Lazy Dazy Cake

Lazy Day Cake is a simple white cake with a sweet crispy coconut topping & it is delicious! One of my favourite cake recipes!

I have had this recipe for a very long time. It is just written on a small piece of paper so who knows where I got the recipe from!!

I love this Lazy Dazy Cake. Sweet with a dense texture this vanilla cake & its crispy coconut topping is delicious. You can have a coconut cake without much fuss, no icing to mix, no layers, just a simple no-fuss cake.

Snacking Cakes used to be a very popular years ago. The size & ease of these type of cakes were a big selling point for boxed cake mixes. That is what this cake recipe reminds me of. Mixed by hand & baked in an 8 x 8, baked for 30 minutes this cake is a sure to become a favourite of yours as it is mine!

Here is the recipe

Lazy Dazy Cake



1/2 cup milk

1 tbsp butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt


5 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp melted butter

2 tbsp milk

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


Preheat oven to 350F

‘.Grease a square 8 x 8 baking pan

  1. In a small saucepan heat the milk and butter to just about boiling, stir & set aside
  2. In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar & vanilla until smooth
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder & salt together
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, mix well
  5. Now, pour the hot milk/butter mixture into 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 a cake tester comes out dry!
  8. While the cake is baking, combine the ingredients for the topping & set aside
  9. When the cake is baked, take it out of the oven. Spread the topping evenly over the hot cake
  10. Broil the topping until browned & the 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!


I got distracted and almost burnt the coconut topping!!!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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