Tres Leches Cake from the Pioneer Woman Cooks
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Tres Leches Cake from the Pioneer Woman Cooks

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Kenya was intent on me making a Tres Leche Cake for his birthday party at school this year. I'm not sure where the idea came from as it's been years since I last made one. Had he heard it at school? From a friend? Or maybe I had mentioned the name to him in passing recently and he simply liked the sound of it. No matter what his reason, this was the dessert Kenya had his heart set on and like any mom wanting to make their child's birthday perfect, I was determined to make him the best Tres Leche Cake ever. I spent weeks thinking about the recipe but the pressure got the better of me: would what I made be as delicious as the cake he was dreaming of? Would my recipe be a total flop at my son's 5th birthday party? These questions kept me awake at night. I had strapped my crazy pants on tight and couldn't get them off.

Cut to me receiving a package two days before Kenya's party. Inside was a signed copy of the utterly charming and uber-talented Ree Drummond's new book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier. There's very little besides a new pair of shoes that I like more than a cookbook, so getting one from the person I have had a massive girl crush on since the day I discovered her awesome The Pioneer Woman website was like having my birthday and Christmas fall on the same day. Ree's books take the pleasure of reading a cookbook to a whole new level and you feel like she has written it just for you. Her step by recipe recipe pictures are food porn at it's finest and the stories she weaves throughout truly make me laugh till it hurts. However, nothing made me happier than seeing that's Ree's new book had a divine recipe for…Tres Leche Cake.

I will never forget the smile on Kenya's face when I arrived at school carrying that cake. It wasn't until he finally saw it that I knew I had made exactly what he had envisioned. Kenya had picked out a variety of little toy sea animals for me to place atop his cake so that each of his classmates would get one with their piece and between the toys and the sweet moist cake, there were happy kids all around. Pioneer Woman to the rescue!

Ree and William Morrow are generously offering TWO Weelicious moms the chance to win a copy of her new book. For a chance to win, just tell me what your favorite birthday treat is. The winners will be chosen at random and announced here next week. Good luck!

From The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier

Tres Leches Cake  (1 9x13 inch cake)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 35 mins,
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Kenya was intent on me making a Tres Leche Cake for his birthday party at school this year. I'm not sure where the idea came from as it's been years since I last made one. Had he heard it at school? From a friend? Or maybe I had mentioned the name to...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 pint plus 1/4 cup heavy cream

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. 3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar beating until very light in color.
  4. 4. Add the milk and vanilla, beating until just combined.
  5. 5. Pour the liquid mixture over the flour mixture, and stir gently to combine.
  6. 6. In a clean mixing bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.
  7. 7. Add 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until the whites are stiff but not dry.
  8. 8. Gently fold the egg whites into the previous mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
  9. 9. Spread batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
  10. 10. Bake 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. 11. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan.
  12. 12. When the cake is cool, invert it onto a platter and poke holes in the surface with the tines of a fork.
  13. 13. In a bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 1/4 cup heavy cream.
  14. 14. Slowly douse the cake with the milk mixture, getting it all around the edges and evenly coating the surface.
  15. 15. Allow the cake to sit and absorb the liquid for at least 30 minutes.
  16. 16. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1 pint heavy cream with the remaining 3 Tbsp sugar until thick and fluffy.
  17. 17. Spread the whipped cream all over the top and sides of the cake and serve.
  18. From The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier
Tres Leches Cake

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  1. nikki gregory

    April 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    my favorite b-day treat was always my grandma’s blackberry cobbler, with layers of flaky crust w/berries between each layer :)
    now, i’d say my favorite b-day treat = creme bruelee!

  2. Jessica

    February 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I just made the Tres Leches for the second time because I wasn’t ready to give up quite yet. But BOTH times, my cake wouldn’t flip out of the pan onto the tray. Pioneer Woman mentions the “prepared pan”, but I see you wrote “greased”. I greased it with some margarine and then sprinkled flour because in the Pioneer Woman’s pics, it looked like it had flour. What am I doing wrong?

    • catherine

      February 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      I usually spray my cake pans with cooking spray. You can also do exactly what you mentioned above. Are you getting all the nooks and crannies of the pan with the butter and flour? Make sure it is well greased!

      • Jessica

        February 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

        Yes, I made sure it was all buttered/floured because of what happened the first time. The sides didn’t stick….just the bottom (which needs to be the top when you flip it).
        Do you use a glass Pyrex or a special pan? I guess next time I will try just spraying it.
        What I ended up doing was just leaving it in the pyrex (not flipping it) which actually worked out fine. However, I would like to make it for my daughter’s bday party in a 10 x 2 round pan and I think it will look more polished if it’s frosted AFTER flipped.

        • catherine

          February 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

          I use a glass baking dish! You could also do this: spray the pan with cooking spray, line the bottom with parchment paper, spray more cooking spray on top of the parchment paper. That should help!

  3. Kari

    August 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I’m considering making this cake for my son’s 2nd b-day. Is it possible to make it the day before? Or does it get soggy?

    • catherine

      August 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      This cake is extremely moist, so it’s sort of like it’s supposed to be “soggy”. You can absolutely make this the day before! That will allow it to really soak up all the milks. I wouldn’t frost it until closer to serving time, though.

      • Kari

        August 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        Ok, great- Thanks so much and thank you for all you do! I’m not sure what I’d do without Weelicious! (seriously! it’s been such a blessing!!)

  4. Karen

    April 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Catherine, I’ve made several of YOUR recipes over the years and they were all excellent. This tres leche cake recipe was easy to follow and the cake turned out well; however, it was way too sweet. Thanks for sharing the recipe anyway; it was definitely worth a try.

  5. Lauren

    March 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    ice cream!

  6. Bee

    March 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    First off, I LOVE your site, i love your recipes, I recommend it often to my patients. However, recommending and giving away any pioneer woman cookbook is disappointing. I agree moderation is key, and it is ok to eat one of her recipes occasionally, however most of her food is super high fat, calorie laden and contributes highly to obesity and heart disease. She reminds me of a modern day Paula Deen- super great for an occasional party, but diabetes waiting to happen if you eat like that every day. Things like diabetes, heart disease and death might seem distant for many people, but when you see it in every single patient on a daily basis due to their diet and lifestyle choices, someone needs to stand up and say “hey pioneer woman, the way you eat is making us unhealthy”. I will continue to recommend your site, but I just wish you wouldn’t praise such unhealthy cooks.

    • catherine

      March 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment, I totally hear you!

  7. Shashi Coelho

    March 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    My favorite birthday cake is a Tiramisu cake the ladyfingers soaked in a lot of espresso… :)

  8. elizabeth Whitehill

    March 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Is this still open? I love your website!! I make many things on repeat!!

    My favorite birthday treat is Chocolate cake/chocolate frosting…all homemade of course!

  9. Jane

    March 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Definitely Chocolate Lava Cake! Mmmmm-mmmmmmm good.

  10. Tammy Bilodeau

    March 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I’m a sucker for a good ice cream cake…… :)

  11. Elisabeth

    March 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Too Much Chocolate Chocolate Cake. In general I don’t like chocolate cake, but the sour cream keeps it really keeps it moist.

  12. Ann

    March 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Followed by vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.

  13. Delia

    March 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Tres leches cake is up there, although I do also love a yummy cheesecake with some sort of chocolate on it.

  14. Rachel C

    March 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Paula Deen’s butter cake is always a favorite!

  15. Andrea

    March 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is being able to eat all my favorite sweets with no guilt, white cupcakes with chocolate icing and Dulce De Leche ice cream :)

  16. Angela s

    March 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Black Forrest Cake is a must for me

  17. Nicole R.

    March 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    A staple at almost all birthdy parties at my house is a homemade marble cake. The recipe is simple and the cake batter is delish. I treat myself to TWO pieces on my birthday and usually dip the cake into coffee… mmmmmm!

  18. Tricia

    March 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    My mom would always make the most wonderful Boston Cream Pie for our birthdays…delicious!!

  19. Sam

    March 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    mmm…triple chocolate cheesecake which i will eat over the next few days…enough to satisfy me for a whole year…

  20. Megan

    March 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My favorite birthday treat would be a dense chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache icing. I am a total chocolate girl!!!

  21. Azure

    March 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Although I don’t celebrate my birthday, when I deserve a special treat, I want brownies!

  22. Michelle

    March 14, 2012 at 3:35 am

    chocolate cupcakes

  23. Allison Butler

    March 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is cupcakes!

  24. Melissa

    March 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    My favorite birthday treat would be a quiet morning to myself. Coffee, my computer and no kids, no dogs to walk, no lunches to make. :)

  25. Jen

    March 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Strawberries. Strawberry shortcake with lots of cream. Chocolate covered strawberries. Anything with fresh strawberries.

  26. Laura Pruitt

    March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is homemade ice cream and homemade white cake.

  27. Kathryn B.

    March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    It is not a birthday in our house without a Carvel Ice Cream Cake!

  28. Mary adcock

    March 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    My Grandmas caramel cake, with a HUGE glass of cold milk :) yum!

  29. casey A

    March 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    A fruit tart!!!

  30. Jennifer

    March 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Pumpkin Pie

  31. Kelly-Lynn Brewer

    March 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is lemon meringue pie. It is my absolute favorite!!

  32. Aimee

    March 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    My Mother’s Neopolitan Ice Cream Cake. Layered strawberry, chocolate and vanilla cake and ice cream. Ever since she made one for my older brother’s 13th birthday, I was so jealous and get a hankering for one every year.

  33. O H

    March 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Chocolate cake!

  34. Sheri

    March 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Flourless chocolate cake!

  35. Cindy Bayless

    March 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Being with family enjoying good food, wine and dessert!

  36. Julie A.

    March 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    A homemade cake is the treat that I think really makes any birthday special. My favorite is carrot cake!

  37. Sandy Morgenstern

    March 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I love cupcakes and or sugar cookies decorated to match the theme of the party!!! I have the best recipe for cookies!

  38. Tara Slavin

    March 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Guava and cream cheese cupcakes! A local Miami treat!

  39. Momde6

    March 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Cupcakes or a good homemade cake!

    Also, the recipe should read “TRES LECHES”, with an “S” at the end, which means the plural of “milk”, since we are using not one but 3. Spanish grammar rules :-) Also, in Mexico we really don’t use heavy cream, we combine condensed, evaporated, (which we call “leche de clavel”, and “media crema”, which is a type of cream you get in a can and readily available at Walm-Mart, HEB, Publix, etc.

  40. Jessica O

    March 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I have sushi every year on my birthday at my favorite expensive sushi restaurant – I love it!

  41. Angela

    March 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    My all-time favorite was the first card my son ever “signed” (scribbled), but cream puff cake is hard to beat, too!

  42. Erica M

    March 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE her cookbook! She has some amazing recipes!

  43. TABITHA

    March 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    My favorite treat is one we only make for birthdays as it is soooo naughty and rich a chocolate cake with butter Carmel sauce as the frosting Amazing!

  44. Karin Cummins

    March 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Going out to eat fried catfish at Cock of the Walk!

  45. Gina

    March 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    This year my kids made homemade wrapping paper with their own drawings for my gifts. That was pretty awesome!

  46. Lisha

    March 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Celebrating with my family and friends!

  47. Jill

    March 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    white cake with LOTS of white icing!

  48. Miriam

    March 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I’m a summer baby, so my favorite b-day is treat is a brownie sundae with all the fixings!!

  49. Sana

    March 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Definitely cake!!!specially chocolate mousse cake!!!

  50. Clare

    March 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Birthday cake for sure!!

  51. Karin

    March 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Csmicakes cupcakes and painting and wine with my favorite gal pals!

  52. Holly S.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    My friend gave me her mom’s recipe for Hot Milk Sponge Cake. I love making homemade strawberry cream cheese or strawberry buttercream frosting to go on it. It also worked beautifully for dye-free, yet beautifully PINK frosted cakes for my each of my two daughter’s pink pony and then pink heart themed parties this year!

  53. Beth Z

    March 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Strawberry shortcake

  54. Megan P.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    My favorite treat for birthdays is an old family recipe Droste’s chocolate cake, or mint and chip ice cream cake or both :)

  55. Lynn

    March 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I love molten chocolate cake

  56. Meredith

    March 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    My favorite birthday treat this year, March 25, will be the pink princess castle cake that my girls,ages 2&4, will be making for/with me. They love the sugar cone touretts and everything covered in princess approved pink frosting. How can I resist!

  57. Kat

    March 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Key Lime Pie!

  58. allison

    March 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Chocolate chip.ice cream cake from cold stone creamery

  59. Jana Reed

    March 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Since I am a Thanksgiving baby my favorite birthday treat is being with family and enjoying the amazing meal, and of course pumpkin pie with a dollop of whip cream.

  60. Ale

    March 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    chocolate mousse cake! :D

  61. Amy Pratt

    March 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Cake & ice cream with family!!

  62. Jahnavi

    March 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Love love tres leche cake!!

  63. Jennifer Bain

    March 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Birthday cake… period. I love cake :)

  64. Lorelei

    March 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Chocolate cake with penuche frosting – yum!

  65. Nikita

    March 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, with a glass pf sparkling cider :)

  66. Stacie W.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I’m so boring but I honestly think my very favorite birthday treat ever is a marbled yellow and chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Sure, I love all the fancy pants cakes and typically make something ‘upscale’ for my son’s birthdays but for my birthday you can get away with no fancy decorations and a tasty moist yellow and chocolate cake.

  67. Samantha

    March 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I love cupcakes and cookies :)

  68. Kristine

    March 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Hugs and kisses from the kids and a homemade cake….especially if it’s a lil crooked!

