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. I love Paula Deen and I would love to win this autographed cookbook.

  2. I love Paula, but my mom loves her even more and I would really, really, really enjoy seeing the look on her face if I was able to give her this gift on Mother’s Day! We’re a southern family transplanted to the Northwest so we’re all about butter and comfort food!

    I was looking for a flourless cake recipe a few weeks ago when I had a friend visiting who can’t have gluten. I’m emailing this recipe to her right now! Thanks!

  3. My kids and I LOVE Paula! We watch her show together. We were going to stop by Savannah on our way home from Springbreak Florida last week, but ran out of time.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I love Paula’s enthusiasm, and her recipes are fabulous!

  5. Oooh, I don’t have a Paula Dean cookbook, and I know my husband would LOVE so many of her recipes!

  6. HECK YEA! Who doesn’t love Paula? And what planet are they from? I use butter like salt and pepper at my house. Ain’t not a thing wrong with it! I would love to have her signed book. Enter me please!

  7. I love Paula Deen. I don’t have cable anymore so I don’t get the watch her show! I need this book to get me back up to speed!

  8. I loved Paula forever when she added butter to fried bacon (on top of the bacon grease) Gottta love that!


    P.S. I arrived here via a link to your Easter cake pops – the sheep are the cutest thing ever!

  9. I love Paula!!!

  10. Hi! I would love this book because I enjoy eating as well as cooking and baking,and Paula is the same way. I don’t see in tv. anyone that enjoys a bite of everything as Paula does.

  11. Woo hoo! Love that Paula Deen! She is so sassy. What more is there to say??

  12. Hey Ya’ll! I would love to win her cookbook. I love Paula’s charm and recipes!


  13. Ooohhh, I am so jealous. I love Paula and your cake looks delicious.. Hope I win!

  14. I have always loved Paula Deen and her generous use of butter. Because it is so true, butter makes everything taste better. Especially if it is a Southern Specialty that I grew up on.

  15. I love me some Paula Deen and this in one of the cookbooks I don’t have.


  16. I love Paula…no one cooks like she does

  17. Me, me, me! My mother in law loves Paula Deen, and that would be a fantastic Mother’s day gift….if I can convince myself to part with it! ;o)

  18. Mmmmmmmmm…butter….MMMMMMMMM!!!

  19. P.S. I left a comment already.. but here is my info! (duuuuh!)



  20. Oh my! This would be a perfect gift for my mom…if I would be willing to let it go! :)

    That cake looks amazing and Paula is hilarious! I love how she cooks with passion & fun.

  21. I’m learning to love butter!

  22. I love Paula, butter AND Bakerella!

  23. Paula is one of my favorites, along with Pioneer Woman and you!! Real food you can actually cook.

  24. Paula Deen is hilarious. I love the fact that she never apologizes for the sheer amounts of butter she uses.}:P

    (wolfsilveroak at cox dot net )

  25. Oh man Paula Dean is like everyone’s grandmother and that’s why I love her!

  26. Hey ya’ll-great pictures! I’d love a recipe book, thanks. maceycoupon (at) yahoo

  27. yumy !! this looks awesome ,I love your blog

  28. I just love Paula Dean! I actually just made a recipe I saw on one of her shows last week and served it at a big family gathering. It went over super well!

  29. I could give it to my mom, but I probably won’t. She wouldn’t love it like I would. Ha!

  30. I just love Paula ! She is so warm, funny and genuine, she reminds me of my sweet grandmother in her younger years, who I miss so dearly. ( and she loves butter as much as I do !)
    Thanks for posting about your meeting with’s nice to hear that she is the same in person as on TV !

  31. Hey y’all…

    I love Paula because she loves to cook and she reminds me of my grandma’s….only more spunky! Oh, and the fact that she loves butter is a big fat plus with me.

