This recipe was my great-grandmother’s. I know it’s not an original – I saw an updated but very similar version in a “Lost Recipes” edition of Cook’s Country magazine – but it brought back lots of memories for the oldest two generations of the family during our latest reunion. The original recipe is shown below, though I must admit, I took a bit of advice from Cook’s Country (noted in italics).
Lazy Daisy Cake
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter (cake) plus 5 tablespoons butter (frosting)
- 1 cup brown sugar (or 3/8 cup brown sugar)
- ¼ cup cream (or 3 tablespoons evaporated milk)
- 1 cup coconut
- (In a saucepan over medium heat,) beat milk and 2 tablespoons butter. Add eggs, sugar (beat eggs and sugar until thick before adding dry ingredients), flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In an 8 by 8 inch greased pan, bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
- Mix brown sugar, 5 tablespoons butter, cream, and coconut to make frosting.
- Frost cake and put under broiler until browned.