it if its around… I did make Ree’s Strawberry Shortcake Cake a few years ago and THAT is now my favorite cake ever!

  57. says

    Looks delicious Rosie! I am an avid reader of Ree’s blog and that is how I came across yours when you submitted your beautiful cake photo. I love your site and the photography – it is always crisp, clean and deliciously stunning. My favourite cake is carrot cake with cream cheese icing – is just screams spring! Can’t wait to make this one as well – it looks delectable!

    Thanks Rosie!
    Jo-Ann

  58. Lisa Still says

    My favorite cake is a toss between Red Velvet and Carrot Cake1 If it has cream cheese icing, count me in!

  59. Sarah Shirley says

    So hard to pick just 1……but i would have to say my favorite cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting!!

  60. Sarah says

    My favorite is chocolate cake, with my new favorite chocolate frosting that’s made with melted dark chocolate. Delicious!!

  61. Anna says

    Im so excited about this giveaway! Her cinnamon rolls were the first thing i tried from her blog and they are delicious!!! My favorite cake is your sky high hummingbird cake. I can practically make it in my sleep and its what every single one of my family members request it for birthdays now!!!

  62. SuzyMcQ says

    Love Ree, too! She’s one of a kind and a very generous person. I think each and every one of her readers loves her too, she’s that special!

  63. Holly says

    My favorite cake is Ree’s Strawberry Shortcake Cake …. oh my goodness! I’ve been dying to get my hands on this cookbook … I’ve been an avid follower of hers for quite some time as well!

  64. kelly girst says

    My favorite cake at the moment (it tends to change with new recipes that I find) is salted caramel filled chocolate cake with caramel butter cream frosting. Mmmm perfect combination of salty and sweet!

  65. Mariya says

    This looks so exciting! I have an Italian Cream Cake recipe that I love, but I can’t wait to try this one :)

    My favourite cake… Hm. It really depends on my mood, I think. But I currently just love the Reine de Saba cake from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” It’s so creamy and chocolate-almond-y that is just perfect for almost any occasion.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  66. Loretta says

    I’m a little boring, but I could eat chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream for the rest of my life!

  67. says

    Your cake looks positively delicious! I’m a big fan of Ree’s. Last fall, just shortly after I found your blog, I discovered a copy of her first book on a date with my husband, at the Canadian National Exhibition. I’d never heard of Ree before so I decided to look up her blog. I’ve been a huge fan ever since and like you, I felt inspired to start blogging too. My favourite cake … it’s impossible to choose. I’m a cake girl and I love ‘em all!

  68. says

    That cake looks like it could be my NEW favorite!!! So yummy-looking. But, for now, my favorite is a refrigerator coconut cake, or chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting . . . or any cake I guess. :) Thanks for posting the recipe!

  69. Ash says

    I love red velvet cake, but then there’s a chocolate pear cake I made that was pretty amazing. But how can I leave out chocolate?!? Vanilla, that’s my final answer. Wait…

  70. says

    Thanks for the great post Rosie! Ive been dreaming about purchasing Ree’s book for a while now and would love to have a copy! As for my favourite cake…I love maple cake with walnuts and maple buttercream. It’s so tasty…an sentimental for me as it was the flavor of my wedding cake!

  71. says

    Hard choice ! I would have to go with Hummingbird Cake ! But that might change after making this one ! Will let you know :)

    Love from the Netherlands

  72. Janelle - @spaztazmo says

    My favourite cake is my Great Auntie Fran’s carrot cake with cream cheese icing. It’s a family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation and has finally made it to me!

  73. says

    Oooooh….tough decision on the cake. Towards the top would be carrot cake, red velvet & hummingbird cake. But hands down, my favorite would be a chocolate Pistachio bundt cake my mom used to make all the time growing up. Soooo good!!

  74. celeste meehan says

    bacardi’s rum cake with coconut frosting is my favorite, but billie’s italian cream cake looks like it’s going to move into the first place slot…

  75. says

    my fave cake is one that my sister in law had at her baby shower made by her friend. It was a toffeelike one with cake crumb & other goodies!

    I luv sweetpolita. Thx for the opp to win a great book.

  76. says

    I’ve been meaning for months now to delve deeper into Ree’s blog – what a wonderful reminder!

    As for my favourite cake… it sounds so obvious (and far more specific than most people’s!) but it can only be your own Campfire Delight cake. I made it the day before my other half got sick and was off his food so ended up having to eat the whole thing myself (over a fortnight, I’m not that greedy!). I don’t think there are many cakes that I could finish all by myself and then want to make again immediately!

  77. Stephanie says

    QUESTION: I just baked this cake, it from the little piece I tried it is very promising! The cake shrank all around maybe 1/2 inch, is it normal?

  78. says

    Probably blueberry sour cream cake :-) (though my chocolate brownie cake with white chocolate buttercream and nutella ganache is a close second)

  79. Amy Hinkle says

    I make a lemon cake with lemon curd filling topped with cream cheese frosting that is my absolute favorite!

  80. Renee says

    Passionfruit sponge cake! Delicate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and tangy sweet passionfruit icing !! DELISH!

  81. Emily says

    Boston cream pie! Light sponge cake with tons of vanilla pastry cream and super dark chocolate ganache… sigh.

  82. Mariana says

    Hi! My favorite cake is Tres leches…

    (Your fondant cakes are such an inspiration! you have such good taste)

  83. catherine says

    My favorite cake is a coconut cake…but not just any coconut cake! It has to be my great aunt’s recipe. My mother used to make it and now I’ve taken it over. Thin layers of yellow cake with the coconut sugar and sour cream mixture between. It is absolutely amazing!

  84. says

    My favorite cake is my mom’s “coffee crunch cake” recipe. It basically consists of a devil’s food cake, coffee whipped cream frosting, and a homemade coffee candy crunch topping. It’s amaaaaaaaaaazing! :)

  85. Lauren says

    I have had this on my list of things to bake. Looks so good! My favorite cake is definitely yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Classic.

  86. christine dewing says

    My very favorite cake is white almond cake with a raspberry filling, frosted with a white chocolate ganache. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I have a freezer full of pecans looking for a place to go (besides pecan pie, pecan apple cheesecake, pecan coffee cake, pecan shortbread…..).

