Masse Pain (A Very Basic Cajun Cake)

  • Yield : 8
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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In the middle of the afternoon at 3:00pm, while we Cajun kids were working in the fields, our father would allow us to take a break from picking peppers or cotton or cutting sugar cane. What a nice guy? He allowed us to go in at the “end of the row” and eat a piece of cake that Momma baked along with a glass of sugar water to drink. I wanted the recipe for this and a really nice lady, named Maxine, who went through a scavenger hunt to get her Aunt Beaul’s Masse Pain recipe for me. Masse means together and Pain means bread. So the assumption is to bring all the ingredients together and make bread.


  • 1/2 pound real butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla


Step 1

Cream butter, and gradually add sugar and vanilla.

Step 2

Add eggs one at a time, mix well.

Step 3

Sift flour and add a little at time or fold in.

Step 4

Bake in greased and floured 9x12 pan at 350 degrees about one hour. Cool before removing

Aunt Beaul puts a pan of water under the cake pan while baking and covers cake with foil while cooking.


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