Lazy Daisy Cake

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Lazy Daisy Cake! Ever heard of it? It is a light and fluffy vanilla cake topped with a buttery coconut frosting set under the broiler to caramelize. I really needed this cake this weekend after I woke up to make myself a Big Girl Breakfast complete with hash browns and back bacon, only to find that I had accidentally left the back bacon in my backpack overnight, making it worthless and inedible. I don’t like to waste food, and I especially don’t like to waste bacon. So I took a deep breath, and spiked the chunk of back bacon off the living room floor straight into the kitchen while screaming some blend of expletives.

This is one of my favorite go-to desserts. It’s very simple to make, and you probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard. The topping is really what sends this cake over the edge – it reminds me of my coconut cookies (oh look what I did there).

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Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

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In stand mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla on high until thick and pale, about 4 minutes.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to egg mixture. Beat on low until just combined.

Heat milk and butter in a small pot until butter is melted. Add to batter and beat until combined (the batter will be thin).

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Pour into 9-inch square baking pan lined with parchment. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool slightly.

To make frosting, blend all ingredients well and spread over cake. Broil about 3-4 minutes on low until the top is slightly browned and bubbling. This cake is most delicious when warm, but is just as delicious a day later – if it lasts that long.

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MUST WATCH BROILING CLOSELY TO PREVENT BURNING.

Thank you and please come again.

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Recipe inspired by Taste Of Home.

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    1. Hey David!

      I forgot to warn you about my style of writing..I am not like many other food blogs out there! I’m really glad you liked it and thanks so much for taking the time to look around.

      Katie

  1. Fantastic recipe! I have always loved Lazy Daisy cake and when I went home last summer to visit the folks it was one of the first recipes I copied and brought back with me! You have a great sense of humour and as a professional baker it always makes my heart sing to see others happily baking away and trying new things! My good friend David said I would really like your blog and he wasn’t kidding! Keep up the amazing work! Everything looks fabulous! Cheers, Mel

    1. Hi Mel and thank you! As an amateur baker it is terrifying to know that a professional has seen my photos so I’m very relieved to have gotten your seal of approval. Thanks for the awesome feedback! I hope you’ll keep reading!

      Katie

      1. I will definitely be keeping up with your blog 🙂 BTW I love the photo of you squatting down in front of the oven watching your cake ….I do this all the time at home…..at work it’s more of the glazed over look staring into the big oven void while holding two oven mitts in my hand willing for whatever it is to bake faster knowing that the second I walk away is the second I forget it! Some mornings timers only serve as background noise 😉 And don’t let the professional part fool you I still look for the seal of approval. I always think whatever I make no matter how good it looks is somehow either going to cave in like the Griswold’s Christmas turkey or somehow taste terrible. So shrug away those insecurities……you have talent! Cheers

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