  69. Danielle Giornandi

    March 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    O goodness, I am such a foodaholic that picking one thing would be difficult. I am tempted to say my childhood favorite-cookies and cream or mint chocolate chip ice cream cake! But food in general and friends and family always make my day!!

  70. heather

    March 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Home made cupcakes!!

  71. Jennifer

    March 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    My FAVE birthday treat is a peanut butter chocolate chip cupcake from Sprinkles in Newport Beach. OMG. Best dessert ever.

  72. Shri

    March 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Anything chocolatey and lots of hugs and kisses from family

  73. Margaret Morgan

    March 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a baskin robbins ice cream cake. Not the ones they make now but the way they used to make them. The bottom layer was cake and the top was ice cream. They iced the cake with a creaming frosting/ice cream mix that was fabulous! They dont make them that way anymore and I have been trying for years to duplicate the original.

  74. Kristin

    March 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I think it has to be rice kris pie treats! They are a family tradition and are made for everyone’s birthday!

  75. CarinaRdz

    March 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love icecream cake for my birthday treat! Either a traditional one or a “white” icecream cake which includes lots of caramel and brown sugar. :)

  76. Amber J

    March 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is Mexican food and a margarita. For desert I would like a hot from the oven brownie with vanilla icecream. YUM!

  77. Jenny Martin

    March 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a Famous Chocolate cookie cake….you take those Famous Chocolate wafer cookies–and sandwich them with homemade whip cream–then refrigerate for a few hours–YUM!

  78. Lisie

    March 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is mini meatballs from Julia Child’s cookbook. They take forever to make, but are totally worth it!

  79. Tanya C.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I’m pretty simple – chocolate cupcakes :)

  80. farrell

    March 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    strawberry cupcakes!! thanks for the chance, love pioneer woman :)

  81. Kristi

    March 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Mmm! So yummy!

  82. Jasmine E

    March 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

    My favorite birthday treat(s) are a Junior’s cheesecake slice with a chai tea shake!

  83. shannon W

    March 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Yum! What a cute idea!

  84. Lisa

    March 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a bouquet of fruit! My husband brought one home last year on my birthday and it was so much better than cake! Yum!

  85. Jennifer A.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

    My birthday treat is spending the day with my family and then dinner out with my husband.

  86. Heather

    March 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Cheesecake!!

  87. Lisa

    March 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Also, I’ve had 3 Leches cake before at my niece’s baptism and did not care for it. It was too … milky! haha. Maybe I’ll have to give this one a shot.

  88. Jessie @ amomgetsfit

    March 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    My favorite birthday treat would be to be surrounded by my loved ones, having a great BBQ and eating a cup of Cold Stone ice cream! Yummy!

  89. allison jarvis

    March 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

    From scratch Strawberry Cake w/ fresh picked strawberries nothing artificial.

  90. Lisa

    March 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Dump Cake!

  91. sarahmcb

    March 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Carrot cake, hands down!

  92. Mandy

    March 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Cake!

  93. kala

    March 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Definitely ice cream cake! mmmm

  94. Emilia

    March 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    my favorite birthday treat is carrot cake with cream cheese icing but my favorite when I was a kid was those little boxes of cereal that come in a variety pack. We would only get sweet cereal on our birthday so it was super special to get the small boxes of froot loop or frosted flakes.

  95. Mari yon

    March 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

    My favorite birthday treat is any cake and seeing my kids face light up:) buttercream frosting is the best!!

  96. Rachel

    March 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

    While MY favorite treat is German Chocolate cake, I loved reading this post because my son is from Central America so I like to make him Tres Leche cake. This year, we are doing an aquarium theme because he is fascinated with whales and sea creatures (we are painting his room blue and letting him make fish and whales for the walls and then we are taking him to an aquarium for his birthday event)! So, I was absolutely shocked to see your post! Thanks for doing the test run for me! Glad to see it’s all going to work out well… hehehee…

  97. Cecilia

    March 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    My favorite birthday cake is carrot cake and for my son is a chocolate gluten free.
    I love Ree show!!

  98. grace c.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    ice cream cake – not the sheet cake, but the ones rolled up like a log!

  99. Ann Dunaway Teh

    March 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a hummingbird cake and being surrounded by family telling me their wishes for me for the coming year – a family tradition that I just love!

  100. Molly

    March 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I love anything peanut butter, so my dream birthday treat would be silky peanut butter pie! yum!!

  101. Stephanie

    March 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Cupcakes!!

  102. Amber

    March 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Being with my family! :)

  103. Karen Rodgers

    March 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    My favorite birthday cake would have to be a black forest cake. :))

  104. Jill H.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Sleeping in, a great grilled dinner with my family and a very nice pinot noir. Ahhh…

  105. Katherine

    March 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Homemade strawberry shortcake!

  106. yvette mammes

    March 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    tres leche is one of my favorites, great with bananas and caramel sauce, too!

  107. Tenielle

    March 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    My favorite birthday treat is picking a good place to eat!

  108. Cindy B

    March 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I love cake with buttercream icing with part melted vanilla bean ice cream!

  109. Monica

    March 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    My favorite birthday treat is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! Mmmmmmmm~

  110. Nicole O.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I’m a kid at heart so I love a three layer Neapolitan cake (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry) served with Neapolitan ice-cream. It just makes me happy.

  111. Karla

    March 13, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Having a nice dinner with the family :)

  112. Gina

    March 13, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Chocolate chip pound cake! Yum-O!

  113. Michelle Vandergrift

    March 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Cheesecake! (or any cake made for me by somebody else!)

  114. Tammi H

    March 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Cake!!!!

  115. Cathy M

    March 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

    A chocolate chip cookie cake…w/ lots of frosting!!!

  116. Jocelyn

    March 13, 2012 at 1:11 am

    My fave birthday treat is a good creme brulee. The more exotic, the better!

  117. Cloth Diaper

    March 13, 2012 at 12:26 am

    It looks very delicious recipe. My baby like it so much. I love the presentation which you made in presentation. Really loved it.

  118. Leigh Anne

    March 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Cake. Cupcakes. Pie. It is all so good!

  119. Amy Wong

    March 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Sushi & some of my own homemade choc cake.

  120. Tara F.

    March 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is either ice cream cake or cannoli cake.
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  121. Wendy Licciardo

    March 12, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Any cake my mom makes. Deliciousness combined with childhood memories- you can’t beat that on your birthday!

  122. Erin

    March 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Coldstone ice cream cake

  123. Anne

    March 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Best birthday treat was having the afternoon to myself at the beach and banana milkshakes!

  124. Kirsten Perkins

    March 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    My favorite birthday treat would have to be dark chocolate cake with coffee frosting! YUM. A nice trip to the spa would be lovely too :)

  125. Patricia

    March 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is getting to sleep in and ice cream cake!

  126. jamie c

    March 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    i dont know what the official name is, but its a profiterole cake drizzled in candied caramel. mmmm….

  127. Amie

    March 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Favorite birthday treat is a toss-up between a shopping day and a spa day.

  128. Amy G

    March 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is being with my family. I never had a particular cake every year so I kind of like to have something different each year. This year it was PW’s Fruit Pizza. I LOVE this Tres Leches Cake!

  129. Keltie

    March 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a cold and refreshing ice cream cake. For my son’s first birthday, we had one specially ordered with strawberries inside instead of chocolate (he wasn’t a chocolate fan….yet!)

  130. Whitney Stauffer

    March 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

    for me I love white cake with white icing or red velvet!

  131. Barbara S.

    March 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    A chocolate cake made by my two boys and a mess of chocolate all over my kitchen cabinets and floor, for me to clean up. I never enjoyed cleaning up as much as I did that day as the mess was made with love and I cleaned it up with love.

  132. Amy @ A Little Nosh

    March 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Dark chocolate cake with white buttercream icing. Heaven.

  133. JeannieN

    March 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

    chocolate cake or anything chocolate

  134. irina

    March 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Cupcakes! Any flavor….

  135. Monica C

    March 12, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Favorite birthday treat is discovering a new cake each year.

  136. Maryanne W.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:42 am

    My favorite birthday treat is ice cream cake!

  137. Erin Loray

    March 12, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Strawberry Cake! No one else in my family likes it, so I never get to have it, except once a year – on my birthday!

  138. Jess

    March 12, 2012 at 6:15 am

    My favorite treat is Apple Pie

  139. Sarah

    March 12, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Mu favorite birthday party treat is a great
    Chocolate chip cookie.

  140. Pooja

    March 11, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I love tres leches and this looks like a simpler recipe than I have seen before. My favorite bday treat is a home cooked meal with my family and a treat from Tartine ( in SF)…

  141. Megan

    March 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite birthday treat would have to be a delicious pizza.

  142. Amber

    March 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Chocolate cake with vanilla whipped frosting. And a little bit more cake. And then another small piece when the kids go to bed. =)

  143. Suzanne

    March 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    CHOCOLATE CAKE with buttercream

  144. Danielle L

    March 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Chocolate pudding with fresh whip cream!

  145. andrea

    March 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.

  146. Sarah H.

    March 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    My favorite bday treat is barely-cooked fudge brownies with vanilla ice-cream!

  147. Kristina

    March 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    our new favorite birthday cake is Carrot Cake – complete with pineapple!

  148. Stacy Grogg

    March 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    My most memorable was a butterfly cake…the kind made in a round cake pan, then cut in half and flipped so the curved edges are together making the wings…my grandma made it for me and dropped it off at school before heading back to Missouri that day.

  149. Alaina

    March 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    have to go with great bbq pork and pumpkin bread pudding =)

  150. Lorraine

    March 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    my fav bday treat is cheesecake… mmmmm

  151. Kathryn Clark

    March 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Good old fashioned chocolate cake, with favours (coins and little charms) tucked between the layers.

  152. Mary

    March 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I love chocolate fudge icing!

  153. Staci

    March 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is an oreo ice cream cake!

  154. Shannon

    March 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    My favorite is good old yellow cake with chocolate frosting! My twin sister and I always make each other for our birthday:)

  155. Lee Anne Lasky

    March 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

    My favorite birthday treat is the Steer’s Special. That’s what its called. Its a dense choc mocha cake w/ coffee icing that my Nana Steer made for my dad every year. So my mom of course had to learn how to make it. and 50 yrs later, she still makes it for dad every year. I was lucky growing up to get one each year too. I’ve only made it a couple times. Maybe I should try it again?

  156. Vicki

    March 11, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I have four kids and each have thier very own favorite. My second childs favorite is Buster bars. It is a crushed oreo and 1/2 stick melted butter crust. A block of ice cream cut in slices to fit the pan. Caramel ice cream topping. And cool whip. Save a few oreos to garnish the top. This is great for a summer birthday! No hot oven and more time to enjoy the day with her!

  157. Michelle W

    March 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Marichino (sp?) cherry & walnut cake w/ fluffy pink 7 min. frosting!

  158. michal w

    March 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

    ice cream cake:)

  159. Crissy

    March 11, 2012 at 1:59 am

    My mom makes a dessert with a shortbread crust, a fluffy cream cheese layer, then a lemon curd layer, topped with whipped cream and sliced almonds… One of my favourite birthday & summertime treats!

  160. Gogo18

    March 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

    A homemade carrot cake, best birthday treat!

  161. loritefft

    March 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Homemade anything! Plus lots of love!

  162. Wendy

    March 11, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Anything made with love from a family member or friend-makes me feel oh so L-O-V-E-D! :)

  163. Altine

    March 11, 2012 at 12:15 am

    My mom often made us homemade Angel Food Cake with crushed strawberries on top. So good. And vanillia ice cream on the side. Mmmm…

  164. Jenny

    March 10, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is the Barefoot Contessa’s Outrageous Brownies with vanilla ice cream on time…in fact, I just made this for my birthday two days ago!! Happy birthday Kenya!

  165. Stacy

    March 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    My grandmothers recipe for prune cake with chocolate icing, truly decadent

  166. Michelle

    March 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a toss up between chocolate cake, almond cake and a strawberry cake. Oh yum!!

  167. Savannah

    March 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Anything that is covered in ganache!

  168. Sarah

    March 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is either a steak frite (with a bottle of red of course) and horrible grocery store frosting (yum) for me and my son loves blueberry pancakes.

  169. Erin

    March 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Either tiramisu, or my grandmas chocolate icebox cake. Nothing says happy birthday to me l one pf of those!

  170. Kristen

    March 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    While I love to cook, my birthday treat would be a night out at my favorite restaurant. It something we only do once a year, so it feels very special.

  171. Erin

    March 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    My mom’s strawberry cake and chocolate chip ice cream.

  172. Ker

    March 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    French Silk pie all the way!!

  173. Dina

    March 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Lemonade layer cake and a few hours to myself!

  174. Samantha

    March 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    German Chocolate Cake. Usually I have to make it for myself, but my husband finally dared to try and has the job from now on!

  175. Sharon

    March 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    my favorite treat is ice cream, even though I my bday in in the winter

  176. Debs

    March 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    well my birthday is in two days…I found a new recipe that I think will be a new favorite! Nutella cupcakes….can’t wait to make them…wait, is that fair that I’m baking my own birthday treat? Ehhh, the joys of motherhood :)

  177. Trisha

    March 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    My favorite treat is not having to cook on my birthday. My favorite sweet treat is strawberry shortcake and anything chocolate!

  178. Marie

    March 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I look forward to a local bakery’s yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting!

  179. INGA

    March 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    my favorite birthday TREAT is my FAMILY, something SWEET & CHAMPAGNE!

  180. Alexandra Duff

    March 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is my husband spoiling me all day:)

  181. Cristin

    March 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Ice cream cake!

