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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2,343 comments on “Hey Y’all!”

  1. Hey Y’all! What a great giveaway!! :)

  2. I am probably the last to comment…but I would love that cookbook, ya’ll!!

  3. Do you know how much Paula I watched when I was on maternity leave with my babies? I love her and I’d love this cookbook!

  4. I’m a newbie to your blog, and I love it! I’m so excited to try cake pops soon. And I love Paula too, she’s awesome! Especially her accent and yummy sons.

  5. We had the joy of going to Paula’s restaurant in Savannah last Spring and absolutely loved it. My daughter, Sadie Belle, love the hoe cakes!

  6. I would love this book! I saw Paula at a convention a few years ago, but didn’t get the opportunity to talk to her.

    I think she is inspirational because she was struggling to raise her children on her own, so she started her own business to support them. She’s amazing!

  7. It would be so awesome to win this! I absolutely LOVE to cook and I LOVE to bake even more. I love how Paula uses the REAL stuff in her recipes (i.e. butter and sugar). It just makes everything taste so much better.
    Ever since I found your blog, I’ve been wanting to try out cake pops. I just haven’t had the time. I see a new hobby beginning soon!

  8. Hi from the caribbean!
    I love Paula, My mom loves Paula and i would love to give this to her for mother’s day!! We watch her on Food network all the time.
    My favorite recipe of her’s to make is The Lady’s Bouillabaisse. But that cake looks fantastic!


  9. I’ve never actually tried any of Paula’s recipes, but I would love to! I need her in my cookbook collection!

  10. I would love to win a copy of her book – I don’t have any of her stuff.
    btw, my 3 yr old loves to make cake pops! She can dip and decorate all by herself!


  11. I adore Paula! My parents lived in Kentucky for a little while and she reminds me of all the sweet little ladies at church that hugged me like I was their granddaughter whenever I visited. Plus, I LOVE baking and I LOVE her buttah filled recipes.

  12. I like Paula because she makes things that real people eat.

  13. just cause I love Paula!!

  14. I LOVE Paula because I feel like she is REAL with her cooking … and I LOVE butter. ;) I love when she says she is going to add a “little bit of butter” as she is dumping in the whole cube. My kinda girl!

  15. OMG~ How exciting to meet Paula!!! I’m jealous! I love Paula because of her personality! She reminds us all that life should be fun and lived to the fullest… and that means eating more chocolate cake! Would love to win her book because I have only tried a few recipes of hers and would love to try more! Congrats on meeting her!

  16. I grew up in CA but spent two wonderful years living in North Carolina. I love Paula because whenever I feel homesick for that place, I can watch her and remember the good food, good hospitality, weird yet delicious flavor combinations and, of course, butter! This cookbook would be a fabulous way for me to get back in touch with those southern roots I planted in that gorgeous, great state that brings tears to my eyes.

  17. Hey Ya’ll!

  18. This is so nice of you to do!

    I would love to get her cookbook, Lord knows I need all the help I can get!

    P.S. My husband has you to thank for inspiring me to make a cake for Easter. Thanks!

    ps06081618 at gmail dot com

  19. probably i love paula because i love butter. fantastic.

  20. Omg! I’m so jealous that you met Paula. My MIL and I love her. I think she already has a copy of this cookbook, but she’d love it because it has her signature. Thanks so much for giving it away!

  21. I would love to know why someone wouldn’t love Paula…. Can’t even begin to imagine.
    My favorite Paula recipe is for Lemon Blossoms – tiny lemon cupcakes dipped in lemon glaze – perfect for Mothers Day!

  22. oh man…..that cake is going to be the undoing of my diet, as all of Paula’s stuff is. My favorite recipe of hers is Mashed Baked….so yummy. I would love to try out some more of her recipes.

    hannah at hurey dot com

  23. This is great.

  24. I love Paula! Watching her shows and cooking her food makes this Southern girl very happy. :)

  25. I have to admit, I’m kinda jealous of ya.. lol! I adore Paula Deen. She’s the one cheffy type I’d looove to meet! She reminds me of how my mama used to be..

    I’d be stoked to win :) Always ment to pick up one of her cookbooks.. I’m going to try this cake out with my daughter. She’s all about throwin down lately.