    Take care and thanks,

  32. oooooooh! I adore Paula! Who doesn’t right!? I want this book because Paula makes counting my weight watcher points IMPOSSIBLE! God Bless her! LOL I still love her anyway. :O)


    {like Donkey from Shrek… PICK ME! Oo oooh! PICK ME PICK ME!!!}

  33. I LOVE the way she says “oil” and her love for butter in EVERYTHING! :)
    cake looks delish!

  34. HOW COOL IS THAT?! I love all of the Deen family – they are adorable… and I could listen to them talk for hours – their accents are great!

    In Texas – it’s like an insult if you don’t say Hey Ya’ll to greet someone :-)

    Paula’s recipes rock – I’ve never really made too many of them, but her Banana Pudding with the chess cookies is amazing. I think she actually calls it “Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding” or something like that.

  35. I love Paula’s story, I think she’s very inspiring. And on one show she seriously suggested swapping a hamburger bun for two Krispie Kream doughnuts.That’s right, a dougnut, a hamburger patty, and then ANOTHER DOUGHNUT. Just… wow…

  36. I love her cause her recipes make my mouth water!

  37. I, too, just love Paula Deen. And

  38. She’s amazing, and so is that magazine. I’ve made several of the recipes. The key lime cake with white chocolate frosting kills me every time. And the cheesecakes! FAR too delicious. My family owns three copies of that magazine.

  39. I love Paula because of her inspirational life story and beautiful spirit! And, honestly, who doesn’t love some butter?!

    laceyrose.1 [at] juno [dot] com

  40. Butter makes life better!

  41. I’ve never commented on any blog giveaway before but my love for Paula runs that deep.

    I am the biggest food network junkie.

    I want it, I want it, I want it.

  42. Paula Dean and Chocolate two of my favorite things in life

  43. I love Paula Deen. My Mom loves Paula Deen and my daughter loves Paula Deen. She even baked her first cake from Paula’s kids cookbook. Blessings, Tara B.
    bergeron dot family at shaw dot ca

  44. Hey Y’all!! Lol


  45. Hey, ya’ll!! I want that cookbook! E-mail at

  46. Hey Y’all! :) I love butter, but I love chocolate even more! I would love to try out some of Paula’s recipes.

  47. She has some GREAT recipes, but I’m actually hopeing to win this for my momma! Who really loves her! Melissa[at]

  48. I love Paula Deen. I think some of the cooks on tv are a little fake if you know what I mean, but not Paula! She is so sweet, and real!

    Sign me up!!!

    Amy Jo!

  49. How cute! She was on whaddaya know on NPR yesterday and was such a good sport!

  50. Who could ask for anything more! Paula is the QUEEN of Southern Cooking! Your blog since I found it has pushed my passion for baking! Thanks for all you do! Send me her book!!!!!

  51. Hey y’all! Luv me some buddah!

  52. I would like to give this to my friend for Mother’s Day! She loves Paula Deen, and we both love to bake! She’ll be sharing with me, of course… :)

    Happy cooking!

  53. I love watching Paula cook. Her energy and joy in both cooking and eating are inspiring.

  54. I love Paula, and I love cookbooks

  55. I am surprised you’re not keeping it! Lucky you for meeting Paula! But I’d definitely settle for the cookbook! :)

  56. Yummy!! Who wouldn’t love new recipes!! jaymissy1(at)

  57. Paula just makes me smile every time I watch her and she makes me feel that it’s okay to use all of that butter!

  58. Really new to the cooking world and this would be fabulous to have!!

  59. I love everything about her!


  60. hey Y’all. My daughter would love the book.

  61. I just love her. She seems so warm and friendly and fuzzy! And she is funny and really helps me learn how to cook better since I already know how to bake.

    Bakerella, thanks for always giving away prizes, being inspirational and step by step to baking in a easier level.

    You Rock!!!!
    {p.s.} Just like Paula!!! Whoo-hoo!

