Sunday, 30 October 2011


I don't really like Halloween... Especially the dressing up part. Call me boring but I will only dress up when someone makes me (and then I'm not happy about it.) 

But I guess I must write something to acknowledge the season so here we go.

This week I made a buttery vanilla cake which takes merely 10 minutes to whip up and is extremely easy to make. Anyone can make it! I'm not exactly sure where the recipe came from. 

Lazy Daisy Cake:

2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cream
1/2 cup of either shredded coconut or any coarsely chopped nut.

Beat the eggs and vanilla until frothy and light (About 30 seconds)
Gradually add the granulated sugar and mix
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
Then add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture.
In the microwave, heat the milk and 1 tbsp of butter. (Now you must be fast) Add that to the egg mixture and poor it in an 8" pan. You must do this step quickly because the warm milk will react with the baking powder and we want it to start baking as quickly as possible.

Bake for 25 minutes at 350°F

In a small saucepan, heat 3 tbsp of butter, brown sugar, cream and the 1/2 cup of coconut (or nuts)
Heat until everything melts (Takes only a couple of minutes)

When the cake is done, pull it our of the oven and pour melted butter + sugar mixture on the top of the cake.
Broil the cake and keep a very close eye on it because it will burn easily. Broil until the top becomes a nice golden brown (Takes seconds)

And this is what you get! It looks really simple and not that delicious looking but I assure you its really good and buttery. It's my favorite cake to eat when I'm in a hurry and I just want some sweetness.









  1. Hannah,
    J'adore ton ti-pet dans les feuilles! Il est tellement beau et cette photo est si réussi!

    Moi, j'aime bien l'halloween ... mais je dois avouer que j'aime l'allure et la couleur des citrouille mais JE DÉTESTE GRANDEMENT le goût de la citrouille ... je me suis fait prendre une seule fois croyant vraiment que je mangerais un excellent morceau de tarte au sucre et quelle mauvaise surprise de constater que ce n'était pas le cas....ça fait plusieurs années et je n'ai jamais oublié :D

    Sur ce, je te souhaite aussi un «Happy Halloween»
    Francine xxx

  2. oups des citrouilles avec un «s»

  3. Cute Pickles having leaf-time. lol.
    I admire your honesty for proudly declaring that you dislike a holiday that everyone else loves. :) Good for you Hannah Mei!

  4. Haha merci Francine :) Je comprend ta situation malheureuse. Ca m'arrive souvent avec les pepites de chocolat et les raisins secs.

    And thank you Rube! :P I needed to get it out there!

  5. What is so bad about Halloween?
    Some of us think it is special.......