Lazy Daisy Cake

Grandmother Ebert (my father’s mother)

This is an easy cake to make and the ingredients are usually readily available. I love to cook—and I love to cook things from scratch. But in order to do that, two factors are essential: one must have the time and one must have the right ingredients. If you do—it’s fun to cook or to bake. The family or guests will love the treat. (By the way, this particular recipe will not fit into any diet. But, for a holiday or special time together—wow!)


My grandmother and grandfather Ebert on their wedding day. She’s the source of the Lazy Daisy Cake.


1 cup flour

1 t baking powder

½ t salt

2 eggs

1 cup white sugar

½ cup milk

1 T. butter

1 t vanilla

Pre-heat oven for 350 degrees.

Beat eggs. Add sugar gradually. Beat until fluffy. Sift flour (or use pre-sifted flour), salt, and baking powder together. Add to egg mixture. Beat thoroughly. (I use a hand-held electric mixer—but use whatever you have, including elbow grease!) Heat milk and butter to the boiling point. Add vanilla. Beat slightly. Pour into 8 X 8 baking pan that has been greased with butter. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick or fork comes out clean when inserted and removed.

When done, spread the topping and brown under a broiler. Be sure to watch carefully to avoid burning.


5 T brown sugar

3 T cream

3 T butter

½ cup coconut

½ pecans

Mix all ingredients of the topping together. Spread on top of the baked cake. Broil until brown.