  62. Julie Bigler–hey y’all

  63. My wife loves to bake…She’s a big Food Network/Paula Dean fan!

  64. I love Paula b/c I’m Southern and her food is so Southern. Ha!

  65. Paula is the perfect example of the sweetest grandma EVER! Always making and having awesome treats! You can never go wrong with a stick of butter!! :) I’m excited!

  66. please please…please enter me in this wonderful giveaway!!! I Love Paula Dean…I mean, if you have tasted anything that she makes how could you not. Besides, my name is Paula! :)So, I feel a certain kinship! lol! basically, I would just LOVE to actually have one of Paula Dean;s cookbooks to call my very own! :) thanks so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway!!



  67. i love paula deen! i’ve made many of her recipes and have a signed cook book as well. i’d love to add another one to my collection! (and i don’t have this cookbook yet!) yay for you getting to meet her!

  68. I love her recipes. They always turn out so good!

  69. I adore Paula. She is so funny and I would absolutely pass out if I ever got to meet her. My picture would be of her kneeling next to a puddle of me on the floor.

    Also, that bread pudding made with Krispy Kreeme donuts is the best thing ever.

  70. What a great giveaway. You are very generous to part with this.

    I would love to win it. I collect cookbooks, but I never buy them for myself. It has been a while since I received one. My aunt has been raving about Paula Deen for years. I have tried some of her online recipes, but I do not have any of her books.

  71. Yumm… butter!

    Yay, Paula!!

    What a great-looking cake. Great job!

  72. I’d love to be able to give this to my mother-in-law as a Mother’s Day gift. She would be beside herself with glee. She loves to bake especially treats! (Her diet might not be so happy with me though! =)) Then again I might be tempted just to keep it for myself!

  73. I lo9ve all cookbooks. this one would be fabulous to own. thank you for giving it away. I don’t know if i could be that generous!:)


  74. OMG! Hey y'all! I absolutely love Paula and her boys! My fave recipe is her mac & cheese! My friends request it whenever they were coming over for football! I love everything she cooks and she doesn't try to make everything low-fat! AMEN! I have her Lady and Sons cookbook but need some new decadent recipes to fatten up my friends!

    thx y'all!

  75. Okay first of all I can’t believe you didn’t take a picture with Jaime, hello! He’s hot. And secondly you are living out my dreams, first the Martha Stewart, then the Pioneer Woman and now Paula! You are so lucky! And awesome, you are awesome and talented and I want to meet you too, but I guess a signed cookbook from Paula would have to do.

  76. Thanks for the chance…Paula’s recipes are great, love the butter (absolutely no margerine in this house!).

  77. Because butter, cream and all the eggs you can crack only make dessert better! My fantastic Southern mom cook needs this signed copy for her well-used collection. And I need to eat those recipes made by my favorite cook – mom!

  78. I can’t believe you are going to give it away! But, if I must, I will take it off your hands. Lol

    I love butter! The creamy, fattening goodness of it. Margarine is no substitute. Life is short, use real butter.

  79. My mother loves Paula! It would be great to win the cookbook for her. The cake you made looks awesome, can’t wait to try it.

  80. I would love to give this to my mom. She loves Paula and I do too.
    Thanks and I love you blog.


  81. I love Paula because she started out like all of us. A little tragedy, and a lot of motivation, and look at her now. And I think she is beautiful, and I pretend to be her when I bake… Love her!

  82. Ok. Hey y’all! I love her and that book looks awesome… Thanks for the opportunity!

  83. Paula’s always always ALWAYS been my favorite. All the recipes I get from her magazines/shows/the Food Network website are the favorites in my household (and I have some picky picky eaters!). I also plan to use her dessert recipes for my wedding.

    If I could grow up to be like her I totally would. :o)

  84. I love Paula because she seems so real and down to earth and because she uses lots of butter!!!

  85. OMG I LOVE Paula! I think I gain weight just watching her show! She’s hysterical!
    Pick Me!

  86. She is my type of women, she is just plan awesome.

  87. yummy! I’ll have to try that recipe. I’m a food network junkie and the things she makes…make my mouth water!

  88. being from the South I love Paula’s down home recipes!

  89. Paula is AMAZING!! I love a woman who isn’t afraid to fry foods.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  90. My mother & I both love Paula Deen and she would be super excitited if I was able to get her signed cookbook for her. Cause' everything's better with butter.

  91. OMG!!! I’m squealing with delight! You are sooooo lucky you got to meet her and her gorgeous family! What a wonderful surprise and I’m so happy for you. I adore her recipes and would love to own this book. You are so generous to offer this opportunity.

  92. I’m a little East Texas gal – and we all love Paula in East Texas!! Would L-O-V-E this book!!!!

  93. Who doesn’t love butter?

    Will you post that cake recipe?

  94. My dad has the biggest crush on her so I’d give the book to him for Father’s Day. :)

  95. First off I want to say: Your blog is so fun! Thank you for putting forth the effort to share your talents and recipes!! And – how fun that you and your mom were able to meet Paula, Jaime and Bobby!! I know my mom would love a copy of Paula’s cookbook for Mother’s day. Thanks again! – Nicole

  96. I love Paula too. I love watching her shows because she is so funny and she makes everything so easy. I borrow my mother-in-laws Paula magazines, I figured she would have bought me a subscription to the magazine by now, but she hasn’t. Guess we are saving trees by sharing the magazine.

  97. I love Paula! My dream is to be able to vacation in Savannah some day and eat at her restaurant. :)

  98. Love Paula and her show. This would be awesome.

  99. Hey Y’all!!! I love Paula! And my mother in law loves her even more. If I was fortunate enough to win, I would have to debate long and hard on whether or not to keep the book or pass it along to her… decisions decisions :-)

  100. What’s not to love about Paula Deen!?! She is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your treasure!

    adamandem at yahoo dot com

  101. I haven’t made too many of Paulas recipes but the ones I have made I have loved, I would love to own one of her cookbooks.

  102. who doesn’t love a woman who puts chocolate in cheese dip!!!!

    Hey y’all!!!!!

  103. ::adding another stick of butter::

    If I win, will you sign it too, Bakerella!? <3

  104. I love paula! She’s just too funny and boy does she love butter!!!!!

  105. I love her rag to riches story. She amazes me. How many single moms do you know that would pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and make it happen. She raised two fine looking men too!

    I plan to drag my kids to her restaurant and stand in line for a zillion hours so we can reserve a spot to eat, when we go on vacation this summer.

  106. ack, sorry — forgot my contact. (i’m the gooey cake liv)

    livvie @

  107. I love Southern food! I’d love to win a book full of Paula’s recipes. Thanks!

  108. Mmmmmm delicious looking recipe! I’ll definitely be sending it to my husband so I can hold it over his head next time I want to bribe him :-D

    Love Paula and I’d love the cookbook!


  109. And don’t you love how she says “oil’?!?!

  110. Her chocolate truffle pie is to die for!

  111. I am a new to baking baker. Have checked out so many people. Paula is one of them that I have much respect for and her recipes. Thanks for this opportunity.


  112. I loooove Paula!! She’s a little like my crazy old grandmother: she’s a nut but she loves you and would cook you whatever you wanted when you’re sick. I live in ATL but I couldn’t make it out to the cooking expo :(


  113. my love for paula can be summed up in two words: gooey cake. :D

  114. I love Paula. She makes me laugh, and every one of her recipes that I’ve tried has been DELICIOUS! I’ve also made two cross-country trips to her restaurant in Savannah. Her fried chicken is amazing, I could eat it everyday, and I don’t even like fried chicken that much!

  115. Hmmmm yummy!! I would love her cookbook!

  116. One of the first recipes I saw her make on tv included: potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, and, of course, butter. She had me at ‘bacon.’ She’s warm and sweet, but a little feisty. I love her!

