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. Hey y’all, who wouldn’t want this book. I can’t believe you are going to part with with. What a generous thing to do. Thanks. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. I really like Paula Dean and I’m from the south and say ya’ll all the time.

    So ya’ll have a good MONDAY!

  3. I would love this!!!!

  4. What a generous giveaway! Paula is all about comfort and love. I just can’t get enough of her!

  5. I find Paula so personable, she’s so real and honest and loves to cook.

  6. I would love to win this cookbook for my daughter, as she loves “her friend, Paula” so much! We once traveled to another town to get her autograph, and found out that they had published the wrong date in the newspaper…she’d already been there!

  7. I love watching her shows especially when that hottie bobby is on there too!!! woohoo.

  8. That cake looks awesome and I love Paula’s recipes :)

  9. I LOVE cooking/baking and am always looking for new recipes to add to my collection!


  10. I always buy her holiday magazine and look at it over & over! This year my daily calender is Paula Deen's and she has recipe's throughout ~ it's great!

  11. Okay, here in the UK I have never heard of her – but I’m now gonna google her and find out all about her! Love the look of that fantastic book as I adore baking x

  12. Hi! I suggest you to try that dark cake with a special cream at the top. Mix white chocolate with Bayley´s… delicious!!!
    Kisses, Gabbie.

  13. Paula Deen cracks me up. I loved her autobiography. She has that good ol’ Southern grit (and love of butter).

  14. How cool to meet her! And butter is goooooooooooood. Just sayin’.

  15. oh that cake…yum! I love Paula and would love her book!!

  16. That book would be fab! A bite of that chocolate cake would be even better!!

  17. I love watching Paula! She reminds me of my grandma. I would love to have one of her books!

  18. Ack! First off, the cake sounds delish! Secondly, YOU GOT TO MEET PAULA!!!!
    I love Paula and her southern charm & recipes. Can't go wrong when it's got butter!

  19. I wouldn’t be a true Georgia girl if I didn’t love Paula and say “Bless your heart!”

  20. Yummm! And how lucky are you to actually meet her?!

  21. My husband saw Paula make a chewy chocolate cookie on her show one day, which he subsequently made for our family. That’s when I fell in love! She’s great!

  22. I would love it for a Mother’s Day gift. My Mom and I used to love to sit on the weekends and see what yummy meal she was making.

  23. I just love Paula…I mean how much better can you get: souther cooking, a southern woman, and a southern momma…it just doesn’t get much better.


  24. Hey Y’all! And yes, I really say that. Love Paula and I have LOVED every one of her recipes that I have made. My all time fav is her caramelized brownies.

  25. me, my daughter and DH love to watch Paula on TV. YUMMY~
    Thanks for being willing to part with the book.

  26. I would love to win this to be able to give to my mom for Mother’s Day and I just love Paula Deen’s sense of humor.

  27. I love Paula … I watch her when she is on the Q (QVC) and just drool over her! I don’t have any of her cookbooks but would LOVE to try one out. :) Thanks for the great website – you are too talented!

  28. I just love Paula Deen…love everything that she cooks….love that she is old fashinoned, simple, and honest…and am a firm fan of BUTTER! :) Thanks Bakerella…love your sight and ideas! :) Sarah at Thanks! Have a great day!

  29. Pick me, pick me, pick me!!
    I would love to win this cookbook!

  30. I have the same chocolate magazine of Paula’s – I did a chocolate theme for my sister’s briday shower and used many recipes from it! It was a real inspiration!

  31. Paula is my favorite – yummy as the butter she cooks with.

  32. My sister loves Paula Deen so I would give it to her for Mother’s Day!

  33. I LOVE Paula Deen. She looks just like my mother-in-law, so much that my kids once thought we were watching Nana on TV. Plus, how can you not love recipes that almost always start out with a stick (or more) of butter! My fav is the caramel cake. It has 4 sticks, and takes forever, but it is divine!

