At Easter, the coffee table is often beautifully set and traditional delicacies such as Easter lambs are also served on the table. It is a small airy cake shaped like a sweet lamb. But not only serving the pastries is fun, but also baking and decorating them together with the family. Easter lambs are not only suitable for your own coffee table, but also as a small gift for friends and family. Read here what you need to bake a traditional Easter lamb and which recipe makes it easy.

The ingredients for a delicious Easter lamb are simple and probably available in every kitchen. However, you need a special Easter lamb baking pan for the three-dimensional shape of the pastry. Fill the baking pan with dough and place it upside down in the oven. You can then easily loosen the clamps on the side of the mold and remove the finished 3D Easter lamb.

Ingredients for three Easter lambs (0.7-1 liter baking dish)

Step 1

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and salt in a bowl until creamy.

step 2

Add the eggs one at a time and stir them into the butter-sugar mixture for a minute at a time.

step 3

Mix the flour and baking powder and then quickly stir the mixture into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk.

Step 4

Grease the Easter lamb baking tin and dust it with flour before filling it with the dough. The dough must bake in the pan in a preheated oven (fan oven around 160 degrees) for 45 minutes. Let the finished Easter lamb rest for about ten to 15 minutes and only then carefully remove it from the mold. It’s best to let the pastries cool completely on a wire rack before decorating them.

Step 5

The 3D baking pan does give the Easter lamb contours, but these can be beautifully worked out with suitable decorations. The quick and classic version is to dust the Easter lamb with powdered sugar or decorate it with chocolate icing. If you want to get creative, you could give the little lamb a coat made of icing and sprinkled coconut flakes or work with a cream cheese frosting. The latter is made up of cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar and can be applied to the pastry using a piping nozzle. This makes it easy to imitate the woolly fur of a lamb.

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