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!

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2,344 comments on “Hey Y’all!”

  1. Being a Southern gal myself, she reminds me of so many wonderful strong women that I’ve known in my life. And she makes some pretty tasty stuff, too! :)


  2. Wow! Despite my boyfriend complaining about her accent, I still watch her show whenever I can. I grew up in North and South Carolina, and everything she makes has a feeling of home.

    Plus if Jesus weren’t around, Paula would be my grandmother’s savior. She has all her cookbooks and has eaten at her restaurant and even has a decorative plate with “best dishes” on it.

    She’d surely love it.

    jllunsfo (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Hey y’all…I just love her…she is so funny…
    would love to win this…
    Sweet Blessings…

  4. :) I’d love to win…

    (And that cake looks delish, by the way.)

  5. Hey Bakerella! I love baking, reading your blog and watching Paula on T.V. In fact, I watched her Sunday morning. I’d love to own one of her books.

    I just love your giveaways. Hopefully I’ll win one, soon. ;)

  6. I adore Paula Deen – I love her story, her attitude and her fun spirit – she reminds me so much of my aunt/god-mother. And, anyone who puts together an entire publication dedicated to chocolate is my kind of gal!!

  7. Love Bakerella! Love Paula! LOVE chocolate! What could be better than baking all the recipes from Paula’s cookbook that I won from Bakerella?? Hope today’s my lucky day because I need one today. Blessings to you!

    kevindormer @ hotmail . com

  8. Me me me! I love Paula!

    mclaughlin.miranda @ g m a i l . c o m

  9. Her recipes are just like my grandmother used to make. Butter butter and more butter! Love Paula!

  10. Hey Y’all! I love Paula and butter!

  11. I love Paula, although I know she wants us ALL to have heart attacks with the butter in her recipes. Still, so so yummy!

  12. Yummy! I love her taco soup recipe and her mini cheesecakes with pb cubs inside.

  13. I just love Paula and all her buttery goodness. My husband took me for a taping of Paula’s Party. You are right…she is absolutely delightful and hilarious in person.

  14. Paula Deen looks like my aunt, cooks like my grandmother and has a Southern accent just like my grandfather. She reminds me of home!


    Thank you!

  15. Love Paula and would love to have her cookbook!

  16. OMG, this would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift! This is my third Mother’s Day so could you please send it to my husband who has had to be told what to get me every year so far! It would be a wonderful surprise. I Love Love Love Paula! and her sons!
    I think I’ll be making this cake for Mother’s Day! (I’m a police officer which explains the corny email address. But I’m the most domesticated girly officer you will ever meet!)

  17. I just love her — she’s so cool :)

  18. I love watching Paula’s show on Food Network… who cares if she uses a few sticks of butter (or buttah!) everything always looks so delicious!!!

  19. Who doesn’t love Paula’s infectious nature of love and happiness!? It makes me happy just watching her!

  20. I want Paula’s book because she’s familiar with those three main ingredients in French cooking: butter, butter, and butter.

    jannahswink(at)gmail :-)

  21. Looks like you had a FUN weekend! I think Paula is SO great- especially when a recipe calls for ‘a cup of cheddar cheese’ and she throws in another handful OR TWO, just because… love it!

  22. Paula shows everyone that a real woman from an adverse situation can hit it big by being passionate about something she loves. I just love her! So envious that you got to meet her, but I would love the book to ease my pain. LOL!

  23. Hey y’all!!!

    Well, what’s not to love about Paula! She’s a southern girl, she’s a great cook, she fought her way through lots of problems and adversity, and worked her way to becming a great success – a great role model to us all! But it’s the food. The recipes, the butter, the wonderul comfort foods and delightful way she gives us permisson to enjoy these things that endears her to us all!

    By the way, I’d LOVE to have this book! Thanks for the chance, Becky G.

  24. I’ve got to bake that cake!!!

  25. My husband is a Chef, so we are all about good food and that what Paula is about. I’ve tried many of her recipes from Food Network and would be thrilled to have one of her cookbooks.

  26. Oooh, that’d be nice to have! jillybean152 at hotmail dot com

  27. I love Paula Deen’s desserts! Her Southwest Georgia Pound Cake is to die for! (and fairly easy to make) I have yet to be disappointed by one of her recipes! mmm…I would love to win this book!

