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. Cookbooks are my passion and this book would find a prominent place on the shelf! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. I love her because she cooks the food that I remember my Grandma making for my Grandpa who was from Mississippi. Plus, it’s all just so freaking delicious!!!

  3. OH MAN PAULA!!! I want it!! :)

  4. Oh my word, Paula Deen always brings up fond memories of my late Gramma who was from North Carolina! If I see her show I speak with a southren accent for at least three days :) Would love the book!

  5. I love Paula because her recipes represent good ol’ southern cooking, which is what I love!

  6. Hey y'all…..I love it ALL…the the butter, the book, & everything about Paula!!!

  7. Is there anyone who doesn’t love Paula?

  8. She is the best! I love her cookbooks and shows!

  9. Hey y’all!
    I can’t cook with anything but real butter. I wish I had that recipe when I was trying to make a fantatic chocolate cake yesterday.

  10. Oh my, I am so making that cake!

    And if you send me a whole book of such recipes, all the better.


  11. Love Love her she is so down to earth

  12. my mom is a great cook…she’d love it!!


  13. There is nothing better than a good Southern woman who measures butter by the stick verses cups or tablespoons.

  14. I would love to have a signed book. My Mom would literally, I mean, literally do flips if I gave this to her for Mother’s Day. …Okay, well, maybe not literally ; )


  15. My mom and I LOVE Paula Dean! This would be the best Mother’s Day Present for her!

    -Helen (

  16. I love Paula. I love cookbooks. Perfect match for me. :)

    robbyswife at gmail dot com

  17. Oh my word, my Mother in Law, loves, loves, loves Paula! I would love to have this book to give her for Mother’s Day…along with a real live version of the cake that I’ll try to bake!

  18. I love watching to see how much butter she’ll put into what she’s cooking!

  19. I love her life story – I love the food she cooks (the sons aren’t half bad either – lol). I’m always up for a great cookbook – would love to have it.

  20. I Luuuuuuuuv Paula! And I would luuuuuuuuuvvvv that cookbook! She is my hero. I have not tried a recipe of hers that I did not like. One of our favorites is a Squash Casserole, believe it or not. But once I try that flourless chocolate cake, that will probably take first place! :)

  21. I LOVE Paula Dean. When she is on I feel like I am eating popcorn with my best friend. And girl I am so jealous you got to meet her!! I would love love her book!! P.S. tried your brownie/cookie dough recipe yesterday with the ganache on top… it was a HIT! Thank you!! :)

  22. Oh my! That cake looks more like a fudgy brownie :) mmmm.

    Who doesn’t like Paula Deen? She’s hilarious and her recipes remind me of my grandma’s, filled with lots of butter!

    Thanks :)

  23. Green with envy that you got to meet BOTH the boys and Paula…LUCKY…! I have been a fan of Paula’s since I first saw her put an entire stick of butter in the pan. You know the saying, “never trust a skinny chef” Thank you for being so giving to all us stalkers…I mean blog readers :)


  24. I want to win this book for my 5 year old daughter…Caroline…she just loves Paula!!! She got Paula’s children’s cookbook for Christmas. Please pick me!!!

  25. Hey y’all! :) I want it. I want it so bad I can taste it. In fact, I’m eating a stick of butter right now just thinking about how bad I want that book. I love Paula. I love cookbooks. And I’m totally making that flourless chocolate cake for my mama tomorrow. She just started a gluten free diet and she deserves cake.

  26. Butter makes the world go ’round, y’all!

  27. I want Paula Deen to by my aunt! She is the cutest lady and her food always looks delicious. I’m a little bit obsessed and would absolutely DIE if I won this!


  28. I love Paula cuz she doesn’t let anyone get in between her and the butter…

  29. I love butter, my son say’s he would’nt use margerine to spackle walls with.

  30. Hello! I’m a new commenter here! I love this blog,and all the ideas Bakerella has.


  31. I love that Paula is a cook just like the rest of us. She makes things that taste great that anyone can make…I would love to try any of her recipes!