  26. Paula taught me how to cook!!! Yup, I was a newly wed and had no idea how to cook… She’s the best, especially if you live in the deep south and haven’t the faintest idea on how to cook that way! Best wishes from my kitchen to yours! Jess

  27. I love her recipes, especially her Gooey Butter Cake recipe. Delicious!

  28. ahh! paula! love her!


  29. Oh wow how neat to meet Paula and her yummy…. um sweet boys :) I LOVE Paual. I DVR her shows and I’m subscribed to her magazine, but I don’t have one of her cookbooks yet. So sweet of you to give it away!

  30. How cool. Love all of Paula’s shows and books! What a great giveaway!

  31. Paula cooks the kind of food I was raised on. Of course, that also made me a Weight Watcher’s “frequent flyer”! I would love her book!

  32. I have met Bobby Flay, and have a signed book! I was so thrilled I could hardly speak….
    I would love this cookbook, double love that it is signed, triple that I could win it from you… truly special it would be.

  33. I love, love, love, Mrs. Paula Deen, I read her autobiography (it is wonderful) twice, she has really went through alot of ups & downs in life. A true Cinderella story, I'm so happy for all the success she's made for herself. :) I DVR every one of her shows, yes it's my addiction. I also try to cook just like Mrs. Paula too– sticks of butter & all–I always keep 2 lbs in the firdge just in case…lol! :-)

    I'd be forever greatful if you'd be so kind to hook me up, she's truly my idol! :-)

    From my Kitchen to yours…
    Love & best dishes! :)

  34. I’m from Mississippi we all love butter and Paula Deen!

  35. Paula + Chocolate = Love!

  36. Paula does make cooking seem easy and oh so fun!

  37. Why I LOVE butter? seriously is there a REAL person out there that doesn’t love butter, seriously!?

    I love your talent, I love your pictures, I love your creations!

    thanks for all you do!

  38. Paula’s laugh just cracks me up, she is beyond hilarious. My husband even enjoys watching her shows. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

  39. Paula, Chocolate, Paula, Chocolate, Paula! Does it get any better?!?! Hey ya’ll pick me down here in Alabama!!!


    riley36536 at yahoo dot com

  40. I love Paula! That is so awesome that you not only got to meet her but a picture too! Thanks!
    leslierose at gmail dot com

  41. since my husband went to 3-11 I am responsible for cooking dinner. Which I truly need help in. This cookbook would be a great asset to my culinary needs!!!!

  42. MMMMMMMMMM… Oh, hey ya’ll!

  43. I love her! I have a couple of smaller cook books by her and I use them all the time. So much so that the pages are all greasy with butter. I think Paula would be proud :)

  44. Oh wow – I am such a HUGE Paula Deen fan. I watch her shows all the time and she just seems so gracious and down-to-earth. This cookbook would be a thrill to own!

    Thank you for the chance to win it!

  45. I love to cook, bake, and try new things. A cookbook from Paula Deen would get amazing use at my house.
    Oh, and I love your blog. I made the easter basket cupcakes and they were a big hit!

  46. I love Paula! She is so funny and down to earth..not hoity toity like some of the other cooks/chefs out there. You can always count on her to make some kind of comfort food!
    oh and I love Bakerella too…as a matter of fact I just finished up making some cupcake pops!! YUM!

    I hope I win this book!!!!
    Thanks for doing this give away!

  47. I love Paula! She is so down-to-earth and a pleasure to watch! My dream is to take my mom down to Savannah to go to Lady and Sons – she would love this book!

  48. Hey ya’ll! I LOVE Paula!!!

  49. I love cooking, but sometimes it feels more like a chore than something I love to do. Paula Deen makes it fun and interesting. Plus she is the most adorable thing EVER!

  50. Paula is awesome! I make her Strawberry Shortcake every summer – angel food cake, strawberries, whipped cream, custard…..mmmmmmm.

    amyjo19_99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  51. I would love to add this to my cookbook collection. Of course it would have to be center stage. I love your site!! Thanks so much for all the cool ideas.

  52. Well, seeing as how my name is Paula too, and that I’ve always felt this mystical connection with Mrs. Deen, I think it would be grand to win one of her books! Thanka Bakerella! You an an inspiration to all of us!!!


  53. OH WOW! I’m such a fan of yours. I love cake balls. I’m addicted to cake balls. Paula Dean Rocks. I love most everything she makes or bakes. I love watching her on food network, she’s so funny. I’d love a book by her to give to my grams who also likes her and loves cooking with a passion! Thanks for the chance!