  28. Butter + cream = yum!

    mmga_kc at yahoo

  29. Great prize – I’d love to win the book. I adore Paula!!

  30. Mmmm, chocolate! I would love this to give as a Mother’s Day gift!

  31. Wow! I can’t believe you got to meet Paula! She is adorable to say the least! I can’t wait to see you on Food Network too :) I’ll be able to say- I remember when…

    Love U, Love Paula…Love your blog! You are such an inspiration!

  32. I want Paula to be my grandma! I can imagine visiting Grandma Paula and all the delicious food she would make for me. But since she is not I will settle for the cookbook and make her food myself.

  33. Oh mylanta!! She is amazing. (And for the record: sometimes I eat toast just as an excuse to have butter.)

  34. I like watching her shows because she’s so funny and the southern accent just makes it better. I also admire that she’s not afraid to use a lot of fat like a lot of other cooks out there. Plus her deserts are usually really rich and decadent and I LOVE that.


  35. I love her! It’s like having a piece of home here in the North!!!

  36. Hey Y’all

  37. I love Paula- seems so down-to-earth. I love hearing the story of how she met her husband probably the best.

  38. I love Paula because she’s so real. She’s not counting fat grams or calories or worried about it being organic or ‘good for you’. She cooks because she loves cooking and that’s the best way to cook!!

  39. I love Paula Deen because even on her “healthy eats” show she couldn’t resist using at least 1 stick of butter. For Easter this year I went through 5 pounds of butter so I know I could use this cookbook :)

  40. To quote Paula – butter makes everything better. I just love her!

  41. “Hey Y’all!!” I love Paula, butter – everything! I remember when watching her her show once she said something like “Every good recipe starts with a stick of butter and a cup of cream.” LOVE IT!!

  42. I love baking and I looove Bakerella! Plus, my mom would pee her pants.. maybe actually literally!

  43. Hi, Bakerella!
    A friend introduced me to your blog when it was Easter Cake Pop time, and I’m HOOKED! I was raised on butter and gravy, I think, in an infinite amount of combinations. While I’ve been able to limit my gravy consumption as an adult, I just can’t quit butter…I only buy margarine when I bake Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies that won’t crisp without “oleo.” We’re big fans of Paula’s around here, too–she’s my go-to girl when it’s Bunco night and I need a fun recipe. Of course, my next baking project? More cake pops! Thanks for doing what you do!
    :) Kristi

  44. I want it because I don’t know how to cook!

  45. Love Paula Deen and Love Butter!
    And we say, “hey, y’all” where I live all the time.

  46. How fun for you. She seems so nice. I’d love to meet her, glad to hear that she was nice in person!

  47. The book would be such a great Mother’s Day gift! :)

  48. She’s funny. She’s down-to-earth. She doesn’t put fruit in stuffing.

  49. I would love to give it to my Momma for mother’s day. This is our first mother’s day apart- they just moved to TN!

  50. Hey Miss Bakerella!!! What a nice thing for you to do. I love Paula because she’s genuine and authentic. I love her figuire, her laugh, her sense of humor, and her cooking. Who doesn’t find comfort in several sticks of butter and a couple pounds of sugar…not to mention the slab of bacon, cornbread and gravy on the side…DIVINE!!!

  51. I love her! She is so down to earth and I love watching her cooking shows.


  52. I love Paula! I’ve made several of her recipes, and they are yummy.

  53. I would love this cookbook! Everything is better with BUTTER!! She inspired us to start using cast iron too, soooooo worth it!!!! That is so amazing that you had a chance to meet her face to face!

  54. I love watching Paula…she makes me laugh. And her book would make wonderful gift for my mom for her birthday and Mother’s Day (they’re on the same day this year!).

  55. …bc im a georgia gal, too!

  56. I just love her and you! :)

  57. Oh my gosh, y’all! First, love Bakerella! Found you through Pioneer Woman. Second, looooooooove Paula Dean! My family and all my friends swear she is my mother (they look, act and talk a lot alike). I would just fall over if I won this. And then I would have way too tough a time deciding if I was going to keep it for myself (I’m getting married in June) or give it to my Mom – the worlds biggest Paula fan ever. :) When I’m having a bad day, I just turn on the TV and Paula always makes me feel better. When I’m missing my Mom, I just turn on the TV and Paula always makes me feel like my mom is right there with me. :) Thanks for the greatest give away ever, Bakerella and congrats on meeting “the legend.”

