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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- 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
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
- 1 cup flaked coconut
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).
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.
MUST WATCH BROILING CLOSELY TO PREVENT BURNING.
Recipe inspired by Taste Of Home.