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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lazy Daisy Cake with Coconut Topping

In my tribute to Fathers this week, my second post is one of my Father-in-Law's favourites.  If you missed my post earlier this week, it was my Dad's favourite recipe - be sure to check that one out too! 

My Father-in-law's note in his email to me with his chosen recipe read "is a favorite dessert which my mother used to make. It is a recipe from WWII when butter was rationed. Again not just my favorite but a hit with the guys, except Brother J, as it contains eggs (Brother J is allergic to eggs). As the name implies it is very easy and quick to make and best eaten fresh out of the oven with minimal cooling time. It is called a "Lazy Daisy Cake"

Here is the recipe:  (Source: Nana D's recipes)

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

Beat eggs well. Beat in sugar gradually.  Stir dry ingredients together and beat into first mixture with vanilla.  Heat milk and butter. Add to batter and beat well.  Pour into buttered 8 or 9 inch square pan. Bake 30 minutes.

Coconut Topping
Just before cake is to come out of the oven, boil together:
5 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp cream (I have used milk)
1 cup coconut

Spread on hot cake and return to oven till bubbly.  Serve warm.

Now, when I made the cake, the coconut soaked up any of the "bubbliness" that I was expecting as per the recipe, but I was assured that it tasted just like it should.  I made the cake while my in-laws were visiting a few weeks ago, I figured, might as well make one of my Father-in-Law's favourites while he was here visiting!  He must have thought it was OK, he had two helpings at dessert.  And my hubby and our oldest son...well...the cake was gone the next day!

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  1. I just love Lazy Daisy Cake! It is delicious :)

    1. Glad to hear you like it! This was my first time making and tasting it, I enjoyed it too! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  2. This looks so so delicious! I am going to have to try it (I am addicted to coconut)! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love coconut and this looks delicious

  4. This looks SO good! We just love coconut here! Please feel free to link this up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." It remains open all week. I'd love to have you join us! :-)))

  5. This is such a great recipe! Would you mind if we shared it with our readers on Thanks so much for featuring such a wonderful recipe... keep 'em coming!

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  6. I love that this cake is made with pantry ingredients. This is a recipe I want to try! I'd love for you to link up at Fantastic Thursday. Hope to see you there!

  7. Oh this sounds so delicious. I am going to try it with coconut cream and adapt it maybe with some white spelt flour!

  8. That looks so yummy! We don't have many coconut fans here, but that may be a good thing - more for me!

  9. Oh I love this recipe looks nice and simple, few ingredients, I will try to make this into a healthy cupcake, thanks Dawn, come and think this up at

  10. Oh wow, my husband is a HUGE fan of coconut and he will love this! I can't wait to make it for him. Thanks for a great idea!

  11. Yum, love the coconut in the recipe. And so easy; thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    Coconuts thrive in our country. :)

  13. That made my mouth water :) I love coconut. It looks easy, so I might have to "pin it" to try later.

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

  14. My Mom used to make this - I've made it too but just pinned it for quick reference..


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