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‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Easy Frozen Tiramisu Cake Is Her Favorite Dessert

Ree Drummond shared the recipe for her favorite dessert, an easy version of tiramisu with a frozen twist. The Pioneer Woman shares her store-bought shortcuts, including buying pound cake she slices to make layers and a variety of ice cream flavors for the delicious dessert.

Ree Drummond shared an easy frozen dessert recipe that comes together quickly and uses store-bought ingredients. The Pioneer Woman star said the frozen tiramisu cake is her favorite dessert and it’s not surprising, given her love for coffee.

'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond smiling at the camera
Ree Drummond, ‘The Pioneer Woman’ | Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Ree Drummond’s frozen tiramisu cake is her favorite dessert

Drummond shared how easy it is to make the frozen tiramisu cake during an episode of The Pioneer Woman show. She loves the simplicity of the dessert, which can be customized in a variety of ways.

As she prepped bittersweet chocolate and espresso beans for the flavorful dessert, Drummond shared her love for this easy frozen cake idea.

“Ice cream cakes are so great to have in the freezer,” she explained. “I make them all the time. Sometimes I do round layers of cake, sometimes I do square. It’s so much fun because you can kind of take whatever angle you want.”

Tiramisu happens to be my favorite dessert so I knew that would be a no-brainer,” she noted.

How to make ‘The Pioneer Woman’ frozen tiramisu cake

Drummond’s frozen tiramisu cake uses some easy shortcuts. She combined ground espresso beans and chocolate in a bowl and had a store-bought hack for the cake portion of the dessert that saves so much time.

“For the cake part, you can make a homemade sponge cake — or you can take a nice shortcut and use a store-bought frozen pound cake,” she explained. Drummond chose the pound cake, cutting it into four layers.

Drummond then built the cake, using a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap hanging over the sides. “Trust me, magic is about to happen,” she assured.

She placed the first slice of cake in the bottom, drizzled it with coffee liqueur, and added slightly softened coffee ice cream, spreading it out over the cake. She sprinkled the ground espresso bean and chocolate mixture over it before repeating the process with the remaining cake slices — using chocolate ice cream on the next layer, followed by coffee ice cream on the following layer.

Drummond placed the last layer of cake on top. “On the final layer of cake, I’m going to drizzle a final bit of liqueur,” she explained. “This kitchen smells like coffee and chocolate and heaven. I tell you, coffee desserts are pretty much my favorite.”

She added vanilla ice cream to the top layer to resemble “a little layer of whipped cream on top.” She spread out the ice cream. “It’s OK if part of the cake is showing — that’s exactly what tiramisu looks like,” The Pioneer Woman star noted.


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Ree Drummond has some quick tips for the frozen dessert

She topped the dessert with the chocolate espresso bean mixture and offered up a pro-tip. “The good thing is, if you sprinkle it on thick on top, then when you wrap it in the plastic wrap, it won’t disturb the ice cream too much,” Drummond explained.

She placed the cake in the freezer for four hours and when it was frozen, she used the plastic wrap to lift the cake from the pan, unwrapped it, and sliced pieces.

“Tiramisu in frozen ice cake form — who’s going to say no to that?,” Drummond asked.

You can find the full recipe on the Food Network website.