  34. I LOVE Paula! Not only do I love Paula, but my 6 year old daughter loves Paula too! I am trying everything I can to make sure and foster her love of cooking and baking and this would be the icing on the (flourless) chocolate cake!!!!

  35. I love her story and all of the hard work she has done to make it where she is today. She’s funny and down to earth and you just want to hug her.

  36. Butter makes everything better!

  37. OMG! I love Paula! She is just the best

  38. That cake looks delicious!

    And who doesn’t love Paula? I love to listen to her talk…she sounds like my grandmother!

  39. My daughter and I love Miss Paula. We were looking for a great Banana Pudding and came across hers about 5 years ago. “Heavenly Banana Pudding” and that is Exactly what it is!

    Thanks for the great ideas you have all the time.

  40. Cakes are my life, and Paula’s coconut cake is one of my favorites! I love her!

  41. hey y'all! i ? paula!!! & i ? butter even more! ;0)

  42. My mom and I both love Paula. We like her down home easy recipes, and you can tell she is passionate about cooking by the way she licks her fingers!!

  43. I would love to try out some of Paula’s recipes! Butter is wonderful :-)

    Lacey W.

  44. mmmm…..I love chocolate flourless cakes…I’ll have to try Paula’s recipe!


  45. I would love to give this as a wedding gift to a girlfriend that is getting married this summer & (sadly) moving from Savannah, Georgia to El Paso, Texas. She has loved living over there & would love to have this little piece of it to take with her!Fingers Crossed!

  46. I love Paula. Her food is real food not an exotic “fusion” or pushing the envelope of taste.

  47. I love her but it would be a great gift for my mom for Mother’s Day! I will have to try that cake, yum!

  48. Paula and sons are just adorable. I have watched her show since the begining on Food Network. I wish my body liked butter as much as she does!!

    I would give the book to my Grandma, she is a huge fan too and loves cooking her recipes for her bridge club!!

  49. Oh, that cake looks delish!

    And she is delightful. Thanks!


  50. I spent the weekend with my mother-in-law and watched Paula’s show for the first time. She made some yummy chicken salad sandwiches. ANYWAY, I found out that my MIL LOVES Paula, and she would love this book!

    deidrak (at) hotmail (dot) com

  51. Well ya’ll. I really, really like Paula Deen now because she used my quilt book in one of her Christmas publications and it helped me continue to launch my little business! She has the most amazing staff in the world and they all love her! AND, she cooks with a stick of butter each and every time….I mean, seriously, how can you go wrong with that!!!!! Thanks for the chance.

  52. My mom and I both ADORE Paula… and this blog!

  53. Hey y’all!!
    Paula is a hoot – who doesn’t love her? My mom would be the recipient of the cookbook – she would be tickled pink!

    ojgirl3 at yahoo

  54. She loves butter, I love butter, we all love butter!!

  55. I just love Paula. And I love your wonderful, fun recipes. I made your chicken pops for Easter and the only complaint that I got was there wasn’t more!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  56. I love Paula! I watch her all the time and wish I had a southern grandma just like her.

  57. WOW….so cool, I have her first cookbooks that were plastic bound like those church bizarre cookbooks…just when she was up and coming on the food network. I just love her ‘drawl.’ I think everyone would just love for Paula to be your grandma for she is just so darn loveable! I love to have a signed cookbook handsdown!

  58. hey y’all!

    i’d love this book as a mother’s day present bc my mom luvs paula deen!

    … and because if i ask her nicely, she might make that cake for my next birthday. :)

  59. Hey Y'all! I love Paula Deen, her story is so amazing! She's been such an inspiration to me and my entire family. You can't help but smile or laugh when watching her shows on Food Network. I've been looking for her cookbooks for my grandmother (who is a huge fan also). This would be an amazing gift for her!
    Bakerella – I envy you for getting to meet Paula & her yummies (I mean sons).

    gellhausb at yahoo dot com
    Thanks from Kansas!

