Happy Easter everybody! I hope you all had a great time with family and friends. In the picture above, I have featured two traditional Easter baked goodies in Germany: sweet bread with raisins, and Easter lamb. Easter lamb-shaped cake tins are available here around Lent, and in some churches, churchgoers bake them and are given to elderly parishoners who could not go to church anymore. The sweet bread one is a one-eared bunny made by my son and his Oma. 🙂
I am usually skeptical of recipes that are printed on the box. As I child, I used to rip off Del Monte can labels and save the recipes at the back. Now I know that they are used as advertising. This time, following the box recipe saved me from doing unnecessary research. This recipe comes from the box of the cake form featured on my link.
You would need:
2 small eggs, 60 g sugar, 65 g soft butter, 1/2 sachet vanilla sugar (I used 1/2 Tablespoon), a pinch of salt, 15 g flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and some icing sugar. Lemon flavoring/extract optional
Separate the eggs. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites, adding 30 g of sugar bit by bit until stiff. In another bowl, beat the yolks with the rest of the sugar, melted butter, vanilla sugar and salt until foamy. Add in the lemon flavoring if so desired. Mix the flour and baking powder in a cup, and add it the yolk mixture, and mix with a spatula. Fold in the beaten egg white until well-incorporated. The result is a mass that is somewhere between batter and dough.
Grease the baking form by brushing the insides with melted butter, and close the form and secure with the clips provided. Turn the cake tin upside down, and pour the batter into it. Bake it upside down for 180°C top-and-bottom heat for about 30 minutes. Test the center with a stick.
If you need the cake in a jiffy, take out the cake tin, let it cool, wrap the tin with a wet kitchen towel for 10 minutes and gingerly release the lamb from the tin and saw off the bottom part to even it out.
I was too lazy, so i just waited until completely cool and removed it from the cake form.
Dust with powdered sugar with a small sieve, dot the eyes with chocolate or raisins. Enjoy!