Paula Deen introduced Eddie to fans on YouTube in 2016. She met Eddie through a friend who “praised this man to the moon and back,” and she almost hired him immediately. Now, she sings his praises and embraces him like family. She even embraced one of his family recipes. Deen posted a video on Instagram of Eddie “sharing his grandmother’s chocolate cake recipe” with her audience just in time for Father’s Day. In the caption, she calls Grammy Langley’s Chocolate Cake recipe “perfect to make for dad.”
In the video, Deen takes on a more conversational, sidekick role so Eddie and his recipe can shine. He mentions that the cake is “a little different. There’s no eggs in it.” Instead, the “dump-and-stir recipe” included such ingredients as vegetable oil, vinegar, cold water, cocoa powder, flour, and sugar. The result is more like a “reverse whoopie pie” because it is so dense. And while his father wasn’t really a sweets person, says Eddie, he would always try whatever was made and offer his constructive criticism. So while it was recommended for a dad who is a chocolate fan, it might work for one who, like Eddie’s father, may not necessarily be that into sweets.