I first had this cake when we stayed at my Bestemor’s* house last year, and I thought it was delicious. So did Joshua and Sonia and Zoe! Since then, my Bestemor has made this cake almost every time we kids have stayed at her house, and that makes us really happy.
*My mom’s mom comes from a Norwegian family, so we use the Norwegian word for grandmother.
So, we asked her for the recipe so we could make a Lazy Daisy cake here at home.
The coconut/brown sugar frosting is the very best part of this cake…it’s SO yummy!
Here’s how to make it.
First, beat the eggs.
Then add 2 cups sugar and mix again.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together.
In a measuring cup, microwave a cup of milk and two tablespoons of butter until the butter melts. Add this to your batter and mix until it’s all combined.
Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan (it needs to be broiler-safe).
Bake for 40 minutes.
While it’s baking, make the frosting. In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, coconut, and milk (we used half and half.)
Bring this to a boil right before the cake is done. Once the cake is done, take it out of the oven and pour the hot frosting over the cake.
Place the cake under the broiler, and broil for two or three minutes, or until the frosting is bubbly all over and has browned.
Take it out of the oven and let it cool before you try to cut it.
Once it’s cool, cut into squares, and enjoy!
Lazy Daisy Cake
printable version (ack! the pdf has 1/2 teaspoon of salt in it…it should be 1/4 teaspoon.)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (you can leave this out if you want)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup melted butter
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 cup coconut
6 tablespoons half and half
Heat oven to 325°. Grease a broiler-safe 9×13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, beat eggs with a rotary beater. Add 2 cups sugar, and beat again.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add to sugar/egg mixture, and stir gently just to combine.
Heat 1 cup milk and 2 tablespoons butter together until butter melts. Gently stir into cake batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake cake for 40-45 minutes.
While cake bakes, prepare frosting. In a saucepan, combine all frosting ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then pour over hot cake.
Place frosted cake under broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until frosting is bubbly all over and browned. Remove from oven and cool cake in pan on a wire rack before serving.