  87. Hannah B. says

    Peach Cake! Pillsbury used to have a cake mix for it that was incredible, but they discontinued it years ago. I have not yet been able to recreate it.

  88. ShannonDoll says

    Today – my favorite cake is a strawberry layer cake with whipped strawberry frosting (yours from 8.25.11) because it’s waiting to be photographed and eaten this evening!!!

    Usually my favorite cake is anything dark-double-or-ultimate chocolate with chocolate frosting – martha’s fudge frosting is a go-to for this household :o)

  89. says

    Chocolate Buttermilk… with caramel layered between layers and… hmm not sure my fav icing. Maybe caramel buttercream? Or peanut butter?

  90. Madeline Wheeler says

    I’ve never met a cake i didn’t like:)I love all cake so it’s hard to choose a favourite.But at the top of the list is strawberry cake with strawberry cream frosting

  91. angela says

    Opera cake! I’ve never made it myself though, I have to wait for the days when my favourite French bakery makes it. There’s a recipe on Epicurious I’ve been too scared to try – want to test it out for me?

  92. says

    I must admit that, even if I adore chocolate -really, I do!- my favourite cake is a vanilla bean one, with vanilla bean frosting. Or just the cake. Or just the frosting, it doesn’t matter! Anyway, I don’t know if international readers can participate, but I’ll try anyways! >:D Ree’s book… come to mama!

  93. Melissa says

    My favorite cake is any chocolate cake with lots of vanilla buttercream icing. I just love the two flavors together!

  94. Mary Sanavia says

    mmmmm soo hard to choose….I think my favorites are stawberries & cream and dark (very dark) chocolate with salted caramel filling. This one looks so moist and delicious, I will add it to my “to bake list” (don’t ask how long it is…)

  95. Ada Spahija says

    My favorite cake is definitely Coca-Cola Cake! Moist fluffy chocolate cake with rich chocolatey pecan frosting? Southern cooking at its finest!

  96. Lisa Cain says

    I am so excited to try this recipe, thank you for sharing. I too, love the Pioneer Woman’s blog. She is fabulous.
    My favorite cake is flourless chocolate cake. YUM!

  97. Laura Lee says

    Good Lord Rosie!! You are killing me with this one. Love how rustic it looks.
    I love a moist/fluffy chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream icing. So simple and so delic :D
    Congrats on your 100th post. Love ya!

  98. Jennifer says

    My favorite cake is pavlova. You just can’t go wrong with meringue, whip cream, and fresh fruit in my book. Yum!!

  99. Janet says

    My favorite cake happens to be your carrot cake with pineapples. I make it every birthday since I’ve discovered it, and it never fails to be amazing!

  100. Dianne Burke says

    My favorite cake is a homemade Caramel Cake. A
    Southern favorite and a tricky frosting to master! Divine!!

  101. Lala says

    I love your blog. I love so many of your treats, my favorite is the fluffy vanilla cake with the vanilla bean frosting. Thanks for keeping me inspired.

  102. Gerle says

    My, oh my! This sounds like one luscious cake. I’m most certainly going to have to try it! But in reality, my favorite cake has always been an orange carrot cake. It is super moist, loaded with flavor, and when you top it with that luscious cream cheese frosting…um,um, um!!! But I’m always trying new recipes for everyone else in my family and to satisfy my “adventurous” side. Sure would love to win Ree’s newest book. I watch her show all the time.

  103. Stephanie says

    My favourite cake is still your chocolate and salty caramel cake. So good, I always shamelessly lick my plate!

  104. Suzie McDonnell says

    I’m getting married next month and am making my own wedding cake…after trying so many, my favorite is a rich vanilla bean one with homemade lemon curd filling and swiss buttercream icing….so delicious!

  105. Adrienne K says

    Hmmmm… It’s hard – so many favorites! But I think it would have to be chocolate – and when I say chocolate, I mean very rich chocolaty chocolate with very chocolaty chocolate frosting. My son has dubbed this “Traditional Holiday Chocolate Cake” because it’s what he wants for every occasion!

  106. Melissa says

    My favourite cake is my mom’s dark chocolate layer cake with chocolate peppermint buttercream. She used to ask her great-grandmother to make it for her own birthday, and now she makes it for me!

  107. Carrianna says

    I love every cake I’ve ever eaten! But my favorite cake is probably strawberry with cream cheese icing. YUM!

  108. Carol says

    Actually, THIS cake is my current favorite cake! I have been making this cake for a little more than a year for friends and they have all loved it also. I use glazed walnuts for a little extra crunch. You did a great review of the cake, but you didn’t mention the crunch that comes from sugaring the layers before baking. This cake is amazing. Thanks Rosie, thanks Ree, thanks Billie!

  109. Naily says

    Hi!! I love all kinds of cakes, but one that generally drive me crazy is Charlotte, loaded with fresh fruits; it’s delicious and have the right balance of sweet. Also the other one that i adore is the Tres Leches with Italian meringue frosting YUMMY!!!

  110. Dawn L. says

    My favorite cake has always been Red Velvet! I know it’s pretty common now, but I’m very picky about it and the frosting that goes with it…settling for the typical cream cheese is not for me! And, in fact, I have tried the recipe that Ree posted on her website and it’s amazing!

  111. Gloria says

    Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Frosting! Thank you for the opportunity to win this cookbook! Big fan of Pioneer Woman, also!

  112. Jen Lottman says

    Looks absolutely delicious Rosie!! Anything with coconut is high on my list. With that said, my favourite cake still has to be my Mom’s Carrot cake with cream cheese and pineapple icing!! Absolutely yummy!!

  113. Ceren says

    Favorite is cake of profiteroles, but the mom version. Tiramisu too, mom version again.

    She bakes them in a way that they look like a layered cake. Soooo delicious!!!

  114. Nadia Acosta says

    A 3-way tie is what I came up with because I simply can not pick one…..Southern Red Velvet, Carrot Cake & German Chocolate,in no particular order, are all my faves. I’m hoping to add your Autumn Delight to my list; I just found your blog last week & I’m trying to hold out until the fall to make it, lol!

