Lazy Daisy Frosting

  • This Lazy Daisy Frosting is great for when you need a frosting fast! Spread this topping made of coconut, brown sugar, butter, and nuts over a hot cake and place it under the broiler until it’s golden.

    Overhead view of lazy daisy frosting in a pan ready to spread onto a cake.

    If you are looking for a super easy frosting or topping for your cake this Lazy Daisy Frosting is fabulous!! I fell in love with it’s rich caramel flavor that’s a little crunchy and gooey all at the same time.

    It’s perfect for when you are short on time and need a frosting fast because as soon as the hot cake comes out of the oven you spread this coconut goodness all over the top and place it under the broiler. No piping bags or decorating skills needed!!

    Ingredients needed to make the frosting: brown sugar, coconut, cream, butter, and nuts.

    Ingredients:

    COCONUT: Use whatever flake coconut you prefer.
    BROWN SUGAR
    BUTTER
    CREAM

    NUTS: You can use walnuts or pecans. Some recipes don’t include the nuts so leave them out if they aren’t your thing.

    Three pictures showing how to make the frosting.

    How To Make Lazy Daisy Frosting

    Melt the butter with the cream in a small saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients and remove from heat. Stir well to combine.

    After you remove the cake from the oven spread the frosting in an even layer over the top. Place under the broiler just until golden in color.

    Close up of the lazy daisy frosting after it has been broiled. It's golden, crunchy, with some slightly gooey spots.

    What Cakes Go Well with Lazy Daisy Frosting?

    • Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake
    • Hot milk cake
    • Yellow cake
    • Vanilla cake
    • I think it would even go well on a chocolate cake!

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    5 from 4 votes
    Overhead view of lazy daisy frosting in a pan ready to spread onto a cake.
    Lazy Daisy Frosting
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
     

    This Lazy Daisy Frosting is great for when you need a frosting fast! Spread this topping made of coconut, brown sugar, butter, and nuts over a hot cake and place it under the broiler until it's golden.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: easy frosting, quick frosting
    Servings: 1 (enough to frost top of one 9×13 cake
    Calories: 6826 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • ½ cup (113g) butter
    • ½ cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
    • 2 cups (120g) flaked coconut
    • 1 cup (190g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup (120g) chopped walnuts
    Instructions
    1. While the cake is baking prepare the frosting. In a small saucepan heat the butter and cream until butter melts. Stir in the coconut, brown sugar, and nuts. Remove from heat and spread over a hot baked cake. Place under the broiler until lightly golden. Watch closely so it doesn't burn.

    Recipe Notes
    1. NUTRITION: Nutrition is for the entire batch of frosting. 
    2. This makes enough frosting to top a 9×13 cake. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Lazy Daisy Frosting
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 6826 Calories from Fat 5391
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 599g922%
    Saturated Fat 373g2331%
    Trans Fat 4g
    Cholesterol 416mg139%
    Sodium 1136mg49%
    Potassium 4044mg116%
    Carbohydrates 380g127%
    Fiber 93g388%
    Sugar 271g301%
    Protein 72g144%
    Vitamin A 4742IU95%
    Vitamin C 11mg13%
    Calcium 657mg66%
    Iron 24mg133%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
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