  54. I love Paula Deen! She totally fits my idea of a wonderful, Southern lady. I would love to win this book!

  55. I WANT THAT BOOK! LOL SERIOUSLY, I LOVE Paula. She seems to be someone you would want to tell your whole life story to…pick me! pick me!

  56. Sugar, butter, flour, chocolate – I’m in heaven!

    Thank you Bakerella!!


  57. This would be a great Mother’s Day present! Paula is so great. I have eaten at her restaurant in Savannah and actually got to meet Jamie. That family is so down to earth! How exciting that you got to meet her and Bobby! Thanks for such a great giveaway. :)

  58. That cake looks absolutely heavenly – but of course, I’m a chocolate lover. :) I would love to have Paula’s book — she’s always so funny and I love her show!

    -Jayme (

  59. She is wonderful! My family has been fans of hers forever and now my hubby calls her his girlfriend.
    He says she si the only person who could make “fuh” a word. i.e “you out it in the oven fuh 45 minutes…”

  60. Hey ya’ll! Whatcha fixin’ next, sugar? Love the cake pops and chocolate!


  61. That cake looks so good!!! I want to win that book!

  62. Just found your blog in time to make cake pops for my daughter’s birthday. They were great–Thanks!
    Been to Paula’s restaurant once and loved it. I am a transplanted Texan, my husband from TN, and we now live in Illinois. I need some Southern Cooking! Thanks

  63. I love Paula for her sense of humor! She is so down to earth that you feel like part of the family.
    She loves her family & butter, how can you go wrong with those?!


  64. I am a California girl who married a man from South Georgia. Miss Paula taught me how to be a Southern Cook. She is an inspiration to me on so many levels. She truly deserves the success she enjoys. I use her recipes many times a week and also subscribe to her magazine. I would love to own this book but to have her signature on it would be icing on the cake! Thanks :) Renee

  65. How exciting that you got to meet Paula! I’m a big fan of both butter and chocolate, so sign me up!!! :)

  66. Paula makes cooking what it should be…fun. She doesn’t make you feel like you needed to attend the CIA just to watch her show. She seem genuine and down to earth and I just love to watch her shows and try her recipes.

  67. I love Paula because she doesn’t apologize for her love of mayo.

    amanda @ fakeginger. com

  68. I LOVE chocolate, so I must love the woman who loves chocolate. I would love a great new cook book too!

  69. I’d love this book!

  70. Let’s just say my Dad puts butter on doughnuts. I come from a Southern cooking family where butter reigns supreme on EVERYTHING! Better makes it better!

  71. I love to bake, I love butter….. now if only I could learn to love the exercise more…. *sigh*


  72. I would give the cookbook to my mom, a huge Paula Deen fan.

  73. I would love to win that book! I love her!

  74. This would be a fantastic present for Mother’s Day, if I could give it up. :) Maybe I would share it with my mom.

    I think I need to make that cake recipe, today. It looks amazing!

    Yum! Thank you for the opportunity!

  75. I love Paula! She is not only a cook but a great role model. I got to see her at Sam’s Club one day but definitely from AFAR!

  76. I just love her easy-going, lovable southern style!

  77. I LOVE Paula and pretty much everything she makes. I grew up in the south and now live in the north. A girl needs some south in her life!!!
    I can’t believe you are giving this away. Awesome.

    Please pick me…

  78. Love Paula! What a cool giveaway. I’m from the south too, so I love watching her cook. Bring on the buttah y’all!

  79. I love Paula!! I wish she was my grandma!

  80. I am so jealous you met Paula – i just love her! I love a woman that can cook (and eat!) and not have any shame about it. Forget the low-carb, skinny chef syndrome (I won’t name any names, but I hate seeing a stick thin chef) if a cook has some meat on their bones, I’m much more likely to trust THEIR sugary, buttery, chocolatey recipes!
    And that truffle cake looks soooooo yummy…. I may have to make up an excuse to make one! (Monday is a good excuse, right?)

  81. Ahhh…Bakerella you are truly a saint…I am certainly, positively, absolutely sure I would not be able to part with THE BOOK!!!. Maybe I will get the chance not to…LOL must go now and bake a flourless chocolate cake.
    aka Mimi43grlz….