  115. valerie says

    Rosie, my favorite cake is carrot cake and cream cheese icing. Has to be dense and studded with nuts, pineapple and coconut. Eaten cold. YUM!!

  116. Gabriele says

    I love the Pioneer Woman! She is so inspiring and so are you! My favorite cake is chocolate of course, with lots and lots of chocolatey goodness

  117. says

    Hi Rosie! I’d have to say that I love any kind of rich, moist, chocolate cake! But other than chocolate cake, I think Red Velvet cake with white chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream is my favorite! BTW, I absolutely love your blog! I’m doing the rainbow cake for my daughter’s 1st birthday, I really hope it comes out as beautiful as yours!

  118. sue anderson says

    My favorite cake is a cake my mom made back in the 1950’s. She called it a Jewish Coffee Cake. It was made in a bundt pan with wonderful fresh from scratch ingredients which included real sweet butter, sour cream, flour, eggs, etc with a chopped walnut, brown sugar middle layer and top. So delicious and so moist.
    I think that since mom is 88 and I am 66, it is time to get that recipe! ♥

  119. Liza says

    I’m so excited to try out this recipe, it looks delish!

    My favourite cake has to be a light sponge cake with custard filling, whipped cream frosting and fruit on top!

  120. Monique says

    Mmm my Dave cake and the one I’ve been craving to bake and enjoy since giving up baking and baked goods for lent is good old banana cake, moist and un iced, a lovely caramelized top, but be nice to stretch out and try a Choc ganache frosting. Thanks for the inspirational posts of cakes to try :)

  121. says

    Looks like it could quickly become one of my favorite cookbooks! I love ice cream cake… any flavor will do. ;-) Thanks for the chance to win Rosie!

  122. says

    I don’t know The Pioneer Woman much but that cake sure looks great! And that’s a tough question but I guess my favorite cake would be chocotorta. It’s a cake we make in my country, made with chocolate cookies layered with a mix of dulce de leche and cream cheese.

  123. Robin says

    My favorite cake is my grandmother’s pineapple upside down cake baked in her cast iron skillet. The carmelized pineapple and cherries plus the crisp, buttery crust of the cake is just unforgetable.

  124. Christine Ziegler says

    Anything with lemon!!!!!! But after I try this recipe out- this may take first,,,,we shall see. And sure would LOVE to win that cookbook! Thanks for the chance- and thanks for sharing so much!

  125. says

    hmm…my favorite cake would have to be anything involving chocolate :) i’m so excited about this giveaway! i have ree’s other cookbook and would love to add this one to my shelf!

  126. EricaLS says

    My favorite cake ever is a yellow butter cake with chocolate frosting. I wish I could say something more exciting but I can’t. It’s been my favorite flavor pairing since I was 4 and I’ll never go back.

  127. Pauline says

    Chocolate Cake with vanilla icing! Love the contrast.
    Thanks for this, I’m going to visit Rees blog!!

  128. Cara Christensen says

    Angel food cake with 7 minute icing! Every person in my family has “their” cake that my mom makes for their birthday. She has made angel food cake for me since my first birthday! The Italian Cream cake looks amazing…might have to make this one as a cupcake too!

  129. says

    Ohhhhh…. well. What is my favorite cake, huh? Traditionally it has been a white cake with lemon curd filling, white mountain icing and covered with coconut…. but my tastes have expanded slightly. Now my answer would be…. any cake except red velvet. Ha. Thanks to both you and Ree for being such fine blogging babes and for the contest!

  130. Denise Young says

    I don’t have cake often but when I do it’s usually wedding cake. It’s my favorite because it’s tasty and it’s always a happy day when I have it!

  131. says

    My husband absolutely loves apple coconut cake with a buttermilk glaze. So easy and moist!
    I just discovered your blog and love it!!!
    Thank you for sharing so many great recipes.

  132. Mary says

    My new favorite cake is the one I made yesterday for a birthday. It was a raspberry cake with cooked meringue icing from Martha Stewart.
    Really turned out well.

  133. Allison C says

    Some might think I’m boring, but I love a good white cake with white frosting. Red Velvet comes in second.

  134. Carmela says

    Hi there,

    Quite simply, my favorite cake has always been a simple stawberry shortcake with loads of whipped cream and strawberries although your fluffy vanilla cake with your whipped vanilla frosting…OMG….my absolute fave!!

    This recipe looks amazing. How is it that I’m Italian and never attempted an “Italian Cream Cake”? LOL! Thanks for the recipe

  135. Elyce says

    My favourite cake is the fluffy vanilla cake! Although I am yet to master the fluffy texture, it tastes amazing just the same!

  136. shannon says

    My favorite cake is lemon cake with lemon curd and lemon icing. The chocolate cake with dulce de leche mousse that I make is a close second.

  137. Kim says

    My favorite cake is a good inside out German chocolate cake with chocolate ganache drizzled over the top so it goes over the edges into a delicious chocolate waterfall.

  138. says

    This cake looks and sounds delicious. I’ve been visiting Ree since 2009, she cracks me up with her prose. My favorite cake? At the moment it’s banana cake with Nutella buttercream and peanut butter frosting, something I made last year and still think about.

  139. Kirsten Benkert says

    For me, cake is simply a vehicle for frosting!!!! My absolute favorite frosting is that super sickingly sweet frosting they serve at the bakery. Yum! I will eat that on any good, moist cake, but my favorite is chocolate!!!

  140. Jennifer Shih says

    My favorite cake is the one-bowl chocolate cake recipe I found right here on Sweetapolita! It’s my go-to, no-fail recipe.

  141. Kathy P. says

    ONE of my favourite cakes is Prince Albert Cake. My grandmother made this wonderful spice cake with raisons and a butter icing. so very yummy and my dad still loves it – and he is 91!!

  142. says

    My favorite cake is, without question, super moist carrot cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting. Made from an old family recipe of course.
    Love the Pioneer Woman, and this cake looks fabulous! I have pinned it, and will be giving it a try…

  143. Liz says

    My favourite cake is a toss up between Chocolate Chai cake for my local baker or my mom’s Polish walnut cake with lemon icing – it’s so dense and decadent it takes 14 eggs!