  117. I love Paula! & I especially love a good cookbook!

  118. I love her! I’m not much of a cook – I don’t own any cookbooks actually, but her dessert recipes are awesome! Highly rec her bread pudding and pumpkin gooey butter cakes! SOOO good!

  119. I’d love that book… I’m starting to learn how to cook and I’m collecting cookbooks from all over the world.

  120. I love Paula, but my Mom loves her too. I would give this book to my Mom for Mother’s Day…Great idea!

  121. i heart paula deen because she cooks and bakes with real ingredients like butter ha! having an autographed book of hers would ROCK :)

    pick me! thanks!

  122. I was watching Paula’s show with my mom once, and she made ice cream with a bowl of snow and a can of sweetened condensed milk! How great is that?

  123. Paula has Southern grace and charm! :-)

  124. Who couldn’t love a woman who appreciates her desserts as much as I do ;)

  125. Ooooooh, I just lovvve Paula. And YOU! My daughter and I are cake-ball addicts.

  126. I LOVE Paula Dean, I watch her every day on food network and I would die to have that cookbook! I collect cookbooks and that one would have it’s own shelf with a spotlight LOL!

  127. I love Paula and cooking!!!

  128. This would be the best mother’s day present for my mother in law! Every time we get together, we are baking something different! We’d probably try every recipe from cover to cover!


  129. Love Paula Deen, love her magazine, love butter, and LOVE chocolate. Will definitely try the flourless cake recipe. Oh yes, love your blog.

  130. My mom would love this cookbook–she loves Paula and she loves cookbooks. Paula makes REAL food.

  131. I love contests! I love Bakerella! I love chocolate!

  132. I love every Paula Deen recipe I have tried. I don’t have this book and would love it b/c I am about to have my 3rd baby May 26 and the new recipes would be great!

  133. Hey Ya’ll – I love, Love, LOVE Paula -She’s sweet, funny, strong and a “pick yourself up by your bootstraps,” kinda girl who cooks :) what’s not to love. I’m southern – that’s all that needs to be said about butter. (haha)

    Barbara –

  134. wow – that would be AMAZING.

  135. Oh my goodness, she cracks me up!!! I watch her every chance I get. Even when she makes guest appearances. She was particularly funny on The Food Network’s Next Star show.

  136. What a terrific Mothers day gift this would make. The book and a case of butter, my Mother would love it. Thanks!!

  137. I would love to add this to my cookbook collection! Butter…mmmm :)

  138. Good Morning Bakerella!! You are my motivation everyday when it comes to baking and being creative! You are the first thing that I look up when I get to the office! Thank you for the inspiration and I would make you and Paula so proud with all the goodies I would make if I won the book! PROMISE!!

  139. I love Paula and I love cooking! Enough said?!?

  140. What is not love about a woman that still believes in real butter and bacon for everything! I love cookbook and so does my whole family, there are several my mother has that I have forewarned her and my sister that I get when she dies! So people want jewels or antiques, I want cookbook! This would be a great one to give mom and add to this list!

  141. I love to bake! and I love Paula! and I would love to have her book!

  142. I love Paula especially her macaroni and cheese, it is a staple at our house.

  143. What a great weekend for you!!!! I love Paula!! and woudl LOVE a signed copy of her book… how cool!!!

  144. Flourless chocolate cake is my absolute fav! I will be trying this recipe asap. Yummmy!

  145. I love her and her quirky attitude! She is too cute!!

  146. I love Paula Deen because she makes hoe cakes – which I just like saying. hoe cakes.

  147. You always know you’re in for something decadent with Paula!

  148. I love her so and living in Savannah I am completely submersed in her. I’m still sad her Paula’s Party isn’t being filmed down here any more.

