Lazyman's Cake
(A Traditional Cornish Recipe)

This recipe is taken from an oral recount of my Mum's Mum - a Cornish (that's a place in England) farmers wife.

It is called lazyman's cake as it does not need icing - the top has a crunchy macaroon-like consistency.



  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar
  3. Add egg yolks and mix, add milk and mix (mixture will appear curdled - don't panic). Add flour and mix well until batter is well combined and glossy..
  4. Place cake batter into greased and floured loaf tin.
  5. Beat egg whites until soft peaks and then whilst continuing to beat, add sugar slowly until combined and glossy stiff peaks. Fold in coconut - be careful not to over mix, then fold in vanilla
  6. Place macaroon on top of cake batter - ensure macaroon mixture is spread to the edges.
  7. Bake at 190 degrees C until skewer emerges from cake clean (usually 55-60 minutes)
  8. Take out of the tin, cool and eat.

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