Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe

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


  1. (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.
  2. In an 8 by 8 inch greased pan, bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  3. Mix brown sugar, 5 tablespoons butter, cream, and coconut to make frosting.
  4. Frost cake and put under broiler until browned.

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