Lazy Daisy Cake
Another oldie from Mom that I actually remember her mother making as well…I’d say you can’t wreck it, but I have, which is why it’s only getting posted now – it’s all about ‘being careful with the broiler’ at the end. Try the cake! it’s one of the only non-chocolate cakes that I crave!
1 c. sugar AND 2 eggs AND 1 t. vanilla
1 c. flour AND 1 t. baking powder AND 1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. milk AND 1 T. butter
3 T. butter + 2 T. cream + 5 T. brown sugar + 1/2 c. coconut
Preheat the oven to 350 and generously butter an 8 x 8 cake pan.
In a medium bowl, beat together the sugar, eggs and vanilla (I used my electric hand-mixer) for a couple of minutes until the mixture has fluffed up a bit, then add in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix the batter by hand until it’s all just combined.
In a separate saucepan (or a microwave-safe cup, heat 1 minute), heat the milk and butter to almost boiling, then add it all into the cake batter and beat the batter again until it’s smooth (I used the electric hand-mixer again). Scrape the mix into your prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the cake is a lovely golden brown and the center springs back to your touch.
Combine the topping ingredients in a small pot until they are all melted and well-mixed together. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, spread the topping on evenly and then set the cake under the broiler for a minute or 2 – WATCH IT – then voila! fabulous, warm cake for dinner. I promised my family that I’d make a note that ‘slightly overdone’ is excellent – some bits may get too dark (not photo worthy), but the result is caramelized crunchy/chewy goodness – enjoy!
- Category: Cakes, 8x8