This old-fashioned hot milk skillet cake has been enjoyed by many for decades. A simple vanilla cake topped with the most delicious brown sugar coconut topping, if this cake is not already a favorite of yours, it soon will be!
I love me a simple homemade dessert. This cake is also known as lazy daisy cake because it’s a simple summertime dessert. It’s not just simple, but it truly tastes amazing and people have been raving about this cake for generations. I imagine it was created back when baking supplies were at a minimum–this cake, in fact, was a favorite during the Great Depression, where home bakers had to stretch what they had. Well there’s nothing skimpy about this cake–it has a wonderful spongy texture to it and that topping is just so so good.
Brown sugar, butter, a bit of cream or half and half, and some coconut–it’s a delightful combination that reminds me of a certain coconut Girl Scout cookie (minus the chocolate 😉 ). Chewy, somewhat crunchy, and full of caramel flavor, this topping is the perfect accompaniment to that spongy vanilla cake. To get the topping a bit crunchy, you broil it for a couple minutes.
A simple, delicious cake that’s withstood the test of time–you should try making this hot milk skillet cake yourself this weekend!
It’s sure to bring back fond memories or create new ones with friends and family. Enjoy!
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.