Monday, April 20, 2009

Hey Y’all!

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

My cake fell … and it was fantastic! Actually, it was supposed to fall. It’s a recipe for a flourless chocolate cake that I used straight from the pages of Paula Deen’s Chocolate Celebration Magazine.

Paula Deen's Chocolate Celebration

I bought this publication several months ago mainly because of the cover… Chocolate and Paula… you can’t go wrong there. But, to be honest I haven’t made anything from it until this Saturday. I’ve looked at it a bunch of times and made notes of all the recipes I want to try, but nothing until now.

So, this weekend, I finally decided to go for her Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe because I’ve never made a flourless cake before and I was intrigued.
I mean, it must be pretty good if someone would make it instead of the one on this cover.

Springform pan

You’ll need a 9-inch springform pan. It has a latch on the side that helps you release the cake. Because there’s no turning this one upside down to get it out.

Place some parchment paper on the bottom so it hangs over. Close the latch to hold the paper in place and secure the sides. You’ll also want to spray the paper with some non-stick cooking spray just to be safe.

After your pan is ready, preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

Separate 6 large eggs. Yolks in one bowl and egg whites in another. Set aside.

Melting Chocolate

You’ll also need 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate and 4 oz. dark chocolate. Break it up in a large bowl and add 2 sticks of butter (thank you Paula!). Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted and smooth.

Whisk in 1 1/4 cups sugar until combined.

Then add the six egg yolks to the chocolate and sugar mixture, one at a time, whisking after each addition.

Beating Egg whites

Now, in a medium bowl, beat the six egg whites on high with an electric mixer. Beat it for several minutes until stiff peaks form.


Then, gently fold your egg white mixture into the melted chocolate mixture until combined. Pour it in your pan and bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees.

Cracked and getting ready to fall.

It will rise pretty high in the oven, but when you take it out to cool, it will fall. And fall hard. Yay!

Let it cool one hour on the counter and then for at least four hours in the refrigerator before you release it from the springform pan.

Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

And, when you finally do… it will be worth the wait. I didn’t really know what the texture of the inside would be like, but oh my… it was glorious.

Rich and dense and fudgey! Definitely one for true chocolate lover’s. And, If you don’t like things too rich, then stay away. Stay far, far away!

Flourless chocolate Cake

I also sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top to finish it off.


Okay, a lot!

Paula Deen's Deep Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

Here’s what it’s supposed to look like. Mine had a few more cracks, but I was completely and utterly happy with it.

But, wait a minute… let me tell you the real reason I made this cake from Paula’s magazine.

There was a slim chance I was going to be able to meet Paula on Sunday (thanks to my friend Ted and help from someone on her team) and I wanted to have one of her dessert recipes under my belt if I did. You know, in case we had a moment to chit chat and talk about butter and stuff. Yeah, right!

She was speaking at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Atlanta, and to be honest, I really didn’t think I would get to meet her…

Me, my mom and Paula!

Or get a picture taken with her. Hey, Paula!

My mom and I were so thrilled. She is every bit as beautiful and funny and nice as she is on TV. (And I do mean funny. We also had the opportunity to hear her speak later on and she had the whole place laughing.)

Me, my mom and Bobby!

We also met her son, Bobby. Yummy!!! I mean, he was really nice.

Later on, we even met her other yummy, I mean really nice son, Jamie. Unfortunately, I spazzed and didn’t get a picture of him. But, he did help me out with something.

Something I think you’ll like.

Paula Deen Cookbook

See this cookbook. I bought it last minute at the show. (Sorry, her brand new one was sold out.)

But, that’s okay, because look what Jamie got his mom to do for me just minutes before she went on stage to speak.

Paula Deen Sig

Yep, that’s her signature. And, it gets even better.

I’m giving it away! The book… signature and all. Who wants it?

Seriously, at first, I thought I would keep it, and then, I thought… I would keep it! Then, I decided it would be much more fun to give it away. Besides, it could be a great Mother’s Day present for someone. And, don’t feel bad, I’m hoping (fingers crossed) that I can get another copy for myself later.

Better hurry and enter… The winner will be chosen Monday night.

Enter for a chance to win
an autographed copy of
Paula Deen’s Kitchen Classics Cookbook
  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me why you want it, why you love Paula, why you love butter, or heck, just say “hey, y’all!”
  • Leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win (either a blog link or email)
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. (recorded by the comment time stamp)
  • The winner will be chosen at random* and announced sometime Monday evening on this post.