  60. Love, love, love Paula, and YOU Baerella!Thanks for being so selfless and giving the book away!

  61. Way cool giveaway. I love Paula. I make her shrimp and cheesey grits. It will make a puppy pull a freight train.

  62. That cake has me drooling…I’ll have to make it this week(end). Who says I have to share??

  63. Did it go through? I might not have hit the right button…anyway I said earlier that I would love to have this book. I like to try new recipes and I know these would be good!

  64. I just started baking about 6 months ago! and every time I go to Sams (witch is 2 a month) I try and get her magazine.
    I love her ideas and have even used them on several occasions!
    and it would be a great present for my mom too! :) I hope i WIN!


  65. When I first meet my husbands mother she was just recovering from breast cancer and had gotten a wig to look just like Paula. She loved her so much and thought if she looked a little like her things would somehow be ok. This would be the perfect mothers day gift for her. She would love it! She also loves to add a little bit of butter when she cooks ;)

  66. She reminds me so much of my Nanny and I think that’s why I love Paula so much!


  67. Miss Paula is the best thing! I wish I were her neighbor! My favorite quote of hers is “It tastes so good it makes you want to sass your mamma!”
    How fabulous you got to meet her…

  68. I adore the flourless choclate cake! Yum yum yum! But I have to admit, I don’t own a book (or even a single recipe) by Paula … isn’t that reason enough to give me the book? ;)

  69. Because I need more chocolate in my life…

  70. Oh, lord, I love Paula Deen, because she’s so sweet and charming. I love her!

    acostilow @

  71. My mom would ADORE this!!!


  72. I love Paula Deen. She’s the real deal. I read her biography and she is honest, funny, a hard worker, and beautiful. Then to top it off the lady can cook!
    Happy cooking!

  73. I’m a wee bit jealous! I LOVE Paula! She is positively hilarious, she seems so sweet, and her food is SO GOOD! I can’t count the number of times I’ve said I wished she were my mom/mother-in-law. Bonus for the mother-in-law because her son is yummy (they both are. :-D).

  74. I love Paula and so does my mom. This would be a great surprise!

  75. The cake looks divine and look at you, hobnobbing with Paula! AWESOME!

  76. Oh man, I’d better get this book NOW while I’m still pregnant and am eating whatever I want! I’m perfecting my “rich southern recipes to take to potlucks” now when I can practice them and not be thinking about Weight Watchers or any of that insanity.

  77. I think Paula is wonderful and hilarious!

  78. Hey y’all! Heehee. I love cookbooks, especially free ones. The cake looks more like a brownie. What’s the texture and consistency like?

  79. Ooooh, I love collecting cookbooks, and you can never have enough real butter when cooking. And Paula Deen is just so pretty :D

  80. I love Paula Deen–but my mother REALLY loves her! This would be the perfect Mother’s Day present for her! I would be her favorite child for sure!
    sylviarj at yahoo dot com

  81. Hmm… I wish I had Paula Deen’s talent in the kitchen! And that cake looks awesome — kind of like a giant pan of brownie. I’m salivating!

  82. I’ve never said Hey Y’all, so today i gave it a try “Hey Y’all!”

  83. Lovelovelove her!!!

  84. I would love a copy of Paula’s book (and the fact that it’s autographed is just the icing on the cake) for a couple of reasons. Firstly, she looks exactly like my mother, who I lost to pancreatic cancer on Mother’s Day weekend 2007. Secondly, I LOVE her recipes. She can just do no wrong in my book. And thirdly… because I have four children, a husband and my disabled father to cook for and I can use all the home cookin’ recipes I can get! :-)

  85. I would so love to have this book – thanks for offering it! Paula rocks – I make her Gooey Butter Cake for picnics and get togethers & everyone loves it!!

  86. I LOVE PAULA! I love her recipes and magazines. Her cooking is DIVINE! I would love to have a cookbook of hers! Pretty please!