  182. Collette

    March 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    My Aunt Ginny’s blueberry pie – the wild blueberries are usually ripe just in time for my birthday!

  183. Lauren @KidEats

    March 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is Red Velvet Cake… my mom’s recipe!

  184. Danielle

    March 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Nothing makes me happier for a birthday than a cupcake, moist yellow cake with yummy super sweet frosting! Yummy!

  185. Sarah

    March 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    My favorite birthday treat…whoopie pies! :)(Not store-bought, definitely my mom’s which are made with a touch of love).

  186. Holly

    March 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I love going out to dinner, usually a restaurant choice based on the dessert menu!

  187. Nanda

    March 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

    oh, a day with my husband and *no kids*! haven’t had this in the past 3.5 years, but here’s hoping!

  188. Teresa S

    March 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Not having to cook!

  189. Paula

    March 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

    My favorite treat would be to just have my family all home with me.

  190. Lilit

    March 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Seafood!

  191. Megan

    March 10, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Anything with chocolate in it. Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, chocolate ice cream!

  192. Christie

    March 10, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Is it bad if I say anything I don’t have to make for myself?? I love it when my hubby and kids take the initiative and I don’t have to feed us for a night!

  193. yeni

    March 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Ice cream cake of course!

  194. Cindy

    March 9, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream

  195. Aimee

    March 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I secretly wish for an ice cream cake every year!

  196. Jen

    March 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    My favorite treat is German Chocolate cake. Mmmm…so good!

  197. Catherine

    March 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    My favorite treat is roast beef and gravy on hearty rolls

  198. Sarah G.

    March 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Ice cream cake it combines the cake and ice cream treat from childhood in one yummy bite I loved seeing my sons face the first time he tried it on my birthday!

  199. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    March 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I am the baker in my family, so while I would love something homemade, I prefer to make cakes for others’ birthdays and not my own. So I love when The Hubby brings me an ice cream cake.

  200. Jackie

    March 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Dulce de leche ice cream from the fabulous local ice cream shop. Perfection.

  201. Esther

    March 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    A nice day of pampering~ =D

  202. Suzanne

    March 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a plate of dried fruit, nuts, ginger.. all covered in dark chocolate and served with little glasses of port. Mmmmm…

  203. Britani

    March 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    My all-time favorite birthday treat has to be my mom’s cream cheese chicken and mushroom enchiladas! Mmm! I would request them every birthday while growing up! It’s too bad we now live 6 hours from her… I have the recipe and make it on occasion, but it just doesn’t taste the same as when she made it for me.

  204. Coralee

    March 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Frozen peach cheesecake

  205. Aman

    March 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Chocolate chocolate chip cake!

  206. Elizabeth

    March 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Ice cream cake with the chocolate crunchies!!

  207. Alison

    March 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    My birthday was yesterday and my favourite treat was to visit an amazing patisserie with my best girlfriend and ate the most delicious macaroons! :) (and sharing a bottle of champagne with dinner of course!)

  208. Carolyn

    March 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream Toffee Frosting

  209. Stephanie

    March 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Before I moved, my favorite treat was a vanilla cake with hazelnut mousse topped with chocolate buttercream from a local bakery. Now I guess I’ll settle for some gooey brownies!!

  210. Emily

    March 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I’m such a kid, I LOVE ice cream cake – homemade mud pie ice cream cake would be ultimate!

  211. Dianna

    March 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    A clean house and a happy family are my favorite birthday treat, but ice cream is pretty good too!

  212. Gwen

    March 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    My mom makes me a German Chocolate Cake for my birthday! I can’t wait to have it again this year!

    I Love Ree – would be so happy for a cookbook!

  213. Linda H

    March 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    SUSHI!!!!

  214. sue rodriguez

    March 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Tres Leches cake is a tradition in our family :)

  215. Shannon

    March 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Sour cream chocolate cake! Yum!

  216. Rebecca

    March 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Anything with chocolate!

  217. michelle f

    March 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    layered red velvet cake, hershey bar cake, or cheesecake of any kind!!

  218. MJ

    March 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    i think my new favorite will be the chocolate cake i made my hubby today for his birthday with coffee and chocolate stout in it!

  219. Jennie

    March 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I’d say ice cream, but that’s not really special b/c we have it ALL the time! :) But my favorite cake is my MIL’s chocolate inside-out bundt cake. Yum!

  220. Amy E.

    March 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Chocolate pie. With real calf slobber (aka meringue) on it. Since I was 5 years old. First my Grandmother made me one every year, then my Memaw took over when my grandmother passed away. When Memaw passed away my mother and mother-in-law have taken turns keeping up the tradition. Sweet memories all the way round!

  221. Tara

    March 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Cheesecake is my “birthday cake”!

  222. Larisa

    March 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    When I was little my dad made a big deal of my brother and my birthdays, and he would order a huge paella for us. Nowadays I always look forward to cupcakes – weelicious vanilla cupcakes! I first made them for my son’s first birthday and they have become a tradition at my house!

  223. smolly7

    March 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    My favorite thing on my birthday (which is in the summer) is Strawberry Wreath Cake. I have no idea where it came from originally, but we’ve been making it in my family for years! SO GOOD!

  224. Sara Hume Gahan

    March 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    My favorite whole wheat sourdough bread from a place in Chattanooga called The Bread Basket…even though we moved last year, my best friend still sent me a lot for my birthday! Heaven!

  225. Bronwyn

    March 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Devil’s Food cake layered with whipped cream and cherries please or pistachio creams….yum! Cake is so cute love the easy and eyecatching decorating idea!

  226. Laura

    March 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Strawberry cake… a la Phoenix Bakery in LA’s Chinatown, though I would (and gleefully have) take any cake with sliced fresh strawberries inside, including strawberry shortcake. Actually, strawberries would be yummy in this tres leches cake!!

  227. Amanda Mathews

    March 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Favorite birthday treat: food – cheesecake, drink – pina colada, and all around treat – a trip to the spa! =)

  228. Staci A

    March 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I always look forward to a crustless apple pie!

  229. Stephanie

    March 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Being with my family enjoying my mothers world famous lasagna, followed by a good chocolate cake and some Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream. Good thing my birthday is in April, that sounds too good.:)

  230. Jess

    March 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Homemade Ice Cream Cakes!

  231. Misty

    March 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I enjoy a good bike ride or climbing outing every bday (next week)

  232. joy goodwin

    March 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Birthday breakfast pancakes…with candles!

  233. Amy L

    March 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Mmmm, I just love yellow cake with white icing…really sugary icing :)

  234. buzzkehl

    March 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    coffee ice cream, hands down, is birthday bliss…

  235. Elisheva

    March 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    chocolate chip bread pudding from a restaurant close to my home!

  236. Megan

    March 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I love cupcakes for my birthday! Easy to share and not go overboard!

  237. betsy

    March 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Dirt dessert! Though it was something my friend’s mom made on her bday. Haven’t had it since middle school.

  238. Jamie M.

    March 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Chocolate Peanut butter anything!!!!

  239. Andree

    March 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    a pile of warm chocolate chip cookies from City Bakery in NY with gourmet ice cream!

  240. Katrina

    March 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

  241. Meg S

    March 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I love a nice white cake with a delicious frosting. Maybe a hint of almond. Yum!

  242. Jennifer Balazadeh

    March 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Buttercream, just give me a pile of buttercream. LOL.

  243. Sharee

    March 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Ice cream cake. Yum!

  244. Chris

    March 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Definetely Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting!

  245. Maria Cecilia Mosquera

    March 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Lemon Pudding cake (from my brother-in-law’s grandmother’s recipe) — the recipe is sooooo yummy it’s spread that far into my family! :)

  246. Amy G

    March 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Oreo cupcakes!

  247. Barbara

    March 9, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Carrot Cake!

  248. Jocabed

    March 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

    any type of baked good is good for me as long as it has cream cheese frosting!!

  249. Sara

    March 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Every year my mom makes us an Angel food cake with home-made chocolate whipped cream icing! Even though I am 30 something now, I still look forward to my birthday cake!!

  250. Nancy

    March 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Cherry pie is my favorite!

  251. Leilani

    March 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

    My birthday is in December when it’s usually cold. My favorite birthday treat is a white chocolate & rassberry ice cream cake. Yummy!!

  252. Heather Taylor@ Kids in the Sink

    March 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Funfetti cake! I’m making it for my goddaughter’s birthday right now!

  253. Melissa Herrmann@ Kids in the Sink

    March 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Hershey’s chocolate cake!

  254. Beth

    March 9, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Cheesecake!

  255. Ginnette

    March 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Red velvet cheesecake. Ummmmm

  256. Nicole

    March 9, 2012 at 8:22 am

    cupcakes together with lot’s of kisses from my kids.

  257. melissa

    March 9, 2012 at 8:14 am

    cake for sure, but as far as the kind, i like to try different flavors.

  258. Val

    March 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I like a good old fashioned chocolate cake with chocolate frosting served with a nice glass of cold milk. Yummy!

  259. Brandy

    March 9, 2012 at 7:04 am

    my favourite birthday treat has to be carrot cake, though this tres leche cake looks like it could be a contender!

  260. Janine

    March 9, 2012 at 4:08 am

    My favorite birthday treat is whatever kind of cake comes with the most buttercream frosting on it! A nice, thick layer of frosting, maybe even some extra flowers on top…

  261. Narine

    March 9, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Great wine and a delicious cake!

  262. Donelle

    March 9, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I LOVE cupcakes! That is my fav treat to have for my birthday.

  263. Katie

    March 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I always loved little chocolate cupcakes and also made sure that each one of my classmates got one with a frosting flower on it.

  264. Catherine

    March 9, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Chocolate with more chocolate:) my fave cake would be chocolate with my great aunts chocolate icing recipe.

  265. Susie

    March 9, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Since my birthday’s in the summer, I love cooling off with ice cream cake. Chocolate cake w/ mint chocolate chip ice cream–yummy!

  266. Lara

    March 9, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Cupcakes!

  267. Karen Hong

    March 9, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Tiramisu or anything with coffee and chocolate.

  268. Heidi

    March 9, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I would have to go with any combination of berries and/or cheesecake!!

  269. Lory

    March 9, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Ree’s best ever chocolate cake! I’ve requested it for my 40th b-day last year, it’s awesome.

    • Lory

      March 9, 2012 at 2:07 am

      I requested it for my 40th birthday last year!

  270. Sharmi

    March 9, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Massage, pedicure and chocolate cake!

  271. Vicki

    March 9, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I always shop the Nordstrom anniversary sale on my birthday without any distractions (aka kids)!

  272. Lisa Rayes

    March 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Cookies. Any kind. I never met a cookie I didn’t like.

  273. Carrie

    March 9, 2012 at 1:28 am

    My favorite birthday treat is chocolate cake.

  274. Jennifer Mathis

    March 9, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Cakepops!! So yummy and simple!!

  275. Kelly Vogel

    March 9, 2012 at 1:04 am

    My favorite treat on my birthday is Mexican food, Tres leches cake and going the movies with my husband and our two girls I have never found a recipe that has every worked for me, so my husband has a local baker make one for me every year. I am so excited to make this recipe from “the pioneer women cooks”. Now I won’t have to wait till my birthday to eat Tres leches cake. I can make it all year ago. Yum and many thanks for the recipe!

  276. Sabrina MacDonald

    March 9, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Cake, cake and more cake! Vanilla bean cake with Swiss buttercream frosting…yummers!

  277. Lo

    March 9, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Tiramisu!

  278. Amanda

    March 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Coconut cream cake! Mmmmm!

  279. Nicole

    March 9, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Ice cream cake

  280. Stacie

    March 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Homemade ice cream…yum!

  281. Liz De Feria

    March 8, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting!

  282. Beth Conroy

    March 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Way to go with the Tres Leche Cake! For us, it is banana cream pie. mmmmmm

  283. Heidi

    March 8, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Jello poke cake every time… yum!

  284. cocovolleyball

    March 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Butter mochi! Malasadas if we’re in Hawaii.

  285. Elicia

    March 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    My husband makes an excellent Mexican Chocolate Cake most years.

  286. cherie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is coconut cake….love it!

  287. Eryn Belles

    March 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    CUPCAKES CUPCAKES CUPCAKES…oh and buttercream frosting.

  288. Kate

    March 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Breakfast!

  289. Dana Olsborg

    March 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love the flat apple pie and strawberry granola bars!

  290. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Marble cake with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream…or Rice Krispie treats.

  291. Natalie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    cream puffs like my grandma used to make with lemon curd, fresh raspberries and whipped cream….yum!

  292. Samantha McKenzie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    i would love her cookbook as a special treat!

  293. Valerie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    My birthday treat is getting to sleep in a little in the morning, and then some type of chocolate cake with some good ice cream on the side!

  294. Kristine

    March 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is birthday cake with icing and a scoop of ice cream. Frequently my birthday falls on or near Thanksgiving so we often just put some candles in the pumpkin pie and add a scoop of ice cream-that’s always a special treat too!

  295. Shannon M.

    March 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Apple crisp made with apples fresh from the local orchard. Lucky for me, my birthday is in September. :)

  296. Jen S.

    March 8, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Red Velvet cupcake!!

  297. Kristen S

    March 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I love whatever cake my husband bakes me! Usually chocolate.

  298. Terrie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Cheesecake! Yum!

  299. maria

    March 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    chocolate cake with lots of strawberries

  300. Sara

    March 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    My absolute favorite treat for my birthday or anytime is a chocolate pastachiotti..an Italian pastry that is like a mini pie stuffed with chocolate. Yum!

  301. Amanda

    March 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Boston cream pie (cake).

  302. Kelly G

    March 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    My favorite birthdat treat is to go to Disneyland. No matter how old I get, I still love having all the castmembers wish me Happy Birthday. Oh and I love a cake with fresh fruit for sweets.

