Grandma's Lazy Day Cake
Easy Cake Recipes

Grandma's Lazy Day Cake

An easy white cake recipe we've called the Lazy Day Cake because the broiled frosting is so easy!

15 min
1 hr 05 min



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 2/3 cups sugar

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 6-7 minutes or until butter is melted. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add melted butter mixture, flour, baking powder and salt. Continue beating until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat broiler.

  6. STEP 6

    Stir together all frosting ingredients in bowl until well mixed. Spread over warm cake. Broil 2 to 4 inches from heat 2-4 minutes or until bubbly all over. Cool 15 minutes. Serve cake warm or cool.


22Fat (mg)
100Cholesterol (mg)
290Sodium (mg)
55Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  June 26, 2016

Excellent, easy recipe! I halved the recipe, using an 8x8 and it was perfect. I did add vanilla and a bit of sour cream to the cake (old habit). Thank you for posting!

— says Vicky
  March 30, 2012

Love this. Same recipe my great grandma used to rave reviews. I didn't have whipping cream so used cream of coconut instead & added the toasted coconut. Excellent variation.

— says Emily M.
  September 12, 2009

I substituted light ingredients.

— says MAC
  August 24, 2009

This recipe can be divided in half as well. Use 1/2 for the coffeecake and the other half for a terrific pineapple upside down cake!

— says Nita
  August 23, 2009

This is very similar to a cake from childhood memories, but even better, because of the cream instead of milk. The one Mother used to make also had coconut in the frosting. A really good cake.

— says Dorine
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