Grill Power

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Hey Grill Hey fans, do I have an announcement for you! It’s been a long time coming, but I’m beyond excited to announce the premier of my Food Network show: Grill Power!

Susie Bulloch poses against a railing on a farm in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Grill Power on Food Network

That’s right. My own grilling show on Food Network is premiering THIS WEEK. If you’ve been following along with Hey Grill Hey these last 5 years, and you enjoy my recipes and videos, you’re going to love the show. It’s been a long time coming, and I can’t wait to continue to share my BBQ goodness with all of you.

The show features the same goals we focus on here at Hey Grill Hey, namely, helping you feed the people you love with good food so you can feel like a backyard BBQ hero. The show will bring you along with me as I cook good food for my family and friends.

Susie Bulloch arranges flowers on a frosted red velvet cake in her kitchen.

Episode One: Steak & Cake

In this special episode, my daughter, Autumn is turning 11 years old. Now in my family, we celebrate birthdays BBQ style, with a tradition I like to call “Steak & Cake.” We’re celebrating with giant Tomahawk ribeye steaks that are beyond impressive and will feed a birthday crowd. But that’s not all! Autumn’s favorites are on the menu, including grilled corn salad, candied sweet potato stacks, and her grandfather’s secret recipe for red velvet cake with ermine frosting.

This is a series you don’t want to miss! Tune in to Food Network this Saturday to hang with me and the fam and snag some amazing BBQ recipes, tips, and tricks as well.

A bowl of grilled corn salad on a countertop.

Grill Power with Susie Bulloch
Premiering Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. EST only on Food Network.

Grill Power Recipes

Here is a quick list of the recipes I cooked on the premiere episode! The red velvet cake was supposed to hit the Food Network site (so it isn’t on mine!) If they don’t release it soon, I’ll share it on my site. It has been heavily requested!

Reverse Seared Tomahawk Ribeyes Recipe
Resting Butter (posted with my New York Steak recipe)
Grilled Corn Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing
Candied Sweet Potato Stacks 

And finally, my dad’s red velvet cake…. enjoy!!

Dad's Famous Red Velvet Cake

By: Susie Bulloch (
5 from 54 votes
My dad's famous red velvet cake, as seen on my Food Network special Grill Power!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Cooling Time1 hour
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Servings12 people
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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 oz red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Ermine Frosting

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Make the Cake Batter. Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time beating well. Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, vanilla and food coloring. Alternate adding the dry and wet ingredients to the creamed butter until completely incorporated. Dissolve the soda in the vinegar and stir into the batter. Pour the batter into two 9-inch sprayed or buttered and floured cake pans. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • Prepare cake pans. Cut 2 rounds of parchment paper to fit inside 2 9-inch cake pans. Spray the pans with cooking oil and dust each with flour, shaking out any excess. Pour the cake batter evenly between the two pans.
  • Bake the red velvet cakes. Place each cake pan onto the center rack of your oven, close the door, and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an internal thermometer reads 195-200 degrees F (this is the perfect baked temperature for moist cakes). Remove from the oven and cool completely before carefully turning the pans over and removing the cakes.
  • Make the Ermine Frosting. In a medium sized saucepan, heat the milk, flour, salt and sugar, over medium high heat. Bring to a boil while whisking consistently until the paste reaches the consistency of pudding. Set aside and let cool completely. In a mixing bowl, whip the butter until smooth and slightly lightened in color. Beat in the cooled milk mixture along with the vanilla. The frosting should puff up and become silky smooth.
  • Frost the cake. Place one cooled cake round down on your serving platter. Top with half of the frosting and smooth with a spatula. Place the second cake round centeres on top of the first. Top with the remaining frosting and decorate as desired.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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If you enjoyed the episode, take to social media and tag Food Network asking for more #grillpower!

Keep on grilling!




Susie is the BBQ Brain behind the Hey Grill Hey website. Her passion for smoked meats and developing fun, new recipes have landed her on the Food Network, cooking turkeys with Shaq, and on a couple of Guinness World Records. When she’s not grilling, she is hanging out with Todd and their three kids, preferably outdoors!

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  1. Brenna Beckman says:

    Oh my so good!!!!! I made the steaks, salad, and sweet potato stacks (and an Yukon potato stack for those that didn’t like SP) and my gosh this was THE BEST Christmas Eve meal I’ve ever put on the table! I added some variety to the salad, added some fresh broccoli and green bell pepper just because I had it. I did the steak in a lemon pepper rub since we had also had steak the night before I wanted to change it up a bit. The steak cooking directions were PERFECT!!!!! I’m a fan for life!!!! Thanks!

  2. Brenda Stone says:

    I just watched the first episode and will prepare the entire meal when my daughter comes to visit next month. Thank you! It looks so good.

  3. Ric Richardson says:


    You are awesome. I have been rooting for you for a long time. Not only do I love your recipes, but you make them so easy to understand. Doing your Texas brisket tonight…my first brisket! Scared to death, but I have read your instructions and watched your informative video. When will we have more shows?

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      Hopefully soon! So glad to have you here and I hope your brisket was amazing!!

  4. Christopher Siders says:

    Love it, only seen one hope there are many more to come!

  5. Vicki Bougie says:

    Loved your first of what I hope is many episodes! Where is number two?!! I’ll be watching!!

  6. Teresa says:

    Loved your show. So disappointed I couldn’t find it this weekend. Was looking forward to another episode!

  7. Salomé Conyers says:

    My husband and I happened to be watching Food Network last weekend when your show premiered and we loved it! Woke up to watch it today and it’s not on. Do you know when your next episode will air? ❤️

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      We only have the one episode so far but stay tuned!