  32. I love Paula Deen’s cooking, this would be great to win. Thanks for sharing.

  33. I love to bake, love your blog and love Paula Deen! What an awesome give away!!!!!!!!!!


  34. Hey Y’all! I LOVE Paula mostly because she uses REAL items…like butter. My sister LOVES her and I would love to give her this book!

  35. We LOVE Paula in our house….make her recipes all the time…it would sure be great to have a book full of them!!! How awesome you got to meet her :)


  36. Hey Y’all!

  37. I love everything about Paula! Her recipes are so yummy and I especially love when they include butter!!

  38. I have loved Paula for a long time and would love to have this book!

  39. I was watching her show yesterday and she was talking about her hamburgers-she cubes butter and adds it to the raw meat. Okay anyone who adds butter to hamburger is alright with me! Hysterical

  40. I absolutely LOVE Paula Deen!! She is my absolute fave!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this autographed cookbook!!
    Bon Appetit, Y’all!

  41. because I want to eat everything she makes…the end…LOL

  42. OH MY GOSH! That cake looks sooooo good! I am drooling right now. YUM! Paula Dean… I’m so jealous you got to meet her.

  43. Butter and chocolate…nuff said.

    BTW, I’m sooooo jealous that you get to meet Paula.

  44. I love Paula Deen and her story. Would love to cook up some of her recipes {especially since I’m mainly a baker!!!}


  45. I just love southern cookin’ and would love to add this to my collection.

  46. I would love her book! I almost bought one last week at Costco! I’m going to have to try that cake…

  47. I love Paula and her infectious laugh! I would love to receive her book from you.

    That recipe looks so tempting!

    Thanks :)


  48. I must say that I A-dore!! Paula. I’m a Georgia Girl myself. I collect cookbooks and have all of Paula’s Books and magazines …except for this one!! can you believe it? Anyway, I would love love love to have her autograph!! I also adore your blog! I used to own a bakery and dreamed of “making it big” in the cake decorating world. Now I do it more for myself and friends. I love coming here and being inspired by your fun work! Keep it up!

  49. What isn’t there to love about Paula?? My face usually hurts a little after I watch her shows because I spend the entire time laughing, smiling and licking my lips! Yumm!

  50. Love your blog and that cake looks yummy!!

  51. Love your photos! They really capture the ooey gooey goodness of all that dense, fudgey, rich, yummy chocolatey cake goodness. Four be darned!
    Paula is great, ain’t she!
    She’s just like a Southern Julia Child!

  52. nothing says loving like a stick of butter!!

  53. I love Paula Deen. I’d say 90 percent of the time, when I’m cooking, I say to myself, “Oh, I need some Auleeve Ole.” Then I giggle. I called a girlfriend of mine (from Alabama) a couple of years ago (while watching Paula on T.V.) and asked her to say “Olive Oil”, and she said, “Oh, are you watching Paula Deen? We Love Her!”

    Robyn Fiedler

  54. I would love that cookbook because I love Paula’s cookin’! :)

  55. I love Paula! I especially like the fun stuff to cook with kids in her holiday magazines! Yummy!

  56. I love her! She’s hilarious and her food is no-fail fantastic! Oh yeah, and I love butter too.

  57. I love Paula Deen. I’d say 90 percent of the time, when I’m cooking, I say to myself, “Oh, I need some Auleeve Ole.” Then I giggle. I called a girlfriend of mine (from Alabama) a couple of years ago (while watching Paula on T.V.) and asked her to say “Olive Oil”, and she said, “Oh, are you watching Paula Deen? We Love Her!”

