Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lazy Daisy Cake ♥

This recipe is for all you coconut lovers out there and I apologize if you are reading this and you hate coconut because coconut is the star of this cake.

I love recipes that feel very old fashioned and this cake is one of those types of recipes.  It's from a little recipe book called The Recipes We Grew Up With.  It was put out by Taste of Home Magazine which I subscribed to for many years after a friend gave me a subscription for a wedding gift.  I still think that was a genius idea!  

As a young 24 year old bride who knew very little about cooking it was very helpful : ) 

Anyway.....  Every since Christmas we are finding it very hard to curb our dessert habit.  Last week I made an orange bundt cake as a way to gently ease out the habit...come to find out I was indeed FEEDING the habit.  We require something sweet after dinner.  

It's just the way we are 

Rummaging through my pantry my heart sank when I discovered I was out of chocolate chips!  But I did find a bag of coconut and that reminded me of this little vintage style cake.  At least that's what I call it.  I used to make it for brunches and haven't done that in a while.  

Mental note: bring back brunch 

The cake part is a nice smooth vanilla cake and the topping, which you add after the cake is baked, is coconut, melted butter, and brown sugar....put under the broiler for a few minutes until it turns into caramelly goodness.  

My mind says "aren't we supposed to be being good?".... but my heart says "please pass the cake".

And I always follow my heart~ 

Here is the recipe straight from the little book if you want to give it a try : ) 

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup milk
2 tbls butter or margarine

In a large bowl beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla on high until thick - about 4 minutes.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Beat on low just until combined.

Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter melts. Add to batter and beat thoroughly. (The batter will be thin.) Pour into a greased 9-inch baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly.

For Frosting:
¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
2 tbls half-and-half cream
1 cup flaked coconut

Blend all ingredients well and spread over warm cake.

Broil about 4 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until the top is slightly browned. Let cake cool before cutting.

Sooooo gooood!!! 

A delicious treat to cozy up with any time of day.  

Eventually I'm going to have to start posting some healthy recipes on here.  I know that!  I think it's safe to say it won't be in January! LOL

Have a great day friends! Xx 


  1. Oh my that looks good! How do you stay so little?

    1. Everything in moderation, I always say! That and lots of walking! : )

  2. It looks amazing! I absolutely love coconut, but no one in my family does. :( I wonder how it freezes? I could make it just for ME (and then freeze slices for the future so I don't go too overboard haha)

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    1. Hi Jacqueline! Yes definitely try it! It's so good with a nice cup of tea. There is something very comforting about an old fashioned recipe. Thanks for saying hello! ♥