  144. Shelley Gabriel says

    My favorite cake of all time happens to be Italian Cream Cake…really! I have always been too intimidated to make it because it just seems so easy to get it wrong. But I think I will try this one. Thanks Sweeta!

  145. Brianna says

    My favorite cake is champagne cake! Made with pink champagne – it gives the cake and frosting a beautiful soft pink color!

  146. Bonnie Murphie says

    My mums banana cake with coffee icing and sprinkled with walnuts. Perfect at anytime of the day as long as you have a cup of tea in hand!

  147. says

    Hi! I don’t know if the contest is open internationally but I’ll give it a try: my favourite cake is dark chocolate genoise filled with whipped cream, the combination is delicious (and we are not used to buttercream this side of Europe, too)
    xoxo (I luuuurve your blog)

  148. Gerdy says

    My favorite cake is dark chocolate cake with rum custard filling and chocolate ganache frosting yummmy ;)
    Thank you for the giveaway …

  149. Alicia says

    My favourite cake changes as the season change. Currently I my favourite is Butterscotch Bananna Cake. It is so yum. I baked 2 just in the past week.

  150. Judy C says

    My favorite cake has to be carrot cake. Best ever was always made by my husband’s mother Louise. Although she is gone, the memories of that special cake she baked return whenever I have a slice….whether baked by me or anyone else for that matter…..

  151. Lyn says

    I love red velvet cake as well as tiramisu! My mum always bake either for my birthday :). I can’t wait to share Billie’s recipe with her!

  152. Tikina says

    My favorite cake is Pavlova with vanilla cream, strawberries and topped with vanilla whipped cream. Yummy :o)

  153. Kate Woodhouse says

    My favourite is the pineapple cheesecake that mum has made since I was a kid…Now I love to make it!

  154. says

    oh, I have a heck of a sweet tooth, so picking ONE favorite cake is really tough :-)

    My absolute favorite dessert is probably tiramisù, but I am very picky about it.
    I also love lemon merengue pie, and freshly made black forest cake.

    aaaah, don’t get me started!

  155. Diana Patricia Gutierrez Guzman says

    Que emoción soy seguidora tuya y quiero ganarme el libro, mi pastel favorito es el de zanahoria con nueces, con cubierta de queso crema y ralladura de limón y el pastel de chocolate ! TODOS ! Me encantan

  156. Jen Kopczyk says

    I love Dark Chocolate cake with very little frosting! Or banana cake or lemon cake. Strawberry cake is delicious too!

  157. Sarah says

    I love cake in general but if I had to choose my favorite it would be my chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream! A close second is my pina colada cake!

  158. says

    Okay, here’s the deal I just began baking cakes this year (with a goal to bake at least one magnificent cake a month), as a result I don’t feel justified to pick a “favorite” cake yet because there are still SO many out there to that I haven’t tasted yet! From the small assortment that I “have” tasted, however, I absolutely love chocolate cake (must be moist) with espresso drizzle (Sky High Cookbook!) and TONS of whipped cream on top!!! Cakes are just amazing in general. THANKS!

  159. says

    I love cake! Whatever cake I am eating is my favorite at that moment. I have seldom met a cake that I do not LOVE! Homemade are the best….:)

  160. Mari says

    Love that cake! My fvorite cake is basic white cake with strawberry fluffy frosting! Yum! My mom made this for me every year for my birthday when I was a little girl! Great memories! Thanks for sharing!

  161. Tammy says

    This reminds me of my mom’s Lazy Daisy Oatmeal cake she used to make for church picnics! But my very favorite cake is my mom’s chocolate cake topped with thick chocolate frosting and preferably a pink buttercream rose.

  162. Jennifer Robinson says

    I’m loving this cake cant wait to try it! My favorite cake has to be Vanilla Butter layer cake with vanilla buttercream! but love it with a chocolate buttercream too!love having coffee and cake with my gorgeous friends :)

  163. alessandra says

    my favorite is tiramisu’…but real italian tiramisu’ with savoiardi,mascarpone cheese,sugar,fresh eggs and a lot of strong coffee.DELICIOUS!

  164. Brie says

    My all-time favorite cake is carrot cake…. although I think it is all about the cream cheese frosting! This cake looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Ree never disappoints! :)

  165. Laura Wadsworth says

    O.K. so my favorite icing is cream cheese icing, I just love it and could eat it in spoonfuls! And pair it with carrot cake? The BEST. But this recipe from Ree could possibly put it in second place!

  166. Nancy says

    This cake looks delicious and the cookbook would be an awesome addition to my collection! I don’t have one specific favorite cake but a few that immediately come to mind are angel food cake, black forest torte (these used to be the two types of birthday cakes my Mom would make for me throughout the years) and I also love Tiramisu, yum! Thanks for the giveway, would love to win.

  167. Amber Harris says

    This is such an EASY answer! I have always loved cooking/baking but w/ a certain recipe I have become obsessed w/ cupcake and cake recipes and the need to make the kids a special treat to celebrate birthdays or holidays. I ordered 108 vanilla beans online (to split w/ a friend) due to this recipe and not kidding when I say I dream about this cake (especially the frosting). Thank you for sharing such awesome recipes and Ree as well :)
    Fluffy Vanilla Cake w/ Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
    http://sweetapolita.com/2011/07/fluffy-vanilla-cake-with-whipped-vanilla-bean-frosting/

  168. Stephanie Jones says

    Can I say it is my own Caramel, Brickle Cheesecake? If that doesn’t count I have a chocolate Chambourd cake that rocks too!

  169. Heather says

    Normally I would say plain chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting (1-bowl chocolate cake and uncooked or “country” buttercream) is my favorite…because it’s true. But I recently made a double-chocolate orange cheesecake (crust was chocolate sandwich cookies, nuts, butter, and chocolate chips, first and last layers were a dark chocolate cheesecake, middle layer was a white chocolate orange cheesecake, and the top was finished with a grand marnier whipped cream, candied orange peel, and chocolate curls so pretty everyone thought I bought it) from a Bon Appetit recipe. Inasmuch as cheesecake is a cake, it’s potentially a new favorite cake. Which is to say, Mom’s cake still wins, but this one was pretty freaking awesome.

