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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.

Yum!

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.

Fudgey!

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.

(TIME’S UP. WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW)
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 random.org’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!

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2,344 comments on “Hey Y’all!”

  1. What a wonderful opportunity–you got to meet her! And the cake looks scrumptious. I’d love the book!

  2. I love Paula b/c her infectious laugh reminds me of my grandma. And being from the south how could I not love butter and all the goodness that Paula makes…and 3 times I have tried to eat at her restaurant the Lady & Sons and all 3 times it was completely booked by 11 a.m. And I want it b/c I'm in the military stationed in Korea and no longer can watch Paula on the food network, makes me so sad :( and Bakerella you can reach me at gigglez82@hotmail.com THANKS! Ya'll ;)

  3. I just love her! My boys (13 & 9) love to hear her say ya'll and my girls (11 & 6) love to help me bake any of her recipes. I made her Lauren's Chocolate Drizzle Pie for Easter and OHHHHH- it was delish! I'm so jealous of your opportunity to meet her!

  4. LOVE Paula Deen! Looks like a yummy recipe!! And a great book! :)
    LACD70@charter.net

  5. I love her “hey yall’s”!! Thanks!
    kylissa@gmail.com

  6. I love watching Paula on food network, and reading your blog. I’m a cookbook collector, and believe it or not I don’t have a Paula Deen cookbook yet. I’d love to have it!

  7. Lucky you meeting Paula Deen!!!

    I love Paula and her boys! And who can resist all that buttery goodness she’s always baking up? Thanks for the chance to win! – Annie –
    thedixiechick1@yahoo.com

  8. I love Paula!

    griffiths.christine[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. I love Paula because she reminds me of the Southern side of the family.
    Love this blog also. Lots of great info. Cant wait to make the cake pops.
    Theresa
    t.costantini@comcast.net
    misstheresaschildcare.blogspot.com

  10. I’d love to have her cookbook!

    Kendra
    kblaidlaw@charter.net

  11. I LOVE PAULA BECAUSE SHE’S REAL/DOWN-TO-EARTH, FUN, AND A GREAT COOK!!!!

  12. She is a great southern cook.
    Liz

  13. Wow!!! What an amazing opportunityit was to meet Paula!! I would love this cookbook because my husband always forgets to get me a Mothers Day present, or wish me a Happy Mother’s Day, or make me breakfast in bed, or ANYTHING. After 12 years, I’ve kinda gotten over it (I know all the mommies out there will pooh-pooh…but he’s not mean, it’s just that he runs a 10-million-dollar restaurant, and Mother’s Day is HUGE, and it consumes him for weeks before and after)…so I’ll be greedy and wish for this cookbook for me!!! Thanks, Bakerella!!

    Shannan J.

    jasonjohnson60446 at msn dot com
    http://www.thejohnsonsjungle.blogspot.com

  14. We ate at the Lady and Sons a few years ago on vacation. My 6 year old is a HUGE Paula Deen fan. HUGE. I would love to have this cookbook to put away for her. Shew would treasure it.

  15. I love your blog and Paula Deen… real baking with real butter! Everything here (and from Paula) looks delicious! Please add me to the pot for the cookbook! Thanks!

    jenniewisser@hotmail.com

  16. Paula is one of my idols… maybe one day I can follow in her footsteps!

    Kristin
    http://www.fatgirlcakes.com

  17. Hi Ya’ll ….from Florida!!!

    Would love to have this cook book!!

    Your awesome, love your blog!

    connie@everythingiced.com

  18. I saw Paula in Chicago and she was so warm and funny! I’ve made several of her recipes but don’t have the cookbook and would love to have a signed copy!Belinda
    campbs@mchsi.com

  19. I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Paula book. You see, I’m 16 and while most teenagers idolize some celebrity singer,or actress, my idol is Paula Deen! While most teens are out partying, I’m in the kitchen baking up sweets. I’m planning to go to culinary school too and major as a pastry chef? I love Paula’s country flair and she makes me proud to be a southern belle lol. She was coming to a city near me to speak and cook but unfortunately her tickets were sold out.(TEAR) She was supposed to do a book signing there too and that’s why I’d love this book. Thanks?
    Taylor
    tayshops@fuse.net

  20. I would love to give this to my grandma as a Mother’s Day gift. When I was little we would sit and watch Paula on TV together.

