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Vintage Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake

Vintage Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake - Amanda Formaro of Amanda's Cookin'

I’m not positive how Lazy Daisy Cake got its name. Some people say it was because this cake was perfect for those lazy days, while others say that it’s a simple cake without any fancy frosting or decorating, therefore making it a no-fuss cake for the day you wanted to be a lazy baker. is there such a thing?? Plus, it’s baked in a pan, or in my case, a cast iron skillet, meaning there’s no double layers to fuss around with. Lazy Daisy Cake is said to have originated in the 1940′s, but someone out there may know differently. Regardless, it’s an easy cake that can be made quickly and served after dinner. Just like they used to do in what is now known as “the olden days”. ;-)

Vintage Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake - Amanda Formaro of Amanda's Cookin'

NOTE: This recipe calls for a cast iron skillet, but it can also be baked in a 9-inch round cake pan if you prefer. Just don’t use a glass baking dish. This needs to go under the broiler for a minute or two in order to caramelize the topping and glass cannot withstand the temperature of the broiler.

Vintage Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake - Amanda Formaro of Amanda's Cookin'

This vintage cake recipe is famous for its coconut topping. Even “anti-coconut” folks will like it as the topping becomes caramelized, giving the topping a flavor all its own.

Vintage Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake - Amanda Formaro of Amanda's Cookin'

Get the recipe for my Lazy Daisy Cake on Recipe Lion.

More vintage recipes

If you like trying recipes from the past, I have several on this blog. Just do a search on the word “vintage”, or check out a few I’ve picked for you below.

Wacky Cake
Wacky Cake
Ambrosia Salad
Ambrosia Salad
1963 Homemade White Bread
1963 Homemade White Bread
Oven Swiss Steak
Oven Swiss Steak
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5 Responses to Vintage Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake

  1. 1
    Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

  2. 2
    Marilyn says:

    When I was growing up in the ’40s and ’50s dinner wasn’t complete without dessert. Mom made this recipe often. I holds fond memories of a very peaceful and uncomplicated time in my life.

  3. 3

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