  303. Erica

    March 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I made raspberry filled lemon cupcakes with chocolate frosting for my daughter’s first birthday – soooo yummy (and a big hit!)! New household favorite :)

  304. Lindsay

    March 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    My birthday was Sunday and my family surprised me with an entire gift basket of random chocolate bars they’d been collecting while out and about. In it, I found my few favorite treat — dark chocolate studded with smoky bacon. I’ve heard of it before and cringed — I didn’t know what I was missing!

  305. Deb

    March 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Definitely definitely definitely devil’s food cake with chocolate frosting! I’m a double chocolate girl for sure, and my mother used to make this for me every single birthday. Of course it was straight out of a box and a jar, but to this day it takes me way back to a time of innocence and celebration!

  306. shana

    March 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    cupcakes!!!

  307. Leslie

    March 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Ice cream cake!! It’s my husbands favorite, so I’m kind of copying him. It’s the best of both worlds. Yum!

  308. Jeanna

    March 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love strawberries n cream cake with strawberry cream cheese icing!

  309. Liz

    March 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I love my mom’s homemade chocolate cake with mocha frosting. Yummo.

  310. charlotte McConnell

    March 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Classic strawberry shortcake!

  311. Cristina

    March 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    My favorite treat is cupcakes delivered to my office by my wonderful husband.

  312. Jody

    March 8, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I love anything chocolate!

  313. roseann

    March 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    my favorite birthday treat? bundt! chocolate, vanilla, rum, banana, sour cream chocolate… its all good. i just like bundts for my birthday!

  314. Vanessa G

    March 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a homemade strawberry cake with homemade cream cheese icing. Its so good!! I’m a HUGE fan of Pioneer woman. I will make everything in the cookbook if I win! :)

  315. Marie G

    March 8, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Homemade ice cream cake from the dairy farm near our house!!! It’s a wonderful treat and they make the cake with any flavor ice cream you want!!!

  316. Brianne

    March 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Strawberry Shortcake with whipped cream and of course some ice cream on the side!

  317. Cynthia

    March 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Sleeping in! ; )

  318. Lindsay

    March 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Homemade carrot cake or homemade chocolate cake

  319. anita

    March 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Champagne cocktail in an establishment without kids :) and cake decorated with Smarties

  320. Maressa

    March 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    My moms chocolate mint cake, I ask for it every year and I am 30 : )

  321. Toby M.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    My favorite thing to have on my birthday is white chocolate mousse with chocolate sauce. Simply perfect yet quite hazardous for white chocolate lovers like myself.

  322. Carolyn

    March 8, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Flour-less chocolate cake with ginger

  323. Lisa

    March 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Lobster dinner followed by Oreo ice cream cake

  324. Debbie

    March 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Cupcakes!

  325. Karen

    March 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Ice cream cake!

  326. Leatitia @ The Sweetest Year

    March 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Oh, the Pioneer Woman! <3
    My favorite birthday treat has to be a great big slice of cheesecake!

  327. Lori

    March 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    A big chocolate cake with chocolate/brownie/fudge ice cream!!!

  328. Karina

    March 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    When I celebrated my birthday this past August, the best was my 2 year old singing Happy Birthday to me! Not to mention that we both enjoyed eating the cupcakes!

  329. Rania

    March 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Lemon cake, Yum!!

  330. Mel

    March 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Yummy creampuff cake!

  331. Makai

    March 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Chocolate cake–especially a mousse or chocolate truffle cake, mmmmmmm!

  332. Sasha

    March 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

  333. Jewel

    March 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Indian Food. LOL

  334. Sage S.

    March 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is strawberry shortcake. Or cheesecake. Or any dessert FOR dinner would be an amazing birthday treat really. ha :)

  335. Shelly

    March 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Strawberry cake & everyone being nice to each other for mom!

  336. Pauline

    March 8, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Salted caramel anything…especially macaroons or budinos (italian for pudding)!

  337. Angela

    March 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Chocolate Diner Cake, mmmm.

  338. Michele Schroeder

    March 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Hot fudge sundae. Sparkling rose.

  339. Dani

    March 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and fresh strawberries!

  340. Sheena

    March 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Cupcakes (any kind)…I also like cake (any kind)…or pie (pumpkin or sweet potato – this rarely happens as my birthday is in June)…I’m really not that hard to please. Love my sweets. Oh, and brownies are good too…

  341. Renee

    March 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Red Velvet cupcakes!

  342. Betsy

    March 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    My favorite treat on my birthday is an Ice cream cake. I’m a 4th of July baby, so ice cream is the best on such a hot day!

  343. Sandra

    March 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    My mom’s enchiladas! She makes them for me every year on my birthday.

  344. Brooklynn

    March 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    ice cream….pretty much any kind. Love it.

  345. Emilie

    March 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    i love strawberry cake for my birthday! my grandma made it for me when i was a kid.

  346. Valerie

    March 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Ice cream cake for my birthday. Hubby likes Baked Alaska!

  347. Jessica

    March 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    anything chocolate!!!!

  348. Krissy

    March 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Favorite birthday treat…ice cream cake. :)

  349. Ora

    March 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    My Grandma’s Apple Cake…well, her recipe. It has coffee in it, and cream cheese frosting (my addition).

  350. Jessica

    March 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Homemade chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting – made (and cleaned up) by someone else! ;)

  351. Amy

    March 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Yellow cake with buttercream icing :-)

  352. Virginia

    March 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Homemade ice cream cake

  353. Vanessa

    March 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Homemade chocolate cake

  354. Liz L

    March 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Molten Lava Cake!

  355. Jahnavi

    March 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Tres leche cake and chicken biryani

  356. mlb

    March 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Panna cotta or creme brulee!

  357. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Oreo cake with cream cheese frosting!

  358. Leticia

    March 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    My favorite treat is anything containing chocolate, be it a cake, cookie or pudding. If it’s chocolate then its a treat to me!

  359. Christine Puma

    March 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Carrot Cake is one of my all time favorites but for my birthday it is usually Ice Cream Cake since my birthday is in July.

  360. Amity

    March 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is homemade chocolate chip cookies :)

  361. Michele

    March 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    My mom’s recipe for strawberry pie is my favorite and I like to use strawberries for my daughter’s cakes since she was born in the Spring.

  362. Amanda

    March 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    icing – lots and lots of icing with a little cake!

  363. Rachel

    March 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    strawberry cake!

  364. Michaela

    March 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    My favorite birthday treat–Maryland Steamed Crabs!!!

  365. Gina Morrill

    March 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Cheesecake!

  366. Courtney

    March 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I love the Pioneer Woman! My favorite birthday treat is the cheesecake my dad scratch bakes me every year for my birthday without fail, even though I’m lactose intolerant and I usually avoid dairy like the plague. It is made with love, utterly delicious, and I pay for it later every single time. When he knew he would be deployed on my birthday, he would make it ahead of time and freeze it for my mom to take out for us on my birthday. Nothing says love like a homemade birthday cake!

  367. Marina

    March 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Cheesecake! My hubby loves tres leches cake but I don’t really care for it, LOL.

  368. Elizabeth

    March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Carrot Cake!!! Yummy!!!

  369. Amber

    March 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting….YUM!

  370. Shawnee H

    March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I made this Tres Leches Cake for my son’s birthday and I think it will now be my new favorite birthday treat!

  371. Mary

    March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Cake, cupcakes, cheesecake…..pretty much anything that has the word cake in it!!

  372. katie

    March 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Chocolate cake!!

  373. amanda

    March 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I absolutely love chocolate pecan pie and request that for my birthday each year. But the best part of the day is when my kids help me blow out my candles. :)

  374. Sandy Bove

    March 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Triple chocolate mouse cake is the balm!!

  375. Katie

    March 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    My birthday is tomorrow and I’m making cupcakes for the family! My favorite as a kid was marble cake with chocolate frosting….. yum…..

  376. gyula

    March 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Cake and ice cream!

  377. Molly

    March 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Hmmm, good question! Almost anything chocolate wins big points in my book. Thanks for the chance!

  378. Zara G.

    March 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I think my favorite would either be no-bake cookies or oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! YUM!

  379. Christine

    March 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    All this talk of cake makes me want some now!
    Each member of the family gets to request their birthday cake/treat and I have to make it no matter what! Then since my kids are young – and at the age when saying their age “and a half” is a big deal – we go to the local bakery on their half birthday and they get to pick out a cupcake for each of us in the family. Then for dessert, we just say, Happy half- birthday! and gobble the cupcakes up. But my own favorite treat is homemade Banana Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Icing!

  380. Janelle Belka

    March 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a hot chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream. Divine.

  381. Lauren Schmellick

    March 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! :)

  382. Amy

    March 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    my favorite treat is watching the kids open all their gifts and watching them play games. Birthdays are really for kids and watching them enjoy themselves is the best!

  383. Stephanie Rabbat

    March 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Chocolate cake with cherry pie filling inside. Just make the cake according to the box directions and stir in a can of cherry pie filling! Then my mom always made a fudgy chocolate icing to go on top!!

  384. Juliana

    March 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    The chocolate bag from McCormick & Schmick’s…oh heavenly!

  385. Tina E

    March 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Cake! :) I especially love when it’s got some fruit in it.

  386. Jasmine

    March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    1-2-3-4 cake with strawberries and whipped cream…I’m lucky to have a strawberry-season birthday!

  387. Nichole C

    March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is cake…any cake is fine as long as its homemade :)

  388. Kiersten

    March 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Anything with chocolate!!

  389. Jessica

    March 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Chocolate fondue!

  390. Meredith (Bird)

    March 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is Carrot Cake :). and on another note…I was harrased on twitter yesterday because of my love for The Pioneer Woman. This woman claimed she was all a fake, it’s a shame people out there want to be cruel to others and their success. I think she is a lovely woman and I would love her new cookbook!

  391. laura

    March 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Cake! Doesn’t matter what kind :)

  392. Kim L

    March 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Chocolate cake with whipped cream chocolate frosting…yum!

  393. Jenn

    March 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Last year on my daughter’s first birthday, we took her to get Ethiopian food – so yummy!

  394. lynn

    March 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    carrot cake or lemon bars! love pioneer woman recipes around here-thanks for the giveaway!

  395. Abby Anderson

    March 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Homemade Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and ice cream!!

  396. Carrie Cooley Barbour

    March 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    If I could have anything for my birthday, it would be my mom’s lemon ice box pie. But since she lives in Tennessee and I live in Toronto, it doesn’t happen too often.

  397. Michelle

    March 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Sleeping in!

  398. Sherry W

    March 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I love getting a chocolate eclair from the local bakery on my birthday. The ones with the REAL whipping cream and a cherry on top, yummy!

  399. Liz

    March 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Pampering and a great dinner and something homemade and sweet for dessert like carrot cake and cream cheese frosting..

  400. Kaye

    March 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is my little sister’s giant sugar cookie covered in her cream cheese icing and topped with fresh berries and sliced kiwi. YUMMY Happy Birthday to me! Especially when Mollie makes it for me herself <3

  401. Juliet

    March 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    The richest chocolate cake possible!

  402. Lori

    March 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Never tried Tres Leches cake, but have heard it is phenominal! I would have to say that my favorite birthday treat is Cherry Delight. It is a delicious cherry treat with graham crackers, pecans, whipped cream and cream cheese. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! I can’t think of the last time I had it, but that would have to be my most favorite! So glad that you received such a special gift. Theres nothing in the world like something so special; and a surprise to boot!

  403. Karen

    March 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Anything Lobster—with chocolate lava cake for dessert!

  404. Nami

    March 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Sleeping in would be great!

  405. SaraBeth

    March 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    A great steak and a big glass of red wine:)

  406. Tracy

    March 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    My favorite birthday gift is being able to spend the day with my hubby and two boys. I love a great cookbook too.

  407. Jennifer

    March 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    My fav is chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. Actually anything with cream cheese frosting !

  408. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a homemade angel food ice cream cake my parents used to make growing up!

  409. michelle machado

    March 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I always have lemon cake with a drizzle, reminds me of my mom.

  410. Surabhi

    March 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    My favorite birthday treat every year is New York Style Cheesecake with fresh strawberries. Delish!!

  411. Tammy

    March 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    When I was a kid, I loved it when my mom brought Twinkees or Cocoa Rice Krispy treats to class for my birthday! As an adult though, I have to have one piece of fluffy white cake topped with whipped buttercream and a perfectly piped pink rose. It wouldn’t seem like a birthday without it!

  412. madd sunshine

    March 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    My fave treat is cream cheese pound cake, homemade whipped cream & homemade strawberry syrup drizzled over it. YUM!!!!

  413. Maribel

    March 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    tres leches gelatine is sooo delicious

  414. helen chen

    March 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    milk tea with tapioca!

  415. Rachel

    March 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    A pedi followed by Mom’s chocolate cheesecake–Mmmmm!!

  416. Kelly S.

    March 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    my favorite birthday treat is pie…although since my birthday is right after Christmas we usually wind up having whatever was left over from Christmas dinner ;)

  417. Rosa Ryals

    March 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is the birthday cake with the scoop of ice cream! That combo makes the birthday!

  418. misty

    March 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    cupcakes and champagne!

  419. Jenn

    March 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    My favorite bday treat is chocolate cake with mousse filling. My family loves Ree’s show on the food network and my girls love listening to her read “Charlie the Ranch Dog” on barnesandnoble.com

  420. Jen O

    March 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    An angel food cake with chocolate whip cream frosting….yummy!!