  87. Butter is a beautiful thing. I love watching Paula!

  88. My wife’s a huge Paula fan and I would love to give her the book for Mother’s day!

  89. I love Paula because any time I am homesick (from MS but live in MD now), I turn on food network and just soak up her southern accent :) Plus, her divine love of all things butter is just heavenly.

  90. I love Paula Deen! She reminds me of the grandmother I lost almost 20 years ago. And also, I’m not at all jealous that you got to meet her. Okay, maybe a little. A lot actually. And I can’t believe you’re giving that book away! You’re much kinder than I am.

  91. I love Paula Deen!

  92. I would love the cookbook because my 4-yr-old son cooks with me and has named me “Chef Mommy” and he is “Chef Will” and I cherish every moment of cooking with him and know there will be great family recipes in there to teach him. (his future wife will LOVE me when he cooks for her)


  93. I love her food, even if my hips don’t.

  94. Mmmmm…butter. Thanks, Bakerella!

  95. Hey Y’all!
    Thanks for deciding what I’ll be making later this week! Looks divine!

  96. Paula is awesome! I love her for her Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Cake alone!


  97. Everyone’s always raving about Paula Deen, and honestly, I don’t even know who she is. Sad? Probably. But I love a good cookbook, and this might be a great way for me to “get to know” her. :)

  98. Dear Bakerella, greetings from Hungary! It would be sooooo nice to have this book. I just love to bake and test new recipes. Susan

  99. I love Paula and her recipes. But so does my mom – moreso than I do even. So I’d give her the book as a Mother’s Day gift!

  100. I always wondered how you spell “oil” the way Paula says it … orrrrll? oryll? awl?

  101. I almost adore Paula as much as I adore reading Bakerella’s blog!!
    Ya’ll- I am also a Georgia peach who loves baking AND butter and sugar or should i say bakin’ an budda an shuga!!

  102. That cake looks really good! I’ll have to try making it. I would love to win the book!

  103. Hey ya’ll

    made cupcakes from a box yesterday and they didn’t turn out….now I am gonna make it up to my daughter who turned ten yesterday and make her a delicious chocolate cake……yummmmmm budder!

  104. How fun! I just love Paula Deen cause her cooking is just good ‘ole comfort food! What a great give away!! Have you seen her breakfast sandwiches made with two glazed donuts?? And I love how she takes “big bites” on all her cookin’ shows…not these dainty little ones! She enjoys cooking, she enjoys laughing, and she enjoys life!

  105. I would love to win this for my mom for mother’s day! She LOVES Paula Dean I think because she uses so much butter and is hilarious! I know it’s random, but it would mean so much to me to give her something I think she’d really really like…. even possibly love.

  106. Oh my goodness, how I love Paula! I live in ATL too, and used to live near Savannah. You bet I’m a Paula lover ;)

  107. They might be nice, but I think “Yummy!” is the more appropriate adjective for those boys! Oh, Yummy! And the cake, too!

    BTW, I think you and Paula have a definite resemblance.

  108. I’m a southerner living in new york – I’d love to taste a bit of “home” again.

  109. Hey Ya’ll! I would love the cookbook. I love her chocolate peanut buter cupcakes! Paula is the best.

  110. I so want that book for my own mother’s day present. Paula’s recipes are awesome. I also am going to give that recipe a try.

  111. She’s my fav!! In fact, my Grandma always remembers that I love Paula and informs of anything I might have missed. =D

  112. My mom looooooooooves Paula– we are southern and she embodies so much of what a southern girl is! This would be great to give my mom for mothers day!!!


  113. I love her because she is smart, hilarious and a great businesswoman. I also love her because she is very supportive of military families–she came to Fort Bragg (this is where we are stationed) in November to talk to the troops. She is genuine and I was touched by her generosity.

