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German Easter Lamb Cake -Recipe and Lamb Molds

German Easter Lamb Cake -Recipe and Lamb Molds

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A German Easter Lamb Cake is the centerpiece and dessert on many tables at Easter. The sweet lamb,is baked into a lamb shaped mold… then decorated with either a simple sprinkling of powdered sugar, or in some homes, white frosting. In general, the cake is a pound cake, sometimes flavored with ground nuts.

Why a Lamb? Lambs have long been seen as a symbol of rebirth, and to Christians, a lamb represents Jesus, the Lamb of God. This sweet cake is made with sugar and butter… things that were forbidden during Lent, but can now be enjoyed at Easter. (You can dig deeper into they symbolism, and consider that a cake in the shape of an animal is a substitute for an animal sacrifice…. but really… sometimes a cute cake is just a cake)

Easter Lamb cakes hit their peak of “popularity” in mid-Century US, when shaped molds became easier and cheaper to produce. (Not everyone’s Oma carried their heavy cast iron lamb mold with them from Germany.) Today, the Easter Lamb cake seems to be making a nostalgic comeback. Decorated or plain, baked in a fancy mold or a simple one. You can bake your own Easter Lamb Cake… all you need is a recipe, a mold, and a few little tips that will insure success. Or, you can simply buy one if you aren’t a baker.

Surround the Easter Lamb Cake with colored eggs or Easter Chocolates for a sweet centerpiece.

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Easter Lamb Cake Mold Recipes

Here are some Dr Oetker Recipes... and molds for German Easter Lamb Cakes can be found below.

Small Recipe Easter Lamb Cake

Wilton Holiday Pan Little Lamb Cake Stand Up 3-D #502-2014 Vintage 1976Wilton Holiday Pan Little Lamb Cake Stand Up 3-D #502-2014 Vintage 1976

(Recipe translated from Dr Oetker… for Lamb form 500 ml.)

Ingredients-

50 gr (4 Tbl) Butter
50 gr. (1/4 cup) Sugar
1/2 pkg. (2 tsp.) Vanilla Sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
5 Drops Lemon Essence
1 Egg
1 Tbl. Baking Powder
2/3 cup Flour
1 Tbl. Milk

Powdered Sugar for Sprinkling

Instructions

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Beat the butter until light and creamy. Add Sugar, Vanilla Sugar, Salt, and Lemon essence. Beat until it comes together. Add egg and beat on high 30 seconds.
Combine Baking Powder with Flour… add to other ingredients, alternating with milk on low, until just mixed.

Grease the lamb form VERY WELL… dust with flour.
Fill the face side with batter.
Top with the other side of the form
Place the form on a baking sheet.
Bake 45 minutes at 350

Let Baked lamb sit in the pan for 10 minutes, then carefully remove. Dust with powdered sugar.



Large German Easter Lamb Cake Recipe

Recipe Easter Lamb Cake- Perfect for a centerpiece

Nordic Ware Spring Lamb 3-D Cake MoldNordic Ware Spring Lamb 3-D Cake Mold

(Recipe Translated from Dr Oetker… 1 Liter pan)

Ingredients-

150 gr (2/3 cup) Butter
150 gr. (2/3 cup) Sugar
1 pkg. (4 tsp.) Vanilla Sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 bottle (10 drops) Lemon Essence
3 Eggs
200 gr. (1 2/3 cup) Flour
2 Tbl Baking Powder
2 Tbl. Milk

Powdered Sugar for dusting

Instructions

Beat the butter until light and creamy. Add Sugar, Vanilla Sugar, Salt, and Lemon essence. Beat until it comes together. Add egg and beat on high 30 seconds.
Combine Baking Powder with Flour… add to other ingredients, alternating with milk on low, until just mixed.

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Grease the lamb form VERY WELL… dust with flour.
Fill the face side with batter.
Top with the other side of the form
Place the form on a baking sheet.
Bake 55 minutes at 350

Let Baked lamb sit in the pan for 10 minutes, then carefully remove. Dust with powdered sugar.

Tips to insure Easter Lamb Cake Success

  1. Reinforce the structure of the lamb by laying a few toothpicks or a wooden skewer up its neck before baking. This will help the head stay on. Toothpicks going across the head to the ears will help too.
  2. Attach the top of the mold to the bottom with a clamp or band before baking. This will insure that the batter rises up to fill the top pan, and doesn’t just knock it aside.
  3. Don’t take the cake out Early!
  4. Loosen the edges completely before trying to remove it from the pan
  5. Smooth the bottom of the lamb, so you have a good base (just trim off any bits)

Marmorkuchen Lambs?

Thanks to Laura (friend of the site)! She told me she used the Marmorkuchen / Marble Cake Recipe to make Easter Lambs! According to her…”The recipe filled a Zenker lamb, rabbit and a small mini loaf pan and unmolded beautifully”. I love the idea of a marbled lamb! Find the recipe here–> Marmorkuchen Recipe

Easter Lamb Cake Molds

There are a few different sizes and qualities of Easter Lamb Cake Molds. Some are heavier, and will last for generations, others are simple (less expensive), and good for using for a few years.

Nordic Ware Spring Lamb 3-D Cake MoldNordic Ware Spring Lamb 3-D Cake MoldKitchen Supply Large Lamb Cake MoldKitchen Supply Large Lamb Cake MoldWilton Standup Lamb Pan- Discontinued By ManufacturerWilton Standup Lamb Pan- Discontinued By ManufacturerWilton Holiday Pan Little Lamb Cake Stand Up 3-D #502-2014 Vintage 1976Wilton Holiday Pan Little Lamb Cake Stand Up 3-D #502-2014 Vintage 1976

Vintage Lamb Cake Molds

Some of these old pans will last another 100 years…

Vintage Lamb Mold, Small Size Lamb Cake Mold. Easter Cake, 2 piece Cake Mold. ca 1940s - 50sVintage Lamb Mold, Small Size Lamb Cake Mold. Easter Cake, 2 piece Cake Mold. ca 1940s – 50sVintage Lamb Mold, Small Size Lamb Cake Mold. Easter Cake, 2 piece Cake Mold. ca 1940s - 50sLamb Cake Mold, Cast Metal Two Piece Lamb MoldLamb Cake Mold, Cast Metal Two Piece Lamb MoldLamb Cake Mold, Cast Metal Two Piece Lamb MoldAntique Cast Iron Easter Lamb Cake Mold, Easter, Excellent Condition, Approx 12Antique Cast Iron Easter Lamb Cake Mold, Easter, Excellent Condition, Approx 12Antique Cast Iron Easter Lamb Cake Mold, Easter, Excellent Condition, Approx 12Antique chocolate mold small lamb KaiserAntique chocolate mold small lamb KaiserAntique chocolate mold small lamb KaiserVintage Griswold Cast Iron Lamb Mold, Number 866, early century, rustic kitchenVintage Griswold Cast Iron Lamb Mold, Number 866, early century, rustic kitchenVintage Griswold Cast Iron Lamb Mold, Number 866, early century, rustic kitchen

 

ALT Vintage Easter Baking Form Lamb by KAISER Made in West Germany Patina shabbyALT Vintage Easter Baking Form Lamb by KAISER Made in West Germany Patina shabbyALT Vintage Easter Baking Form Lamb by KAISER Made in West Germany Patina shabby

 

 

 


 

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Comment(8)

  1. I have an antique cast iron lamb pan. It looks pretty old. Is there away to use the pan again to bake a cake in?

  2. I;ve been making the lamb cake for many years. I have the aluminum mold. I came across your recipe today and want to make this Easter Sunday. I have a question about the lemon essence. What can I use in place of that product?

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