    Brittany B.

  58. Wow!! You are so so lucky!!!

  59. She is for rizzle!!!! she gives us more than recipes! She is an inspiration to all women!!

  60. I love butter; a friend gave me some as a wedding gift. And I love watching Paula’s show. I used to go to the gym and run while I watched her cook.

  61. love paula… She rocks.

  62. I am from the South and love her accent and her cooking. I love to cook and would love to share some of Paula’s yummy recipes with my family and friends!! I also have fun with your blog and trying my hand at your delicious treats from time to time.

  63. Sugar and butter make everything better! I’d love to own a signed copy!

  64. Chocolate + Paula = Butter =)

  65. oh man!! i remember the days when i still lived with my parents and my mom and i would drool over her show……and that cake….i need to find that magazine!!

  66. Hey Ya’ll. I love Paula and any time I don’t get a chance to watch her show, my daughter will watch it for me and tell me what I should make and when. I got her calendar for Christmas and I love the recipes in there too!

  67. hey y’all is right!
    I love her.

  68. I LOVE Paula Deen, my mother loves her more (if that is possible). My mother will be turning 50 this year, this would be the most awesome birthday gift, besides actually meeting her ourselves!

  69. Paula rocks! I love the fact that she is southern and does not apologize for it at all! So in true Paula spirt. Hi Ya’ll!!! is my blog!

    I think I will pass out if I win this!

  70. Who doesn’t love Paula! She is great. I would love to have her cook book too.

  71. Sign me up! (Although really, I’m just happy you shared that fab choco cake recipe! YUM!)

  72. That’s Awesome – I can’t believe you got to meet her and her son’s. That’s Great!!! I watch Paula Deen all the time. She reminds of my grandmother’s home cooking. I love to cook – and even though her recipes are not necessarily figure friendly it’s nice to try one of her comforting recipes every now and then. I hope I win. YUMMMY!

  73. I love butter. I love Paula. I would LOVE to have that cookbook!

  74. That chocolate cake looks SO yummy! I might have to make it today. And Paula Dean? What’s not to love?!? We went to Savannah a few years ago and got to eat at her brother’s restaraunt – the yummiest shrimp and really good cole slaw! I would love to eat at her place sometime. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. I adore you and Paula and butter! And I read cookbooks like other people read novels!

  76. I absolutely LOVE Paula!! She is hilarious, I'm so jealous you got to meet her & her adorable sons! I hope I win, I love her cookbooks & this is one I don't have yet!


  77. I have started baking because of your blog and I am LOVING it! I love to watch Paula Dean with my mom and would be so excited to giver her a signed copy of her cook book for mother’s day. My second baby is due may 14th so I probably wont get around to shopping for a mother’s day gift and my parent’s house burned down in las colinas last October and she lost all of her cookbooks. Y’all come eat!

  78. i just lOVE paula! i’m always looking for more ways to use butter! :)

  79. she cracks me up! :D anotheremptysky at gmail dot com!

  80. I love Paula! In my house we call her Butter Deen! Thanks for the chance! :)

  81. We don’t get food network here, but I learned to love her (and some other cooks) by means of you bloggers and internet, I make a huuuuuge research online since I can’t get her on tv so.. I deserve the book after so much work!!!! hehe and besides it’s my first mother’s day!!! Love you anyway. And Paula.

  82. I would love to win the cookbook because I think that Paula is fabulous, and I have yet to add one of her cookbooks to my collection! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! Oh…and your blog is really great…thanks for sharing your photography and cooking skills!

  83. Paula Deen is the best! I got to see her at the DC Metropolitan Cooking Show a few months ago but definitely didn’t get to meet her. I love Paula!

  84. I love butter.

  85. Hey y’all! It’s 8:30 am and I’m craving chocolate cake! Thanks alot!

    Please contact me via my blog.

  86. How fun that you got to meet Paula and her boys! This book would be a great mother’s day present. You have to try her ooey gooey butter cakes – very yummy!

  87. Oh that is sooo cool…you lucky lady you!!

    I’ll take two of those yummy desserts…I am currently on bed rest due to a sever sprain in my ankle…so feel bad for me!!

