Friday, February 15, 2008

5 Minute Cake

I baked this cake last night. The recipe is from my Grandma and is called 5 minute cake. The frosting is just as easy and is called Lazy Day frosting.

Grandma got married when she was 16, raised 6 children and did it all on wheat farm with my Grandpa. She baked pie first thing every morning just before she baked biscuits for breakfast and made homemade bread.

This cake is quick and delicious, and really easy when you compare it to making pies and biscuits.

5 Minute Cake

1 Cup Sugar

1 1/2 Cups Flour

1 t baking powder

salt ( I use about 1/2 teaspoon)

1 t vanilla

1 egg



Break the egg into a 1 cup measure. Add shortening until cup is half full. Finish filling cup with milk.

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix for 5 minutes.

Bake in a greased 9x9 pan in a preaheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Lazy Day frosting

4 T melted butter

9 tablespoons brown sugar

4 T cream

about 1 cup of coconut

mix all together and spread on warm cake. Then broil until bubbly. Watch closely as it will burn quickly.

Grandma used cream but I just use milk. I also add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.


  1. Yum, this is my favorite frosting recipe.

  2. I am making this cake this very minute as I type. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Can't wait until it is done!

  3. Neecee,

    I hope your family enjoys your cake.

    I made this again yesterday and it makes exactly 12 nice cupcakes. This batch is topped with homemade chocolate frosting.

  4. What an easy and tasty sounding cake! I'm printing this out for my files - a grandma's recipe is like pure gold!

  5. I can vaguely remember my mom making a cake with broiled coconut on top many years ago. I wonder if this is the same? I'm sure going to try it. Thanks!


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