This Is the Pioneer Woman Recipe Jennifer Garner Swears By

"It just works all the time."

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Host ree Drummond, as seen on Food Network's The Pioneer Woman, Season 14.

Jennifer Garner is back with another episode of #PretendCookingShow, and she’s making Ree Drummond’s Chocolate Sheet Cake. "It just works every time," says the actress. It’s clearly not Jenn’s first rodeo. She’s labeled the recipe "great" in her copy of Ree’s cookbook. This time around, though, there is one hiccup: Jenn has a fresh manicure which causes some drama when she needs to open a fresh bottle of vanilla extract.

"It must happen to Ina all the time. Her nails are always perfect," says Jenn.

(Thankfully, her manicure makes it through the recipe smudge- and chip-free.)



Ree Drummond's Chocolate Sheet Cake for Food Network

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Tara Donne, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jenn does make a tweak to the recipe, though. Ree’s recipe calls for two cups of all-purpose flour, but Jenn only adds one and a half. We’re not sure what the reasoning is, but Jenn seems pretty confident in her adjustment, even commenting that she could dip a batter-coating spatula in a glass of wine. You do you, Jenn.

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