Lazy Daisy Cake

"This is an old-fashioned favourite I love with a cup of tea or coffee."
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat eggs in mixing bowl until frothy; beat in sugar in 4 or 5 separate additions; stir in vanilla.
  • Next, stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Heat milk and butter together in small saucepan just until hot; add to batter, stirring slowly and carefully.
  • Scrape into a greased 9-inch square cake pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until cake tests done with a toothpick.
  • Make topping-- combine last 4 ingredients together in a small saucepan; heat and stir until hot and sugar is dissolved.
  • Spread topping over cake fresh from the oven; leave oven on.
  • Return cake to oven and heat until topping is bubbling well, anywhere from 3-5 minutes.
  • Variation: use chopped pecans or walnuts instead of the coconut.

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  1. princess buttercup
    The texture of this cake is similar to angelfood cake. Nice and light and "spongy". The topping...Oh my....sweet, gooey, buttery. For such a simple and easy cake, this is simply wonderful. I microwaved the milk and butter for the cake (1 minute on high) and microwaved the topping (2 minutes on high, stirred half way). Next time I will have to double the was gone in 5 minutes!
  2. aronsinvest
    Wonderful cake. Always like making a smaller cake...bigger cake...bigger behind...thanks for posting...
  3. sweetcakes
    I was REALLY lazy when I made this cake and forgot to add sugar! Luckily I noticed in time...the cake was only in for one minute, so I took it out added the sugar and it still turned out delicious! The texture was great! I was unsure when mixing the batter if it was okay to have some lumps, but it turned out great so I guess the lumps were ok. Thanks for submitting..this is a keeper!
  4. bluerose2ufrme
    this cake is awesome
  5. Bella Rachelle
    DELICIOUS!! is all I can say. O'h and this will be a permanent part of my cookbool. Thanks for posting. :)


  1. labcatz
    I really liked this cake. It was very easy to make. I made it with half whole-wheat flour and half baking flour, and substituted soyamilk for milk (increase the amount if using whole-wheat flour). It was very tasty. We finished it off in a day. Thank you for this easy recipe.


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