Lord have mercy, I couldn't let those nasty looking "floating islands" be the first thing people see on my blog for more than a day. I mean... talk about embarrassing. Yikes.
So, here I am bestowing upon you a Paula Deen recipe. And not just any Paula Deen recipe... but the recipe that was made for my 29th birthday!
Originally, the idea was this: I pick a dessert that I want for my birthday... my mom makes the dessert... the family devours the dessert... my mom writes a guest post about the cake... and I post it!
Great idea, right??
Except... it didn't happen like that. I mean, I did pick this as my birthday dessert. And my mom did make it... and the family did devour it, but she didn't write up a post. So, just imagine that instead of my words... you're reading her saying things like how wonderful I am... how I was such a kind and brilliant child. How I've grown into the perfect daughter, etc, etc, etc... cause I know she would say all those things.
Instead of the things like... how getting me to talk about my personal life is like pulling teeth. How, I'm stubborn and opinionated. Or how I have a mouth that could make a sailor blush.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't say any of those things...
Thanks for the cake mom, it was delish!!! (FYI, while it looks like I used my huge, pointy chin to cut the cake, I actually just used a knife).
Recipe for Paula Deen's Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
The only thing I'd say about this recipe is be sure not to overcook it. I think my mom actually did bake this a little too long, as it turned into more of a sturdy brownie-like consistency instead of a gooey cake. Also, I think this is probably best served hot out of the oven, with ice cream, of course!