    Robyn Fiedler

  58. I love Paula. She’s not afraid to make real recipes with a pound of butter. That’s love. :-)

  59. I love every Paula Deen recipe I have ever made and would love to try some more recipes from the cook book!

  60. Love your photos! They really capture the ooey gooey goodness of all that dense, fudgey, rich, yummy chocolatey cake goodness. Four be darned!
    Paula is great, ain’t she!
    She’s just like a Southern Julia Child!

  61. I LOVE PAULA DEEN! I would love the cookbook.

  62. I collect cookbooks, love to bake, love to eat good food, and am trying to be a more focused writer at the same time.

    But chocolate and coffee are so distracting . . . as are the food blogs I follow.

    rogers.jeanne AT

  63. Hey, Y’all!!

    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  64. My husband will love me *forever* if I cook with that much butter. Plus, Paula’s just so cute!! :)

    Elisabeth Akers

  65. what a selfless thing to do! :)

  66. I actually did the Paula Deen Tour in Savannah and got to meet Uncle Bubba. A signed Paula book would go nicely with his.

    Have you tried charbroiled oysters, cheesy squash casserole, low country boil, finished witht eh famous NOT YOUR MAMA’S Banana Pudding? If not you have to!!! Good old Southern Cooking from a nice old Southern family!

  67. Paula’s mac n cheese recipe is the best I’ve ever made! Full butter, chock full of cheese, calorie laden deliciousness! Mmm! Love her!

  68. I think I would love to try that cake recipe it looks so good. Paula Dean looks so so so nice, I can’t believe you got to meet her I love her show on the food network!

  69. Hey y’all!
    I can think of a few wonderful woman I know who might enjoy Paula’s book as a mothers day surprise. I have always enjoyed watching her show – it was good to hear she really is that nice and funny.
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  70. Why I must win:
    Um because southern cooking is so very wonderful…how I miss it so. (used to live in Atlanta, now I live in Seattle). Plus I would love to get some more chocolate recipes like the one you blogged about…as soon as I’m done with my diet I’m celebrating with this cake! Congrats on meeting Paula! (and her yummy sons!)

  71. I love Paula!! Awesome giveaway!

  72. Butter and sour cream are food groups, ya’ll!

  73. HOWDY!! I would LOVE to win the cookbook…my mom is a big Paula fan and would LOVE it!! Plus, any recipe that calls for butter is a fav. in my book!!


  74. I love Paula. I love that she makes everything with real butter. If you’re going to bake use the real stuff!

  75. I love her, but I even love you more. She cooks like I cook, fattening but oh so yummy. Of course, I don’t cook as well as her, but I try.
    You however have a talent for cake pops that I sooo admire.

  76. I love her. Also, THAT CAKE.

    mclux AT syr DOT com

  77. Pick Me! :) My mother in law would love this!

  78. Yay — what a great prize! Priceless!

  79. I love Paula & her recipes! This one looks like the mother of all Paula cookbooks! Must. Have. Cookbook.!

  80. please pick me :)
    meridith 21 at g mail dot com

  81. This would make a great Mother’s Day gift for my mom. Watching her reminds me of being in the kitchen with my grandmother and her sisters with their mother cooking for family get togethers — always laughing and having fun and not afraid to use ‘real’ ingredients.

    Diane Du

  82. I just love how she throws in that extra butter in her recipes and tries to hide it. I just crack up when I watch her. Jealous you got to have your pic taken with her but then I would probably faint if I met her!

  83. hey y’all!

    i love paula
    i love her boys
    (but shhhh! i’m happily married!)
    i love butter
    but mostly,
    i love chocolate
    i would love to win this book!!!!

  84. I love Paula because when she was on CMT’s version of Cribs she said in her house it was constant “Turd Patrol” about living with all her dogs…anyone that can say “turd” and not feel bad about it is peachy keen in my book! :)

  85. I’ve always loved Paula, but after reading her biography – it really inspired me to make my life about the things I truly love!