  421. Stephanie

    March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Yellow cake with chocolate Icing, going to brunch or having a picnic and maybe even and yoga and of course hanging out with my husband and kids

  422. Katie s

    March 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I like pretty much anything done for me; I just like to feel special. :)

  423. Vanessa Jensen

    March 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    chocolate CAKE!!! and good food:)

  424. Jennifer Lux

    March 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    My boss at a mexican restaurant once made me a tres leche cake for my birthday…all time best! But since he’s no longer around, I love cheesecake for a birthday treat :)

  425. Stella

    March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Lobster dinner made by my hubby!

  426. Danielle

    March 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Oh hmm.. Since I have a summer birthday I love me a good ice cream cake preferably from Dairy Queen. Soo good!!!

  427. rhonda

    March 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    any dessert with peanut butter and chocolate!

  428. beachbum

    March 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Every year I have a very special Bday lunch, I get Cold Stone’s cake batter ice cream with chocolate shavings mixed in and head to get a pedicure! I have come to love this little ritual of mine :-)

  429. jessie kanelos

    March 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    French macarons!…in Paris, of course.

  430. Deborah

    March 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Cake and being with my family :-)

  431. Vanessa

    March 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Cheesecake or carrot cake :) yum!

  432. Stacy

    March 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    My birthday is in August, so, my favorite birthday treat is eating vanilla cake with vanilla icing on the beach with my family….

  433. Alysha

    March 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Anything coffee related is a treat!

  434. Karen C

    March 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    A trip to my favorite restaurant!

  435. kylene westlund

    March 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is homeaid mexican food, all my mamas and grandmas recipes. We always make too much, but that just mean leftovers!!

  436. Jenny Poladian

    March 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    wood ranch bbq and mud pie!

  437. Sarah

    March 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Angel Food cake with fresh fruit

  438. Jen

    March 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    My favorite is still good old fashioned yellow cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles..all from scratch of course!

  439. Bethany Hutchinson

    March 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    My grandmother’s pound cake. I still request it every year! It’s just so moist and delicious! Not healthy at all, but if you can’t splurge on your birthday, when can you? :)

  440. Amber Maddux

    March 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Carrot Cake has become my new favorite!

  441. Emily

    March 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is German Chocolate Cake. I love the combination of coconut and chocolate!

  442. Casey B

    March 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    My favorite birthday treat are mini red velvet cupcakes that my niece (she’s 11) makes. They’re delicious!!

  443. Star

    March 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I have always loved a cherry cheesecake on my birthday!

  444. Kristy

    March 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    It sounds strange, but my birthday treat pick is always a chocolate eclair with the custard filling. Mmmmm.

  445. Melinda

    March 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I might have to make this cake for my daughter’s birthday but with fairies and butterflies!!!

  446. Laura

    March 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I’ll take sleeping in over any treat for my b-day

  447. Elisa

    March 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Favorite birthday treat…cupcakes and champagne!

  448. Amber

    March 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is anything rich & chocolatey!

  449. Lesley

    March 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Dairy Queen ice cream cake!

  450. Kristen

    March 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I alternate my birthday dessert between my two favorites: Italian cheesecake (I was given an amazing recipe from the owner of a local B&B. It doesn’t use any cream cheese! Those recipes are sooo hard to find!)with raspberry sauce and chocolate peanut butter cheesecake with a chocolate peanut butter ripple topping. :)

  451. Maige

    March 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I would have to say that my favorite birthday treat is having someone else do the dishes for a change! *laugh* Add to that some homemade vanilla cake (no icing needed because it is so yummy!) and an afternoon watching “Little House on the Prairie” with my kids would be awesome! :D (I know, I’m so corny! lol)

  452. Rosie

    March 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    My grandma’s lemon cake

  453. Allison

    March 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Edible? Ice Cream! Otherwise… a spa day. YES!

  454. Eileen

    March 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    blueberry pie

  455. Kate

    March 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting, please!…but, only if it’s from scratch!

  456. sarah

    March 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Dinner with my hubby…what a treat!

  457. Galina

    March 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    My mom makes a honey cake that is my absolute favorite

  458. Marlene

    March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Roll-out cookies with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles!

  459. nicole

    March 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Last year for my son’s 4th birthday I made Hot Fudge Sundae cupcakes. They were chocolate cake with a cream cheese butter cream piped on in a swirl to look like ice cream. Topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate ganache, colored sprinkles and a cherry on top. Seriously…they were to die for! I want to make them for mine and everyone else’s birthdays!

  460. Laura

    March 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    My birthday treat is Colombian food (not made by me of course). Also chocolate cake… my favorite!!

  461. kay

    March 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    my mother’s homemade coconut cake with her carrot cake in a close 2nd place for winner

  462. Tamara

    March 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Dinner out and dessert!

  463. Virginia

    March 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I’m a kid at heart, so my favorite birthday treat is ICE CREAM CAKE. :)

  464. Iris L.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    My favorite birthday treat for myself would be a seafood dinner followed by a slice of banana cake from the Beaverton Bakery. Yum!

  465. Lisa

    March 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I myself love fondue…it’s been about seven years since going out for fondue for my birthday in beautiful Banff, Alberta. I also love a great spa outing and it’s been about that long too since I did that. I love Pioneer women. I was so excited to hear about her new book. I hope Canadians can enter. I think I tell one or two friends or strangers about your site a week!

  466. Rebekah

    March 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    my favorite treat is banana pudding!

  467. Carol

    March 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    My favorite treat for any special day is sushi.

  468. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Favorite treat would be going to my fav restaurant The Kitchen (in Sacramento, CA)!!! So delicious!!!

  469. Selena

    March 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is my mom’s German Chocolate Cake. She still makes it for me every year :)

  470. Judy R

    March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Lately, I have been making Chai cupcakes for special occasions. Very yummy!!

  471. Carmel

    March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    CHOCOLATE in any form!

  472. Leslie

    March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    angel food cake with strawberries!

  473. Mollie D

    March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    We always go to a minor league baseball game for my g-day, so my favorite treat is a beer at the ballpark!

  474. Svetlana Goldenberg

    March 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Lol time with my husband and away from Princess and Bandit-ess

  475. amy marantino

    March 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    apple pie

  476. Jordan M.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    My husband and I usually go out for sushi or steak on our birthdays. For the little one’s birthday it’s all about the yummy finger food!

  477. Gennesse S.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    My grandma’s angel food cake and homemade frosting! :)

  478. Tracy

    March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    A gourmet cupcake!

  479. nikki

    March 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    my favorite birthday treat was always my grandma’s homemade blackberry cobbler! tons of fresh blackberries layered between flaky pie crust… topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  480. Jen Wagner

    March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    OMG, Tres Leche is my new birthday favorite! We get it from Whole Foods by the piece and I just found out you can order a cake of it from them. Seeing this recipe, I’m going to try it out before ordering! Thanks. :)

  481. Elizabeth S.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is my mom’s cheesecake!

  482. Becca

    March 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    MIL’s gooey butter cake!!

  483. Dyan Rupan

    March 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I love eating my Dad’s spagetti sauce or Hamburger stroganoff. I won’t turn down a great steak though.

  484. Lisa B.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a fresh fruit tart! Can’t wait to have one on my birthday :)

  485. Tristan

    March 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Pear, cranberry and gingersnap crumble from Deb at Smitten Kitchen. It sounded tasty and then I made it…and the heavens parted and angels sang. If anyone reads this, go find the recipe on her site and MAKE IT!!

  486. Crystal B

    March 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    *birthday

  487. Elena

    March 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is a special Italian cookie called Anginotti…they’re moist like cake and just lightly sweetened and simply delicious!

  488. Crystal B

    March 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    My favorite biethday treat would have to be either my mom’s pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting or what I grew up calling pancake cake. It is homemade yellow cake with cherry pie filling on top and blobs of the cake batter over top of that with a powdered sugar glaze drizzled over the finished product. Yum!

  489. Jennifer Sansone

    March 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Oooh, yellow cake with chocolate icing! Also anything with chocolate and peanut butter is a specail birthday treat too!

  490. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    My mom makes this layered cake with a graham cracker crust at the bottom, a layer of chocolate pudding, layer of cream cheese icing, followed by another layer of chocolate pudding, and lots of whipped cream on top. It is very light and creamy. I have to refuse taking any home with me after because I will literally eat an entire pan of it in one sitting!! So delicious, and really easy.

  491. molly l.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is funfetti cake from a box topped with homemade sweetened whipped cream. I know that is a bizarre dichotomy between homemade and from a box but it is my husband’s family’s birthday tradition and I absolutely love it!!!

  492. Jacqueline

    March 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    My favorite is tiramisu, although coconut cake (from scratch) comes in a very close second!

  493. Hollie Garcia

    March 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    My favorite birthday treat would probably be most any dessert chocolate. I wasn’t a big icing fan growing up, but nowadays I like it more so. Actually though, what more so came to mind for a birthday “treat” was the purple road bike my husband gave me when I turned 27. That was probably the most special of all.

  494. Sarah H.P.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    My favorite birthday treat is my mom’s strawberry jello poke cake with whipped cream frosting! Too bad I now have to wait til July for her to make me some! I might request it much sooner though!

  495. Sage Bowman

    March 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Definitely something that involves ice cream. But there also has to be something baked…like homemade brownies, yellow cake with chocolate frosting, or cookies!

  496. Jadah

    March 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I love a good red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. But I am so happy you shared this tres leches recipe because this is by far my favorite cake with all of it’s moist yumminess.

  497. Suzanne

    March 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I love sponge cake with whipped cream frosting and chocolate bits on top.

  498. Jan

    March 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Ummmmm moist almond chocolate cake with a butter cream icing

  499. April

    March 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Old fashioned break-your-arms-while-trying-to-get-it-fluffy divinity. It was always a treat at my house since my mom’s mixer could only stand up to doing it about once a year, and even then we usually had the task of finishing it off by hand, but it was still so worth the work.

  500. Jamie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

    My favorite birthday treat is Stawberry poke cake that my aunt makes. It’s so moist and she tops it with whipped cream and fresh strawberrys.. Best if eaten right out of the fridge.

  501. Kristin

    March 8, 2012 at 11:55 am

    any kind of birthday cake!!

  502. Kathryn

    March 8, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I love Cheesecake with cherries on top! Yummy!! Haven’t had it since I moved out of Mom’s house 15 years ago!

  503. Robin

    March 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

    My grandmother made a cake we called an Italian Wedding Cake – three layers of white cake, pecans, and cream cheese frosting. Wish it were my birthday today and I could have some now!

  504. Alison

    March 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I’m not a big cake fan usually, but my Mom makes 2 that I love! One is Banana with Chocolate frosting, and the other is Pineapple Nut with Cream Cheese frosting. Yum!!

    And Happy Birthday to Kenya!! I’ve been following your site since my son was a “Wee One” and he will be 5 in August. Keep up the great work!!

  505. Karen

    March 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Tastes have evolved – it used to be anything chocolate, then anything cheesecake, then I was in a red velvet phase, but lately, salted caramel has been my favorite flavor.

  506. Angelle

    March 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Cheesecake, hands down!

  507. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

    A nice, yummy dinner cooked by anyone other than myself!

  508. Lauren

    March 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

    My mom’s apple pie!

  509. Therese

    March 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

    My favorite birthday treat is cake!! I like it super moist with no frosting unless the frosting is Bavarian cream or something that’s not super sweet. Just gimme cake!

  510. Keri

    March 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Cheesecake. New York Style.

  511. Marisa LaFuria

    March 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Anything chocolate!

  512. janelle weems

    March 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    im addicted to her show every sat morning! n i love the website! chocolate! anything chocolate!

  513. Danea Rutherford

    March 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    CarrOt cake!!

  514. viridiana jones

    March 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I love this cake my mom makes me evry year for my birthday it’s called Impossible cake it is Flan and chocolate cake. The chocolate cake is the bottom layer and the flan is the top layer it is so good.

  515. Stephanie Dreyer

    March 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

    My favorite birthday treat are vegan chocolate cupcakes and a glass of champagne!

  516. Emily Maron

    March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Ice cream cake for sure!

  517. Katie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    My birthday is on St Patrick’s Day, and this year I’m having stout floats (yes, the main ingredients are Guiness and ice cream!) for a special birthday treat.

  518. patty

    March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    my favorite treat is spending my bday with great friends and family

  519. Julie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Hmmmmmm. It has to be a strawberries and cream ice cream cake from Graeter’s, a Cincinnati ice cream shop. They use real whipped cream as frosting!

  520. amanda

    March 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    My favorite treat is pumpkin pie, my birthday is either on or around Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie never gets old. I love it!

  521. Sari Hildebrandt

    March 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

    My Favorite birthday treat is definitely the birthday cake!!! Yummy with TONS of icing!!!

  522. ASHLEY

    March 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    COOKIE CAKE AND ICE CREAM!! BUT NOW I WANT TO MAKE THIS RECIPE!

  523. Lori Sorci

    March 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    A beautiful princess torte :) delish!!!!

  524. Laurel

    March 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

    You can’t go wrong with a great simple cake and fantastic icing. This past year I did take it up a notch with my Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Creme Icing…yummy!

  525. michelle okiyama

    March 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

    A trip to the beach is our wonderful birthday
    treat.

  526. Larissa

    March 8, 2012 at 11:31 am

    A fruit tart topped with lots of fresh yummy fruit!

  527. Jenna

    March 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

    My sister made one of a different recipe, but it didn’t turn out well. Can’t wait to try this one!

  528. Lindsey

    March 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Day with my family, delicious sushi and vanilla birthday cake with chocolate icing!

  529. Meg Cheatham

    March 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Besides spending a whole day with my family, I LOVE cheesecake in my birthday!!!

