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Lazy Day Cake

"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

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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 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.
  • Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread over warm cake. Broil 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 353 calories, 15g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Jellybug
    Sep 20, 2017

    I served this cake to a few of my neighbor's and everyone raved about it..Simple & Delicious...

  • DragonSlayersRosebud
    Feb 18, 2017

    Love to make this cake when you have company coming over at the least minute! Easyto make, enjoyable to the taste buds.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    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.

  • A.Logan
    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.

  • A.Logan
    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.

  • Monarchsmomma
    Nov 4, 2011

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

  • dollargirl
    Feb 17, 2011

    Easy and delicious.

  • vickyfoland
    Apr 29, 2010

    Amazing.

  • MaysC01
    Jun 19, 2009

    This cake is WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  • PamAnn2
    Dec 2, 2007

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