  21. Thanks for sharing so much of your experience and knowledge of baking! Thanks for your give-aways…they are great! I love Paula and would love to have her cookbook, but would have to give it to my mom for mother’s day. She derserves it!

  22. Oh my…Paula. I adore her. What is there NOT to love about her? She’s just amazing. Thanks for the chance to win her book!

    Sally B.
    thekyrainbow@gmail.com

  23. Sounds like the perfect day!
    I would love to win that book!!

  24. I love Paula – I have a photo with her (cardboard cutout!) taken when we were in Savannah last fall!

  25. I would love to give this cookbook to my mother. She loves to cook! Who knows, you might even have some of her recipes if you’ve seen Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. Mom loves to cook with butter, sugar…certainly not calorie free.

  26. I’d love to have that cookbook! She is just wonderful :)

  27. I love Paula because what’s not to love?

  28. I love Paula! She just makes me feel happy. I’ve made several of her recipes and they are always great! I don’t have any of her books yet, and would love to own one!

    sarahdee701@yahoo.com

  29. …Oh girl, I love that cake and I love Paula too! I make a mean southern fried chicken thanks to Miss Paula – her recipes are fantastic just like her…

    …Yeah, count me in for this book please… And how cute are you and your mom?! Seriously… ;o)

    …Blessings… :o)

  30. Oh, pick me! This would be sooo neat to have :)

  31. Love Paula Deen; even managed to get my 5 year old hooked on her. ANd it would be a great birthday gift for myself tomorrow!

  32. Oh man I would love to have this book! she is hilarious and funny!! I love watching her shows!!

  33. I would LOVE to win this book! How sweet of you to give this up. I adore Paula, even stopped at her restaurant on our drive to FL.

    ~Angel

  34. I LOVE to watch her on Food Network! She is so darn funny, and I’ve used several of her recipes, and haven’t found one I didn’t like yet! I would absolutely love to have her book!

    Pick Me! Please?! LOL

  35. I love Paula! Her shows are delightful and her recipes are fantastic. And as Grandma used to say, you have to use butter to make it taste good. Thank you for the wonderful chance to win the book. Have a wonderful day!

  36. I'd love to give this wonderful signed cookbook to my mom for Mother's Day. She would love it!
    <3
    jena.marie@verizon.net

  37. Yum!Yum!Yum. I think I’m gonna be drooling all day over that picture. I have my chocoholic niece staying with me for a month or so and I think she will LOVE making this one with me. Yah!

    I so hope I win this cookbook. I’ve never tried any of Paula’s recipes but I am open to anything that’s fun and scrumptious!

  38. I haven’t personally made any of her recipes (yet!) but my coworker made her lemon blossoms and they are YUM. I plan to make them soon.

  39. Love her cookbooks (I can read them like novels)!

  40. Wow I would love to have this cookbook. I love to cook and try new recipes but most have weird ingredients. Paula is just a hometown girl who makes and eat REAl food.

    I love that about her.

  41. I love Paula Deen because she just seems to enjoy life so much! And, I would sure enjoy winning this cookbook.
    Re: the cake — I have made a similar one, and to make it extra rich and fabulous, I have added a cloud of whipped cream (plain or sometimes flavored)into the center just before serving. Gilding the lily, yes, but so delicious!

  42. How exciting to meet her!! I haven’t met a Paula recipe YET that I don’t like. I would LOVE to surprise my mom or sis w/ that book for Mother’s day…after I peruse it myself, of course!!

  43. That cake looks amazing!!! I, too, have the magazine and haven’t made anything but I do love looking at all the yummy goodies. I’m actually going to make the cake this afternoon. Thank you!!

  44. Hi! As a long-time lurker on your blog (love it!) and a homesick American in Sweden who is on a diet, I can think of nothing better than one of Paula’s cookbooks to brighten my day… btw, the cake looks AMAZING! Thanks!

  45. My cookbook collection is fledgling, so this would be great!

    twirlandswirl at gmail!

  46. I heart Paula because she is genuine.

    She isn’t perfect. Her show isn’t so choreographed that if she makes a mistake it is awful, she just giggles and goes on.

    But the best thing about her is that she loves her food, and she isn’t afraid to show it.

    PS. My children in the background are saying this…

    Dear Bakerella,
    My mom is obsessed with Paula. Please give her the book, or we’ll never hear the end of it.

