How to Make a Lazy Daisy Cake

Our current library card sponsor, Sara Zacharias of The Sweetness Bakeshop shares a beloved recipe from her grandmother for Lazy Daisy Cake.
Posted on 09 November 2021 by Sara .

You can always tell the good recipes by how many stains are on the page. This one comes from a tattered, handwritten notebook that belonged to my Grandma. Some of the words are faded or covered with cake batter, so even if you’ve never tasted it, you know it will be good.

This cake is a simple and quick treat to make. 

Lazy Daisy Cake

2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk

Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat well. Add sifted flour, salt, and baking powder. 
Bring milk to a boil, add butter and let it melt. Add to the first mixture.
Pour into an 8x8” greased pan and bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp milk

Melt over low heat, then spread over the cake while it is still hot. Put it back in the over for 5 or so minutes to set and slightly brown the topping.

Enjoy! I’d love to know if you give it a try, tag me on Instagram or Facebook @thesweetnessbakeshop. 

Librarian's note: This recipe will soon be included in our Cookbook Community Journal. To borrow it and add your own recipes, call us at 403-502-8525. 

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