    LOL…no seriously…

  88. How do I love Paula? Let me count the ways….

    1. Um, she’s Paula Deen!
    2. She makes food accessable to everyone.
    3. She isn’t afraid to use two sticks of butter.
    4. Her story is inspirational.
    5. She is completly and totally comfortable with herself.
    6. Four words: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding. ‘Nuff said.

    I am entering this contest under the assumption that the book was not only signed by Paula, but because she also wrote Bobby’s phone number in it because she knows it’s going to me. Seriously. I heart Bobby. A lot.

  89. Hey Y’all!!! Butter, butter and then more butter!

  90. I LOVE BUTTER!! From my toddler days, where they used to find me sitting on top of the table with a stick of butter in my hands eating it like it was a candy bar to today at 46 years old. When I cook I cut the stick of butter for what the recipe calls for and then cut me a piece to eat…what can I say I JUST LOVE BUTTER…and of course I Love Paula Deen too! Happy Cookin’ Y’all!

  91. Paula is such an inspiration! I absolutely love her!

  92. I would love this soo much! And even though I would love to keep it myself, I would give it to my wonderful mommy and cooking mentor for Mother’s Day!

    What a great giveaway!

  93. I would LOVE this book! Paula’s chicken noodle soup and peach cobbler recipes are staples in my house! I’m asking my family for a Le Crueset dutch oven for Mother’s Day, so I’ll need some new recipes to try!

  94. That cake looks just too yummy…might have to make it for myself for my Birthday…mmmmm….chocolatey goodness….

  95. I can’t believe you are giving this away (if there is even a slight chance that you might not be able to get another one) but hey I’m in! I love Paula. Watching her show feels like being in the kitchen with my grandmother. I am new to your blog but I LOVE it!

  96. Paula Deen is the queen of Southern cooking..luv, luv, luv, her and her food!

  97. I love Paula and I love butter. :) That pretty much sums it up! :)

  98. I’m from Mississippi and I love to cook. I had a baby 10 months ago which has kept me so busy til I don’t cook as often as I used to. I would love to have her cookbook so that I can get back into the swing of things. And her recipes just really remind me of home!
    My email address is

  99. Hey Y’all!
    I love Paula! I love her accent and her sense of humor. She has been an inspiration to me to start my own business. She went out on her own, without any formal training, and has become a major success story.

  100. I love Paula Deen! I’ve made a few of her recipies and they’ve all been great.

  101. That cake looks yummy!
    I love this giveaway!

  102. Oh my gawd AYE LUV PAULA DEEN!!!!!

    I want to move into her cupboard!

    You are sooooo generous!

  103. I LOVE Paula her recipes are always great!! My husband had the chance to get me a signed book and didn’t, boy was I sad, so I would love this book!!! Love your blog!!!


  104. OMG! I love Paula! I want to meet her too!

  105. Oh yum! Butter is one of my top two favorite foods (bacon is the other) and Paula NEVER disappoints!

  106. Oh my goodness! First cake pops, then Sprinkle shakers and now Paula. YOu continue to make me swoon, girl!

    I love Paula b/c she taught me how to make Not Yo Mama’s Banana Puddin’ and my life will never be the same again. And I add my own spin on it with Nutella schmeared on the bottom layer of cookies. Oh yeah!

    That book looks fabulous!

    Let’s hear it for BUTTER!!!

  107. I watch Paula nearly every day and would love to have her cookbook.

  108. I love the Dean family – her recipes are fantastic, I make what she does on TV at least once a week, trying something new is so much fun. The love between Paula and her boys makes you smile!!! Winning a signed copy of Paula’s book would make this RAINY day a beautiful sunshiny day for anyone, especially me! Thanks for the chance. Barb (

  109. Hey, first of all wow, what an awesome moment you must have had. Wow, how cooool! I love Paula Dean, hello the women like real butter! What’s not to love. My Mom, is a HUGE fan, and I would love to give her this for Mom’s day, she would be tickled pink!

    Thanks for sharing this cake too, my friends daughter has celiac, and I believe she can eat this!

    I’ll be passing it on!

  110. Hey Y’all! Paula Deen and Bakerella in the same room? If the wife and I had known, we would have made the 2 hour drive just to have our picture taken with you!

