Margarida's Broiler Cake

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"Old, old recipe given to me by my Canadian cousin, Margarida, so very many years ago. I've been making this since I was teeny-weeny. It's an old-fashioned simple recipe, but ever so good."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (152.5 g)
  • Calories 539.3
  • Total Fat - 27 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 115.6 mg
  • Sodium - 358.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 51.8 g
  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Calcium - 142 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method


Step 1

Scald milk in a saucepan. Add butter to melt. Set aside.

Step 2

In a bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add sugar gradually and beat well.

Step 3

Sift flour, then measure. Sift flour again with baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.

Step 4

Add vanilla extract to scalded milk.

Step 5

Add dry ingredients to egg/sugar mixture and beat well. Add liquid ingredients and beat well until all is incorporated well.

Step 6

Pour mixture into an 8-9" square pan.

Step 7

Bake at 350-degrees Fahrenheit for 25-35 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick.

Step 8

Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 9

Spread the Broiler Topping over warm cake.

Step 10

Place cake under broiler for 2 - 3 minutes to brown lightly.


Step 11

Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in brown sugar until melted. Add the coconut and if desired, add the walnuts. Add the whipping cream and mix well to distribute.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


What a great recipe Nat. I doubled it so I could share it with my sil and bil. It worked really well. We all really enjoyed it. My dh even called dibs on the last piece. Thank you for sharing a recipe that we will enjoy often. Made FYC tag game 2020.


review by:
(7 May 2020)


Delicious! Love the soft crumb of this cake and the topping is perfect with it. When I made the batter, I thought it was a bit thin for a cake batter, but it turned out lovely. It did have a wee bit of a dip in the center but the topping covered that. Don't know why that happened as the cake was baked through. This is one cake that will see repeats here for sure! Thanks for sharing ForeverMama! Made for Pick Me! Tag game.


review by:
(5 Apr 2019)


Yum! This reminds me a lot of my grandmother's Lazy Daisy cake. My grandson had a friend over and kept repeating how wonderful this was. Thanks for sharing, ForeverMama. Made for FYC tag.


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(20 May 2017)