* One winner will be chosen at random, using’s integer generator.

Good luck.

More links:
Paula Deen’s Chocolate Celebration
Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook – NEW!
Paula Deen’s Kitchen Classics Cookbook
Springform Pans
And, Paula’s also on Twitter. Go say hey y’all!

Yay, we have a winner!
Who’s it going to be random integer generator?
Me. Me. Me. ……… No. No. No.

It’s comment #598!

Congrats Angela… Today is your lucky day!

Saucy said...

I’m way too late but this looked fun anyway. I’m giving away Jonas Brothers tickets on my blog so I hope I generate half as much interest!

I just lurrve giving good stuff away!

April 23, 2009 05:53 AM
? said...

can i put in fridge after i bake (after cool down)

becos i did tried, but it turned hard. but if i didn’t, i scared it’ll spoil.

April 23, 2009 01:59 PM
? said...

can i put in fridge after i bake (after cool down)

becos i did tried, but it turned hard. but if i didn’t, i scared it’ll spoil.

April 23, 2009 01:59 PM
? said...

can i put in fridge after i bake (after cool down)

becos i did tried, but it turned hard. but if i didn’t, i scared it’ll spoil.

April 23, 2009 01:59 PM
? said...

can i put in fridge after i bake (after cool down)

becos i did tried, but it turned hard. but if i didn’t, i scared it’ll spoil.

April 23, 2009 01:59 PM
? said...

can i put in fridge after i bake (after cool down)

becos i did tried, but it turned hard. but if i didn’t, i scared it’ll spoil.

April 23, 2009 01:59 PM
Nyxmyst said...

Hey y’all! I LOVE Paula.. and her food.. gods.

I’m totally addicted. Yep. Addicted. Plus.. I’m hosting a dinner and would so use it. ;)


April 23, 2009 10:50 PM
Sook said...

Paula Deen is my favorite! That is so cool that you got to meet her. I love your blog! One day, I will have to try one of your delicious recipes. Thanks for everything!

April 24, 2009 06:35 AM
Kristin said...

Saw Paula last night in Plano and got a signed copy of her new book. That cake looks soooo yummy, definately want to try it!

April 24, 2009 11:00 PM
Sue said...

I just baked this…it’s in the oven…hope it turns out. Taking it for dinner to friend’s tomorrow (well..ITS not the dinner LOL…home made sushi is for dinner…and this for dessert. :-)

April 25, 2009 02:42 AM
Erica said...

Why can’t I find an email address? I want to send in a photo – can anyone help?

April 25, 2009 03:52 PM
Tabitha said...

Could you do some sports themed cake pops? Boys like cake balls too! I love your website! You have totally inspired me!

April 26, 2009 01:14 AM
~Digitally Kelly~ said...

Hi Bakerella, My friend told me about you after she made your cake pops for her daughters birthday, and i fell in love with those, so i asked her if i could have the recipe and she told me to go to this website and I've been looking since, I can't believe I missed out on a chance to win a signed Paula Deen book, My family and I were on vacation that week. & I know my mom would have loved to have that :) Glad to be following this site, you have the cutest blogs :) ~Kelly~

April 27, 2009 12:34 AM
Sue said...

Mmmmm…made this t take to dinner last night…served it with Strawberries and whipped cream. It was so amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

April 27, 2009 02:25 AM
Bakerella said...

lindsey – you def get the best butter tattoo award!

Erica – it’s on the about page.

April 28, 2009 02:24 AM
Ms. Gee said...

It looks so fudgey and rich and chocolatey and … yum.
I think I just got an extra half inch on my love handle just from looking at it …
Must try this later!

April 28, 2009 04:38 PM
Colby Kids said...

I love all you do. I especially loved the donate life pops. April is National Donate Life Month! Maybe you could bring them back one more time before the month is out!

April 28, 2009 06:39 PM
Emily said...

Oh my, Bakerella, this was a good choice. I made it last night but had to wait for it to cool in the fridge. You can bet that I had truffle cake for breakfast! Yummmy You were right, rich and fudgy. Thanks a lot!

April 29, 2009 03:47 PM
Tara said...

I just made this cake and WOAH…soooo good :) Now I just have to wait to get home, so I can make graduation cap cake balls for my brother’s graduation party :) Any ideas on how I can make the tassels? Thanks again Bakerella!