  170. dee says

    I will bury my face in a German chocolate cake although that Italian creme cake could easily climb its way to the top of my favorites list.

  171. Martha T says

    My all-time favorite cake to make for other people is Double Chocolate Layer Cake from Epicurious.com with chocolate buttercream and bittersweet chocolate ganache … maybe with chocolate covered strawberries on top.

  172. Karen M. says

    My all-time fav is red velvet – in any form: cake, cupcakes, whoopie pies. I even have a recipe for red velvet cheesecake!

  173. Maria de los A. Reina says

    I love sweets, i love cakes and cupcakes… but if a have to choose one… Tiramisu is my choice!
    Maria de los A. Reina

  174. Jennifer Chorazy says

    My favorite cake is chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting. Boring, I know, but not if you LOVE chocolate!

  175. says

    I have yet to meet a cake that I don’t like…but my favorite kinds are those with fruit in the cake and icing. I love fresh summer berries in cake! Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  176. Paige says

    What a yummy looking cake and such a great giveaway! I love the Pioneer Woman’s recipes … everyone that I have tried has been such a success! My favorite cake is simply a fluffy vanilla cake filled with vanilla buttercream.

  177. Erin B says

    my favorite cake?! oy, that’s a hard one… um… does cheesecake count? and I FINALLY mastered the german chocolate cake topping this January. FINALLY! after many frustrating years. hallelujah for chocolate and coconut and nuts.

  178. Bobbi says

    Chocolate cake – I really like your recipe that’s used in the Ruffled Celebration Cake, or my other go-to recipe is humbly called “The Perfect Chocolate Cake” from McCall’s cooking school (recipe cards that came in the mail…did anybody else do this in the 80’s?)

  179. Nancy in NJ says

    My favorite cake? I think that would have to be whatever is in front of me! If I had to narrow it down though, it would have to be an old fashioned southern Fresh Coconut Cake. Thanks for asking!

  180. says

    My favourite cake?? mmmhhh…it’s hard to choose between carrot cake, cheese cake, apple crumble and…well, yes, I think Sacher Torte. But I don’t know if it’s really known outside Europe. However, it’s typical from Wien and it is a chocolate cake, filled with apricot jam and covered with a chocolate ganache…delicious!

  181. Penny R says

    My fav is anything Chocolate! Ree was recently in my city for a book signing about 3 miles from me, but circumstances kept me from going to see her.

  182. Carie Dinehart says

    My favorite cake is my Grandma’s Italian Cream Cake!
    She’s been making it for my birthday every year for as
    long as I can remember! She’s still making it for me at
    95 years old! This years was the best yet!

  183. Liz B says

    Every Cake is my favorite. I love them all-except when the recipe goes horribly wrong for some reason. And I love baking them all. Just wish I had more time. But I seem to make my favorite the last cake I baked!!!! The last one I made was Lemon cake with white chocolate buttercream and lemon curd filling. Yum!

  184. Kim H. says

    Yum! Thanks for sharing with us! I make cakes, but I’m not crazy about eating them.. My Banana’s Foster cake is a “I have to push the plate away so I don’t eat the whole thing” kinda cake, though :)

  185. Aimee says

    ohh my favorite cake is any cake moist and with the right balanced of sweetness and fillings.. but my Dominican cake yummm

  186. Leah says

    As always at the end of your posts, I want to skip work and bake cake! My favorite cake is a chocolate sour cream cake with peanut butter cream cheese icing :) Yummy!

  187. Katie Rose says

    Boring but delicious, my favorite cake is vanilla with vanilla frosting. Usually I tint the frosting a fun color just so it doesn’t seem so…white! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  188. says

    What a gorgeous cake, Rosie! And congratulations on your 100th blog post!!! I’ve been reading your blog for such a long time, and I say very honestly, that you were my inspiration for starting my own blog! So thank you for that! :) My favorite cake is your fluffy vanilla cake with whipped vanilla frosting. The most amazing cake I’ve had in my life… I think I need to make it again :)

  189. Christy Shirack says

    My fave is Red Velvet cake with buttercream frosting. Just typing that makes me want to go make one!

  190. says

    The cake looks amazing! Congratulations on your 100th post!! You’ve become my go to person for cake ideas!! My favorite cake is a Black forest cake, I can eat it anytime, all 365 days!!

  191. Theresa Sea says

    I never thought I was a cake lover, up until I really started baking myself. In fact, what I don’t like is traditional sugar-based buttercream. I love whipped cream and meringue frostings, and that completely transforms how I feel about cake! My favorite is probably carrot cake with a whipped or boiled frosting. :)

  192. Naazneen says

    My favourite cake is Chocolate Cake!

    Your blog is inspirational, I enjoy reading your it. You are a talented baker, someday I am hoping to try your asparagus cake!

  193. Jennifer says

    I love all cakes, but I’d have to say my favorite chocolate cake is from SmittenKitchen’s blog. It’s the one she for her father-in-law’s 60th birthday. It’s a rich chocolate cake with a light chocolate buttercream frosting. YUM!!!

  194. Janene says

    My favorite cake is actually one of yours! I loved the Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting! :)

  195. Venetrise says

    My favorite cake is a dark chocolate cake with espresso buttercream. I think I’m going to make it tonight!!!

  196. Samantha says

    My favorite cake is anything that has chocolate..if I am at a party and the cake doesn’t have chocolate, I won’t eat it. Not worth the calories if there is no chocolate in it.

  197. says

    I used to think “anything chocolate” was my favorite but I recently made an 8 layer rainbow cake with lemon SMB and it rocked my world! The cake was so moist and I added a couple of layers of lemon curd to enhance the lemon flavor. I think it’s my new favorite!

  198. Lamia says

    My favorite cake is a dark chocolate bundt cake with chocolate chips in the batter and chocolate frosting w/ tons of sprinkles!

  199. K. Lujan says

    I can only pick one cake? That’s impossible. But I did make a fresh strawberry cake for my daughter’s birthday that was absolutely divine. So I’ll go with that. Thanks!