  530. Susan

    March 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    OMGosh I love thepioneerwoman.com (and Ree’s red hair!)

    When I was younger, my absolute favorite was the funfetti cupcakes my mom would bake in ice cream cones. I use my son’s birthday as an excuse to enjoy those cupcakes once a year now :)

    As an adult, I enjoy going out to eat at a nicer Indian or Tai restaurant then going to grab snickerdoodle or rice crispee treat ice cream at a place here that makes everything in-store.

  531. Cassandra Nelson

    March 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    My favorite birthday treat is sleeping in and breakfast in bed! Doesn’t matter what the husband and child cook. Last year they made me waffles.

  532. MamaCase

    March 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I’d LOVE a cookbook!! I’m on her & your websites all the time and having a cookbook would be much easier for quick references.

  533. Jessica R

    March 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Chocolate cake with ganache!

  534. Schmidty

    March 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Red velvet cake and homemade ice cream

  535. Kelly

    March 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I love ice cream cake for a birthday treat…but if I want a quick and delicious way to surprise someone for their birthday my go to recipe is the best ever chocolate sheet cake that I found by randomly searching… I would LOVE this cook book :)

  536. Melissa

    March 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Anything that is a surprise; as I just LOVE surprises!

  537. Katie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

    My favorite birthday treat would be ice cream.

  538. Emily Fite

    March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Favorite birthday treat- a cake with fruit made from organic ingredients to share with my family!!

  539. Ashlee L

    March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love mocha flavored cakes that are decorated with lots of nuts, like walnuts or hazelnuts!!

  540. Juliette

    March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love Tres leches cake! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. The first time I had it I was away from home and friends and pretty down. Then a friend of mine suprised me by showing up at my place with a peice of Tres leches cake. If it’s not Tres leches, my other favorite birthday treat is a fresh strawberry cake from a bakery in Columbus, Ohio called Golden Delight.

  541. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream. Yum!

  542. Rochelle C.

    March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Since my birthday’s in summer, my favorite treat is usually ice cream or chilled fruit pie.

  543. Christy Hines

    March 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Favorite all time birthday treat, German Chocolate cake with pecan and coconut frosting!!!!

  544. Christina

    March 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Either a really good cake with little to no frosting or a Gold Brick Bar. It’s this amazing chocolate, almond, caramel bar from a place called Choco Logo. I love the salty version of it. I cut it into small slices and savor it for days.

  545. Alisha Farnell

    March 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

    My favorite birthday treat is hummingbird cupcakes, yum!

  546. Kelly Z.

    March 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Ice cream cake!

  547. Stephanie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    My favorite birthday treat is princess cake. And I don’t mean a cake with Cinderella or Belle printed on the frosting! I am referring to that divine Swedish confection with custard and raspberry and covered in marzipan. Mmmm…

  548. Alison

    March 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake! Mmmmmm…..

  549. Amanda @ Tales of an Amateur Mommy

    March 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Hmmm… my favorite treat is always chocolate, but usually I ask for carrot cake for my birthday– I love the cream cheese frosting!

  550. liz fuller

    March 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I crave a strawberry angel food/whipped cream treat that my Great Aunt Sissy used to make for me. I made it a few years ago for a family dinner and it brought sweet tears to all of us. So yummy!

  551. Valerie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles!

  552. melissa

    March 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Ice Cream Cake!!!

  553. Heather Kriete

    March 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    peaches n cream pie….so yummo!

  554. beth

    March 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    French Silk Pie!

  555. Holly

    March 8, 2012 at 11:08 am

    The Cheesecake Factory makes a Lemoncello cream torte that’s to die for! Better yet, no work required on my part :)

  556. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

    A cake baked by my two girls would be perfect!

  557. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Red velvet cake!

  558. Myla

    March 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

    My favorite birthday treats are cupcakes. usually chocolate with chocolate buttercream frosting ♥ yum!

  559. Ashley Christy

    March 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My favorite birthday treat has got to be a good piece of cake. As long as it is moist, fluffy, and has some good flavor I don’t care what kind it is. Oh and the frosting has to be tasty as well :)

  560. Patty

    March 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  561. Erin Smith

    March 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Chocolate cake with stawberries in the middle (with cream cheese frosting)!!

  562. Tiphanie

    March 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

    My favorite birthday treat is having my husband take me to one of my favorite restaurants for crab. Om nom nom nom! I love Ree, and would love to win her cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity!

  563. Shandi Alegre

    March 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

    My favorite Birthday treat is going out to an amazing restaurant with my husband and not caring what the calories are in my food! oh and I love a good molten chocolate cake with ice cream! yum!!!

  564. Theresa

    March 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Putting the kids to bed early and spending time with the hubby

  565. Morgan Clayton

    March 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    My all time favorite treat on my birthday is my mom’s red velvet cake with her tummy frosting. (it’s not a cream cheese frosting, not sure what you’d call it)

    • Morgan Clayton

      March 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

      I wrote my email wrong…left out the k.

  566. Sarahlee

    March 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Truth be told anything my kids and hubby attempt to make me! Their excitement and delight beats any decadence.

    But the traditional birthday cake of my childhood was the amazing chocolate cake my Grandma made; it was always in a heart pan.

  567. Miss M

    March 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    My favorite birthday treat is pancakes pour in the the shape of an M. My dad used to make them for me when I was a little girl. There is something so special about “letter pancakes” on your birthday! I’m going to start making them for my kids.

  568. Kristina Tyler

    March 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

    My favorite birthday treat is apple swirl cake. I make it for both of my daughters on their birthdays. it has fresh apples, cinnimon, a shot of orange juice among other things. It is so moist and delish! I cover it in homemade whipped cream and cream cheese frosting. it is unbelievable! I got both recipies from a homemade babyfood site several years ago. Whenever I make it people massively consume it. There is never any left over!

  569. Shahin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a fudgey, goeey layered chocolate cake. :)

  570. Manin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

    My favorite birthday treat is Chocolate Cake !! Love it!

  571. Kirsten

    March 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

    My fav bday treat is chocolate cake with raspberry filling…yum!

  572. Krystal Straw

    March 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

    My favorite birthday treat is an ice cream cake- goes great with the Texas summer heat, since my birthday is in June! :-)

  573. jen m

    March 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Some of my favorite things: weelicious, the pioneer woman and CAKE!

  574. Margo

    March 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Ice cream cake!

  575. Summer DuPree

    March 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    My favorite birthday treat is raspberry tart! Since my birthday falls in November, and I’m from Colorado and live in Idaho, I am usually very content to settle for a nice bottle of wine and some good sushi!

  576. yasmara

    March 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Anything involving chocolate!!!

  577. Stephanie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Splurging on a really yummy, big breakfast!

  578. Christy Simard

    March 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

    There are alot of things but the most precious to me, is the birthdays I have with my daughter….They are a treat all in there own.

  579. Kristin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

    My favorite treat is mini cupcakes from a local bakery. So addicting and delicious!

  580. Libby

    March 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    a fabulous dinner out, with something chocolate for dessert!

  581. Tracy

    March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Anything with chocolate and mint are my favorite!

  582. Rachael Avera

    March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    My favorite birthday treat is time with my family and a yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting :)

  583. Dana Kelly-Manternach

    March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    love wholesome family and comfort food recipes… keep ‘em coming!

  584. Nancy

    March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Yummy! Love tres leches cake… And everything Mexican, cute cake decoration

  585. LeighAnn Griffiths

    March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Even though I’m married with a little girl, my mom still makes me a Pineapple Upside Down Cake on my birthday every year. My absolute favorite!!

  586. Michelle

    March 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    The 2 books that you reference would you say they are healthier recipes? When I think of the fronier I think of old fashioned and maybe healthier because they didn’t have alot of the stables like butter and that and wondered if that was the case? Thanks

  587. Tina

    March 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    My favorite birthday treat is simply a decadent chocolate cake with a fluffy, lightly sweetened buttercream frosting.

  588. Rita @ Healthy Mom, Sexy Wife

    March 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    My favorite birthday treat is cake – usually chocolate.

  589. Kristi

    March 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Mmm!!! Too bad my son is allergic to peanuts and I can’t have it anymore. :(

  590. Chelsea

    March 8, 2012 at 10:44 am

    A day at the spa for me!

  591. Patti

    March 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I am a new year’s baby and we start the day and year with a yoga class…followed by italian cream cake :)

  592. Katherine

    March 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    My husand making breakfast and lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter what it is, just being cooked for.

  593. Deanna Brimmage

    March 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    My grandmother’s banana pudding

  594. Lucy

    March 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    My favorite birthday treat is an authentic Mexican dish, pozole. Its a treat because I get it once a year the way I love it, spicy.

  595. Jen Swayne

    March 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Ice Cream from the homemade ice cream shop…Favorite Flavor of ice cream is their Rice Pudding Flavor!!!!

  596. MOnica

    March 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    My favorite birthday treat is chocolate cake with 7 minute mint icing loving made by my 86 year old grandma. I love that woman so much!

  597. Jessica C

    March 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Congrats on a successful birthday cake! We’re making one this weekend ourselves and I’ve been quite nervous! It’s a simple chocolate with buttercream frosting, but it’s gluten free (ack!). Hopefully Ree can save me in the future on something as well.

  598. Tammy

    March 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    My favorite treat is homemade vanilla ice cream – made from my Grandmother’s “secret recipe” :)

  599. Kenda

    March 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Red velvet cake. And then a cheese plate with red wine.

  600. LeighAnn

    March 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Pineapple upside-down cake!!

  601. Mellitsa Reichenthal

    March 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Cupcakes!! They are my favorite

  602. Jenny Irwin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

    My mom bakes a sherry cake for me every year- it is sort of like a pound cake, with a hint of sherry, and powdered sugar on top. I can taste it right now!

  603. Jodie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I love Dairy Queen ice cream cake! I make sure my husband buys one for my birthday each year.

  604. Christan L.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Love, love, love the Pioneer Woman!

  605. Staci

    March 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Chocolate cake w/buttercream frosting!

  606. Rachel H.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    My favorite birthday treat is Honey Walnut Prawns from my favorite Chinese restaurant. No one else in my family likes them, so I never order them, but on my birthday I feel OK just eating the entire order by myself!

  607. Carolina K.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Dinner at a fancy restaurant and a pair of shoes or a new handbag.

  608. brandie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I always ask for a bottle of grey goose and extra large olives for my birthday and my family members fight over who will give them to me :) I also love to have a delicious piece of cake that *someone else* has baked :)

  609. Kerri

    March 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    A total me day! Shopping, spa, and dinner out.

  610. Andi Corley

    March 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    My favorite Birthday treat is a homemade German Chocolate cake. On each slice I eat all of the cake first and save the icing for last ;)

  611. Lisandra

    March 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    3 Leches is my specialty. I made it for my little girls 1st b-day. I use cajeta aka dulce de leche in between the layers and a pie crust on the base. Big hit!

  612. Sophie W.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    My favorite birthday treat is being able to go out and enjoy a nice gourmet meal from my fav restaurant with my hubby!

  613. leda

    March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I love a.day of pampering topped of with a piece of homemade pie

  614. Brooke

    March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I love chocolate! Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting!

  615. Kendall

    March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    My favorite birthday treat is this cake! For reals! I love it topped with fresh, sliced strawberries.

  616. Bing

    March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Chocolate cake!

  617. Julia B.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    My favourite birthday treats would be enjoying a delicious meal with my family of surf and turf, tossed spinach salad, corn on the cob, cheesecake and small piece of dark chocolate :)

  618. Stephanie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Sushi, wine and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cake!

  619. Amanda C

    March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Cake definitely! And that one looks wonderful!

  620. Erica

    March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Coconut layer cake with sour cream frosting, made from scratch!

  621. Sarah

    March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    My favourite treat is anything I do not have to bake! For everyone’s birthdays in my house, I make a mountain of cupcakes, so I have a special love for anything made for me. If I had to pick, it would be a pie made by my mom, the best pie maker in the world.

  622. Dayna

    March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    red velvet cheesecake!

  623. Tiffany E.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a really yummy cupcake!

  624. charlene Carlo

    March 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I dont like many cakes but Trs Leches is my favorite ..wish i knew how to make it.

  625. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Having my mom make my favorite meal and eating ice cream cake.

  626. Sabrina

    March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Making a fun cake for my kids every birthday!

  627. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    One word: CAKE!!

  628. NicoleF

    March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I really love when my husband remembers to plan ahead and gets me a card and flowers :-)

  629. Nicole C.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    My mom makes the most insane chocolate cream pie! I would eat that over cake any day…especially on my birthday!

  630. Diana @ A Little Bit of Life

    March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Every year I get an entire tray of Baklava for my birthday and a box of caramel turtles. LOVE IT!

  631. Ashleigh Johnson

    March 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    My best friend making me her chocolate/chocolate birthday cake! YUMMY and spending time with my friends and family!

  632. Kate

    March 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Anything red velvet – yum.

  633. Omni

    March 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Cupcakes because they make the kids so happy :)

  634. Shellie B.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Good ol white birthday cake and ice cream! I love it!

  635. Rose

    March 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    My favorite treat is not food, but it is the once a year over night away from the kids. That is the one time someone is willing to watch all the kids over night. It is so nice.

  636. Melissa Bradley

    March 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    My favorite birthday treat….an afternoon to myself. I can decide what I want to do, where I want to go, etc. And should I decide to eat something yummy while I’m out and about (most likely cheesecake or some other decadent dessert), I will not have to share!

  637. Katy

    March 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Red Velvet Cake!

  638. Kelly K.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I have a summer birthday, so I have always LOVED ice cream cakes…they are my favorite!

