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3D Lamb Cake for Easter

3D Lamb Cake For Easter is a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and coconut flakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 624kcal


For the cake

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or ¾ cup whole milk, plus 2 teaspoons vinegar if you don't have buttermilk

For the frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 sticks
  • 1 pound powdered sugar 4 cups
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For decoration

  • 2 cups coconut flakes or more, enough to cover lamb
  • Jelly beans I used the small jelly beans for eyes and nose, like Jelly Belly
  • 1 bag shredded coconut for grass
  • Green food coloring
  • Ribbon for bow if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 3D Lamb Cake pan by greasing generously with vegetable shortening. Then add some flour and swirl around until it covers everywhere. Pour out excess. Set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Stir together dry ingredients in a medium bowl and add to creamed mixture, alternately with buttermilk while beating on low speed with electric mixer. Once combined, beat on medium low for 2 minutes.
  • Pour all but ½ cup of batter in prepared pan. Discard extra batter or make a cupcake. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool. Carefully remove pans and place cake on serving plate.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting. Beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Add more powdered sugar if frosting is too thin or more cream if mixture is too thick.
  • Frost lamb cake. Add two small blue jelly beans for eyes and one small pink jelly bean (cut in half) for nose. Cover the body with coconut flakes.
  • To make grass, place shredded coconut in a large bowl. Add green food coloring and mix until combined. Place the green coconut around the base of the cake. Then add more jelly beans, if desired.


Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 852IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg