Lazy Dazy Cake

I have had this recipe for a very long time.Perhaps over 30 years. It is just written on a small piece of paper so who knows where I got the recipe from!! Sometimes I just crave the sweet dense vanilla cake with this crispy coconut topping. The cake bakes only for 30 minutes so a quick fix for anytime you might need cake NOW!  Quick to put together and bakes in a square pan so it makes just enough.

Here is the recipe

Lazy Dazy Cake

Ingredients

Cake

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1 tbsp butter

Topping

5 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp melted butter

2 tbsp milk

1 cup shredded coconut *** I used sweetened coconut which was in my pantry

Method

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease a square pan  8×8

  1. In a small saucepan heat the milk and butter to just about boiling and set aside and stir
  2. Mix together the eggs, sugar and vanilla until smooth
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, whisking to combine
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and combine
  5. Add hot milk/butter mixture to the batter, mixing well to combine throughly
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared 8×8 cake pan
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the cake is baked throughly
  8. While the cake is baking, combine the ingredients for the topping and set aside
  9. When the cake is baked, take it out of the oven. Spread the topping evenly over the hot cake
  10. Broil topping until browned and sugar is melted , approximately 3 minutes    *** the pan should be about 4 inches away from the broiler ***WATCH VERY CLOSELY AS THIS CAN BURN QUICKLY
  11. Cool cake completely on a wire rack before digging in!

ENJOY!

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