  86. I chuckled when I read where you said to tell why we love butter. Just recently my mother-in-law commented on how Paula Deen just uses w-a-y to much butter – and brown sugar!!! I had gotten in troulbe for laughing. I wasn’t actually laughing at her – I was laughing because that is A-typical of certain styles of ‘southern’ cooking. And, that is why my mother-in-law does not like my families recipe of homemade Butterscotch pudding ;-p While I know that butter is not part of the new ‘health conscious’ scene – it sure does add to recipies ;-}!!!
    I also wanted to say that when I read your part about how your cake fell on purpose, it set me to remembering – a boat/ship cake I had made for a son’s B-day party. But due to high humiditys the cake had fallen – which ALL of the boys thought I had done on purpose – they thought it was like a sunkeon pirates ship ;-D
    wishin ya’all a great day!!!

  87. Since you and Paula are friends now…. and I read your blog…. that means she and I are TIGHT!

    Hope I win!

  88. Hey y’all!! I love Paula! Her recipes are so delicious and she’s so sweet and funny.

  89. Hey Y’all!! I love your blog, thanks for making the time to share your yummy treats with us!

  90. I love Paula because she’s not afraid to use butter and who doesn’t love butter?

  91. Love Paula Deen and all her butter decadence! Love her show and would love to see her in person sometime.

  92. I love Paula Deen, and her recipes are delicious! I would give the cookbook to my Mom : )

    my email is

  93. Y’all…I JUST LOVE her!!

  94. Hey ya’ll…I do love me some Paula!

  95. I’m not sure if I could explain why I love Paula. I have been watching her on food network for longer then I could say!

    I will say that Chocolate issue is dangerous, have made a few things, she never disappoints.

    alittlequacky at

  96. Hey y’all! Paula is amazzzing!

    faith210 (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. Lucky!!

    Besdies sharing a name with my mother, Paula is my mother’s favorite on the Food Network.

    deanscoffeecup @

  98. I love Paula. She seems so real; no airs about her, happy, friendly. And I love her recipes. Southern and homey; good comfort foods.


  99. Butter, butter, butter, butter, butter! If you get a chance, try her recipe for French Toast Casserole with Praline topping. I’ve made this recipe 4 times, and it’s been a consistent hit!!

  100. Hey Y’all!!

  101. I just love to cook and she inspires me to challenge myself.

  102. I keep saw where someone wants to give it as a mother’s day present…well, I would just like it for me. I LOVE Paula. I’m a southern gal and love butter as much as she does. She made something wonderful out of bad circumstances. She’s an inspiration to me and hopefully to many other women out there.

  103. i need it because what woman doesnt need chocolate!!!!???

    ps. bakerella i love your site- you are so freakin creative!!!

  104. hey y’all. cake looks yummie and she has some good recipes!!! super excited

  105. Paula Deens cookbook! Why of Course I want it! OMG, I don’t just want it I need it like I need butter! Got to have it….buttery smooth pages full of buttery smooth recipes….pick me pick me pick me!

  106. Love Buttah and Paula!

  107. Your cake is making me hungry :)
    I own one of Paula’s cookbooks and her recipe’s are awesome Y’all!

  108. Gooey toffee butter cake. I make it foe every pot-luck I ever go to. And it is yum.

  109. She’s awesome! We all need comforting food and she provides it with a healthy dose of jokes!

  110. I think Paula is an amazing inspiration to everyone on how to raise your children right and run a “small” business, and how to be a celebrity and still keep it real. She’s an amazing cook – and how can anyone not like that she cooks with REAL ingredients like BUTTER!

  111. Hey y’all!
    Her recipes look delicious. I’d love to try them out at home.

  112. I have 3 sons, who I hope can cook like her family some day…won’t that make their wives SOOO happy??

  113. I love her because she’s from Albany, GA, which is my grandpa’s hometown. BTW, that’s pronounced Al-binny.

  114. It’s Paula, the whole reason I love to cook! What is not to love! I am from the south and where I am from you can never have too much butter or sugar! I also LOVE this blog… Thanks for being so inspiring!

