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Years ago, at the request of my children, I got this Lazy Daisy cake recipe from my mom. She’d made it while babysitting my children, and they wanted to be able to eat it at home too!
The cake is nothing fancy (just an old-fashioned hot milk cake), but the frosting is SO GOOD.
Butter, brown sugar, and coconut turn into such caramel-y deliciousness when cooked together.
Super simple, but super tasty.
I believe it’s called a Lazy Daisy cake because the frosting process is simple.
You don’t have to have any decorating skills at all…just boil the ingredients, pour them on top of the cake, and broil for a few minutes.
This is good news indeed for those of us who are not that great at cake-decorating.
Note: You’ll need a broiler-safe 9×13 pan for this cake.
To make this recipe, you top the baked cake with the frosting and then broil it for a few minutes.
So! A glass 9×13 pan is not going to work here.
This aluminum pan comes with a lid, which is great for storage.
My pan is stainless steel, made by American Kitchen, but it appears to have been discontinued.
I don’t have step-by-step photos of this because I propped my phone up in the cabinet and did time-lapse videos of the process.
So, if you want to see step by step, watch the video below!
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I hope your household enjoys this easy cake as much as we do!
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
- 1 ⅓ cups packed brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons milk or half and half
- Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a broiler-safe 9x13 inch pan.
- Beat 4 eggs in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk in 2 cups of sugar.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to egg mixture; gently mix until combined.
- Heat milk with butter until butter melts. Whisk hot milk into cake batter until smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
- While cake is baking, combine all frosting ingredients in pan on stove over medium heat. Stir and bring to boil; lower heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture is caramelized.
- When cake is done baking, pour frosting over top of cake. Place cake in oven under broiler for a few minutes, until frosting is bubbly and slightly browned.
- Remove from oven, and let cool in pan on wire rack. Do not cover until cake is completely cool.
You can mix this cake by hand, or you can use an electric mixer.
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Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 49mgSodium 144mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 1gSugar 28gProtein 3g