Lazy Daisy Cake
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons half and half cream
In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and vanilla on high until thick and lemon-colored, about 4 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Beat on low just until combined. Heat together milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Add to batter; beat thoroughly (batter will be thin). Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool slightly. Combine Frosting ingredients; spread over warm cake. Broil about 4 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
While the cake is under the broiler, watch the Frosting closely since it takes only minutes to brown and will quickly burn.
Makes 9 servings.