  115. I absolutely LOVE Paula and your is my weakeness. I swear I am going to turn into a butter ball from all of this deliciousness.

  116. I’m waiting for Paula Deen to come out with butter flavored chapstick.

  117. I love Paula Deen almost as much as I love Bakerella…

    The food network is on anytime the TV is on. I can’t get enough!


  118. I LOVE HER!!!

  119. Why I love butter? Cant think of a reason not too! Just finished making her Monogrammed Sugar Cookies with the kidos, school vacation week. Nothing better than the smell of butter mixing in with sugar. They cream together with a beautiful fluffy, silkiness. Add a hint of vanilla and you know why you love butter. Paula Dean isnt afraid to love butter, that is why I love her.

  120. Hi! :)

    Contact me on my blog –

  121. Paula is amazing. I’m not from the South, but if I was, I’d cook just like her. Actually, I kind of do, even though Southern cooking (and butter!) is not as appreciated in California.

  122. I don’t have cable, so, unfortunately, I do not get to watch her show, but ever since I read her autobiography, I have loved her. I get her cookbooks from the library, and would love to own one! It is so nice of you to give away the autographed copy!

    She also once said she was busier than a cat covering it up, which I found hilarious!

  123. Paula is just awesome! I mean.. She dressed up as a stick of butter for Halloween. How much better can it get?

  124. Oh my goodness, I’m so jealous! I love Paula Deen — she reminds me of my grandma (though less crazy, believe it or not!). That chocolate cake recipe has just been added to the top of my to-bake list! :)

  125. That cake looks Deelicious. Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Hey Y’all! I love watching her shows! She’s such a happy go lucky person! Sometimes I do cringe at how much butter she uses though! :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  127. I love Paula and her sons. We went to The Lady and Son about 5 years ago for the first time and Jamie came out and met us. He was so sweet and chatted with my niece who was 2 at the time.

    We also both have sons named Jack!!

  128. I LOVE her and my mom would love it too!! I love to cook and I watch her show all of the time!! (her laugh is funny too)


    P.S. butter is AMAZING!!!!!

  129. PAULA DEEN!! I would absolutely LOVE to meet her…I’m sooo jealous;) I have made several of her recipes with awesome results, so it would be awesome to have her cookbook!

  130. Wow that’s so exciting you got to meet Paula! Thanks for the awesome recipes as always. That cake looks insanely yummy too!!! OH, and I made your RV cake pops for my mom for her birthday, and she about died- she LOVES them!! Thank you thank you!!

  131. Ooh, what could be better than chocolate and butter? I Love Paula!


  132. Sign me up, I would love the book! Cake looks great BTW.

  133. I absolutely love Paula! My coworkers and I always talk about her fabulous recipies!

  134. I love butter and cooking. Her recipes are great and easy to follow. Thanks for the contest.

    Mary K

  135. oh my! I love Paula! just my style of cooking, homestyle and lots of butta!
    lory lpenniman @

  136. Hey y’all! I love Paula and would LOVE that book! :)


  137. I saw Paula in Atlanta at the Civic Center last year. She was a hoot! I'm glad you got to meet her. I use her Lady & Sons cookbook all the time. Yum. Hey -maybe you can tell me. Why do my pound cakes always get "skinned" when they come out of the bundt pan? The outer crust always sticks to the pan. urgh! I always grease and flour, too.

    Just call me butter, 'cause I'm on a roll! LOL

  138. I just love Paula! She is so fun and all of the recipes of hers that I have made are fabulous! What a great giveaway!


  139. I was born and raised in good ol’ Georgia, so what’s there not to like about Miss Paula?! : )

  140. Paula is my absolute favorite! There’s just something about that Southern accent! Actually..if I won..I would give it to my mother who is a bigger fan than me.

