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Lazy Daisy Creme Brulee Cake

As you have probably noticed, most of my posts are of the savoury variety, not sweet. Well, that is because I rarely do any baking. Not that we dislike sweets - we just like sweets a little tooooo much, if you know what I mean!

The original name for this cake was "Lazy Daisy" cake, but I added creme brulee to the title, because it's soft, milky white interior and crackly sugar crust really are reminiscent of a creme brulee.

It's funny - because I so rarely do any baking, I am always surprised at how fast the whole thing comes together. Seriously, this cake is no more difficult to make than a cake made from a mix, and it is so flippin' good, you won't even believe it!

Lazy Daisy Creme Brulee Cake
(adapted from The Best of Bridge)

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1 Tbsp butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until lemon coloured. Sift flour, baking powder and salt, add to egg mixture. Mixing by hand until combined. Heat (to boiling) the milk and butter. Add all at once to mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour into a greased 8 by 8 inch pan for 30 minutes. Once cake is cooked, remove and turn on the broiler.

3 Tbsp. melted butter
5 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cream
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
Combine all ingredients in a small pan until melted. Spread on top of baked cake and brown under broiler ( this will only take a minute or so), watching very closely that it doesn't burn, until golden brown and bubbly.

* Hint* - The topping is very crackly when it is first made, but gets softer as it sits. If making ahead of time, I would broil the topping right before serving.

Tags: Dessert, Cake

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