    Signed,
    The chips

  47. I love Paula and her upbeat attitude. I tell my husband she would be the neighbor I would love to have move in next door!
    laneo3@yahoo.com

  48. She’s funny…
    She’s beautiful…
    She makes hot sons I’d like to Cougar…
    She has a true rags to riches story…
    She really wants me to have this book…

    thecupcakemom@comcast.net
    Jen

  49. hey y’all :)
    I like Paula because she’s sweet and down to earth… not a phoney baloney :)

    Thx for the contest!

  50. I just love her accent and love for cooking

  51. (Chocolate + Butter) x Paula Deen = AWESOME

  52. Love her!! Sometimes you just need some good old all American cooking and she is amazing!! Yummy!! I would love to have her book!

  53. wow! you met Paula Deen!!!
    I just love her down to earth fun personality- just finished her book about her life and – I love her more. Her recipes all come out great!!
    And I would want the cookbook to keep my “Paulaesque” dishes coming out of the kitchen. And butter—- it is the magical ingredient!! :)
    thanks for this contest!!!
    -ronnie

  54. hey y’all…
    I love butter, real vanilla, Paula Deen and Bakerella!
    You both make me smile!!!!
    I heart your photos and your recipes…
    xoxo
    Cheryl

  55. Hey ya’ll I just love ooey gooey chocolate!

  56. I love Paula because she started her own business at home. That’s pretty awesome.

  57. What’s not to love? She’s southern. She’s a fantastic cook. She holds NOTHING back (have you read her autobiography?) And she loves butter and chocolate! LOL!

    I’d LOVE her cookbook. I have one my mom bought me and I’ve checked the others out of the library time and time again. You should try her butter pecan ice cream!

  58. Hey Y’all…..Life is better with butter!!

  59. She’s great. I haven’t the opportunity to look at one of her cookbooks so it would be great to have one. And thanks for the chance!

    Peace
    Jill
    cerridwin@gmail.com

  60. Oh, oh, oh, oh! Paula and chocolate! I would love to win the book because who wouldn’t want a book by Paula? marci@stringham.name

  61. I love Paula’s recipes, of course. But I especially love when she cooks for her husband, Michael, and he gets so excited about what she’s making. He always says “I can’t hardly wait” and that just cracks me up.

  62. What a great weekend you had! What fun, meeting Paula. Maybe one day you’ll be a guest on one of her shows. How fantastic that would be?! You could say, “ya’ll” a lot!

  63. Butter, love it, Paula, love her, y’all are just great!

  64. I love reading cookbooks. wolfe_kathy@hotmail.com

  65. Well, I do love butter…and chocolate. I watch Paula on TV, but have never made any of her recipes.

  66. Hello, I’m another -ella, Joycerella is my name! I love to bake, I love chocolate, I love Paula’s recipes. Please, please, randomly draw me!

  67. You are right. It would be a great Mothers Day present. For me!
    Love it.

  68. Wow! What a fun day you had and what a great giveaway!

    I would love, love, love this for my mom. She loves to cook and Paula is one of her favorites! She would be over the moon to have something so special.

    loveyfinkelstein [at] mindspring[dot] com

    :)

  69. Hey Y’all! I was just in Savannah GA! We didn’t get a chance to go to Paula’s restaurant but I would love to have that book to try some of her recipes! She is a riot on TV!
    robynccgirl@gmail.com

  70. I am so glad I found your site ! I just love the things you come up with ! My son also gives you a “BIG” thumbs up for your Pokemon Pikachu creation ! ! !
    Love Paula, too !
    We just moved here from Germany so we could use all the help we can get, as far as cookbooks….LOL !
    Thanks again !
    Nicole ;o)
    Pickynicky@insight.rr.com

  71. I love her enthusiasm and her food. When my mom and I took our first ever girls trip last summer to Savannah her tour was first on our list with dinner at her restauran. Our tour company had a major mixup and the short story is we missed both the tour and our advance reservations! We did eat at Bubba’s and it was great.

  72. I love Paula Deen because she is authentic. She cooks from her heart, and you can watch her on tv and know she loves it. What an inspiration!

  73. I Love Paula because she reminds me of how my grandmother used to cook! In all its buttery wonderfulness! That Cake looks mighty yummy.. I might have to try it!!!