  141. I love me some paula!

  142. I would love to get this cookbook to give to my boss for Mothers Day. She is an amazing woman who has taken me in not only as a co-worker and friend but is more of a mother to me than my own. She loves Paula and this would be an amazing book to give her!

  143. I just love Paula! How can you not love her? She has a recipe for deep fried butter balls! How can you not resist?

  144. Paula is so down to earth and is the perfect new-southern lady. I would love to have her book.

  145. I HEART Paula!!!! But I actually am entering for my son. He is 8 (almost 9) and he wants to be a chef when he grows up. While most kids are watching cartoons my son Daniel is watching Food Network. He loves Emeril, Rachael Ray, but he adores Paula!!! His Birthday is June 9tha and this would be an amazing gift for him. For his Traditions report at school he made her corn casserole that we have every year at Thanksgiving and Easter. He always tells me he loves the way she talks.
    Thanks and I hope I win!!!!!!

  146. Paula makes me laugh whenever I watch her show. I love your cake pops but I stink at baking.


  147. Wow! A autographed cookbook and you’re giving it away?? That’s awesome! I hope I win! I love Paula’s sense of humor too!

  148. Paula cracks me up, too. Plus southern cooking is good (although not always good FOR you–but who cares?).

  149. What a great shot of y’all! I love Paula; you’re a lucky girl to meet her!

  150. I just felt like saying HEY YALL! I already have the book and I ‘ve seen her speak before. She is EXTREMELY funny and nice. I just made her pineapple gooey cake this weekend. YUM! I love your site as well!

  151. Paula’s the best! Hey ya’ll!

  152. How can you NOT like Paula? She proves that ANYONE can be a cook – really, anyone. Plus she is the real-woman cook.

    This would make the best Mother’s Day gift…for me! As I’m stuck at home with a sick little girl, it’s still fun dreaming of how much fun her new book will be!


  153. Between you and Paula, I’m actually starting to think I can bake! And hey ya’ll, I need that book!

  154. This would be a fantastic Mother’s Day present for my mom. She loves Paula Deen even more than I do. We live here in Georgia so Paula speaks our language!

  155. Oh WOW! This would be the ultimate birthday present…my birthday is just a few days away!! :) I just adore Paula, she reminds me of the grandma I never had!…or

  156. Who wouldn’t love another chocolate/dessert lover??

  157. I love me some Paula Deen and the signed book would be a great treat for myself for Mother’s Day!

  158. I would love to give this to my mom for mother’s day. It would be something she would love.(If I could resist the urge to keep if for myself.haha)

  159. Yay for Paula. She also has fantastic cheesecake recipes (love the pumpkin and the lemon ones!) I have never made a Paula recipe that wasn’t just fabulous. I would love to have her cookbook (would have loved to have met her too).

  160. I would LOVE Paula Deen’s cookbook! She makes everything look so relaxed and easy in her own Southern way… and of COURSE her food is delicious!

  161. Nothing better than a flourless chocolate cake!! Yum! I would love to win this book for my aunt – Paula is her “RTL” (reason to live). We met her at a book signing in MN and my aunt was so star struck when she finally got to her in line that she just froze :)


  162. she’s from the south

  163. I love Paula! What a wonderful and generous thing for you to do. Thank you soooo much!

  164. If I didn’t have so many other projects today, I’d be all over that cake!

  165. Love your blog! Love Paula too…

  166. I lurve Paula and think she’s a hoot. I would love to win this cookbook…for myself! :o)

    jwong917 at

  167. We were headed to Paula’s restaurant for vacation last summer, but due to the gas shortage in the south, we landed in Chicago!

    I love that Paula is not a chef, but rather a home cook that used her skills to to support and provide for her family- what an inspiration!

    How cool that you got to meet her! (BTW, If you get a chance, read or listen to her biography).

    Thanks for offering us all a chance to get her signed book- how generous you are! :-)


  168. I heart Paula Dean as she makes some of the most scrumptious butter filled creations… YUMM She’s my fave Food Network star! I heart you too Bakerella!