  200. says

    Um yum! That looks delish. My favorite cake has to be German chocolate! That’s my request rack year on my birthday;) ps I look forward to your posts and your beautiful photographs

  201. Kimberly P says

    My favorite cake could be as simple as a chocolate cake with yummy chocolate frosting but there are times that a white cake is sooo good. I guess it depends on the day.

  202. Stephanie Lindsay says

    Well, I love to bake, so it is tough to just choose one cake. A few years ago though, I had an Italian Cream cake in New York and was hooked. Pecans are my favorite nut and combined with a nice dense cake loaded with them and topped with cream cheese frosting with even more pecans? Well, you just can’t do much better. I am however a huge fan of Red Velvet, Carrot, German Chocolate, Black Forrest cake and Cassata cake…*sigh*. See what I mean, I am constantly trolling baking sites for my next favorite cake. ;0)

  203. says

    I have been wanting Ree’s book so badly! I love her recipes too, if you haven’t tried her pork chops and pineapple fried rice you must tonight! A signed copy of Ree’s cookbook would be so amazing. On to my favorite cake to enter, it’s got to taste delicious and decorated to cute with sprinkles, gorgeous frosting or tons of candles. I don’t mind if it’s chocolate or strawberry or anything in between as long as it’s yummy and beautiful!

  204. Morgan says

    Favorite cake is a toss-up between a good carrot cake (with lots of crushed pineapple) and a banana cake that I made once, and to this day cannot repeat.

  205. Cheryl says

    I would have to say that a classic Black Forest cake . . . you know the kind, the one my girlfriend’s mom used to make . . . Kirsch-soaked sour cherries, and loads of fresh whipped cream slathering in, on and all over . . . that’s my all-time favourite cake!

  206. Elena says

    I have been drooling on your site for awhile since a colleague introduced me to it…the recipes are amazing and your daughters are too cute. I will never turn down lemon cream cake with lemon frosting so that’s my favourite.

  207. fc says

    I WILL be trying this cake out this week! So, it may be my favorite by Friday, lol. But today I would have to go with a whipped cheesecake with strawberry compote. I cannot resist it.

  208. Emily says

    My favorite cake isn’t much of a cake at all, more of a trifle I suppose, but as far back as I can remember, my mom made me dirt cake for my birthday and it holds a very special spot in my heart! So many birthday memories lie in that layered bowl of crushed oreos and pudding goodness!

  209. says

    my favorite cake would be this cake with fruits and…yeah i don`t know the name, since i`ve only found these at vietnamese bakeries. BUT THEY ARE DELICIOUS. it has a sponge layer, with this custard…and then this cripy thing…and fruits on top. YUM.

  210. Halley says

    Red velvet cake, hands down. And with cream cheese frosting, not marshmallow. This is a debate that has gone in my family for years.

  211. Elizabeth says

    I made a browned butter vanilla cake with a dark chocolate meringue/buttercream/cloud confection and I wanted to shove my face into it and eat it all!!

  212. corie says

    It’s hard to pick one but I really love a dense Southern Cream Cheese Pound Cake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

  213. Karrie LeDrew says

    For our birthday’s growing up my mother always made a rich dark chocolate cake (very similar to your chocolate cake) with mile high boiled icing (similar to a 7 min frosting, however, method slightly varies). The icing is not too sweet and very “meringue-ish”.

  214. Stephanie M. says

    i really am an equal opportunity cake eater, but when you get right down to it, my favorite kind of cake is yellow with creamy chocolate frosting. to me it’s a classic- traditional and simple. when i make it i also ALWAYS throw on some rainbow jimmies!

    p.s. the way you feel about Ree and her blog is kinda how i feel since having recently discovered YOUR blog! [blushes a little.] :)

  215. Tara says

    Gingerbread. No icing. Just a bit of powdered sugar. I could eat it every day! However, this cake is delicious. I’ve made it before. MMMM.

  216. Deb says

    I just love all of your posts and recipes! I am actually making a combination of your cake and frosting recipes for my wedding cake, which also happens to be my favorite cake :)

    My favorite cake is the chocolate cake used in the inside out Neapolitan cake topped with American style strawberry buttercream frosting made with concentrated strawberry puree (recipe from the Cake Bible) and glazed with a dark chocolate ganache.

    Thanks for all the lovely pictures, recipes and stories. I love reading them all!

  217. Kate says

    My favorite cake is a white chocolate almond cake with raspberry filling. I usually make it as a treat for friends who need a special something to cheer them up.

  218. Jayne says

    Rosie, I finally made your rainbow cake for my daughter’s 8th birthday last week. It was my first time working with fondant. It came out ok but think I need a little practice. Plus the doodle pens I used weren’t so great – I will use your recommendation from now on!! Needless to say, it is our new favorite cake as the cake was delightful and the buttercream was amazing. Thank you so much for the great idea. The 16 children we hosted were amazed when they saw the rainbow layers! The adults were pretty impressed as well. Take care. Jayne

  219. Laura O says

    Any cake with fruit filling, or coconut, or chocolate, or cinnamon, or caramel, or…. who am I kidding? I LOVE CAKE!

  220. Elena says

    My favorite cake is Yogourt Cake. It’s more a pie than a cake, with a sweet shortcrust, an ever so thin layer of dark chocolate (plain crunchy dark chocolate), a thin layer of raspberry puree scattered with a few whole raspberries and ,finally, a thick layer of the most amazing yogourt mousse. I even had it as my wedding cake and it was a complete hit!!!

  221. Carla RC says

    I absolutely love her chocolate sheet cake. I use it for everything (cake, cupcakes, laker cake, etc…)

  222. TiffanyBlue says

    Hands down vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing. Yum!! I love that you guys are blog friends, too cool! I totally want to move to her ranch and be bff too! Let’s bond over that…haha.

  223. says

    Our favorite cake that we make is our Tender White Cake that we got from the King Arthur Flour site. Tender and moist it is, with a very soft, fine crumb. The reason we like this cake so much is we take this recipe and add ingredients like vanilla beans, or almond butter, or raspberry puree or lemon juice and zest, and turn it into many different flavors of cake…all delicious and yet keeping the qualities we love of the original Tender White Cake! Our favorite flavor of cake to eat I would say is definitely anything chocolate!