    Keli.Cherry@yahoo.com

  74. Paula’s one of the reasons that I miss the Food Network sooooo much! She’s part of what’s so great about American cooking. I’ll bet that book has her red Velvet recipe in it. I WANT it.

    Ann
    APO AE (US military overseas)

  75. I love Paula! That woman is a queen when it comes to doling out lessons of butter meets chocolate meets drrooooooolllll…. :)

    I hope I get picked!

    Greetings from Iraq!

  76. Hey!
    I don’t really know what I should say, so:

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

    azuredragon832@gmail.com

  77. Paula is just awesome. I love her and have actually made alot of her dishes and posted them. She has made cooking cool!!!I am going to a her newcook book promo on Thursday so i am excited I would love that cookbook I dont have that one I have 3 others. Paula is just a genuine true southen charmer and my inspiration in the kitchen.

  78. I love my mama…but I would keep this one!!

  79. Can’t beat a southern accent and good southern food. Enough said!

  80. I just love Paula! Sorry I don’t have a blog but here’s my email! Thanks for your great blog :)

    pouncequik@yahoo.com

  81. I love Paula Deen, and I love your blog!

  82. I love butter and am ashamed to admit that I have never tried one of her recipes (that I know of). That and I truly love a great cookbook.

  83. Hey y’all!

  84. How awesome to have met her… I would settle for an amazing autographed cook book!
    janicegreer@yahoo.com

  85. Looks like a great way to spend a day!

  86. What a fantastic giveaway, y’all! I can only imagine how excited you were to get to meet Paula!

  87. Butter! My cooking teacher always says, “EVOO so your chicken doesn’t stick to the pan and a chunk of butter for FLAVOR!!”

  88. Well, in our house, we call her "Miss Paula." You know, just 'cause :) I've always loved her but she was the first chef on tv that my daughter loved. We've made some of her recipes together & she got Miss Paula's cookbook for kids in her Easter basket this year. We're just big 'ole fans here!

  89. I would love the book! I have tried several of Paula’s recipes they are always outstanding.

    Gwen
    howellmg@ainweb.net

  90. I would love to have that cook book because I’m a born and bred Southerner, living in the North. My friends all love when I make Southern food to try to enlighten them on how it’s REALLY done down there.

  91. I love Paula Deen’s magazine and I love it that she’s a southern cook! I grew up in the south so I relate….everything tastes better with lots of butter!!!

    I would love this cook book for my collection.

    Thanks!
    Stephanie
    steffryan@gmail.com

  92. Fingers crossed – would love this book as a mothers day gift – this lady is fantastic.

  93. Have you ever tried Paula’s French Toast Casserole recipe? It’s AMAZING! I love her! Duffgc@aol.com

  94. Hey, y’all!

    That cake looks amazing, I might just have to try it.

    Paula is a personal hero of mine. To go from nothing and become so successful doing something she loves is amazing. And the fact that she’s not a ‘classically trained’ chef just makes her awesome.

  95. I’ll bet you had the best time! I love Paula. I was in Savannah and had the wonderful opportunity to meet her Yummy, I mean really nice sons. Got my picture made with them and my kids. I would LOVE to have this cookbook!!!
    Julie
    julieklewis@comcast.net

  96. Oh what a fabulous giveaway!! I would definitely be giving this to my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day, she’s a HUGE Paula fan (and shares her name). I just know she would adore this book to add to her growing collection of favorites!

  97. Ok, so who wouldn’t want to win a Paula Deen cookbook that is signed. Love her….Hey y’all!
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Moejoedesigns.blogspot.com

  98. I love PD. She is always laughing and having a good time. I loved watching her on Oprah last year when she dropped the bowl into the mixer!! LOL

  99. I love Paula. She’s like the ultimate Grandma who you know spoils her grandbabies to death.

  100. You lucky gal! And I want a taste of that cake!!
    The book would be an amazing M-day gift for my boyfriend’s mom.
    myxomatosisthief@yahoo.com

  101. Oh lucky you!! Hope I’m lucky enough to win it!!

    You and you’re mom are so cute and look so much alike!!

    ~TidyMom

  102. Hey Y’all! My Mom was just saying to me yesterday she’d love to find a really great true southern recipe for fried chicken, well what better person to turn to for that than Paula Deen! It would be a great Mom’s Day gift for my Mommy. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    –And I always use lots of real butter!

