Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Birds love these cakes all winter. Watch they WILL melt in sun's heat.
- 1 lb lard (no substitutes)
- 2 cups chunky peanut butter (cheapest is fine)
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 2 cups flour (any kind)
- 2 cups oatmeal (any kind)
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 cups bird seed
- 1 cup dried fruits (optional)
- Melt lard and peanut butter, in microwave oven about 3 minutes, stirring each minute; then add in all other ingredients and mix together.
- Scrape into flat pan (9-13), cool in refrigerator until hard.
- Cut to desired size and wrap in plastic wrap or foil.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place in small mesh bag (old produce bags work) and hang where birds can reach.
- Watch that other critters cannot get to it.
This was fun to make and held together really well. From what I can tell, the birdies give it 5 stars! Thanks for posting the recipe.
I love this recipe, and have been making it all winter. I have had everything from Chickadees to Nuthatches, Woodpeckers to Blue Jays and Flickers, too! This will probably always be what I use when I make suet. Thanks!
I love feeding the wild critters in my yard, and "my" birds just LOVE this stuff. I halved the recipe, did not add the sugar or fruit, subbed the flour for twice the seed. I filled two molds from the store bought cakes, and put the rest in 6 paper lined cupcakes. The little guys swarmed like never before. Homemade cake is always better than store-bought after all.