Easter lamb sponge cake

    45 min

    In Germany a sponge cake in the shape of a lamb called Osterlamm is a popular cake for the Easter breakfast or brunch. You can find lamb cake tins online. This recipe is for a 0.8L cake tin.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 60g plain flour
    • 60g cornflour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 60g ground almonds or walnuts
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoons rum
    • For the decoration
    • icing sugar or icing
    • mini marshmallows

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Thorougly grease a lamb baking tin and dust with flour.
    2. In a bowl stir flour, cornflour, almonds, salt and baking powder. In another bowl beat butter till creamy, gradually adding sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs. Add to the flour mixture alternating with the rum.
    3. Tip mixture in the prepared baking tin.
    4. Bake till a toothpick comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
    5. Let cool for about 5 minutes in the tin, then gently unmould and let cool completely. Carefully remove any uneven parts and dust with icing sugar or decorate with icing and mini marshmallows.

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