  82. Paula is definitely one of my favorite FoodNetwork personalities! I love that she lets us forget about counting calories and keeping things low fat for 30 minutes and lets us indulge!!! Also, LOVE flourless chocolate cake!! YUM!!!


  83. Hey Yall! Im from Texas, I would love that book!!

  84. Hey, y’all!

    Seriously, my parents LOVE Paula. I haven’t had a chance to watch her much.

  85. Hey Y’all! We love to watch Paula… and we love that hey y’all! Since we are in Vegas and no one says it out here we get our fix of it from Paula. My two kids run around saying it which is the cutest!


  86. I love cooking and baking and being a mom of 2 – you can never have 2 many recipes. I love this blog and it has really inspired me to try other ideas that are out there!!

  87. Hi, Katie here!
    My grandma just loves Paula and I would love to give her this for mothers day. I too love Paula, but would rather see the joy on my grandma’s face!

  88. Bring on the BUTTER! :)

  89. I’m always up for more baking and cooking recipes to mix things up in our household.

  90. I love Paula. And I love butter. I’m abstaining from all dairy right now for the sake of my little nursing baby, but as soon as I am allowed to eat it again, I will be making this cake. And I would love to make just about anything out of her cookbook. Because I married a southern man. Yeah, that’s it. :)

  91. Yummy, I’m going to try that cake today! Can’t wait.

  92. Wow! How exciting! The cake looks Yummy! It’s next on my baking list!

    Susan in MN

  93. OMG! I love you both! I have made dozens of Paula’s recipes and even own a few cookbooks of hers, but not this one! Please pick me!! Pretty please with some butter on top?!?

  94. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I do love Paula. Her “Lots O’ Meat Lasagna” is my favorite.

  95. “Hey Y’all!” I would love to win this cook book and give it to my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day she loves to bake and loves to cook and to say the very least is obsessed with Paula Dean!!


  96. Oh Paula Dean!! You are the chocolate of my eye…the butter of my dreams! That cake looks amazing. It’s definitely going on my list. I wonder how it would be with chocolate sauce drizzled on top. Probably would give me a heart attack!! Pick me pick me!!

  97. I love Paula, too!!! My husband is from the south and her recipes have helped me make him so happy. I love your blog, too. You are so creative. Keep up the good work.

  98. I absolutely LOVE that Paula is authentic and genuine. How fortunate for you to meet her!

    Bakerella, what a great cake to see on a Monday morning. It made me think of my Gram who just passed away and it made me smile. She always had something baked for treats!

  99. OMG! I adore Paula! I have made a few dozen of her recipes and even have a few of her cookbooks. I do not have this one, I would love to!

  100. is it y’all or ya’ll?? here in Mississippi we say y’all!!

  101. I am definitely making that cake today! I only cook with butter. I currently have 3 pounds in my fridge.

  102. I don’t think anyone could say that paula doesn’t cook what she loves, and it makes for great holiday food. Any excuse to cook something with THAT much butter is a good thing!

  103. oh my gosh, I am so jealous. I’d die if I met Paula, *and* Bobby and *Jamie*.

  104. Oh I’d love this! So I can give it to my mother in law who loves Paula!!!

  105. ooh, I want in! Paula is my hero.

  106. I LOVE Paula!! What a great picture! and her sons too???? What a fantastic day! I’d be jealous if you weren’t being so generous with the giveaway!!!

  107. I love Paula! Anyone who makes a burger with a donut as a bun is okay in my book!

    Laurelhwalker @ gmail .com

  108. What’s not to love about paula? Other than my expanding waistline, anyway… I once saw an episode and she said she was making a salad and i was shocked, until it turned out to be one of those cold salads like tuna salad and pasta salad- loaded with mayo and no lettuce to be found.

  109. Paula is an amazing women and I want to be just like her! I love to cook and I never use anything except real butter. It tastes so much better and with a little Paula love in your recipe you can never go wrong. She is a funny, sincere and incredible lady. I would be honored to have her book and would cherish dearly. PS Miss Bakerella, you should totally make a cook book! I have a t shirt of yours, and would love a future cookbook of yours too. :) Go for it, you can do it!

  110. Hey, ya’ll! I love butter because it makes everything taste so delicious. I’d love to have this cookbook; I’m sure it has some great recipes.

