If you are looking for a light, bouncy lamb cake with a good texture that pairs well with coconut, this is the cake for you!


This recipe comes from Martha K. She was a total sweetheart and sent the lamb cake recipe that was originally included with the vintage Renalde lamb cake mold.

Renalde Lamb Cake Recipe
Renalde Lamb Cake
The recipe that came with the original Renalde lamb cake mold. This makes a springy, sturdy cake with a good texture and flavor that unmolds well. A classic, and the closest recipe I’ve found to my grandmother’s lamb cake.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating thoroughly after each one is added.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk and vanilla, beating until smooth after each addition.
  3. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  4. Grease cake mold thoroughly; fill face part of mold with batter. Cover with other half of mold and place in hot oven face down, baking for 45 mins. Bake at 450 degrees for first 15 mins, finish baking at 350 degrees.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 mins before loosening to take out.

This recipe yields enough batter to fill one vintage lamb pan and also make 6 cupcakes.

However, DO NOT make the Renalde frosting. It is terrible.

Renalde Lamb Cake

It makes your lamb look all…sad. And melt-y.

Instead, frost your cake with Vintage Birthday Cake Frosting, and all will be well!

Vintage Bakery Birthday Cake Frosting

Vintage Birthday Cake Frosting


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 2 pasteurized egg whites (I use egg whites from the carton, measured to equal 2 egg whites)
  • 2 T cake flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 T milk
  • Cream shortening and sugar well.
  • Add egg whites and blend well.
  • Add flour, vanilla and 1 T milk at a time until right consistency to spread.
  • Will frost a three-layer cake.