  114. OMG!! You are so lucky!! I love Paula. She’s the reason I watch the food network still..well she and Ina because I love how they add a stick of butter to everything. Funny thing is, I probably wouldn’t do that myself, but I just love watching it.

  115. I love butter AND Paula Dean!

  116. I have always loved Paula Deen but fell deeper in love with her a few months ago when I was watching an episode of her show and she was using the deep fryer in her kitchen. She went on the say that putting the deep fryer in her kitchen was the best thing she ever did for herself. I don’t think I could be trusted to have a deep fryer in my kitchen but I sure wish I could!

  117. She’s fantastic and pretty much a self-made woman. That gets my two thumbs up!

  118. Hey Y’all. My kids and I are addicted to food network and we LOVE us some Paula. My daughter would be jealous you got to meet her!

  119. Hey Y’all! What a great experience. I adore Paula and would love her book. I love chocolate too!

  120. I actually want this for my 13yr old son! He loves her and is a great cook. Makes excellent cake and butter cream frosting from scratch! My daughter in laws are gonna love me – I’m training him right!

  121. I love her!!! She got some delicious recipes and some southern charm! I would love to try out more of her yumminess!!

  122. Looks yummy & fun!

    God Bless,
    June in KS

  123. One word: Butter!


  124. I love Paula, butter, AND saying hey y’all. Glad you got to meet her!

  125. Oh, pick me, pick me! LOL My MIL would love this. She loves Paula and has several of her cookbooks, not that one though and definitely not one with an autograph in it!

  126. There is something so comforting about slathering on a big pat of butter onto bread or a roll. Thanks!

  127. Gotta Love Paula, and all her “healthy” recipes! You can’t go wrong with butter and I LOVE how she says the word “oil,” she turns a one syllable word into two!

  128. How awesome! What a great experience for you and your mom!
    Im new to watching Paule, and I just think she is awesome!
    I would love to be included in your giveaway.

  129. Hey y’all I’d love to win! I love making Paula’s recipes, they always turn out awesome! Her restaurant in Savannah is soooo good too!


  130. I would love a copy of her book because I love her house and kitchen!

  131. Hey Y’all! i would love to win this cookbook.Email is

  132. Oh my goodness! This would make my grandma over the moon excited if she opened this on Mother’s Day!! :)

    And I’m totally baking that cake this weekend!! :)

  133. Hey Ya’ll,

    This is so exciting. I LOVE Paula Deen, I watch the Food Network for her. And you got to meet her, how cool is that! Butter makes everything better! I would love love love to win this cookbook. I can’t believe you are sharing it. Pick ME!

    And I totally agree, both her sons are very yummy, I mean nice :)

  134. My 5 year old daughter LOVES Paula Deen. We watch her show everyday at 5! I would LOVE to have this book for my daughter and I!!!!

  135. Because she still uses and raves about her Gramama Paul’s spat’ler!

  136. Is it just me…but I think Miss Paula is GORGEOUS! If I look as good as she does…I’ll be happy!

  137. Hey y'all!
    I <3 Paula Deen! I would be in butter heaven if I won this cookbook!!


  138. I’d love to give this to my mom as a present! She’d love it – and then of course I’d have to borrow it to try out some recipes.

  139. I think Paula Deen is so cute. I’m glad that she is a big fan of butter.

  140. Because butter is a good thing!

  141. Hey y’all, and I can really say that now that I live in the South.

  142. he he he I bought that same magazine for the same reason – Chocolate & Paula! So glad you liked the flourless chocolate cake! Now I will have to make that for dessert for next Sunday. I would love to win her cookbook – the magazine is the only thing I own with her recipes and I would love to have more to try!

    Got my fingers crossed.

    PS- You and your Mom looked Smashing in your photos with
    Paula & son!

  143. I love Paula and like to collect her cook books. I don’t have this one yet.

    She makes me laugh until I cry.