  111. I would love this cookbook! I have her first one that I bought at her restaurant in Savannah and I love it! My favorite recipe in it so far is her snickerdoodle cookies although I’ve gotten a TON of compliments when I make her red velvet cake! Love Paula Deen!

  112. I love her because I love her story. And, I have never had a recipe of her’s that I didn’t like.

  113. I love this blog! I love Paula! I would love that book!

  114. Oh my gosh!!! I am SO jealous!!! I love love love Paula Deen! When I went to Savannah I waited 2.5 hours to have dinner at her restaurant and boy was it worth it! My secret plan (well, not secret anymore I guess!) is to marry her son Bobby so Paula can be my mother-in-law!

  115. I just love her story. When I heard that she used to suffer from agoraphobia and she started “The Bag Lady” by sending her small boys out on bikes to sell the bag lunches that she made (but was too afraid to go out and sell on her own) well, I just fell in love with her realness. To see how far she’s come and how she truly makes people happy (and seems to have such a good time doing it) just makes me love her.

    How cool for you that you got to meet her! :)

  116. We love Paula! My 15-yr-old daughter loves her recipes!


  117. sounds like you had a blast! I LOVE flourless chocolate cake and will have to try this

  118. Hey Y’all! Paula is awesome!! And I love butter. :)

  119. I’m gonna be honest ya’ll, I want this cookbook for myself! No one is a bigger fan than me. I love Paula.
    Bakerella~ I was at the Metropolitan Cooking Show in Atlanta this weekend too! I didn’t know you lived in the area? I wish I could have met you!

  120. I love Paula Deen!! She cracks me up – and her recipes are awesome!

  121. I love how simple everything is and how she makes me feel like I am right there cooking with her :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  122. Oh I love Paula! Great giveaway!

  123. Mmmm. Butter.

  124. I was going to comment anyway about how gorgeous your cake looks!

    THEN I was going to comment about how much fun it must have been to meet Paula.

    THEN the giveaway! I like Paula but my stepfather loves her. If I could part with the book, I would give it to him for Fathers Day.

  125. I adore Paula…and her sons are hot…and I bought that magazine for the same reason!

  126. Paula Deen is the bomb! Got my son calling me “Momma”! I just love her.

  127. I do love her…but she seems just like the greatest next door neighbor ever in the history of next door neighbors! She has inspired me to be a better neighbor and cook!

  128. Hey Y’all!

  129. I love cookbooks and I already have several signed copies. I would love to add this book to my collection. Her recipes are wonderful.

  130. I love chocolate and butter, and Paula! Cake looks delicious!


  131. Hey Y’all!! I just love Paula. She is so funny and puts fun back into cooking!

  132. My mother-in-law LOVES her and chocolate. She’d love this recipe.


  133. My Mom absolutely LOVES Paula! She watches her show, has most of her cookbooks (but not this one, I think), sunscribes to her magazine, and has even eaten at her restaurant! I would love to give her the book for Mother’s Day. And I’d like to try that cake! It looks YUMMY!

  134. I LOVE baking and learning how to make new things and I LOVE pretty much everything Paula makes! I’m going to try the cake recipe! THanks!

  135. My kids love to watch her show and I know my MIL would love that book!


  136. I fell in love with Paula when she said during her show, “Next we’re going to be putting another stick of butter in the mix, BECAUSE I CAN.” I would clog all my arteries just for her.


  137. Did you say more recipes?? I’m in!

  138. Hey Y’all!!! :) I heart butter, what more is there to say? :)

  139. I’d like this cookbook because I love Paula’s genuineness (if that’s really a word). I also begin my recipes with “take two sticks of butter…”!

  140. I love Paula because she once deep fried a lasagna.

  141. I love everything about her! She is sweet Southern, butter dumpin,’ dirty joke crackinly perfect!

  142. I love all cookbooks!

  143. Hey y’all. I would love to have that copy of the book. I Love Paula, I think she is so funny. She seems like the sweetest person around, she seems like the “girl next door” type. And common’ who doesn’t love butter and all things sweet. :)
    [crossing my fingers]

  144. I must be one of the few left on the planet to just now be finding your blog. But I’m here now to stay – then I find out you like Paula Deen TOO??? Can it get any better? As I end this comment to go bake cake all I can say is Thank You!

