Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Birds love these cakes all winter. Watch they WILL melt in sun's heat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt lard and peanut butter, in microwave oven about 3 minutes, stirring each minute; then add in all other ingredients and mix together.
  2. Scrape into flat pan (9-13), cool in refrigerator until hard.
  3. Cut to desired size and wrap in plastic wrap or foil.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Place in small mesh bag (old produce bags work) and hang where birds can reach.
  6. Watch that other critters cannot get to it.
Most Helpful

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.

Lucky in Bayview March 28, 2014

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!

kaurorac February 27, 2009

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.

karma January 24, 2009