May 2, 2009 12:53 AM
Cindy said...

The cake on the front cover is our favorite, I have made it a couple times now. There are photos on my blog, it is so good, and I don’t even like chocolate. One would think it would be super rich, but it truly isn’t.

May 6, 2009 03:11 PM
Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

wow…you have so many comments I doubt you will notice this one…but made this for Mothers Day and served it with a raspberry/strawberry sauce! FABULOUS! Thanks for posting it!

May 11, 2009 04:22 PM
From Jabaly... said...

Sooo…I stumbled across this post very late, obviously. But…I have to tell you just how jealous I am that you got to hang out with Bobby…please tell me just how wonderful he was!!!

May 13, 2009 08:07 PM
Bakerella said...

From Jabaly – So nice. And even cuter in person.

May 15, 2009 03:14 AM
cb said...

Made this yesterday evening and it was a HIT!! Thanks for the recipe :)

May 27, 2009 10:13 PM
Karissa said...

You MUST try the Mississippi Mud Bars from Paula's chocolate magazine. They are SO delicious!!!

P.S. I love this blog! So inspirational! Crazy photographs too! :) :) :)

June 17, 2009 01:03 AM
Carina said...

Wow, Bakerella – tried this recipe for the first time last night, fridge overnight, and I've just taken it around my office at work… so much love for it! Everyone's in raptures, thank you!

June 17, 2009 08:38 AM
Alesia said...

Me encanta todo!!! que rico! amo el chocolate!!!

December 4, 2009 11:26 PM
Maggie said...

YUM!!!! I still have this bookmarked from the first day I found your site and randomly clicked on it. My best friend is allergic to flour which is so irritating because she always gets tempted by my creations and I always wish to have her opinon, so I’m always look for flour-free recipes. PLUS this just looks soo good. I love paula and I love choccolate!

April 23, 2010 09:40 PM
DeeElle said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful post! I’m a novice baker, and used a similar recipe this morning, and my cake behaved just like this! Puffed up in the oven, and then totally collapsed. My baking confidence also totally collapsed, so I’m very happy to see this post. I guess I’ll proceed to serve with strawberries and maybe a dollop of creme fraiche, and see how it goes.
Thanks so much for sharing!

April 24, 2010 05:09 PM
Jena said...

I made this cake and kept it in the Springform pan for a day in the fridge, then I made Hershey’s No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake filling and spread that on top of it. Then cooled it in the fridge for another day, then topped with Whipped Cream and Godiva Chocolate squares. Then ate it. Heavenly! Similar to the Cheescake Factory’s Godiva Chocolate Cheescake. You must try it sometime. Thanks so much for posting this cake!!!

July 19, 2010 05:44 PM
sheila @ Elements said...

I made this yesterday as a birthday cake, and it was just perfect!!! It’s the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had!! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!! :) Cheers! sheila

November 23, 2010 11:25 AM
laurel said...

I made this today for my husband and I to eat tomorrow for our wedding anniversary dessert :)
It is in the ref. now…. BUT

When I took it out of the oven the center wasnt SET. Is this how it should be or was it not actually done? lol

Thanks for sharing your amazing work! ;)

April 1, 2011 05:26 PM
maquel said...

Love Paula!! I’ve tried this cake before one word AMAZING!!

April 14, 2011 01:27 PM
cookware tips said...

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December 16, 2011 05:33 AM
Anonymous said...

I made this the oterh day and it was fantastic!

January 30, 2012 02:21 PM
Angela said...

I am soooo jealous you got to meet her! I wanted to go on her cruise a couple years back, but it was canceled! I would love that cook book to pieces (well i’d try and keep in tact…) (;

April 18, 2012 09:45 PM
Christine said...

do you need a springform pan?

April 27, 2012 10:20 PM
Maiya said...

So yummy yay

September 29, 2012 12:26 AM
Lantana said...

Mmmm, chocolate……….as usual, I want to lick my computer screen, great job!


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September 23, 2014 08:20 PM
Beverly Murphy said...

no matter what they say you’ve said about various nationalities are cultures you are one of the best on cooks and bakers I have yet to meet online I enjoy your cake I enjoy your baking meats and various other foods I enjoy the view of the perfect to the T I mean the seasonings are exact thank you and have a great holiday

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