  145. She is funny and her recipes all seem like delicious comfort food!

  146. Wow! You must have been so thrilled to meet her. I am addicted to Food Network and have been watching Paula forever it seems. I love to bake most of all and would love to have this cookbook. And who doesn’t love butter! Traci

  147. I am addicted to your site! I love Paula….funny funny funny, and such yummy food!!

    I have a give away on my son’s blog too if you’re interested in signing up.

    I would love to get this book, then maybe I’d be able to cook some great stuff.


  148. I love Paula, and I love all of her yummy recipes!

  149. Paula is just always to friendly. I haven’t tried too many of her recipes, but they sure sound good.

  150. Hey Y’all! What’s not to like about Paula, butter, and everything fried?!

  151. oops, forgot my email address…

  152. I love Paula Deen! I’ve seen her in concert (she is a hoot) and have most of her cookbooks. Her cooking reminds me of my grandma, so I make a lot of her recipes! They are awesome! Glad you got to meet her:)

  153. Oh mother’s day present, that’s a grand idea!

    Paula was the first of the FoodNetwork chefs that I fell in love with. How can you resist laugh and Southern charm? It’s too bad she pronounces “pecans” wrong, hehe!

  154. Paula can cook! I always get compliments when I make one of her recipes, of course I give the credit to her for the recipe.

  155. Paula Dean makes me feel like my mom is in the room with me.

    I love it when she tells you to add a pat a butter and you watch slide 4 sticks in. So funny. Why does anyone use butter substitutes? It’s just wrong.

  156. Butter is best! There is absolutely no imitation for it.

  157. I would love to win this for my mother-in-law! She is a huge fab of Paula’s, and is having a rough time right now as her father passed away Sunday morning. What a sweet surprise this could be, thanks for sharing!

  158. I would really like to add to my
    cookbook collection. It would look nice on my kitchen countertops, along with the others….and the recipes I choose from it would be delish and enjoyed by fam.

  159. She’s so fun and funny, and makes super tasty food! I love Paula! Hope you had a fun time, sounds like it was great.

  160. I LOVE Paula! She is seriously an inspiration to me. I’ve heard her talk a few times on her shows about how she started her business and why… really, it brought tears to my eyes. And it always seems like if you knocked on her door, she would just welcome you in and give you a hug and big slice of cake, even if she didn’t know you!

  161. Lawsey Mercy Woman! I love Paula’s Southern Charm, her laugh, and she reminds me so much of my Aunt Nez with her joyful nature. I’m a Southern Cook/Gal and cook many tried and true family recipes just like Paula. As for Butter…… Honey, it’s Bud-da. Bud-da, bud-da, bud-da. It makes the world go round. I use it in all my baking. Nothing can replace it. Just like Paula.

  162. How can you not love a person who starts every receipe with, “First, add a pound of butter….!” I don’t have a Paula Deen Cookbook, but sure would love one…I’m going to try that flourless chocolate cake this week..a friend and I made your Chick pops…they came out awesome..!

  163. I love Paula because she reminds me of my grandma- she’s funny, sassy, and she puts butter in everything. I lived for Sunday dinner at my grandma’s house because it was pretty much guaranteed that there would be sun tea, biscuits (with real butter), and something fried or something with gravy (sometimes both)- Paula’s cooking definitely reminds me of home.

  164. My husband and I were able to eat at Lady & Son's in Savannah, GA last summer. It was one of the best meals every. Her butter cake with chocolate chips was so yummy!!

  165. I totally love her and all her shows, and her yummy sons, too! I’m so jealous you got to meet her….Lucky. ;-)

  166. I L.O.V.E. Paula Deans “Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake”!!!!

    Plus my mom loves Paula and butter filled dishes – the cookbook would be a great gift for her!!!!!

    My email is:

  167. Hey Y’all! Is there a better way to say it?

  168. If I were to randomly win, I would give this book to my Grandma! She is the one who introduced me to baking and I love that we spend time together and bake. She also loves Paula and would enjoy this book.

    P.S. All of Paula’s sons are yummy!! Ha!

  169. I love Paula…she makes THE best home-style, delightfully delicious comfort food ever!! :-)

  170. that’s my favorite cake to make!! I serve it with a raspberry sauce and it’s just tooo die for! next time try warming it up just a few seconds before serving!!! YUM YUM YUM! Paula Dean is awesome!! and her boys are soo cute too! :O)

  171. Hey Y’all!

    Thanks for the fun post Bakerella!

