Lazy Cake

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Lazy Cake is the perfect recipe when you want a warm delicious cake that doesnt take a lot of effort but is irresistible good.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Lazy Cake on a white plate with a side of strawberries.

Lazy Cake is the perfect recipe when you want a warm delicious cake that doesn’t take a lot of effort but is irresistible good.

Lazy Cake on a white plate with a side of strawberries.

This lazy cake takes just a few pantry staples to make and honestly just minutes to pull together. It is simple and perfect when you want a little treat.

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What We Love About This Lazy Daisy Cake Recipe

Seven simple ingredients that make an incredible cake with little effort and no preservatives ot additives. Just pure basic cake.

  • 30 Minute Cake: This is a simple cake that you can make any day of the week.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Who doesn’t love a fresh baked cake.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or add many different toppings to make an exceptional lazy cake with the consistency of a tea biscuits
Lazy Cake with a bowl of strawberries.

Ingredient Notes for Lazy Cake Recipe

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk
  • Butter, softened
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract, a good quality is best.
  • Powdered sugar, optional
Butter, vanilla, sugar and flour.

Equipment Needed for Lazy Daisy Cake

How to Make Lazy Cake Recipe

These are the basic steps for making lazy cakes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Mixing the ingredients for the cake.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.

STEP 2: MIX

Combine flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder together in a mixing large bowl. Next, add wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.vPour batter into prepared baking dish.

STEP 3: BAKE

Then bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Pan with batter before cooking  and the finished cake.

STEP 4: COOL

Finally, cool on cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for Lazy Cake Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, there is no need to make this cake in advance, it is really quick and easy,

HOW TO STORE THIS LAZY CAKE RECIPE

Can store at room temperature, well covered with cling film, plastic wrap or aluminum foil or in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Place in the freezer for up to a month. thaw in the fridge overnight.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lazy Daisy Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

This beloved desserts can be made with gluten free flour, or sugar substitute.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT TOPPINGS?

Of course, you can add many things to this cake. Raisins, coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate chips etc.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, you can make this recipe into lazy cake cookies, cupcakes or double and make in a large cake pan. This biscuit cake can be even made in a loaf pan.

WHY IS IT CALLED A LAZY CAKE?

This cake is called a Lazy cake because it does not require any effort to make, hence the term “Lazy.” In other parts of the world, it is sometimes referred to as a biscuit cake but whatever you call it, you will love it.

Top shot of the cake.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Frosting: Make your favorite frosting or use a canned frosting.
  • Short cut tip: Use cholate candies for this cake.
  • Variation tip: Indeed make a chocolate sauce to drizzle on top.
  • Alternate ingredient: Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, milk chocolate or dark chocolate to make a chocolate biscuit cake.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles add fun and can add to any different occasions.

What to Serve with Lazy Cake

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Lazy Cake on a white plate with a side of strawberries.

Lazy Cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Lazy Cake is the perfect recipe when you want a warm delicious cake that doesnt take a lot of effort but is irresistible good.
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Ingredients

  • 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish,
  • Combine flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Frosting: Make your favorite frosting or use a canned frosting.
  • Short cut tip: Use cholate candies for this cake.
  • Variation tip: Indeed make a chocolate sauce to drizzle on top.
  • Alternate ingredient: Mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, milk chocolate or dark chocolate to make a chocolate biscuit cake.
  • Sprinkles: Sprinkles add fun and can add to any different occasions.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake

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