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Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe

Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe

We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one of Mom's delicious meals, one piece of this cake wasn't enough. -Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:16-20 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and pale yellow, about 4 minutes. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture and beat just until combined. In a saucepan, bring milk and butter to a boil, stirring constantly. Add to batter and beat until combined.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3. Combine frosting ingredients; spread over warm cake. Broil 4 in. from heat until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Yield: 16-20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 343 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 235964
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"The cake was more dense than I like but had a really good taste. Next time I make it, I'll broil the icing a little bit longer."

NancyStillman User ID: 6381604 221359
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"This is a great cake, simple to make and a great pot luck or picnic dessert. Have been making since the recipe was first printed in1995."

cher123825 User ID: 8127619 11625
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"My mother use to make this. I also made it for years. I love the icing and couldn't remember how to make the icing. I didn't know if my mother made it up or if I would really find it. And I did. thank you"

robnat420 User ID: 2092551 8798
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"This cake is SOOOO yummy... very moist and the icing is delicious..."

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 200244
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"please remove rating - wrong recipe"

Brontespet User ID: 6146023 9482
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"This is one of my favorite cakes. I don't think I have ever come across anyone that didn't love it."

jillizbizi User ID: 5810791 4650
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"This yummy cake is a huge hit at my Church coffee hour. It has a very "old fashioned" taste to it, I think because of the hot milk. Do not be afraid to make this cake, it is super easy and the results are fool-proof, just don't over broil the topping."

sdandy4 User ID: 6095762 9092
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"Scrumptious!!! It's good with chopped pecans added to the topping as well. I use 1 cup coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans. Yummy!!"

Elizabeth0085 User ID: 3429078 9091
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"This cake is delicious- the topping is so Yummy! My sister and I often would swipe some of the topping to eat, leaving a bare cake beneath!"

debra32 User ID: 5369153 200243
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"As a child my Grandmother made a "lazy Daisy cake" for me. Well she actually made two, one for me and one for everyone else. I lost the recipe and was so glad to find this. The only thing different is the topping. I believe she omited it as I don't remember it and actually didn't like it. I think it would be better with just a brown sugar & butter carmelization and forget the coconut. cake tasted just like Grandmas! So Yum!"

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 9481
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"I poked holes in the cake prior to broiling to allow some of the gooey goodness to seep in even deeper. Excellent recipe and definitely a keeper!"

angelbaby52585 User ID: 5418432 9087
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"This cake was great and very easy to make!!!"

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