  224. Steph Davis says

    Chocolate with vanilla or chocolate frosting, I am not picking. My favorite is a recipe I came across in high school.

  225. Julie Ann says

    Commercially speaking, I LOVE the Pink Champagne Cake from the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA. But, if I have to pick one that is homemade, it would be Fresh Lemon Cake that I am fond of making every Easter.

  226. Amanda says

    My favorite cake is…

    A simple red velvet with cream-cheese frosting. It will be my wedding cake in just 6 short months :)

  227. Nancy C. says

    One of my favorite cakes is a cake called Amalgamation Cake. My husband’s grandmother from Mississippi used to make it. A very good cake!!

  228. Emily C. says

    Cherry Chocolate Fudge cake… it is to DIE FOR! Chocolate cake with a can of cherry pie filling mixed in and baked and then a cooked chocolate frosting on top that ends up like fudge. My mom makes it and it is the only cake I really like. In fact, I think I need to call her and see if she’ll make me one right now! :)

  229. says

    When I was a kid, my sister and I made up a cake we called “Throw cake.” It was a white cake and we would ‘throw’ chocolate chips and pecan pieces in the cake. Some would sink down but most of it would sit on the top, I would smear the chocolate around to make a layer of ‘icing’.
    It’s still one of my favorites, since I don’t really like traditional frosting.

  230. Kristin says

    Almond cake, white icing, hopefully some sort of fruit filling: raspberry or strawberry would be awesome.

  231. says

    I’m partial to the asian style sponge cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Something about it is so light and delish. BUT .. I did just make Colette Peter’s chocolate cake and it was pretty darn tasty. There are way WAY too many cakes to choose and .. OH .. I forgot about a Tres Leches cake. Ok. That’s my favorite. Definitely.

  232. Kylee says

    My favourite cake is cake. Mmmmm… cake.

    Carrot cake with maple cream cheese buttercream.

    Vanilla cupcakes with delicious perfect swirly frosting and sprinkles.

    Your Chocolate Fudge Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream blew my mind.

    And the dark chocolate and salted peanut butter icecream cake a friend made me a couple of years ago is a food memory I will carry to my grave.

  233. says

    My all time favorite cake is cannoli cake. The best place to get this is a small bakery in my husbands hometown- Smithtown, NY. It’s super moist, with just the right amount of cream and frosting. We save it for special occasions when we celebrate birthdays or anniversaries while visiting.

  234. Linda Partridge says

    My favorite cake right now is the chocolate layer cake that was featured in food network magazine in the Feb. issue. It’s to die for. Two chocolate layers with a whipped chocolate ganache surrounded by homemade triple chocolate bark. I just discovered your blog and have already made several of your cakes. The chocolate cake with the strawberry buttercream was a hit at work. The next cake that I will make will be the choco choco cake.

  235. Jessica W says

    German Chocolate Cake is hands down my favorite. A close second are buttermilk brownies (which PW calls “The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever) made into mini cupcakes and topped with ganache.

  236. Aimee Warner says

    My favourite cake is your Campfire delight cake. Marshmallow and Chocolate oh so good.
    P.S. your Blog is the most beautiful site I’ve ever seen thank you so much for such amazing inspiration for my culinary adventures!

  237. Molly says

    Lately, my favorite cake seems to be whatever I have most recently made. I take cake or cupcakes to my co-workers every Thursday, so I am always looking for something new to get them excited about. So, I think I am going to try the Hummingbird cake recipe on this site because the description of the cake is just irresistible.

  238. Kelly L. says

    Cake is my favorite dessert so I’ve contemplated this question several times and I can never make up my mind. I adore basic white cake with vanilla buttercream. It was always my birthday cake growing up (usually tinted pink) so I have major fond memories tied to it. I also love my mom’s chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting. It’s the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had and it’s heaven!

  239. Patricia says

    Choosing a favourite cake is like choosing a favourite child for me. Right at this moment my favourite would be vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling and fabulous vanilla buttercream frosting.

    Love your blog! You are single-handedly responsible for the fifteen pounds I’ve put on… (Well, maybe I had something to do with it.)

  240. Carrie says

    My favorite cake is simple but so yummy although it has to be baked by either my Aunt Thelma or Aunt Melba. Pound Cake, no one can come close to making a pound cake like my 2 Aunts. Maybe it is the fact I have to go back home to Georgia for a slice but nothing warms my heart more than a slice of their pound cake. Aunt Melba’s is so moist and always served with a glass of milk. I can never have just one piece. Aunt Thelmas pound cake is found on her cake platter where I hardly ever put the lid back on. I pick apart the crust first and then finally have at least 2 pieces. They follow the same recipe but I swear each has their own special ingredient.

  241. Rebecca says

    So many good cakes to choose from but after trying so many fancy and some not so fancy cakes I happen to really love battenberg cake lol I know it’s not like a huge cake but a dainty tea one but I love the jam and the marzipan it’s just so…. Well yummy lol! Well good luck everyone wish we all could win I’d love to win its my bday this month and I haven’t bought myself a new cookbook in ages!

  242. Renee says

    My favorite cake is associated with my 95-year-old paternal grandmother, whom was also a church-going woman. She would bring this cake to church potluck every week along with her baked spaghetti. It was a buttery vanilla cake topped with a stick-to-your-teeth caramelized sugar glazed oozing over slices of pineapple. Yes, it’s good old fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake… Yummm!!!

  243. Sarah says

    Hi there! Thanks for the giveaway. I’d have to say my favorite kind of cake is almond cake. A barely sweet, rich, moist slice of yellow cake made with ground almonds and almond extract, sans frosting. I eat way more cake than can be good for me and that’s the slice I always have room for.

  244. Carli says

    My favorie cake is a Chocolate layer cake, with nutella whipped cream filling and chocolate sour cream frosting!

  245. says

    ONE favorite cake? What?! :) Seriously, that is an impossible question! I guess I would have to go with a super moist chocolate cake, with a not-too-sweet chocolate frosting.

