A Lamb or Bunny Shaped Cake is a showstopping centerpiece for your Easter Table. They are not as difficult to make as you might think! Simple use a shaped Easter Baking Pan, bake the cake recipe below in it… and decorate with simple frosting, or easier yet, a dusting of powdered sugar. Surround the cake on a serving platter with colored eggs, jelly beans or chocolates, and you have an Easter Dessert that everyone will love!
Simple White Cake Recipe for Easter Cake Pan
I got this recipe from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easter-Lamb-Cake-II/Detail.aspx…it’s specific for a Lamb Cake Mold.
You can use it, or your favorite cake recipe (or a cake mix…shhhh).Serves: makes 1 cake
Total Time: 1 hour 30min
2 1/4 cups cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
First, prepare your mold. Coat with vegetable oil, let sit for a few minutes then wipeclean with a paper towel. Then grease and flour your mold, making sure to get all the little areas.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift the cake flour, then sift again with the baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Stir the batter until smooth after each addition. Add the vanilla.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter to lighten it, then quickly fold in the remaining whites.
Fill the face side of the mold with batter. Move a wooden spoon through the batter GENTLY, to remove any air pockets. Make sure not to disturb the greased and floured surface of the mold. Put the lid on the mold, making sure it locks or ties together securely so that the steam and rising batter do not force the two sections apart.
Put the mold on a cookie sheet in a preheated oven for about 1 hour. Test for doneness by inserting a skewer or wooden toothpick through a steam vent. Put the cake, still in the mold, on a rack for about 15 minutes.
CAREFULLY, remove the top of the mold. Before you separate the cake from the bottom let it cool for about 5 more minutes so that all the steam can escape and the cake can firm up some more. After removing the rest of the mold, let the cake cool on the rack completely.
DO NOT sit the cake upright until completely cooled.
Frost with White Mountain Frosting or any other white icing of your choice and decorate to look like a lamb.
Wilton Lamb Pans
These Lamb Easter Baking Pans from Wilton are easy to use, and are reasonable in price.