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Lazy Day Cake Recipe
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Lazy Day Cake Recipe

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"The rich frosting really makes this delicious cake," writes Lillian Marcotte of Woodstock, Vermont. "I frequently rely on this recipe when I want something good in a hurry." It's sweetly priced at just 20 cents a square.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 353 calories, 15 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread over warm cake. Broil 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note:The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Originally published as Lazy Day Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 353 calories, 15 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

The topping on this cake is delicious. The cake part is moist. I never buy half-and-half so I use regular milk for the topping. The kids enjoy this cake every time I make it. Yummy.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

Wow.. I am speechless..This is a great cake when you're in the need for something very sweet. My kids and husband gobbled up every last crumb.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

Wow.. I am speechless..This is a great cake when you're in the need for something very sweet. My kids and husband gobbled up every last crumb.

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

Reminds me of a cake I liked to make as a teenager called Velvet Crumb Cake, only better.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

Easy and delicious.

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