    Being in the baking biz, my wife loves Paula Deen and we are a “butter only” shop thanks in part to her teachings. Her autographed cookbook would be the centerpiece of our 100+ cookbooks.


  111. Oh my gosh I would be so happy to win this book! I love Paula and watch her show religiously! I wanted to go see her at one of the Metropolitan cooking shows but couldn’t afford the tickets but winning this would make up for that. Plus, tomorrow, April 21st is my birthday so that would be a wonderful birthday present! thanks for such an amazing giveaway.
    St Augustine, Florida

  112. Paula reminds me so much of my mother and grandmother– and all the great Southern cooks who taught me everything I know! What is not to love about any woman who considered butter and mayonnaise to be their own food group? (I have to admit I eat mayonnaise sandwiches just mayo on white bread! Fantastic!).

  113. I have always wanted to meet Paula! however, an even bigger fan is my mom. one year, she was given a few of paula’s cookbooks for christmas and cried after opening each one of them. no joke! so if i won this cookbook, i would definitely give it to her (and probably go for the family record of bringing on mom’s waterworks!)

  114. Whoo-hoo Y’all. I love butter… that’s why I named my blog ButterYum.

  115. Paula is awesome! She has an amazing story of how she got started in the business, not to mention her recipes are delicious and she’s one hilarious southern gal. I watch her on tv all the time! I’d LOVE to have that cookbook!!

    Btw, if you like Banana pudding, try her recipe – Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding…soooo good!

  116. Hey Y’all, I adore the Butter Queen!

    Kelly D.

  117. Paula Deen is wonderful! I just love everything she does :)

  118. I want to be a famous baker so what better way to start off

  119. I’d love to have this…in a total recipe rut. Plus, I love butter. :) nafspac at gmail dot com

  120. I love watching Paula.

  121. Lucky you, getting to actually meet her!! I love watching her shows and although I haven’t actually made one of her recipes I would sure like to. Maybe one day we will get back down to Savannah and go to her restaurant.

  122. Congrats! What an awesome experience! I ONLY cook with butter. It’s better that way. We are okay with it ;)

  123. I love that she isn’t scared to use actual ingredients. She cooks the way our grandmothers did, or would, if they had this much butter at their disposal!

  124. I do love butter! No margarine in my baking! :)

  125. ah love buttah!
    and paula. she’s fantastic.

  126. Gotta love you some Paula!! The recipes of hers I have tried have all been amazing…and I’d love to try some more!

  127. You had me at chocolate. Seriously, I love to bake and would love to bake my way through this cookbook. My fingers are crossed!

  128. Oh … I would love that book!
    jen dot rosenau at gmail

  129. I really love all Paula’s recipes. When I want something good but not always good her me, I pull out her cookbook and know that I will not be disappoointed.


  130. First great reason, it’s my birthday today, and it would be my bestest present, and second cause I WANT IT!!! I love Paula!-fran

  131. What happens when a Yankee girls marries a Texas cowboy and they end up living in South Carolina??? The punch-line of the joke used to be my cooking, until I bought a few of Paula’s books! Now even my MIL is sure her son would starve! My kids LOVE her desserts too! Everything about Paula’s family is delicious!

  132. Hey Y'all!!!
    Butter & Paula's recipes… you CAN'T go wrong!!!!!!
    Bakerella, you are too generous!!!
    God bless you!

  133. My kids absolutely LOVE Paula and butter is my husbands best friend~I would love to give this to him for Father’s Day!

  134. It would make a great Mother’s Day present…for me! Is that a bad thing to say?

    Love your bakin’

  135. Even though I’m on a diet, I love Paula’s show! Her great attitude is contagious, as is her love for food and family! :)

  136. Holy cow! 460 comments!! I’m going to give it a try anyway.

    I’ve loved Paula Deen ever since I saw her make a bread pudding out of Krispy Kremes.

    What a treat to meet the Lady and Sons!

  137. hey y’all! :)

  138. Hmmm I love cookbooks and that chocolate cake recipe sounds yummy so I’d love to see more from her! :)

  139. Oh man that chocolate cake looks good! I love Paula Deen. My mother-in-law and I completely bonded over Paula. I don’t have any of her cookbooks though, and would love to make something for next time my mother-in-law comes to visit. Pick me!