  169. she is SO funny!! and like she says, you can’t go wrong with butter!!

  170. Southern women represent!

  171. I would love to win this! I love Paula’s fuss free style of cooking and the amazing ‘comfort foods’ she’s always sharing.

  172. She just seems like she’d be super cool to hang out with!

  173. That is very exciting that you were able to meet Paula and the boys!!!


  174. My niece loves Paula even more than I do. This would make a perfect Graduation gift for her!

  175. I love baking and I’m trying to not be so overwhelmed by cooking! I need Paula to guide me!

  176. Actually I don’t know her. I am from Germany and I hink she isn’t popular here. But the cake looks wonderful and I would love to have some of her recipes!

  177. I’m entering for my mommy! She hearts Paula SO SO SO much and this would be the BEST mother’s day present!!!

    Your amazing and I LOVE reading your blog!


  178. Her food is amazing and her sons are so cute!

  179. Hey ya’ll! Not only do I love Bakerella, I love Paula Dean! What a wonderful giveaway!

  180. Hey, quick question, this 325 degrees for the oven, that’s in Fahrenheit right? *lives in a world of Celcius*

    That said, I’m glad you got to meet her, it looks like you had a wonderful time :D.

    Butter? I love to knead dough because you get to put your hands in allll of that butter. Slightly nasty, but oh so rewarding.

  181. Love her! I would have to think twice about giving that cookbook away. You’re a stronger person than me.


  182. Love Love Love Paula and butter and Mayonaisse!!! Please enter me!! :D

  183. That cake looks so yummy. And I am so envious of you getting to meet Paula. What fun!!

  184. I absolutely LOVE Paula Deen. Her recipes are such great comfort food. They really give my family a great warm, fuzzy feeling. I would love to have this.

  185. I love to cook and bake and I love Paula she is so funny. This would make a great Mother’s Day Gift for myself. Kristina

  186. I love Paula and all of her southern down-home recipes!! And that chocolate cake looks amazing, will have to try it!

  187. oooh! oooh! oooh! i want it, i NEED it… paula and butter rock!

    kristi wells

  188. That cake looks yummy, I must try it! Yum!

    Karen in MI

  189. I love Paula Deen. Her love for butter and all things good inspire me!


  190. I am a Food Network/paula dean FANATIC!! Love it all!!

  191. Gotta agree, Paula’s son is pretty hot. ;) Oh and the cake looks delish too. :P hehe.

  192. I love Paula because she is so funny and makes cooking fun. I love seeing her taste all her dishes at the end. Plus, I think my mom would flip if I could give this to her for Mother’s Day.

    sulkygrrl (at) gmail (dot) com

  193. I love Paula, she reminds of the mother I always wanted. Someone to fatten me up with good ole fried chicken and oodles of desserts every night. Who doesn’t love Paula, really?


  194. I love Paula and butter. I ate at “The Lady and Sons” once in Savannah…so good! I like that she makes and eats food she loves and isn’t ashamed about it!

  195. Love.
    L O V E paula!
    i would love this to make all her yummies recipes.
    thanks for the cake inspiration.

  196. I love watching Paula. My boys even get a chuckle when she adds just a “little” butter. Also the best pancakes I have ever had were the hoe cakes from her recipe. YUMMY

  197. Love her laugh, and she has a great smile.

    … and YOU… you are too nice to give that book away.

  198. I absolutely love to bake! Would so love to win :) Thanks for the opportunity!

    Heather C.
    heather [at] e o h o n l i n e [dot] com

  199. I can’t wait to make this recipe for my husband! Looks DELICIOUS! I would love to win this book for my mom for mother’s day. She LOVES Paula, even went to see her Live.
    Anyways, Thanks for the chance.


  200. I love Paula because she’s real. She doesn’t try to be foo-foo or gourmet, she just cooks/bakes GOOD food, period. She makes me happy!

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