Easter lamb cake

Easter lamb cake

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What better way to mark Easter than with a fun and adorable Easter lamb cake? With this easy recipe, simple ingredients, and a lamb-shaped baking tin, you can treat your Easter guests to a delicious cake that is as tasty as it is festive.


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (conventional oven).
  • Whisk butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, stirring well after each one.
  • Mix flour and baking powder, sift into the batter, and then fold in briefly.
  • Melt butter and whisk with oil and flour.
  • Assemble the mould, if needed, and thoroughly brush it with the greasing mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the mould, leaving at least two fingers' width of space from the top edge. Tap the filled mould lightly onto the worktop to distribute the batter evenly.
  • Bake on the lowest rack in the oven for 45 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the mould for 10 minutes, then carefully open it to take the cake out or turn the mould upside down to turn the cake onto the worktop, depending on the type of mould you have.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve on a platter.

If you do not have an Easter lamb mould, you can still make an Easter lamb cake. Bake the cake in a square 20x20 or rectangular 23x33 cm baking tin. You might need to adjust the baking time based on how big your baking tin is, so keep an eye on the cake as it bakes and test for doneness with a skewer or toothpick. The cake is done when the skewer or toothpick comes out clean from the centre of the cake. Let the cake cool completely, then cut it into a lamb shape freehand or following a sketch printed from the internet.


Unsalted butter
150 g
130 g
Vanilla sugar
2 tsp
¼ tsp
Pastry flour
180 g
Baking powder
1 tsp
For greasing the mould
1 tsp
Neutral oil
1 tsp
1 tsp

Enjoy a festive Easter lamb cake

Celebrate the beginning of spring and the festive spirit of Easter with an Easter lamb cake. It is perfect to serve as the sweet conclusion to an Easter menu, but you can also bake it for an afternoon treat served with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, or let it shine on an Easter brunch table. This lamb cake offers you the essence of Easter, promising to be a hit among adults and kids alike. Let the Easter lamb cake be the highlight of your Easter celebrations, bringing smiles and a touch of whimsy to your gathering.

Delicate and classic vanilla cake base

The delightful combination of tasty and festive starts with a classic vanilla flavour. The delicate cake base has a moist, tender crumb and a rich vanilla flavour, giving you an irresistible mix of taste and texture. It makes the perfect base for the sweet dusting of icing, ensuring the cake is enjoyable to the last bite.

Easy baking with a cute lamb mould

With this recipe, you do not need an arsenal of baking equipment. The lamb cake mould does the work for you, creating the shape and look you need. Classic lamb moulds have a beautiful 3D-like effect, so when you tip out the cake or open the mould and take it out, it is almost ready to serve as it is. Simply dust it with icing sugar, amplifying the festive look, adding a sweet touch, and making it ready to put on a platter and serve.

Do you want to try other adorable Easter treats? Then bake our easy Easter quark bunnies, Easter cake pops with sprinkles, or delicious Easter bunny cake. They are all delicious on their own, but they will also look beautiful next to your Easter lamb cake.

Ideas for decorating your Easter lamb cake

Although the cake is ready to serve after a quick dusting of icing sugar, you can easily decorate it further.

Create an authentic lamb look by making a classic buttercream or cream cheese frosting, depending on what you like, and cover the cake with a layer of smooth frosting as a base. For a realistic wool effect, use a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle to apply small dollops or rosettes of frosting all over the cake, creating the illusion of fluffy wool.

If you want to give it an even more festive look, colour the frosting in all the colours of the rainbow. You can make ears from thinly rolled marzipan or fondant, use chocolate chips or black icing for the eyes, and make a tiny pink fondant or a piped frosting nose to complete the face and give the lamb a cartoon-like, whimsical look.

To embrace the Easter theme, adorn the frosted cake with a sprinkle of edible flowers, such as violets or daisies, adding vibrant bursts of colour. Tiny pastel-coloured candy eggs or even small fondant chicks can also be scattered around the lamb for a festive Easter scene.