Old Fashioned Lazy Daisy Cake – Recipe of the Day

Old Fashioned Lazy Daisy Cake is a quick and easy recipe that has been handed down for generations. Many of you may remember it from your childhood. My mom made the topping with real cream, but I use half-and-half instead. Try it both ways to see which you prefer.

This is a wonderful after school snack, a nice cake to serve with coffee for your friends, or a delicious quick dessert that you can whip up to surprise your family some evening when they least expect it.



  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (not margarine)


  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half


Have all ingredients at room temperature.

Pre-heat oven to 350° F.

Butter an 8 X 8”inch or 9 X 9” glass baking dish.


Heat the milk and butter just until lukewarm and set aside for the butter to melt.

Place the eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk until thick.

Add sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well.

Stir in the milk/butter mixture and beat just until smooth.

Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven, but do not turn off the oven.


(Prepare while cake is baking)

Place all three ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Heat and stir until mixture thickens.

As soon as the cake is removed from the oven, pour mixture over the cake.

Return the cake to the oven and bake until topping bubbles.

Remove and let cool – it is also delicious served warm.

 Servings: 9

Recipe Tips

Frost with Quick Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting topped with crushed pecans.

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