When it comes to desserts, sometimes it’s hard to get past a delicious classic like chocolate cake. But, why not try something a bit different? This Chocolate Lamb Cake is a creative and unique take on a classic dessert that will still have your friends and family rushing to the table!

Made with a combination of buttermilk, semi-sweet chocolate and maraschino cherries, this moist and fluffy cake is truly a heavenly experience. Rich yet pillowy, this delectable cake will soon become a family favourite.


  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch cake tin and set aside.

Step 2:

Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated.

Step 3:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder until well blended.

Step 4:

Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Step 5:

Begin to alternate adding dry ingredients and wet ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture until everything is just combined.

Step 6:

Fold in the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and maraschino cherries, and pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Step 7:

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before serving.

This Chocolate Lamb Cake is a delicious and unique take of the classic chocolate cake. The mix of buttermilk, semi-sweet chocolate and maraschino cherries give it a unique flavour and texture that’s sure to have your friends and family asking for seconds. Best of all, it’s a breeze to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones. If you’re looking for something different, this recipe is definitely worth a try.