Beránek - Czech lamb-shaped Easter cake Recipe
Beránek - Czech lamb-shaped Easter cake
Flavours of the Czech Republic
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Baking time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

In the past, Czechs who couldn't afford lamb for Easter (a large part of the population) made do with a lamb-shaped cake.

Velikonocni beranek (Paschal lamb) can be covered with a white sugar or even chocolate icing, and decorated with ribbons. 

- 4 eggs
- 150 g / 3/4 cup sugar
- 185 g / 1 1/2 cup flour (polohrubá) + dusting flour for the mold
- 1 packet of (12 g) baking powder
- 1 packet of vanilla sugar
- 200 ml / 4/5 cup whipping cream
- butter for the mold

- Icing sugar

  1. Butter a medium-sized lamb-shaped mold and dust with flour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.
  3. Separate the egg whites and yolks
  4. Beat the yolks with the sugar.
  5. In another bowl, beat the egg whites.
  6. In a third bowl, whip the cream.
  7. Add the flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar to the yolk mixture (4).
  8. Add the whipped cream and then gently fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. 
  9. Bake for 45 minutes.
  10. Unmold and let cool. 
  11. Dust with icing sugar powder or glaze.
  12. Use 3 raisins to form the lamb's eyes and nose and tie a ribbon around the neck. 
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