  639. hillary

    March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I triple choc cake

  640. Jennie

    March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Most definitely, my favorite way to spend any day is with my family: my hubby, our 3-year old son, our 2-year old daughter… & we’ll soon have our 3rd addition! Our new baby is due right before my birthday, so that’ll be a wonderful birthday treat!

  641. Amy B

    March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

    My favorite birthday treat is fresh raw Gulf oysters. And a delicious desert!

  642. Kristin Gideon

    March 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

    My favorite birthday treat is easy…a half dozen gourmet cupcakes from my favorite bakery!

  643. Teri

    March 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Deep Dish Pizza… mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  644. Shelly S.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

    My favorite birthday treat is anything homemade by my husband.

  645. Donna N.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Banana Chocolate Chip Cake! :)

  646. Aimee Bourgeois

    March 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

    doberge cake from a local bakery and cheescake and nutter butter peanut butter pie and lemon ice box pie oooohhh there are too many to name the list goes on and on

  647. Sheila

    March 8, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Pineapple Upside-down cake!!

  648. Ariella

    March 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I will be turning 30 next week (March 14th) and I’m just happy to spend it with my 2 kids and husband…since the weather is warming up we are going on a picnic! Also we are trying to have another baby… So that would be an amazing birthday surprise! Love this cake…will be making it soon :)

  649. Lisa V

    March 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Anything with buttercream frosting. Yummy!

  650. Jen

    March 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Homemade chocolate cake, with cherry pie filling, and decadent chocolate frosting. All made by my sweet husband!

  651. Jennifer

    March 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Chocolate doberge cake! Its a New Orleans tradition!

  652. Nicole N

    March 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Angel food cake with cherry frosting

  653. Jill

    March 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    white cake with white icing!

  654. Shana

    March 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    My Mom’s texas sheet cake is my favorite birthday dessert. Chocolate cake with fudgy frosting and pecans on top. You can’t beat it!

  655. Juliann

    March 8, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Chocolate cake! Birthdays are the only time we really eat cake!

  656. Barb

    March 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Chocolate cake with chocolate icing

  657. Lisa r

    March 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Any form of a chocolate cake!

  658. lynn Morejon

    March 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Something cooked on the BBQ, sweet tea, and homemade yellowcake with buttercreme frosting (yes I bake my own cake LOL)

  659. Sheri LaCoursiere

    March 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Ice cream cake! I have only had store bought ones, but my son has a severe peanut allergy. That means we can’t have them anymore due to cross-contmanation. Maybe you can come up with a recipe?! I would love to have that yummy birthday treat again!

  660. lindsay volpe

    March 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

    a spring snow day and earl grey chocolate cake

  661. Yahaira

    March 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love homemade chocolate mousse made with Peruvian dark chocolate, fresh whipped cream and raspberries

  662. Catriona

    March 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

    An English trifle…my mom is from Scotland and it’s traditional dessert over there. I love it!

  663. Natalie F.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Oooh! My favorite birthday treat are actually Rice Krispie treats; sans butter and sprinkled with sprinkles, just the way my mama made them for me when I was a wee one :)

  664. Bianca

    March 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a tres leches cake. I have one every year!

  665. Tina S.

    March 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

    The best birthday treat for me would be to sleep in and take a long bath later in the day. But, with a toddler and one on the way, I’d be just as happy with lots of birthday hugs and some gooey chocolate cake with whipped cream icing. Yum! What a fabulous giveaway! Ree’s book is really hitting it off – I’m seeing it everywhere (or maybe I just visit too many food blogs :D).

  666. Amber

    March 8, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Anything chocolate!

  667. Amanda

    March 8, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Getting to sleep in past 6 am!

  668. Rachel

    March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I usually want to have some kind of mexican food!

  669. Julie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Spending the day with my husband and son and getting to scrapbook!

  670. Sharon

    March 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

    My mum always made a rich chocolate birthday cake for me. Divine!!!!

  671. Lindsay

    March 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Being with my family and my Mom’s angel food cake with heath bar whipped cream frosting. Yum!

  672. JENNIFER

    March 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I just made my twins chocolate brownie cupcakes for their 1/2 birthday. They were delicious and actually somewhat healthy, made with oat bran and buckwheat flour. The kids gobbled them up!

  673. arothenh

    March 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    My favorite from when I was a kid – homemade chipwich :)

  674. Kelli

    March 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    A good glass of chammy (or two) and a delicious piece of cake with buttery frosting! I also love Ree – just started watching her new show. hope i win!

  675. Robin

    March 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I love Dairy Queen ice cream cake, it’s a tradition!

  676. Heather

    March 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I love cake!! Any kind of cake :)

  677. Kimberly Hutchinson

    March 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a chocolate layer cake with chocolate mouse filling and chocolate ganache frosting. Also, this year my husband surprised me with hot Krispy Kreme donuts & that was a great birthday surprise!

  678. Danielle

    March 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Strawberry shortcake, my son and my boyfriend. I really only need my two men =)

  679. Crystal Z

    March 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

    My birthday is actually coming up soon so I have been thinking about this one! I’d love to have the Oreo dessert my aunt used to bring it to all of our family gatherings (but I never got the recipe.) It had a brownie base, caramel & chocolate sauce, Oreo ice cream, & cool whip. I’ll have to try and create my own recipe.

  680. shannon

    March 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Cupcakes…the frosting to cake ratio makes me happy :-)

  681. Gary

    March 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

    My favorite birthday treat would be having a hearty meal with my loved ones:)

  682. HJK

    March 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Chocolate cake!

  683. Crystal

    March 8, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Strawberry Shortcake has always been my favorite birthday treat!

  684. Hannah Jenks

    March 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

    They are probably the total opposite of healthy, but I LOVE chess bars. I try to only make them for my hubby’s birthday.

  685. Sarah

    March 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I love a perfectly cooked steak dinner with all the fixings and brownies with icecream for dessert! Ah the perfect Birthday treat!

  686. Leana

    March 8, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Chile verde followed by chocolate cake!

  687. Emily G

    March 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    wow that looks good! I’m a purist when it comes to birthdays – cake and icecream. Because I LOVE to mix the two together and eat the mushy-creamy-cakey-deliciousness up!

  688. ali

    March 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    When I was a little girl my mom always made me a Angel food cake with Strawberry icing & big red strawberries on top. I loved it! Now that I’m grown with 2 boys of my own my favorite birthday treat is having them help me blow out the candles on my cake. I don’t even care what kind it is. :)

  689. Julie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a fruit basket cake.

  690. Jennifer

    March 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Hands down a simple cheesecake with fresh strawberries. YUM! I’m not a big cake fan, but cheesecake is my one exception.

  691. Darah

    March 8, 2012 at 9:34 am

    carrot cake with cream cheese frosting – yum!

  692. Amanda M

    March 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Moist chocolate cake with soft vanilla ice cream.

  693. Jessica

    March 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Blueberry Cheesecake!

  694. Chrissy

    March 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    A glass of red wine and anything chocolate.

  695. Bec

    March 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    In our family, nothing tops my grandmother’s cherry chocolate cake. It couldn’t be easier. It’s super moist and very chocolatey. It just doesn’t feel like a birthday without it.

  696. Darcie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

    My favorite treat would be cherry pie!

  697. Kirsten D

    March 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

    last year, about a month before my birthday i saw this beautiful tart at Whole Foods with it’s gorgeous and colorful fruit glistening on the top. I pointed and said “that’s the cake i want for my birthday”. I got it for my birthday and it was delicious but the best part was a week later i found a sticky note in my 15 y/o sons room to remind himself to get me that tart. It was my son who remembered and made my husband drive him there to get it for me. That was better than any other treat i could have ever had!

  698. Linda

    March 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

    My favorite wound have to be chocolate cake with a thick layer of chocolate frosting, second choice would be coconut cake. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  699. alexa

    March 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Angel Food Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream!

  700. Katie | Healthnut Foodie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Yum! I just made a Tres Leche cake last night to serve at our church small group! My favorite birthday treat is my mom’s strawberry cake, it will definitely be in my next cookbook!

  701. Amy

    March 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a trip to a knitting store.

  702. Vaishali

    March 8, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Yellow cake with raspberry filling..:)

  703. SherylK

    March 8, 2012 at 9:24 am

    a rich, but not too sweet, home made CHOCOLATE CAKE is the best birthday treat ever!

  704. Ivette

    March 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I actually love love love the 4 layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting that actually aired on her tv show recently. I love Ree and would love to own her new cookbook :)

  705. crispa

    March 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Taking time to bake a cake

  706. shirley

    March 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

    It would have to be chocolate cake…yum!!

  707. Jesabes

    March 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Ice cream cake – preferably from Cold Stone:)

  708. Evi

    March 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Lemon cake!

  709. Shelley T

    March 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

    My fave birthday treat is red velvet cake!

  710. KatieJ

    March 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Love TPW!
    Every year for my birthday my mom makes me the same cookies she made the day she went into labor with me – Russian Tea Cakes. Anything but healthy, but oh so delicious!

  711. Julie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Ice cream sundae…or even better an ice cream sundae on top of a warmed up brownie. Mmmm.

    Just had my son’s 3rd birthday party and we had a pancake and pajama party. I made apple pie pancakes and banana chocolate chip pancakes. The kids were so full they didn’t even want any cupcakes!

  712. Jenni P

    March 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Cupcakes and champagne :)

  713. tasha schifsky

    March 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

    French silk pie would be my favorite birthday treat

  714. Ann

    March 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Mmm, Perfect Chocolate Cake from New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant — haven’t found a better, straightforward chocolate cake yet . . .

  715. stella

    March 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Gelato and a beautiful cappuccino mmmmmm

  716. Christina

    March 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    White wedding cake cupcakes with pink frosting. And some sprinkles!

  717. Jean P

    March 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Ice cream cake!!!

  718. Liz

    March 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

    A large glass of very good wine.

  719. STephanie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I always loved ice cream cake as a kid…and still do to this day!!

  720. jesser

    March 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    My hubby’s fried chicken. mmmmmm

  721. Katie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Cupcakes!

  722. Christine

    March 8, 2012 at 9:04 am

    My favorite birthday treat is Tiramisu… however I have yet to try this Tres Leche Cake, so it could become a new favorite because it sounds delicious and right up my alley as I hate traditional frosting!

  723. julianne

    March 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

    When I was a kid I did not like cake(huh?) So my mom would make popovers with homemade mint chip icecream and chocolate sauce. Now I know it was like a giant profiterole. It would confuse some of my guests(this was the 70′s and they were kids looking for cake) but I loved them.

  724. Kristina Landa

    March 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I love a traditional piece of cake and ice cream. Vanilla vanilla vanilla :)

  725. Robyn Kirk

    March 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

    My favorite birthday treat has evolved over the years, especially now with having kids. So now, I plan what my birthday is going to be, and my husband and the kids do all the work. I do make my own birthday cake…..2 reasons for that…..I love to bake and it has to be gluten free. Last year I went to the spa and the boys got ready a hotdog roast on the beach complete with table and chairs, and of course some friends and family. Was awesome. I wonder what this year will bring?

  726. Liz

    March 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

    What a cool looking cake! Such a great idea to have enough toys to give out one with each slice! That idea might be making an appearance at my son’s birthday party too ;)

    My own birthday is right smack in the middle of the summer.. July 27th so very hot and humid. My favorite birthday treat growing up was ice cream cake – we got it one time a year – my birthday! But now I make my own ice cream freezer pies instead!

  727. Yessy

    March 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

    My birthday is on christmas eve. so my family always goes out of their way to make it distinct from the holiday and make me feel special. my favorite treat is the puff pastries we make with guava and cream cheese… super yummy and making them at home cuts the sugar/calorie count. Double win!

  728. Amanda Troyer

    March 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

    My favorite birthday treat is cheesecake!

  729. jem

    March 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Homemade ice cream cake!

  730. Muffy Pugliese

    March 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a toss-up between a massage and my childhood fantasy, lemon cake, made with love by Mom.

  731. Callie

    March 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    My favorite is Pioneer Woman’s chocolate sheet cake. Oh! It’s divine and even better the next day when the cake and icing become one. I make it for my own birthday every year!

  732. Amanda Blevins

    March 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Chocolate chip cookies, milk and a can of silly string!

  733. Melanie

    March 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

    My favorite birthday treats are scallops for dinner and checkerboard birthday cake for dessert!

  734. Krista

    March 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Cast iron chocolate chip cookie slightly gooey and so hot the ice cream melts all over it.

  735. carrie

    March 8, 2012 at 8:57 am

    my mother in law always makes me a strawberry cake with buttercream frosting. it’s pink and delicious.

  736. monica

    March 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Key lime pie!

  737. Christina

    March 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

    My moms chocolate bundt cake with chocolate frosting. Love it. Look forward to it every year. I would loooooovveee to win this cookbook. Soooo pleasseeee!!!!!! Pick me

  738. Lindsay

    March 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I actually prefer pie over cake. My favorite is Rhubarb Cream, Custard, and Coconut Cream. Actually, almost any pie would do. :)

  739. Anna K

    March 8, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Since my birthday is in August, I just love any kind of ice cream cake!

  740. Shaunna Ulrick

    March 8, 2012 at 8:50 am

    The classic cake and ice cream combo. Any flavors will do!

  741. Kim

    March 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

    my fave bday treat would have to be anything mint chocolate chip shared with my family.

  742. Kate

    March 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Carrot cake with raisins and cream cheese frosting – no walnuts!

  743. Lara

    March 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Red. Velvet. Cake. (With cream cheese frosting.) It’s best if my mom makes it… of course!

