There’s no “Pinterest Fail” in site with this in-depth, step-by-step recipe for the traditional Easter Lamb Cake! It will wow and impress your family, friends, and strangers on the internet!
I have wanted to post an in-depth, step-by-step recipe for a traditional Easter Lamb Cake for so very long. Finally, today is the day!
What is Lamb Cake?
No, it’s not a cake made out of a lamb – don’t worry! Lamb Cake is simply a cake batter that is baked in a two-sided mold that is shaped like a lamb. It is traditionally served at Easter to represent the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for the sins of humanity. Talk about a great time to be serving cake, right?
What You’ll Need for the Lamb Cake Recipe
- Cake mold – first and foremost, you’ll need a two-sided mold that provides you with the front half and back half of your lamb. Mine was given to me by my grandma, but I have seen many of them in thrift stores and even brand new online! There’s even a rabbit version if you’re not into the whole sacrificial lamb part.
- Ingredients – these are all very typical and standard for a cake batter. Flour, eggs, sugar. The key here is to use shortening. Not butter. It’s how my grandma always did it, it’s the old school way, the right way and don’t try to convince me otherwise. For decorations if you want coconut grass and jellybean accents, you’ll need those too, but they aren’t totally necessary
- Toothpicks– one of my secret weapons from preparing a perfect lamb cake!
- Baker’s Twine – another secret weapon!
- Aluminum Foil – the final weapon in our arsenal that will ensure culinary perfection for the little lamb.
- Time – this cake is a bit of a process with nearly an hour in the oven and then a proportionately longer cooling time than a traditional cake because of the shape, thickness, and size of it. Plan ahead!
- Patience – throw a rock on the internet and you’ll hit some sort of lamb cake fail or another. If you take your time and don’t rush the process and employ my tips – you’ll have the most successful lamb cake of your life!