  103. Being from Georgia (with parents from middle/South Ga) I LOVE Paula! Everything she makes is like home to me! (butter, mayonnaise, cream cheese and all!) Not to mention, I LOVE to bake!

    Meredith
    mere.hartley@gmail.com

  104. OMG!! What a special weekend! I missed my family reunion this weekend, due to the awful weather. There is ALWAYS a recipe (or two…or ten) from Paula on our family reunion tables. My entire family is infatuated!!! How could you go wrong with anything that Paula makes?

  105. I love butter AND Paula Dean. Not only her cooking but her story as well. Plus, Paula reminds me of my own sweet Mum who lives 700 miles away from me.

    pamelamunsellATaolDOTcom

  106. Paula is one of my favorites! And she makes the good old Southern food…YUMMY

  107. OOOOOH Bakerella!!!! I just salivate when I see pics of your magical creative creations…and now?? I’m so envious that you got to meet PAULA! The Queen! I’ve loved watching that girl from way back and it’s been so fun to watch her over the years. I’ve always been drawn to all things “Southern” and finally live down here. One dream I have is to meet Ms. Dean. Her story is such an inspiration to me. Don’t know if I’ll win or not, but even though I’m envious you got to meet her…I’m thrilled for you!!!

  108. I love the flavor butter holds on my tongue I just try not to look down and see where it ended up. I love my frostings and other baked goods made with it, the flavors are agonizingingly wonderful because of this glorious stick of yum. Yep I’ve seen on the pages of Paula she’s not afraid to use it for all the good it can do. I’d love to add her to my CB Hall of Fame, to let the other cooksbooks saddle up and take notice to a woman that sprung forth like a daffodill on a spring morning, to see a “woman that worked hard for the money”. That’s why I’d like her book :) She is amazing

  109. Yes,I too love Paula Deen and watch her show everyday. Her personality is just so warm that you can’t help but smile when she’s on. I’m so happy for all of her success she truly deserves it.nikkib74@comcast.net

  110. This would make my Mom’s day and I really love my Mom.

    groovy_laurie(at)yahoo(dot)com

  111. Paula and I have something in common that we love, Southern Cooking.

  112. Ill love Paula, shes so funny and i love to bake, but most of all i would like to give this book to my mother as a mothers day present, she enjoys baking and reading cookbooks
    Thans for the recipe
    Amalia
    my email aandaraw@hotmail.com

  113. I love to eat and you're giving away a cookbook <3

    My BLOG

  114. My Mom would LOVE this!!She’s a huge fan. We went to Savanna and met Paula 6 yrs ago-she’s super nice.
    twoheckels@aol.com
    Susan =)

  115. YUM…that cakes looks so good. I’m def. going to have to try this one! I just love Paula to pieces! She makes the best food, is so down-to-earth, and don’t you just love that laugh of hers :)?! I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  116. I love everything about her, but her humor and her relationship with her son’s are at the top of the list. Thank you for the contest.

  117. Chocolate cake…yummy! I think that’s what I need on this very rainy Monday morning.

  118. Hey y’all! We love butter! Yum! Love your site too Bakerella! Awesomeness!

  119. I love her!! She is so down to earth and her recipes are DELICIOUS!! I can’t wait to make the flourless cake recipe!!

    meganpennington@mac.com

  120. Paula was on Wait, wait, don’t tell me (NPR) this weekend and was hysterical! I don’t know her recipes (except that she uses lots of butter) but I think she is a riot! Would love to try some southern cooking – since I am temporarily in the south this year!

  121. I love Paula. I think she is the funniest person and the sweetest mom to her boys. And the few recipes of hers that I’ve tried.. I’ve loved!! Please let me win!! :-)

  122. I love butter! I used to work for a restaurant that was known for its flourless chocolate truffle cake…how cool that it is so simple to make!

  123. Ahhh…would love to give myself this as a Mother’s Day gift! Last year I got a dust buster. :-| Anyway, one of my fave things about Paula is that she isn’t afraid to lick her fingers on tv. :-) Thanks!

