Ree Drummond’s hot chocolate cake is a perfect summer dessert

Ree Drummond whips up a sinful sundae with her classic chocolate cake as the base. The pioneer woman adds a little pizzazz to dessert both in the cake and in a decadent hot fudge topping.

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Ree Drummond gives a spicy twist to her classic chocolate cake

Drummond made her an easy chocolate cake sundae during an episode of The pioneer woman as a dessert to top off a dinner with husband Ladd. “I’m going to end our meal with a nice Mexican chocolate sundae for two,” she explained. “Truth be told, it could probably feed four.”

She joked, “This is based on the chocolate cake recipe I’ve been making for ages, if not years.”

Drummond added: ‘It’s the old chocolate cake recipe my mother-in-law Nan gave me when Ladd and I got engaged years ago. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done it for Ladd over the years, but it’s brought him years of happiness.

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How to Make Ree Drummond’s Mexican Chocolate Cake

Drummond made the chocolate cake first. While she melted the butter in a saucepan, Drummond combined the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and the buttermilk, egg, baking soda and vanilla in a measuring cup.

The Food Network host added unsweetened cocoa powder to the pan of melted butter, along with cinnamon. “I just associate the combination of cinnamon and chocolate with the Mexican flavors, so I rename this chocolate sheet cake chocolate sheet Mexican chocolate cake,” she said. “It’s that simple.”

She mixed the ingredients and turned up the heat, then added boiling water. “The secret here is that you want the mixture to really come to a boil and almost start bubbling around the sides of the pan,” Drummond explained.

The pioneer woman star turned off the heat and added the chocolate and butter mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients, then mixed everything together. “It’s the easiest cake you’ll ever make,” she said.

Next, she added the wet ingredients and mixed the batter, then poured it into a small 6-inch skillet. “And because there’s so much butter in the cake, you don’t even have to grease the pan,” she shared.

She baked the cake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes.

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‘The Pioneer Woman’ star topped the sundae with a cinnamon hot fudge sauce

The Food Network host made an easy cinnamon fudge sauce to make into a sundae. “This sauce is so magical. It only has five simple ingredients,” she said.

Drummond added sugar, heavy cream, cocoa powder, salted butter and cinnamon to a saucepan and heated and stirred the mixture until the butter melted and everything was “thick and delicious. “.

She served dessert with scoops of ice cream, a drizzle of hot fudge and whipped cream.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.

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