  149. I love Paula as much as I love butter!

  150. I just love Paula (and all that butter)!! It’s so cool that you got to meet her and her sons!! Jealous!! :)

  151. I love Paula, I love butter and I love cookbooks!

  152. I am soooo excited about this that I don’t even know what to type. I am a HUGE Paula Dean fan!! Just ask anyone who knows me. My boss has heard so much of me loving Paula Dean that he tried to get me tickets to one of her shows for Christmas (He couldn’t get any
    :(. My husband’s grandmother gives me a subscription to her magazine every year for Christmas. I have a few cookbooks BUT none that are signed by Paula Dean herself. I am so jittery and excited that you are giving this away!!! I am like a kid a Christmas time and I would really really love to win this. My email address is my blog is My pets name is Callie oh you prolly don’t need that do ya :).
    PS love your blog.

    BYE Y’all!!!!!

  153. I love the sheer decadence of her cooking – she’s never afraid of throwing an extra stick of butter in, just in case. Living in a world where every bite I eat is analyzed by dieters, I appreciate living on the edge a little!

  154. My mom loves Paula! She cracks me up, too. What an awesome gift that would be for her along with the flour-less chocolate cake. YUM!!!

  155. Paula reminds me of an aunt I have down in Alabama. Love her style, and her cooking!

  156. Oh, wow. How totally cool. My 7 year old daughter insisted on getting a cookbook a few months ago. After an hour in Barnes & Noble, she chose Paula Deen's kids cookbook. We refer to her as "Aunt Paula" in our house.

    She's the sole reason that I buy butter. I had sworn off of it for years.

    Four words: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

    Nuff said!

  157. i admire her because she started out as a struggling, single mom with two kids and pursued her passion of cooking to reach success. that aside, southern-down-home-cooking rocks!

  158. Umm, “Hey ya’ll”!!!

  159. I love all her food, a recipe has to use real butter. If you are going to eat a dessert, it is bad for you no matter what, why not make it taste the best?

  160. Paula is the BEST. She’s down to earth, fun and grateful for what she has. Yay Paula!

  161. I love that she makes all the great Southern Foods! All of her recipes remind me of my Nana.

  162. Hey, y’all

    Great opportunity, please enter me!!!

  163. What a great giveaway… so generous of you!! Would love to add this book to my collection.

  164. I cook using alot of her recipes but have never heard of this one. I watched her the other night on CMT Cribs, where they showed her house and cars. My thought was I wonder how many times her boys dad, her ex-husband has kicked himself for divorcing her. lol

  165. Hey Yalllllll!
    I just love to eat anything with butter in it and I love to use Paula’s recipes. Chocolate should be in all recipes. I made your Easter cupcakes and they were a big hit~thanks for all the pictures and stories!

  166. I love Paula. SHe is so great to watch and just a lovely woman. When on mat leave I watched her show everyday and have attempted a few of her recipes!

    I have also attempted the cake pops, but I need way more practise!!!

    Good Luck to me!!! fingers crossed!

  167. I love Paula…and her laugh! I’ve used so many of her recipes (atleast the ones I can remember and search for on foodnetwork website) and love them all, it would be cool to have one of her books…and then signed to boot! ::fingers crossed::

  168. would love to have that book for my sister-in-law. She is a baker in training and would squeal with delight at this book.


  170. I love Paula, I am from the South and she is always making things my om would make. I hope I win.

  171. Oh, hey! Listen, we love some Paula in our house! I gave my 3 year old daughter Miss Paula’s kids’ cookbook for Christmas and now we DVR her show to watch it EVERY DAY! Whenever she comes on, Carly comes RUNNING and she’ll say “best dishes, y’all!” So funny and cute! =)

  172. oh please please please pick me :)
    I love her!

  173. This would make an awesome surprise for my mom on her birthday next month. She just LOVES Paula.

    fuzzyprint at gmail dot com

  174. I am just getting into cooking and baking, and this would be the perfect addition. Thanks!

  175. I love to cock, we looooove to eat!

  176. I love the way she’s overcome so much in her life to become a true, and apparently very happy success.
    Plus I love her accent. It reminds me of ‘home’.


