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 adopted one of her family recipes. Deen posted a video on instagram of Eddie “sharing his grandmother’s chocolate cake recipe” with his 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 bit different. There are no eggs in it”. Instead, the “dump and mix recipe” included ingredients such as vegetable oil, vinegar, cold water, cocoa powder, flour, and sugar. The result looks more like a “reverse whoopie pie” because it’s so dense. And even though his dad wasn’t much of a sweet tooth, Eddie says, he always tried whatever was made and offered his constructive criticism. So while it was recommended for a chocolate-loving dad, it might work for someone who, like Eddie’s dad, doesn’t necessarily like sweets.