Easter Treats - Lamb Cake Recipe

Easter Lamb Cake

Osterlamm Kuchen

Lambs symbolise many things during Easter; the turn of winter into spring, new young life and in some forms of Christianity, lamb was sacrificed as Passover for the last supper.

It is no wonder that Germany has taken on the lamb as a symbol, in the form of cake. In most bakeries you will find Lamb cakes in all sizes, covered in powered sugar, lemon glaze or surrounded in chocolate and lollies.

To create your own lamb cake, you can carve your own from layers of cake, however the easiest is to buy a Lamb shaped cake tin. These have been around for many years, a quick google search and you will come across many vintage Lamb cake tins, as well as thousands of brand-new ones.


Easter Lamb Cake recipe:


 125 g butter
100 g honey
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
125 g ground almonds
200 g flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
125 ml milk



  1. Preheat oven to 175 Celsius.
  2. Beat Butter, honey, and eggs until combined and foamy.
  3. Add vanilla and ground almonds and mix until combined.
  4. Sift together baking powder and flour.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture and the milk to cake batter.
  6. Take the baking tin apart and brush liberally with butter and a sprinkling of flour.
  7. Put cake tin back together and pour cake batter into tin.
  8. Note: Be careful to not fill tin all the way, as the cake will expand in the oven.
  9. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer poked into cake, comes out clean.