Mam Papaul's passion was cooking good food for her family and friends. She was, in reality, Mrs. Leopold Faucheaux, but in typical Louisiana fashion, her name was shortened to "Mam Papaul". Mam Papaul's is operated out of Hahnville, LA.
FOR CAKE YOU WILL NEED: 3 eggs - 1 1/4 cups water - 2 tablespoons vegetable oil - mixer
FOR FROSTING YOU WILL NEED: 1 cup milk - 1 1/2 sticks margarine - 1/2 cup shortening -
(optional - 8 ounce cream cheese)
BEGIN FROSTING: STEP 1
--Place 1 cup cold milk and frosting mix in a 2 quart pot.
--Cook on medium heat until mixture is thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook
for 2 additional minutes stirring constantly.
--Place on a flat plate in refrigerator to cool (for quick cool, place in freezer). TO COMPLETE FROSTING,
SEE STEP 4.
BEGIN CAKE: STEP 2
--Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (for dark or glass pan, lower temperature to 325 degrees) Grease pans
generously with shortening, then dust lightly with flour. Place Lemon Velvet cake mix, 3 large eggs, 1 1/4
cups of water, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for about 1 minute;
beat on high speed for 3 to 5 minutes or by hand for 6 minutes.
BEGIN BAKING: STEP 3
--Bake as directed below. For HIGH ALTITUDE, SHORTEN BAKING TIME. Cake is done when
toothpick inserted into center comes out clean or cake springs back when lightly touched in center.
Cool 15 minutes before removing from pans. Frost when completely cooled.
For a 4 layer cake, bake two 8 inch layers. Cut horizontally with a serrated knife. Frost and stack.
13" X 9" pan - bake 30 to 35 minutes
8" pan - bake 30 to 35 minutes
9" pan - bake 30 to 35 minutes
24 cupcakes - bake 18 to 20 minutes
12 cup bundt - bake 40 to 44 minutes
FINISH FROSTING: STEP 4
--Place cooled frosting mix in a 2 quart bowl.
--Beat in 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) margarine, 1/2 cup shortening and 8 ounce cream cheese (if desired), until
frosting is smooth and light, about 10 minutes. Place frosting on cooled cake(s).
--Garnish with 1/2 cup toasted nuts, if desired.
--After frosting, refrigerate cake until time to serve.