Homemade fat cake recipe | Care UK

You are here

Homemade fat cake recipe

Homemade fat cake recipe

Birds love fat cakes, and making your own is a cheap and fun alternative to buying them.

You can use up kitchen scraps, such as bacon rind, cake crumbs, bread, sultanas, currants, apples and pears. The best ratio is one part fat to two parts dry mixture.

You will need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • String
  • Clean yogurt pots/plastic cups or flower pots
  • Lard
  • Wild bird seed
  • Peanuts
  • Kitchen scraps (optional)

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl
  2. Melt the lard slightly ensuring it is not hot, then add it to the dry ingredients and mix well
  3. Make a small hole in the bottom of the pots and thread a length of string through
  4. Pack the pot with the mixture
  5. Leave overnight for the lard to set
  6. When set, remove the pot - or if it’s an attractive item such as a tea cup - just put it out as a garden feature
  7. Hang the cakes from a tree, shrub or bird feeder by the string

Latest news

Clarry citation

Clarry citation

June 1 2020

A Second World War veteran living in a Kent care home has been presented with a special commemorative medal for his part in the Arctic convoys which helped supp

Read more >

Birthday wishes take flight for RAF veteran

Birthday wishes take flight for RAF veteran

May 19 2020

When Perry Manor resident, Percival Court (known as Bob), celebrated his 96th birthday on 6th May, little did he expect to receive hundreds of well wishes from complete strangers across the globe. But that’s exactly what happened, thanks to social media.

Read more >

Ipswich care home helps resident celebrate her 105th birthday

Ipswich care home helps resident celebrate her 105th birthday

April 8 2020

Residents and the team at Care UK’s Prince George House, in Ipswich, have been helping Ivy Hinchcliffe celebrate her 105th birthday in style, despite the coronavirus lockdown.

Read more >

Work starts on multi-million pound Chichester care home

Work starts on multi-million pound Chichester care home

April 3 2020

Work has now started to build a new multi-million care home in Chichester.

Read more >

Read more news >