It's fun and easy to make homemade cakes for your feathered friends. This batch will give you four cakes that are 4" square.
1cupBlack Oil Sunflower Seeds
1/4cupPeanut Butter (optional)
Line an 8"x8" square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the bird seed, sunflower seed, cornmeal, raisins, and peanut butter (if using) in a mixing bowl.
Melt the cup of lard in the microwave. (I use my glass measuring cup to measure out the lard, and then the glass cup can go directly into the microwave too. I put it in the microwave for one minute, and then finish up by stirring to melt any remaining unmelted bits that are still floating around.)
Pour the melted lard over the seed mixture in your mixing bowl, and stir until everything is well mixed together.
Spread the mixture into the prepared 8x8 pan.
Place the pan in the freezer for several hours so the mixture can harden.
Once hardened, grab the edges of the parchment paper to lift everything out of the pan. The cakes can then be cut into four equal pieces.
If you do not have cornmeal, flour can be substituted.You can use other types of seed in these cakes if you wish too in any combination to give you about 3 cups total of seed being used.