  172. Oh shoot, sorry. I forgot to leave contact info the first time I posted my comment, so here it is again with an email address:

    I love Paula Dean because she is hilarious and unapologetic about her love of good and rich food. Also she talks to her food while she cooks, and that cracks me up.

    rabbitrabbit at gmail.

  173. Hey y'all!! LOL!! OMG, I absolutely LOVE Paula Deen!! Who doesn't? ;) My hubby surprised me on Mother's Day with 2 tickets to see her a couple of years ago. He volunterred to watched the kiddos, so I took a girlfriend. We rushed to get there cause we heard about the books, but they were sold out. What a bummer! She was just awesome…funny & down to earth. LOVE her! :)

  174. I LOOOOVE Paula Deen!!! Even more, I love butter. I’m afraid I passed that along to my kids, as my oldest son used to sneak spoonfuls of butter (gross!) and eat it straight off of the spoon. I had to eventually put it up high where he couldn’t reach it.

  175. I love Paula’s southern home-cookin’! Thanks for the giveaway!

  176. Because she is Paula!!!

  177. Hey y’all! I love Paula because she reminds me so much of my Gram (who’s from the South). Just don’t tell my Gram, because she’s slap me silly if she heard me say that!

  178. Paula Deen is such fun, and her recipes are almost always fantastic. I can’t believe you aren’t keeping that book for yourself! Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to have it though. ;-)

  179. I love paula! Her food is so good too! If I win I will give this to my Mom, she is a big fan and loves to collect cook books, although I would be very tempted to keep it!!

  180. OMG! What a great giveaway! You’re so generous. I would definitely give this to my Dad. He’s the cook in my family and he loves him some Paula. I love Paula because she has the best sweet and savory recipes. I hope I win.

    You can contact me at

  181. What a fabulous opportunity for both you and your mom as well as your loyal followers :-)

    I LOVE Paula! I haven't made any of her baked goods yet, but her slow-cooker mac & cheese is to die for! I would love to own one of her cookbooks as I get most recipes off of the Food Network site.

  182. WoW!! It looks like you had a fantastic time!

    Paula did an amazing job in the movie Elizabethtown! She tugged on my heart strings back then and continues to!

    I love how she’s so fresh, raw and true on Paula’s Party; can’t get any better than that! :-)

  183. I “LOVE” butter and Paula. Just getting to know her actually. I must have been under a rock. :) I don’t have any of her books ‘yet’.

  184. Hey y’all – right back at you! I found your blog from a friend’s blog and your post on Paula Deen was a perfect mix for me. I have been watching Paula on TV for years. I am jealous you got to meet her. Since I spent the entire weekend baking for a funeral (my Mom was in charge of the food) and then for my Mom and sister (who then served the food at the funeral), I would love another cookbook to bring something fun to my repertoire! Thanks for the fun blog!


  185. Love Paul, her cookbooks and butter too!

  186. I would love to win, I am always cooking and baking and I just LOVE Paula Dean, she is great.

  187. Gotta love a cook that doesn’t attempt to lighten up EVERY recipe! :)
    This cookbook would be awesome to own!

  188. I ADORE PAULA!!! She worked so hard for what she has, yet is incredibly down to earth and remembers the things that are important (family, love, dogs!).

    Pick me, pick me!

    And can I say – you’re incredibly generous!

  189. Looks delicious! allison at hotmail dot com

  190. Ooh! I squealed while reading your blog today! What an awesome Mother’s Day present — one that keeps on giving in yumminess.


  191. hey y’all, I live in Texas now so I am getting used to saying that!! I all I have to say is yum!! I just love Paula and her sons!

  192. That cake looks amazing!


  193. Her 1-2-3-4 cake is delicious as well as her carrot cake!

  194. Having this cookbook to give to my mother would rock my socks. I swear my mother is JUST like Paula Deen! She was born in Georgia, loves to cook, and butter is like oxygen to her! Only my mom can relate to the southern twang and need to take massive “tasting” bites of EVERYTHING she cooks!!!
    Thanks Bakerella!

  195. The cake looked fabulous! Love Paula and the cookbook would be so fun to have.

  196. Hey Y’all!
    I love Paula’s down to earth style

  197. I love everything about Paula – especially her unabashed love for butter!

  198. I don’t have any Paula in my cookbook collection, and that’s just wrong!

  199. What a great give away! I think I would have kept the book. LOL

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