  744. Nancy

    March 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I know this is a bit out of the ordinary, but I always request pecan pie for my birthday. No one can make cake like my mom did, but the pecan pie from a little restaurant we love in Asheville (Tupelo Honey Cafe) comes really close to my grandmother’s pecan pie…..and it was a favorite for this Scorpio! Can’t be beat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the just-baked pie!

    I LOVE PW! Her recipes are awesomely decadent, and her site is like browsing through a favorite magazine!

  745. Stephanie Crosby

    March 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

    When I was growing up, I always asked my mom for yellow cake with chocolate frosting

  746. Jess

    March 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Lemon cake with fresh strawberries and coconut frosting…..and my soon to be 4 year olds face as she enjoys it!

  747. Leslie T

    March 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I love going out for sushi on my bday!

  748. Kristin

    March 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

    My favorite birthday treat is the homemade birthday card I get from my two kiddos. :)

  749. Nicole A

    March 8, 2012 at 8:43 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a traditional real Black Forest Torte :)

  750. Ellen

    March 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

    My favorite birthday treat is probably a good chocolate cake with chocolate icing…made by my grandma.

  751. Claire

    March 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Carrot cake!

  752. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

    My favourite birthday treat is a deep dark piece of chocolate cake.

  753. Avigayil

    March 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

    a spa day!

  754. cindy

    March 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

    the only thing i absolutely have to have on my birthday is a good cake, i’m not picky, but buttercream icing is a plus.

  755. Shannon S.

    March 8, 2012 at 8:40 am

    My favorite treat is carrot cake!

  756. april

    March 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love chocolate cake with caramel filling! Love Ree’s website. I just made her chocolate lava cakes–delicious and easy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  757. Kari

    March 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Chocolate layered cake for me!!!

  758. Rebecca Woods

    March 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    My favorite birthday treat is funfetti cake with funfetti icing. Silly, I know, but it’s delicious! We even had funfetti cake as a layer of our wedding cake.

  759. Gretchen Randall

    March 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Either a massage or a short day/overnight trip with a girlfriend!

  760. Diana

    March 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Cheesecake!!!!

  761. Sunni

    March 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Pineapple nut cake w cream cheese icing!

  762. Jaime

    March 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Cupcakes!

  763. Evelyn

    March 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I absolutely love Portillo’s chocolate cake. To.die.for.

  764. Jem

    March 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Red velvet cupcakes!

  765. Erin

    March 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Italian cream cake!

  766. Juliet

    March 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Pavlova! I have one every year so yummy

  767. Michelle

    March 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Simply cake and ice cream. Can it get any better?

  768. Kate

    March 8, 2012 at 8:28 am

    yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

  769. Christa Moore

    March 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Cheesecake!

  770. Julie

    March 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Nothing beats yellow cake with chocolate frosting for my birthday cake…. it’s always been my favorite! And I’m lucky enough that it’s now my son’s fav too!

  771. Susan

    March 8, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Crabcakes…..I’m from Maryland, and my mom makes the best ones!

  772. Betsy

    March 8, 2012 at 8:23 am

    German chocolate cake or just about any cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory!

  773. Maureen

    March 8, 2012 at 8:23 am

    My favorite birthday treat is sharing a bowl of homemade chocolate peanut butter ice cream with my daughter whose birthday is 9 days after mine.

  774. Jessica

    March 8, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Strawberry shortcake

  775. Samantha F in St. Paul

    March 8, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I absolutely love chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream slightly melted on top! YUMMY!!

  776. Molly

    March 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

    My favorite birthday treat: a delicious dark chocolate cake that for once I don’t make! :)

  777. Sarah

    March 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

    My go to birthday cake is actually Ree’s chocolate sheet cake. I love it.

  778. Stephaniedem

    March 8, 2012 at 8:19 am

    My favorite birthday cake is Baskin Robbins Chocolate
    Peanut butter cake! But in recent years I have learned how
    to make it. I don’t know if that’s a good thing. since I
    have to make my own birthday cake every year! Ha

  779. Julie Kurfis

    March 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Frozen Mississippi Mud Pie! Yumm-o!

  780. sylvia

    March 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

    sushi and carrot cake!

  781. Brenda

    March 8, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream!

  782. elizabeth

    March 8, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Lemon bars of course!

  783. Daryl

    March 8, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Chocolate cake with vanilla icing. Hands down yummiest birthday treat

  784. the Iowa Expat

    March 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

    My favorite birthday treat? Not having to make supper…being taken out or better yet, having a meal prepared for me at home (and not having to clean up.) A girl can dream, right?

  785. monet

    March 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I love homemade cherry pie.

  786. Katrina Klauer

    March 8, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Im making her chocolate cake she made for Ladds birthday for my brother… yum

  787. Chris

    March 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Red velvet cake with the original cooked frosting NOT cream cheese frosting.

  788. Michelle

    March 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Love both of you, Catherine and Ree! My favorite birthday treat…A fudge brownie, warm, with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries!!

  789. Aubri

    March 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I made some Vegan “Almond Joy” cupcakes from scratch last year for my girls’ birthday – they have quickly become my favorite…but let’s be honest…I’d eat anything with frosting or chocolate. Ha!

  790. Ellen

    March 8, 2012 at 8:10 am

    My favorite birthday treat is lemon cake with a tart lemon glaze…but I’m also looking forward to my present this year, which is the “rental” of a whole organic apple tree in an orchard in MI: we get all the apples it bears!

  791. Brenda

    March 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Seafood and Family!!!!

  792. Kristin

    March 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Red velvet cake!

  793. Jen

    March 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

    My Grandma used to make homemade grape ice cream to go with my Mom’s Lemon Glazed Angel Food cake. It was the perfect combination.

  794. Shelley

    March 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

    From scratch yellow cake with marshmallow frosting!

  795. Joy Chapman

    March 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Not having to cook for the day??!! But that doesn’t happen:)
    But I really love the cards and colored pictures that my little ones make for me! Love the hand-made gifts the best!

  796. Jennifer B.

    March 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

    My hubby makes the best Black Forest Cherry cake! He makes it from scratch-even the whipped cream! Yummy!

  797. Marianne

    March 8, 2012 at 8:02 am

    My Mom’s meatballs and sauce!

  798. Karen

    March 8, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Coconut cream pie!!

  799. Marcia

    March 8, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Having my family sing happy birthday out of tune and very loudly!!

  800. Laura

    March 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

    My favorite birthday treat is usually a flan or creme brule. But I’m excited to try this Tres Leches recipe!

  801. Missy

    March 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

    My favorite birthday treat is not just food! I love taking a vacation day off from work, relaxing and enjoying the day to myself, and then going to a nice dinner with my boyfriend and friends :)

  802. Shelley

    March 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a strawberry cake my mother has been making for our (I have 3 siblings) for as long as I can remeber. I now use the same recipe for my daughters’s birthday cupckaes every year.

  803. Molly

    March 8, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Dinner at my favorite Italian bistro nearby and tiramisu with coffee for dessert!

  804. Diana Meunier

    March 8, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I love Icecream cake :-)

  805. Robin

    March 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

    My favorite birthday treat is going to Maryland for steamed crabs and shrimp. Then we stop at Carl’s for ice cream on the way home. (Carl’s is a local favorite in Fredericksburg, VA.)

  806. Amy

    March 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Homemade strawberry cake with strawberry frosting. The recipe I use for the frosting tastes like strawberry ice cream! Yum!!

  807. Michele

    March 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    cupcakes – any kind!

  808. Laura

    March 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Homemade strawberry ice cream!

  809. Kathy

    March 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    cheesecake

  810. zalyndia powell

    March 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    My favorite is my mother’s red velveete cake!!!!

  811. Nikki

    March 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

    My birthday is in the summer, and I must have an ice cream cake!

  812. Trish

    March 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

    My mother’s homemade cupcakes and frosting :)

  813. Sara

    March 8, 2012 at 7:54 am

    lemon cake

  814. Brooke DiGiuseppe

    March 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Ice cream cake, preferably made with some decadent flavor and coated in chocolate ganache!

  815. Olivia

    March 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

    My favpurite birthday treat is my grandmother recipe for crepes!

  816. Ellen

    March 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

    A moist chocolate cake with crunchy vanilla sugar frosting.

  817. lynnea

    March 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Chocolate espresso cake with Italian buttercream icing and salted caramel filling and drizzle!

    • Karen

      March 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Do you have a link to a recipe for that – sounds AMAZING.

  818. Jess

    March 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    homemade hoho cake!

  819. Monette

    March 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    going out to my favorite restaurant and shopping!:)

  820. Amie Needham

    March 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    My son loves carrot cake! For his first birthday we had carrot cupcakes. Yummo!

  821. Karen W

    March 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Cheese Cake!!!

  822. Beth

    March 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

    My favorite birthday treat is reese pie! I love it :)

  823. Valerie F.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting…eaten slowley…for sure.

  824. Heather

    March 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

    My mom always made me ‘chocolate whipped cream cake’ for my birthday, and it is still my favourite! Poke holes in a white sheet cake, pour over a chocolate syrup/gelatin mixture, frost with fresh chocolate whipped cream and chill. Still the most amazing cake ever IMO!

  825. Jane

    March 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

    The Paradise Cake from King’s Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance, CA!

  826. Denise

    March 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Coconut cake :)

  827. Mandy

    March 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a white cake with rainbow chip frosting.

  828. Melissa

    March 8, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I love cheesecake. When I was younge my mom would get me one every year:)

  829. Laura

    March 8, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Since my birthday is in the fall my Mom always made me spice cake with chocolate icing when I was a girl. It’s still my favorite today, even my mom loves it on her birthday!

  830. Louisa B.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:43 am

    favorite birthday treat.. getting to choose the meals for the day! and carrot cake (aka cream cheese frosting vehicle!).

  831. Jenn

    March 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

    A birthday treat for me would be some quiet time to shop by myself without chasing my three kids around!!

  832. Bryn

    March 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I just love seeing my name in frosting! It can be on a doughnut, a cake, a cookie, pancakes…whatever!

  833. Courtney

    March 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I love lemon cupcakes!

  834. wendy

    March 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

    My brother is a waiter at a fancy restaurant, on my birthday he said I could have any dessert I wanted on the house. I was pregnant and all I really wanted was more of the garlic mashed potatoes. Better than any 8 layer chocolate cake.

  835. Kristin

    March 8, 2012 at 7:40 am

    A chocolate bundt cake made with a few packs of pudding. Moist & addictive!

  836. Stacy

    March 8, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Strawberry cheesecake

  837. Lori

    March 8, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Hiking and a picnic with my family! My son now wants this cake for his birthday. I love the idea of putting a small toy on each piece.

  838. jennifer

    March 8, 2012 at 7:35 am

    A glass of bubbly, a great meal and something chocolate!

  839. Maria

    March 8, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Chocolate mousse cake for sure!

  840. Ruth Anne

    March 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

    my favorite treat would have to be baklava!! I just can’t eat enough and yet because of how heavy it is on the calories…I rarely eat it!! YUM!!

  841. Melissa

    March 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Cake!

  842. Carol L

    March 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I just saw her show for the first time and Love it. I’ll be checking out her web site. The great thing I noticed on the show was how easy she made it to understand and make her recipes that day.Thanks for this opportunity.
    My favorite treat would be a chocolate ganache covered cake with pure raspberry filling oozing out when cut.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  843. Rosalind

    March 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    White cake with buttercream icing

  844. Jenn

    March 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I love angel food cake with a layer of ice cream in the center…..

  845. Heather

    March 8, 2012 at 7:29 am

    A homemade birthday cake or cupcake that is not too sweet. Maybe one with a cream cheese frosting.. This tres leche cake is the perfect birthday cake idea for me or my almost 2 year old. I can’t wait to make it.

  846. Cristina

    March 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

    My birthday is in the fall, so I am always craving something with pumpkin and spices. Anything chocolate always works too!

  847. Amanda

    March 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Ok, I am weird, but I absolutely LOVE my grandmother’s fruit cake. My dad makes me a fruit cake for my bday every year (my bday is in July).

  848. Leah

    March 8, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Cupcakes-any flavor!

  849. kerri marsh

    March 8, 2012 at 7:22 am

    my favorite treat is homemade coffee cake

  850. kkeifling

    March 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

    a trip to the spaaaah and dinner at one of my favorite local “foodie” restaurants here in Cincinnati!

  851. Stephanie

    March 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

    My favorite birthday treat is a vanilla cupcake with raspberry cream filling and buttercream frosting!

  852. Chase

    March 8, 2012 at 7:20 am

    When my great aunt was alive, every birthday she made some sort of peanut-butter oatmeal cookies. She put them in a tin that was just for me so that my brothers couldn’t take them. That was my favorite childhood birthday treat!

  853. CCMom

    March 8, 2012 at 7:19 am

    My favorite birthday treat is lobster! We have it every year for my birthday.

  854. Rosemamie

    March 8, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I save my birthday for the really good dessert that doesn’t get made the rest of the year. My Gran used to make this lovely dessert that we called icebox cherry cheesecake. Cream cheese and sugar and whipping cream…topped with cherry pie filling. It’s still my favorite!

  855. Jennifer

    March 8, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I just love being with my kids!

  856. Marzy B.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:18 am

    White chocolate mousse cake and lots of hugs from my family!

  857. Tiffanie

    March 8, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I <3 cake, all time favorite birthday treat.

  858. Sarah

    March 8, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Iced sugar cookies

  859. Meghna Grover

    March 8, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Favorite birthday treat…..hmmm, a trip to the spa, for sure!

  860. Ashley

    March 8, 2012 at 7:03 am

    My favorite birthday treat a bottle of good champagne

    • Carlota Khavari

      March 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      My favorite birthday treat is to be with family and friends eating yummy food and having all different flavored mini cupcakes.