  124. I think butter makes everything taste better!!!! My husband is in the AF and we are in Okinawa, Japan so I don’t get to watch her anymore but I used to watch Paula Deen religiously!! Now, I keep an eye on your website the same way!!!
    Kristin
    jkfriscia1@gmail.com

  125. I’m not typically a chocolate cake fan but if it is as gooey as it looks, count me in for a slice! I *heart* Paula!

    kdinct@gmail.com

  126. That cake looks delicious! I am willing to convert all the ounces and everything for I live in Holland!

  127. Can you say BUUUUUUUUTERRRRRRRR, We love Paula and her sons are yummmmmmmy cute!
    C Merola
    merolafamily@cox.net

  128. What a great giweaway, I’d love to have that book!

  129. I’d love to be able to give the book to my mother for mother’s day. She’s a great cook and loves Paula.

  130. Paula is AMAZING! My daughter and I cook with her cooking with kids book and would love to add this one to our collection!
    Thanks!
    Abbie
    aecomber@bsu.edu

  131. I love to bake for my husband and we both love Paula. And Bakerella.

    Thanks,
    Carol

  132. I love Paula!! I tried a new recipe for Easter and it was one of hers…it was the favorite for the whole dinner!!

  133. I love Paula Deen and the fact that she is not afraid of butter! Plus, that would be a great Mother’s Day gift for my mom. :-)

  134. Would love a new cookbook-Paula and Bakerella inspire me!

  135. I LOVE Paula! My MOM LOVES Paula! You’re right–PERFECT Mother’s Day gift. I want/NEED that signed book, my mom would flip! Please pass the butta!
    p.s. How totally fun for you!

  136. My family wold be so relieved that they didn’t have to go out to the mall on a sunday mrning, and get me the last thing on the shelf that I couldn’t possibly use, and hand it to me in the store bag…
    I would be relieved that I didn’t have to act surprised or grateful abou the package of vacuum bags tht they got me –
    Thanks for the chance at a Happy Mother’s day!!

  137. I love that Paula makes me feel like it’s actually a GOOD thing to eat butter. Lots of butter.

  138. my mother and i LOVE paula deen! this would be the perfect Mother’s Day present.

    you are so darn sweet, bakerella!

  139. I have become very passionate about cooking since I got married last Dec in Australia. Paula is very funny. I am 36 and could barely boil water. Now I have an Herb garden and cook all the time and I also LOVE your blog. I scrapbook and am a visual person and think you need to put all this in a book for NEWBIES…I usually will not buy a cookbook if I cant see pictures. With you…You get the whole process of pictures. THANKS so much. I wish you also cooked MEALS…and not just yummy stuff. melissaobi@yahoo.com
    usaustraliascrapbooking.blogspot.com

  140. I’d love to win!

  141. I LOOOOOOVE Paula!!! She’s so funny, it just cracks me up the way that she adds so much butter and cream to everything she cooks. But as the great woman says “Fat means Flavor”!!

    My over-developed sense of kitch means that I would almost literally kill someone to get my hands on a signed copy of a Paula Deen book… but perhaps you can save someone’s life by sending it to me instead?

  142. I LOOOOOOVE Paula!!! She’s so funny, it just cracks me up the way that she adds so much butter and cream to everything she cooks. But as the great woman says “Fat means Flavor”!!

    My over-developed sense of kitch means that I would almost literally kill someone to get my hands on a signed copy of a Paula Deen book… but perhaps you can save someone’s life by sending it to me instead?

  143. I actually had a similar recipe I wanted to make for the longest time…just sitting on the desk. I’ll have to try this one now. Love the visuals. They’re so helpful.

    joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

  144. The reason I love Paula is because she is so “real” and down to earth! I also like that she bakes and cooks with real butter, etc…no talk of calories, just yummy food! :)
    That flourless chocolate cake looks like a giant brownie! :)

  145. Bakerella…I too have the Chocolate and Paula Dean magazine …I beat ya to the flourless cake thou..it was great!
    I would treat that cookbook so good…I would love to have it. And if I couldn’t meet Paula…I’m happy you did!
    zetatwain@aol.com

  146. Yummy! My husband loves chocolate so I’ll give this one a try. Love Paula as well! Love her receipes, especially the ones with BUTTER! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kparker910@earthlink.net

  147. Hey Y’all—-
    I am so jealous that you got to meet Paula Deen’s sons, *ahem*—I mean, her! I love her because she is so “real.” And I love butter for the same reason……and I love you for the same reason ; ).

  148. I love her gooey butter cakes, Yum!

  149. lamrp26@gmail.com

    I love a woman who can bake with REAL BUTTER and not count calories. This is why I heart Paula! And Bakerella!

