Apr 052012

Easter lamb cake

Are you looking for a traditional German cake for Easter? The Easter lamb cake is very traditional. You would need a lamb form which you can get at amazon.com

125 g Butter
100 g honey
2 eggs
1 point of  a knife vanilla
125 g ground hazelnuts
200 g flour
½ package Dr./ Oetker baking powder
125 ml milk
1 tbsp baking rum (optional)

Baking Instructions
- Beat butter, honey and eggs until foamy, add vanilla and grated hazelnuts, flour with baking powder, milk and rum.
- Take baking form apart; butter the form with a baking brush very thoroughly (use butter or oil); put it back together and layer it with bread crumbs.
- Fill in the dough but don't fill it completely otherwise it will overflow in the baking process.
- Bake on lowest level for 1 hour at 175 degrees C or  347 F; put a sheet of aluminum foil on top after 30 minutes.

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  2 Responses to “Easter Lamb Cake”

  1. Is this a German tradition? In Chicago, lamb cakes at Easter are everywhere. Other parts of the USA, nobody knew of this. Do you see this in Germany?

  2. Catheriine, my understanding is that it was originated by the polish people Like anything else ,a good thing,everyone else wants to join in on the bandwagon,even the Italians.

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