    Y’all looked beautiful. So thrilled that you got to meet her. : )

  144. I would love to own this cookbook! Actually, if I won, I would give it to my mother for Mother’s Day. Pick me!

  145. I think Paula is hilarious…. especially after I saw the show when her pants fell down! :) Also, I Love to bake, so how can I go wrong with Paula?!

  146. OOOOOoooo, I LOVE Paula. I even got my 5 year old her kid’s cookbook for Christmas. She’s a family favorite.

    Tiffani Atkinson

  147. I love Paula! She’s got some really great recipes.

  148. You just gave me a recipe for an upcoming dinner party-flourless chocolate torte!


  149. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I just love how Paula is just unashamedly herself…no worries about the healthy low-fat craze at all…just an honest-to-goodness butter lover. I also love how much she loves her family!

  150. Hey Y’all – I would love a copy of Ms. Paula’s cookbook!! And I have to say I agree with you… her boys are super YUMMY!!! I could eat them up with a stick of butter :)

  151. I’m pretty sure Paula Dean is the best when it comes to giving me the amount of butter I feel is okay in my diet. Heck, I’m sure she could fry up a stick, eat it on camera and I’d still say “Oh man, I have to try that NOW!!” :)

  152. Hey, y’all!!! Love Paula. Love Bakerella!


  153. I love watching Paula, and her story (going from being an agoraphobe, to having her own cooking shows).

    Not to mention? Her Red Velvet recipe is hands down the best I’ve ever had.

  154. I love that she seems so personal. I think I could sit in her kitchen for days and become plump on her food! I enjoy her recipes and even her kitchen line. Two thumbs up!!

  155. My Mom and I both love Paula!

  156. Hey y’all. I love butter!
    kmcaruthers at gmail dot com

  157. Hi Bakerella! I am buying my first house and moving this weekend. (Thanks for the tax break, President Obama!) Therefore, I am going to be broke! I would love to have this book to give to my wonderful mother for the upcoming holiday. Thanks so much…love your site!

  158. I love Paula Dean because she loves butter, sugar and the south. We are soul mates!

  159. Fabulous!
    And I agree, butter makes everything better!

  160. I LOVE Paula Deen! She is actually coming close to where I live tomorrow I believe, however, I am not going to be able to attend :(
    My 2 yearold when asked what Paula says will say “hey Ya’ll”! My mother would love to have this cookbook as would I! *fingers crossed*

  161. You are right about Paula’s sons, they are yummy, I do miss the south!

  162. I love Paula! I actually have lived in her hometown all my life. Its fun to see her to town a few times a year! :)

  163. Watching Paula Deen is a family thing. My 5 year old daughter loves her, and will notice anyone that talks like her while we are out, “mom, she says y’all too!!” She just received Paula Deens kids cookbook for Christmas, and loves to look through it, and we would absolutely love to bond more over this one :)

  164. OH MY and my email…

    or blog…


  165. Paula Deen rocks!


  166. What a great giveaway! It’s my birthday today – I hope I win!

  167. I love butter cause it’s so yummy. I need a cookbook that’ll help me consume more!

  168. I think Paula is wonderful–probably the reason I need to continue my exercise regime. :)

  169. I would just LOVE that cookbook – she is my favorite!!!! I have never entered to win one of your contests before, but this is like my dream come true!
    Email me –

  170. Paula is the best! I want it, I want it, I want it!!!

  171. She’s SO funny and down to earth! I love her but my mom loves her even more and I would LOVE to surprise her!

  172. Who doesn’t love Paula Deen??? You don’t even have to love baking / cooking to love Paula… I honestly believe that she could make a Non-baker WANT to bake!!!

    BTW… made your cake balls for a baby shower… EVERYONE loved them… kept handing out your blog address to all who asked for the recipe!!!! THANKS for this blog… I LOVE to browse here!!!!

  173. Hey y’all! I’m a mom of four and find myself desperate for new recipes. This book could help me out!!

  174. I would love this book. I watch her on TV all the time.

  175. The thing I love most about Paula is that she seems so genuine – like a person you’d love to have as a friend or neighbor.