  150. I love watching Paula on tv and can’t wait to try this recipe (my son can’t have wheat so I love finding recipes I don’t have to convert! Thanks for the give away.

  151. I am soooo jealous! I have always wanted to meet Paula. She reminds me so much of my beautiful grandmother, who is no longer with us. But every time I hear Paula’s voice, it takes me back to my childhood cooking lessons with my Grandma.

  152. Yeah, i pretty much love Paula too:) I’m trying very hard to become a good cook (it’s slow work!) and I’ve tried a few of her recipes that I loved. So, yeah, a signed cookbook of hers??? Heaven! Thank you so much for being willing to give it up!

  153. oh.butter, EVERYTHING tatses good with butter!!!!!!!
    Hi from Australia x

  154. I love Paula Deen because she cooks using ingredients that I have on hand. Most of her recipes are easy to follow, and they always turn out tasting pretty wonderful!

    Oh… I hope I win!!!

  155. How cool is that!

    The cake looks amazing, and I sure would love to make it and all the other goodies in the cookbook.

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you send our way.

    Louise

    shoemaker@yucca.net

  156. Hi you all!!!
    Here in Spain we have never heard about Paula, it is for that, that I would love to have that book.
    Thank you for your giveaways….
    Love from Spain
    Marta

  157. I would love to win the cookbook! I love Paula Deen because she started out as just a “regular” hard-working mom and she cooks “country” home-cooking which is a must around here!

    Love your website!
    Take care,
    Debra Graybeal
    debra@mysocalledbloglife.com

  158. Aww luckyyyy! I love Paula because she licks her fingers. LOL, I think she is wonderful and it’s nice to see some full fat rich and buttery recipes! I would love to have her book!!!

    http://inspirecakes.blogspot.com/

  159. Isn’t she the best?! I’d love get this for my nephew who is an aspiring chef. He got to meet Paula once and adores her, but didn’t come away with anything as good as this!

  160. I just adore Paula Deen! I’m so glad to know she’s just as sweet and funny in person. I’m a Food Network addict, so I would LOVE to have this book on my shelf so I could start trying out some of her delicious recipes.

  161. I started watching Paula when I would come home from college for the weekend and my mom refused to miss her show. This would be an awesome mother’s day gift!

  162. Hello,

    Hey Y’all!!! I would love to win this wonderful Paula Deen cook book from you for my 15 year old daughter. She loves to cook and Paula Deen and Rachael Ray are her two favorite cooks. She tapes them and watches later if she doesn’t have time. She is certainly the cook in the family. I make the average meals and she always cooks with that extra somin’ somin’. She would be thrilled beyond thrilled to have an autographed book from her. Have a great day!

  163. I've seen her a couple of times on TV! She looks wonderful and I would love the cookbook <3

    anira.angel@gmail.com

  164. I don’t know Paula but I would like to have her book to try out more of her recipes as the one presented here simply look so yummy!

    Btw, I love chocolate and all chocolate infused foods! :)

  165. “hey, yall!” Butter goes without say…everything tastes better with butter on it! I would love to win the book for mothers day. I am a big fan of Paul’s.

    hardyR_01@msn.com

  166. Oh how I would love to win this cookbook!!

    I love Paula and I love her books (of course I don’t have this one).

    Pick me please :)

    Kismet.blogs.com

  167. pick me, pick me! I love Paula's recipes. Her Mac&Cheese is the best. :-) You can reach me at http://5atc.blogspot.com

  168. Butter makes EVERYTHING taste better!

    I can be contacted through my blog.

  169. Should have left an e-mail with earlier post. I’m just off work and thinking about CAKE!

    dppitzer@hotmail.com

  170. her butter burgers are the best!

  171. I’ve just gotta love someone so full of life and who isn’t afraid to use butter … Paula Deen rocks!

  172. I have tried Paula’s recipes before and they have made me look like a cooking pro. I haven’t tried a dessert though and you have inspired me…AGAIN! That cake looks devastatingly delicious.

  173. I moved from my childhood in the south to San Francisco 2 1/2 years ago and sometimes I think Paula Deen is the only connection to real food that I have. Everything here is so fancy and small sometimes!

  174. My best friend is completely in love with her and would be so excited if I gave this to her!

    Her recipes never fail to impress!

    stellarsummer (@) gmail.com

  175. I think the number one reason I love butter is that it’s been so darn long since I’ve eaten it. Oh, but back when I did – bread ‘n butter sandwiches. That alone was reason enough.

