Grandma’s Lazy Daisy Cake

January 20, 2015

I’m so excited to be starting a new series here at The Taylor House.  I don’t know if everyone that loves to bake and cook is like me or not but I have a real love of old cook books.  I can sit with a book and actually read it front to back, looking at all the recipes and thinking of new ways to make them or maybe they just sound amazing I want to make them just the way they are.

I also love recipes that have come from my Grandma, my husband’s Grandma, etc.  Those old forgotten recipes that haven’t been made in years but when you do they bring up all those old memories and feelings.  They’re really forgotten treasures that we need to hang on to!

I’m going to be working through Grandma’s old recipes and sharing them with you over the year.  I am so excited to not only make these myself but share them with you and I can’t wait to see who’s heard of these before!

Recipes like Grandma used to make!

 The first recipe I have to share with you is called a Lazy Daisy Cake, it came from my husband’s Grandma’s recipe book.  I had never heard of it before and was very intrigued when I saw it because it sounded so simple. I have all the ingredients that’s needed to make this, on hand all the time!  I love that!

Lazy Daisy Cake like Grandma Used to Make!

How to Make Grandma’s Lazy Daisy Cake

Recipe from Grandma Lorraine

Ingredients You Need

  •  2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla

 Instructions

Step 1 – Mix the eggs, sugar, water and Rodelle Vanilla together in a bowl

Step 2 – Add the flour, baking Soda and Salt to the egg mixture

Step 3 – Spread into a Round Cake Pan that’s lined with Parchment paper

Step 4 – Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes

Topping Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut, I used sweetened

After the cake has baked completely, let it cool for about 10 minutes before spreading the topping on.  Place the cake bake into the oven with the broiler.  Watch the cake closely so the edges don’t burn, mine took about 5 minutes.

Lazy Daisy Cake like Grandma Used to Make!

If you want to make this in a 9×13 pan, simply double the recipe for the cake and topping.  I’ll probably do that the next time I make it because it’s so delicious and we ate it pretty quickly!  We used a little bit of whip cream on top, I bet ice cream would be delicious on a warm lazy daisy cake right from the oven.

 This was such a simple recipe to make and everyone in our house loved it, I’m so glad that I came across this old recipe of Grandma’s to make.  I’ll definitely be adding it to our regular dessert recipes to make!

Lazy Daisy Cake like Grandma Used to Make!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Grandma's Lazy Daisy Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Cold Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla
  • Topping Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • ½ Cup Coconut, I used sweetened
Instructions
  1. Instructions
  2. Step 1 - Mix the eggs, sugar, water and Rodelle Vanilla together in a bowl
  3. Step 2 - Add the flour, baking Soda and Salt to the egg mixture
  4. Step 3 - Spread into a Round Cake Pan that's lined with Parchment paper
  5. Step 4 - Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
  6. After the cake has baked completely, let it cool for about 10 minutes before spreading the topping on. Place the cake bake into the oven with the broiler. Watch the cake closely so the edges don't burn, mine took about 5 minutes.

    Comments

  • Shirley Sewell


    My grandmother and my mother cooked this cake. Simple fast and delicious. I cook this cake on a regular basis, for my family.

  • Valerie


    My grandmother had a topping like this but the cake was like a sponge cake. What is the texture of this cake.

  • 222whitlock


    I’m 70 and my grandmother used to make this cake for the grandchildren over 60 years ago! A real oldie!

  • SusanAnn sheidy


    Everyone at our house love coconut and just a little yellow cake so I’m glad we will love your grandma’s cake too!

  • Rhonda


    I make this cake & love it, this recipe is so fast & easy!
    My Mum made it often, we grew up eating this delicious cake.
    It was my Grandma Blanche’s recipe, but had a different name.
    My Grandma was an awesome cook & her baking was to die for!
    After she passed away my Aunt, Mum & I got her cookbook collection.
    Love going through them, cooking & remembering all the great meals we shared together.
    Sure do miss her!

  • Betsy Hartmann


    I make this, but I use a recipe for an oatmeal cake instead.

  • Liz


    A nice and simple recipe. Thank you.

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