  246. says

    Your petite ruffles cake is my fav one, from the way it taste to the way it looks.
    Check out my blog for my attempt of yr ruffles cake…

  247. Roja says

    I’m a little fancy. My favorite cake of all time is Salted Caramel, chocolate cake with salted caramel and dark chocolate ganache.

  248. Lisa says

    My favorite is Carrot Cake! I love cream cheese frosting with pecans! My birthday is later this month so I can’t wait!! YUM!!!

  249. Vishanna Jaimungal says

    My fav. cake is a simple home made “trini” styled fruit cake topped with buttercream cream frosting…will have you biting your fingers!!!

  250. emily says

    My favorite cake is either coconut cake or chocolate cake with whip cream. Yum!!! I might need to go bake a cake now.

  251. Becca says

    Favorite cake?? All of them. Really though, chocolate on chocolate. Or carrot, covered in sweet cream cheese frosting with brown sugar and walnuts on top.

  252. Maryam says

    My favorite cake is Black Forest cake, but since I tried your extra dark chocolate cake with raspberry swiss meringue buttercream frosting and alternated the layers with white chocolate and dark chocolate ganache, I can’t decide which one I like better …..

  253. says

    It’s hard to choose a favorite cake, but my favorite Sweetapolita cake has been the campfire cake! That toasted mashmallow frosting is the bomb!

  254. Jen says

    My favorite cake, bar none, is a nice yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Second would be a pistachio pudding cake made with white cake mix, a box of pistachio pudding, club soda, etc. Neither are very sophisticated, but definitely simple and of great comfort.

  255. Judy says

    My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting!

    I have made Ree’s “My Favorite Meatloaf” and my daughter who does not like meatloaf loved it! She requests it again and again.

  256. amy says

    I heart Ree! And you Rosie! My favorite cake has to be lemon meringue pie, but only if it’s home made, preferably with meyer lemons. Then you can really taste the lemon.

  257. Liz says

    I would say my favorite cake has to be BIRTHDAY CAKE! there is always such excitement and anticipation that comes along the day a birthday cake is to be made, and I personally love that first bite of a great moist cake with sweet icing! And it’s never really the same cake twice since you always come up with a better idea for the next one~

  258. Jacqueline C says

    My favorite cake is Lemon Pound cake made with fresh lemons. My aunt Lois makes one that is incredible.

  259. Megan H says

    Beautiful Cake! I have to say my favorite cake would be a butter pecan cake with a cream cheese frosting. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! and I also LOVE the Pioneer Woman, anyone who doesn’t has got to be crazy right??

  260. Vanessa Rivera says

    I have made this cake before and it is good. My favorite cake would have to be lemon cake with strawberry filling and lemon buttercream..Mmmmmmmm!!!!

  261. says

    Who could pick ONE favorite cake?? When I was younger, for my birthday, I always asked my mom to make white cake with fresh strawberry filling and whipped cream frosting…light and fluffy and delish. Best memories ever :)

  262. Candace says

    My all time favorite cake is a chocolate cake with a white chocolate cheesecake moose filling and a chocolate ganache topping :) mmmmmm

  263. says

    You know, normally I would say carrot cake, provided said carrot cake contained walnuts and sultanas and was loaded up with cream cheese frosting. But last weekend I made Chocolate Heartache Cake (click my name for the recipe). It’s a dense, moist, wonderful chocolate cake. It’s not quite as dense or sweet as mud cake, which – dare I say – makes it better. And the secret ingredient? Eggplant!!!

  264. Andrea says

    My most favourite cake would have to be vanilla with either vanilla or chocolate frosting….but a frosting that’s not too sweet. Mmmmmmmm!!!

  265. erica says

    My favourite cake is your rich and dark chocolate cake – and this isn’t just sucking up. It’s seriously my go-to chocolate cake recipe! So moist, so easy, so foolproof. LOVE it.

  266. says

    German chocolate with coconut brown sugar icing. Or anything with cream cheese icing really. Better yet, I’ll skip the cake and just eat the icing!

  267. Caitlyn says

    Good lord this is the cake of my dreams. I feel like this may be a favorite, but my current obsession is a banana cake with banana pudding frosting. It is heavenly

  268. Elena F says

    This decadent dark chocolate whiskey cake I make. I pair it with homemade bourbon vanilla and cinnamon whipped cream :)

  269. Stefanie Embree says

    I love a really delicious, perfectly moist vanilla cake. I’m always trying to find the perfect recipe, and love checking your site to see if you have a new one to try :)!

  270. Amanda says

    My favorite cake is Brooklyn Blackout cake. It’s an all chocolate cake with chocolate icing that’s very fudgy and dark and rich. I live in Brooklyn, too, so naturally, that adds to my love for this cake!

  271. Katie Wahlquist says

    This sounds delicious! Picking a favorite is hard…either coconut or a rich chocolate with cream cheese frosting or SMBC.

  272. Heidi says

    My all time favorite cake is carrot with cream cheese frosting! I always feels like at least I am eating some veggies! :)

  273. Ruby says

    My mum and I always loved to make German chocolate cakes together. We’re Philippine, so I’m not exactly sure how that came about. :-)

  274. Laura says

    My favourite cake would have to be what my mom used to make when I was younger… sponge cake lightly sprinkled with pineapple syrup and layered with chopped pineapple pieces and lots of fluffy whipped cream… YUM!!

  275. Sheila says

    My favourite cake is Baked’s whiteout cake. Dense fluffy and beautiful. Not the easiest to make but definately worth the effort!

  276. carolina says

    hi! My favorite cake is my lemon cake with lemon curd and lemon swiss meringue buttercream frosting. MmmMmm. <3

  277. says

    My favorite cake a a funfetti cake with vanilla frosting and lots of sprinkles! always has been since i was a kid. it’s just too colorful to resist! (and even better now that i know how to make my own and not use a box mix.) <3 Michelle

  278. Laura says

    My favorite cake is 3 Day Cake. At least that’s what we call it : ) i got the recipe about 25 years ago from my sister (a “Church Lady”). It is a layer cake with a sour cream and coconut frosting that you make 3 days ahead of time so the cake can soak up that frosting. YUMMMMY. But after i try this Italian cake, who knows?

  279. Katie says