  176. Paula Dean, my cholesterol has risen, but your recipes are well worth it!

  177. Well, I’m a big fan of Paula deen, and more importantly, it’s my very first Mother’s Day as a Mother!! My little eight month old doesn’t really understand what’s going on, but my husband is planning a wonderful night!

    Yay for Mommies!

  178. I love your blog AND Paula Deen! The cookbook would be an awesome Mother’s Day gift for my mom. :-) Keep up your fantastic work!!

  179. Love, love Paula Deen, chocolate and butter. Hey, Ya’ll! My mom would love this cookbook!

    chgoest@sbcglobal.net

  180. I love Paula because she is everything southern! Her and her husband remind me of a Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus! and I also love that she loves butter as much as I do! =)

    maricor.sicat@gmail.com

  181. Oh how awesome! I love Paula and I love butter! Do I really have to explain WHY? Who doesn’t?! :)

  182. Hey Ya’ll! How fun for you to have the chance to meet Paula and her sons in person. They are such a nice family and they’ve turned me on to the fun of using butter again in my food. Yeah, chocolate cake!

  183. Her food is down home! And I love her laugh!

  184. I LOVE Paula! If I can eat that much butter the rest of my life and still look as good as she does for her age, my life would be complete! Also, I was going to start a diet tomorrow, but now I’ll have to make this cake instead! Thanks for blogging!

  185. I would love to win this cookbook!!! I absolutely adore Paula Deen!!! I actually wrote a paper on her a couple of weeks ago for one of my hospitality classes. I love her and butter!!!

    marlethabooker@yahoo.com

  186. I saw her a few weeks back. I find her to be one of the most inspirational women I have ever met!

  187. Paula is so much fun to watch, and her recipes are no fuss and it’s food people like to eat (even if most of the time they shouldn’t). She’s great! :)
    http://deborahsw.blogspot.com/

  188. oh wow the cake looks delicious!

  189. I just love how "real" Paula is!
    Just like a good friend you can sit & have coffee with (and something wonderful made with "butter"!) I would love to meet her also!

  190. At first I was confused by this Southern Lady with all her charm and passion for butter. I wanted to reject her, for the most part because my mom loved her and was happy as all get out because she was just getting remarried at the time. I was …rebelling. But now that I’m in the dark strange world of (small) city living, I’ve come to miss the warmth of home and that Paula brings it to me on the food network. When I am stirring batters alone in my small bedroom. In the dark. Paula Deen takes me back to watching FN with my mom and I’d have to decide between keeping it for myself or giving it to my mom for mother’s day.

    Thank you. I love the blog.

    Heather, hziegenm[at]umich.edu

  191. i love everything about this lady, and love what she loves! Man, I knead this book!!

    Hehe, hey yall out there too!! Bakerella by the way…you are a total inspiration! i love dropping by everytime there’s an update!!!

    and before I forget..

    youknees@gmail.com
    http://dolce.swaymyway.com

  192. I love Paula, but my mom loves her even more!! You said it, it’ll be a great mothers day present ;)

    Thank you Bakerella for this enormously kind gesture!!

    (marilu.trevino@gmail.com)

  193. I love this! It would be perfect for my mother, especially considering she loves cakes!

  194. I love Paula because just seems so real! I trust that her recipes are going to be good because she looks like she enjoys the food she makes and isn’t stick thin like all of those other females on the food network [what is with that anyway?]! I like to know that the cook eats what they make before I bother trying their recipe!

  195. I heart Paula Deen, chocolate and butter! :)

    (bmgarrett@gmail.com)

  196. You just can’t get enough butter…or Paula Deen in your life!

  197. I absolutely adore Paul Deen. Her cooking and style remind me of the way my family cooked when I was growing up. I would love to have that cookbook.

  198. I LOVE Paula! She is down to earth and also she has gone from a difficult past to raise her boys alone and really become successful. And she understands butter is a necessity to a fulfilled life! Reallyi nice of you to give this away!

    Jan J. janschop at aol.com
    bluewillowgirls.blogspot.com

  199. Paula is just so darn friendly…at least she seems to be “on TV”. I am so happy to hear you were able to confirm that in real life. My Mother-in-Law is the best cook…and she would absolutely love this book. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift from her son and I.
    Thanks for the chance to win…and for giving up this gift!

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