Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe

Lazy Daisy Cake: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and flour (or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray) an 8 inch (20 cm) square baking pan.

In a bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Place the milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat until hot.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract, on medium high speed, until  thick, pale yellow, and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the hot milk mixture and beat only until combined and smooth.

Pour the batter into your prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. (The cake will have risen, turned a beautiful golden brown, and is just beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan.) Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack.

While the cake is baking prepare the Broiled Frosting. Place all the frosting ingredients (except the coconut) in a small saucepan and stir, over medium heat, until melted and the mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the coconut. Immediately pour the hot frosting over the warm baked cake. Then place the cake under the broiler until the frosting is bubbling and brown. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes about 9 servings.

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Lazy Daisy Cake:

1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour

1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder

1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) salt

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar

1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (120 ml/grams) full fat (whole) milk

1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter

Broiled Frosting:

1/3 cup (65 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons (42 grams) unsalted butter

1/4 cup (60 ml/grams) cream (can use a heavy or light cream)

1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) pure vanilla extract (optional)

1/2 cup (50 grams) dried coconut (can use sweetened or unsweetened - shredded or flaked)