Lazy Day Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


9 servings

Updated: Jan. 16, 2022
"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.


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


  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 in the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread over warm cake. Broil 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 353 calories, 15g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.