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.
If you want to pay a little more for stainless steel, this looks like a great option.
My pan is stainless steel, made by American Kitchen, but it appears to have been discontinued.
They do make a nonstick version of what I have.
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!
Lazy Daisy Cake Yield: 1 9x13 pan Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Additional Time: 3 minutes Total Time: 48 minutes
This cake has the most delicious brown sugar and coconut frosting, which is broiled right on top of the cake.
Print Ingredients 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter Frosting 2/3 cup butter 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut 1 ⅓ cups packed brown sugar 6 tablespoons milk or half and half Instructions 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. Notes
You can mix this cake by hand, or you can use an electric mixer.
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American Kitchen Cookware Rectangular Nonstick 9 x 13 Cake Pan; PFOA Free Bakeware; Manufactured in USA Nordic Ware Classic Metal 9x13 Covered Cake Pan Nutrition Information Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 231 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 49mg Sodium 144mg Carbohydrates 37g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 28g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g © Kristen Cuisine: American / Category: Desserts
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