  177. I couldn’t pass up Paula and chocolate either!! Her lava cake recipe is the BEST !

  178. I love paula, but my hubby loves her even more~ So cool that you got to meet her…….man! I think I have to go make that cake now!

  179. You are SO lucky that you got to meet Paula & her sons. The chocolate cake looks incredibly yum – I must make it! Thanks for sharing the experience (and cake!) with us.

  180. I would love to own this cookbook!! Who doesn’t love Paula?? Hey y’all!!!

  181. I LOVE Paula! I love to listen to her talk, love her recipes, and love looking at her yummy sons! :-)

  182. This book would rock my world! AHH! My husband would be eternally grateful :)

  183. I love Paula’s recipes and would make great use of this book! I also love that it’s signed. :)

  184. Paula is the best! And so are you, Bakerella! I’d love to use some of her great recipes in my cake business! And she sure knows how to make a rich cake!


  185. I LOVE her show. How can it get any better when she starts most of her recipes, “Start with addin’ one stick of butta”. Amazing. My fingers are crossed that I win! :)

  186. Paula Deen always makes me laugh. And I love butter.

  187. How cool is that that you got to meet her!!

    Keep smilin!

  188. That cake looks SO yummy! I love Paula and how real she is. How fun to meet her!

  189. I love,love,love Paula Deen.I record all her shows. I’m always telling people, “When I grow up, I want to be Paula Deen”. I get really strange looks (I am in my forties:)). If I am lucky enough to win, contact me at Thanks
    P.S.I love Bakerella too!!!

  190. Not only do I love Paula Deen, but my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Courtlyn, is so intrigued with her. If she is on the TV Courtlyn will stop whatever she is doing, wherever she is to come and watch her. Now that’s a woman with some power! If she can keep a 2 1/2 year old’s attention for the entire show, she’s one heck of a lady…and she does and she definitely is! :)

  191. Ohhh I love Paula Dean. She is hilarious and down to earth and her food is glorious!!

    Thanks Bakerella!!

  192. I love Paula! It was her shows that got me addicted to the Food Network! I think I have most of her cookbooks-except that one!! And, I just love her magazine-everything I have tried turns out delicious! She is inspiring and amazing, her story is one of a kind! If I win, It will be MY Mothers Day gift-no way I would part with that!! Crossing my fingers!!

  193. Oh my stars… I have to admit that I have never made a Paula Deen recipe before. But in the last week I have come across various blogs with her recipes and I drooled over every single one. I now have quite a grocery list in front of me… with lots of butter. :)
    Can it be a present for myself for mothers day? :)

  194. We tried to use something other than butter once and it just “didn’t work out!!!!” The waffles didn’t even like it – I’m sure! I love Paula because she never hides her pure enjoyment of butter and I admire that very much!!! I would love to win this cookbook! Thanks Bakerella for your generousity and giving spirit. – can’t wait to hear that I’ve won!

  195. First of all, I LOVE your blog—it’s grrrrrrrrrreat:) Secondly, I LOVE Paula Deen!!! My aunt bought me tickets a couple of years ago, to see her Paula Deen Live Tour in Nashville, TN—BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER:)
    I would LOVE to have this in my cookbook collection, especially since, she is considered to be my hero:)
    Meanwhile, I have made your cupcake pops several times, and they are always a hit! Your creations are so awesome!
    Thanks for having these giveaways, and “I hope I win!”
    Paula Wanamaker, McMinnville,TN

  196. I love Paula… and butter, too!

  197. hey y’all! who doesn’t love butter?!

  198. I LUV Paul Deen! :)

  199. I just commented on the Cute for a Cure post about how I can’t eat Bakerella goodies because I have Celiac and then you make a post with a FLOURLESS cake??? OMG I bow down to you!!

    Now, not sure if I can win since I live in Canada, but I had to comment anyway!!


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