  140. woohoo! how can you not love paula?!?

  141. Aw, Paula’s awesome! Congrats on getting the chance to meet her. :)

  142. I LOVE PAULA DEEN!!! Been watching her for years! She is a hoot, and her sons are hottie’s!! HA!

  143. butter, butter, butter! For the Win!

  144. Hey Ya'll!! The chocolate cake looks deliciuos!! I love Bakerella & I love Paula!!

  145. My mother in law is every bit as Southern as Paula. She would love it.

    And butter is my second favorite ingredient, after salt.

  146. Hey yall! I love butter because it taste better! Nice on toast and good in icing!!

  147. Paula is the greatest! Even my 5 year old loves her. She will watch in the family room and yell ingredients to me as she watches. Something like, “Mom – she just put butter in it!”

    Thanks! My sister just turned me on to you after making the cupcake lollipops for her one year old’s birthday party of the century!


  148. Love Paula Deen and LOVE your blog. You’re both soo inspiring! That’s so cool that you got to meet her (and her yummy sons!)

  149. Please enter me-I love Paula’s cooking! I never miss her show when it is on in the evening. I pop dinner in the oven and watch it with my three-year-old! My family loves her recipes.

  150. “hey, y’all”
    Love Paula Deen and also Bakerella!!!
    Would really love to own that cookbook too.


  151. I agree her sons are yummy :) Her recipes are too!!

  152. I’m a fan of Paula not only for her talent but also because she really seems like a genuine person. Growing up in the country, I’m also a fan of “Hey Y’all” :)

    steveandjulie03 at yahoo dot com

  153. I would love to give this to my grandma as a Mother’s Day gift. We would sit and watch Paula on TV when I was little.

  154. I would LOVE her cookbook… BUT, my MOM would love it even more!!!

  155. Pick me! Pick me! My blood runneth butter and Paula is my inspiration! :)

  156. Paula is not afraid to make things the way they are supposed to be made-GOOD! I want to give this book to my daughter, who is trying to get hold of YOU to write a book! We love you too!

  157. I would LOVE to have her recipes. I think Paula Dan is a beautiful lady. Her eyes are amazing – piercing blue. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  158. I just love Paula. Butter is good too. Bakerella, you are awesome. Great blog! Have a great Monday, Y’all.

  159. Ack, ack, ack… I can’t believe you met Paula Deen. I LOVE watching her whenever I can (we don’t have a tv, so I try and watch when I visit my parents). I like that she has fun cooking and doesn’t take herself seriously. I love her southern comfort foods.

    I would LOVE this book. I will be totally honest, and if I win, this will not be a Mother’s Day present (well, unless you count giving it to myself).

  160. Wow! Looks like you had an awesome time, how cool that your mom could be there with you :)
    And how incredibly sweet of you to be giving away your prized signed copy of Paula’s cookbook! Once again, you ROCK, Bakerella :)

  161. Holy cow this is so generous — thanks! This’ll be more a “Hey, Y’all!” comment b/c I can’t elaborate more than PAULA MAKES THE BEST DESSERTS without apology for all the yummy butter goodness that goes in (okay, she does apologize, sometimes, but it’s sooo worth it, no apology is necessary :D) Thanks for sharing this!!

  162. How could I put it in a few words….I love Paula and need this cookbook. She has been in my life ever since I turned on Food Network and love her and her sons. You are so right on the yummy part.

  163. Hi Bakerella! Thanks for posting this Paula Deen recipe!! Paula Deen is my fav Food Network chef! Not only does she make the best recipes, she has the best personality on TV. From what I have heard from you and others, she is totally genuine!! My dream is to meet her some day but seeing as though that probably wouldn’t happen, winning her signed copy would be the next best thing!! You are very generous to offer your copy!!!
    Thank you!
    Katie T

  164. Hey y'all!!!!!

    You made the cholate springform pan recipe sound soooooo easy & yummy!!

    Love reading your posts…keep up the great work…and the great baking…love it!! And thanks for the opportunity to win this great cookbook…I don't have any of Paula cookbooks….YET!!!

  165. who doesn’t love butter! and who doesn’t love Paula! And I love to cook!

  166. I’d love to try her recipes! She’s amazing!

  167. Next to cake pops, Paula’s recipes are the best. I only have one of her cookbooks and would love to add another to my kitchen library. Lots of great cookin’.