  176. Oh my… I would love to give this to my mother-in-law. She is originally from the south and has lived there all her life until this past year. She is living in Chicago and everyone compares her accent and voice to Paula Dean’s. With Mother’s Day, this would be the perfect gift to send her. Hey Yall…

  177. I was lucky enough to meet Paula a few years back at a Miami book signing. I waited in line for about 2 hours and finally got to see her near the end of the event. She had been signing and smiling for HOURS, but she was still so sweet to me. She accidentally brushed her sharpie marker on my hand and offered me such a sincere apology. She’s genuinely nice.

    I’m glad you got a chance to meet her! I would love to see Bakerella on one of her shows!

  178. Well since I made her Fried Chicken with Texas Pete hot sauce I have been a fan. Truely love her southern attitude and hospitality!

  179. Hi!!!

    I love Paula Deen!!

  180. Who doesn’t love Paula…and a pound of butter?!

  181. I love her as does my son and he is a FANTASTIC cook, baker…you name it! I would love nothing more than to be able to gift him with the book!

    Thank you for your generosity in giving this book away.


  182. Oh! My mother in law is SO HARD to buy for, and she is the biggest Paula Deen fan!! I would love to give this to her!! Thanks for doing this give away!! You’re the best!

  183. I love her because she made me laugh out loud amidst horrible labor pains. Seriously. When I was in the hospital and trying to keep my mind off the pain my body was in I flipped on the TV and ended up watching her on the food channel talking about how not to pick your nose after cutting a hot pepper. Seriously, how could you not love a woman who can make you laugh so hard when you are hurting so bad?

  184. I have lived in Georgia all my life, how could I not love her? And there is no way you can ever go wrong with one of her recipes. And butter? The more the merrier! Right, ya’ll?

  185. I think I just want it so I can make this cake. Is it in there??? Even if it’s not there have to be other treasures. And, honestly, who doesn’t love free stuff?

  186. I love butta and Paula! You’re so lucky to have met her. Thanks for being so generous and giving away the autographed copy of her book :)

  187. Hey y’all!!!!!!!!! Her sons are so dang gorgeous!!!

  188. I love Paula because she personifies what the South is all about. Her aim is to bring together people over food, and I can’t think of a better way to spend time with the ones I love.

  189. I love Paul, cake,,,and butter!! She is just such an ispiration to me. Just to know that you can rise from hard times is hope to me! She is truely a great person to look up to!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  190. I love that she turned her shirt backwards on some show during commercial break when the front got dirty from food. And her love of butter!

  191. I love butter, therefore I love Paula!

  192. Hey Y”all! I just love Paula and have been wanting one of her cook books for so long now. I am a yankee girl married to a southern man, and I need all the help that I can get with southern cooking. I love butter, it is great for so many things, and the flavor is uncomparable.

  193. Paula is my idol… I want to be her when I “grow up”!

  194. chocolate chocolate chocolate!

  195. I love Paula. Everything she cooks looks so yummy and of course, so do Bobby and Jamie. I love her accent too. And the fact that she proudly uses butter. You are so lucky to have met her and her sons.

  196. I love watching Paula when she talks of her love of cooking and reminisces about her mother and grandmother Paul’s recipes. The fact that she uses a old family spatula (“spatuler”) and vintage glass measuring cup when she cooks says a lot about how she treasures those family memories.


  197. I love butter ya’ll!

  198. What’s not to love…whether it’s butter, Paula Deen…or your inspirational projects and blog?? Thank you!!

  199. Oh! How lucky you were to meet Paula & family! And how generous to give away the book! My mother in law is gluten-intolerant, so I may have to try to make that cake for her!

  200. I love Paula! I think she’s the funniest and the sweetest. We all know how some fans go gaga over actors and actresses, that would probably happen to me if I got to meet her in person. I envy you.

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