Lazy Daisy Cake

Lazy Daisy Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is an old-fashioned favourite I love with a cup of tea or coffee.”



  • 2eggs
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 cupmilk, heated
  • 1tablespoonbutter
  • Topping

  • 2/3 cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cupbutter
  • 2tablespoonsmilk
  • 1/2 cupcoconut flakes
  • Directions

  • 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.
  • Reviews

  • “The texture of this cake is similar to angelfood cake. Nice and lightand “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 recipe…it was gone in 5 minutes!”

  • “Wonderful cake.Always like making a smaller cake…bigger cake…bigger behind…thanks for posting…”

  • “This is the best “every day” cake I have ever made! It’s made with stuff that’s usually in my pantry and the family just adores this cake. Be sure to cook the topping enough before you pour it on the cake so it isn’t too “grainy”. I also add pecans as well as coconut. So delicious!”

  • “My family wanted something sweet after dinner last night and this cake was perfect. It was so easy and I had all the ingrediants on hand. I actually doubled the recipe and used a 9×13 pan. It took about 33 min. for the middle to get done. My family are not coconut fans so I used half coconut/half chopped pecans. I also poked some holes in the cake with a wooden skewer before spreading the topping on so some of it would soak into the cake. This is definitely a keeper. We loved it!”

  • “This cake is great, My Mom used to make it years ago.I took it to work and it went fast.Thanks”

  • “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!”

  • “this cake is awesome”

  • “DELICIOUS!! is all I can say. O’h and this will be a permanent part of my cookbool. Thanks for posting. :)”

  • “Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God. I should mention this is delicious. I couldn’t stop eating this cake, nor could my daughter. She’s two and ate as much as me! I will make this for everyone I love. Thank you!”

  • “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.”

  • “I remembered this recipe from an old reader’s digest cookbook so I tried to find it and lo and behold. Every person that has tried it has aked me for the recipe. It is so good and easy to make. “

  • “I have not tried this but I saw the name and it brought back memories.My grandma made a wonderful lazy daisy cake I can hardly wait to try your recipe.”