  168. I like the fact that she never tries to be healty EVER!

  169. Watching Paula is so much fun– especially when her sons come onto the show and eat up all the food she just made. I’ve never tried her recipes, and that’s why I’d love to win the cookbook!

  170. One of my favorite Paula moments was when she went on Iron Chef America for a Christmas special. I think she managed to make just about every kind of cookie known to man in just 60 minutes.

    thursday at thursdaybram dot com

  171. I LOVE that she cooks with butter. I eat healthy almost all of the time, but when I want dessert, I want something rich and delicious and yes, with real butter!

  172. Paula cooks the food that I grew up on with lots of butter!

  173. I can’t pass up a chance to win a Paula book! Love your blog, btw!

  174. I love her – we went to her restaurant in Savannah :)

  175. Imagine all the yummy things I could make . . .!

  176. I LOVE Paula! She feels like your best friend every time you watch her melt that butter and laugh.

  177. How can you not love someone whose Split Pea soup recipe begins, Brown 1/2 lb. bacon in a stick of melted butter…

  178. I love your site, just to let you know. I fell in love with cake truffles (as we called them) and then found your Web site. It was love at first site. I would love this book, especially this recipe because I know some people in the newsroom I work in that would go gaga over the fudgy chocolate goodness. You can never have too much chocolate. Ever.

  179. Hey Y’all!
    Wow, I want this! I love butter! I love Paula!:-D
    Hugs from São Paulo

    Simone Izumi

  180. Hey y’all! Or as we say here in landlocked OK “Hey you all!”

  181. I love Paula (Paula=good food). Love chocolate (Paula + chocolate=YUM!!) And butter, well, it just makes everything taste better.

    Can’t wait to try that cake!

    Thanks for sharing!

  182. Look at you and Paula!!

    I would love her cookbook. Hers plus PW’s when it comes out will probably add 3 inches to my derriere though…

  183. i’m a cookbook lover, paul lover and certainly a chocolate lover!!! I would love this cookbook. how generous of you to give it away.

    alisonnay at gmail dot com.


  184. I can not believe you met her! I’ve never made a Paula recipe that I haven’t loved! It would make my week if I won that cookbook!


  185. My roommates and I have watched Paula for almost 2 years now and it may be the only show we all sit down for. I also secretly wish she were my grandmother because learning baking secrets from that woman just may complete my life! I just hope there isn’t a recipe for a deep fried stick of butter in that book…

    nerdy_girly at hotmail dot com

  186. Hey Ya’ll I would love to win the book since I can’t get to her resturant in Savannah! I can bake up some goodness at home!

  187. Paula’s recipes are great! They go from the comfort to the fancy. When watching her shows you get the feeling that she is a genuine person and if you were at her house this is who she is. That comes across in her food.
    …and mmmmmm Butter!

  188. Paula cooks the kind of food I want to eat!


  189. I love Paula, but my mom loves her more. it would be a great surprise gift to my mom. thanks.

  190. Everything is better with butter! That’s my motto :)

    Would love this cookbook.


  191. OMGoodness!!!!!! I just adore Paula. And a signed copy of her cookbook?!!! You are just way to generous! Soooo coool!! But that’s why we adore you!

  192. I’m with you Butter, Paula, Chocolate! Yummers!!! There’s nothing better in life, And I absolutely love to bake!!!

  193. Hey Ya’ll. I just love butter don’t ya’ll.

  194. OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I am meant to be on a detox. Love Henry

  195. I love how “real” she is and her food too. :)

  196. My mother would find this a totally entertaining mother’s day gift!

  197. hey’all.It’s Paula Dean cook book!! love it!!!!! that receipie just look perfect..mium!!

  198. My mom loves Paula! We call our cat Paula because she loves to lick the butter wrappers when we bake something.

  199. first of all, i LOVE flourless cake. it is so easy, and so yummy! i would love to win the cookbook. paula cracks me up. she makes me want to eat nothing but butter and fried food and not even worry about. sounds like a good way to live to me! ;)

  200. I love Paula because she really made her dreams come true out of nothing. She is truly inspirational, Plus she she is so darn funny, my husband and I just adore her and her recipes…so pick me pick me :-) Oh and I love you too Bakerella!

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