Lazy Cake Recipe

This Lazy Cake Recipe is for all you cake fans out there who want to enjoy a delicious cake without having to spend hours in the kitchen! This cake is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Lazy Cake Recipe on white plate with strawberries

The best part about this cake is that it is completely customizable, so you can add your own personal touches to make it your own. This simple cake is perfect for busy days when you are craving something sweet.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make with only a few simple ingredients and very little effort.
  • Can be easily customized to your own taste.
  • Delicious and satisfying plus simple to make.

🛒Ingredients

The following are affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

If you ask me, the best part of this recipe is that it only requires basic ingredients that you most likely already have on hand in your pantries. You won’t even need to make a special trip to the grocery store to make this simple cake recipe.

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • milk
  • butter, softened
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, optional

***See the recipe card below for quantities.

a slice of Lazy Cake Recipe on white plate

🔪 How to Make This Lazy Cake Recipe

Making this Lazy Cake recipe is super simple. Follow the steps below and you will have a delicious cake without much effort or time at all.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare a baking pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.

Step 2: Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl

Combine flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl. 

Step 3: Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and beat together

Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. 

Step 4: Pour batter into the prepared pan

Pour batter into the prepared baking dish. 

unbaked batter in a glass baking dish

Step 5: Bake the cake until a toothpick comes out clean

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

cake in a glass baking pan removed from the oven on a wire rack

Step 6: Cool on a cooling rack and then dust the top with powdered sugar

Cool on the cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Hint: Be sure to spray the bottom of the pan well with cooking or baking spray so that the cake doesn’t stick to the pan.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Add chocolate chips: Add ¼ cup of chocolate chips to the batter for a little extra sweetness.
  • Add fruit: Add ½ cup of chopped fruit to the batter. Try berries, cherries, or even diced apples.
  • Add nuts: Add ¼ cup of your favorite nuts. Add any chopped nuts to the batter. Walnuts, pecans, and almonds would all be great in this cake.

If you love easy dessert recipes like this one then next time you may also enjoy this Ooey Gooey Butter Cake recipe.

🥄 Equipment

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this homemade cake recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy a delicious lazy daisy cake recipe.

  • 8×8 baking pan
  • large bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • toothpick
  • cooling rack
Lazy Cake Recipe with strawberries on white plate

🥫 Storage

This cake recipe is best enjoyed fresh, but it can be stored for a few days if you need to.

Store the cake in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil or cling film, at room temperature and it will stay fresh for 3-4 days.

You can also wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips to help you make the best lazy cake recipe possible:

  • Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before getting started. This will help them to combine better.
  • Be careful not to overmix the batter or your cake will be tough. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • If you want a little extra sweetness, you can dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar before serving.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled if you need to make a larger cake. Just double all of the ingredients and bake in a 9×13 pan.
  • For easy removal of this cake, you can line your cake pan with parchment paper instead.
  • You can also top this cake with chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, or chocolate ganache.
  • Give this simple recipe a citrus flavor with the addition of orange zest or split the milk with half orange juice and half milk.
  • Make this a chocolate cake by adding in 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this easy lazy cake recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about these beloved desserts.

What is a lazy cake?

A lazy cake recipe is one that doesn’t require you to frost the cake or work with cake layers. It’s super easy to make the cake.

How can I tell when this cake is done?

The best way to tell if this cake is done is to insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.

Can I frost this cake?

Sure if you want to frost this cake, you can. I recommend using a simple frosting or cool whip.

Lazy Cake Recipe on a white plate with strawberries

🍽 More Cake Recipes

Do you enjoy easy cake recipes? If so, try these delicious recipes:

🧾Lazy Cake Recipe

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

PIN IT!!

Lazy Cake Recipe on white plate with strawberries

Lazy Cake Recipe on white plate with strawberries

Lazy Cake Recipe

This Lazy Cake Recipe is for all you cake fans out there who want to enjoy a delicious cake without having to spend hours in the kitchen! This cake is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Rob

Equipment

  • 8×8 baking pan
  • large bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Toothpick
  • cooling rack

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish,
  • Combine flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on the cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.