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Lazy Cake

This not-so-lazy Lazy Cake is definitely worth the extra effort to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Category: Sweets
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Chef Tariq


For the Cake

For the Topping


For the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350º (175ºC).
  • Grease a 9X9 pan. (You can also use a 9X13 pan, your cooking time will be reduced to about 25 minutes.)
  • Pour boiling water over oats, stir, set aside.
  • Using a mixer cream the butter and halva. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl as necessary.
  • Mix eggs and vanilla  into the butter mixture.
  • Mix flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Add flour mixture to the butter mixture to combine until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour ingredients into prepared pan, bake for about 40 minutes, or until done. Toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.

For the Topping

  • Melt butter in small saucepan.
  • Add halva, stir until dissolved.
  • Add cream, stirring, bring to a boil.
  • Add coconut, stir, remove from heat. Set aside.
  • When done, allow cake to cool for ten minutes before turning out of pan.
  • Spread topping evenly over entire cake. Serve.



Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg