What’s that? You say your dog is spoiled? Perfect, you’ve come to the right place. Because we don’t think your dog is spoiled enough! Which is why we have the most incredible birthday cake recipes for your dog. They’re delicious (yes, they’re human AND canine friendly!), and a great way to celebrate another year with your BFFF (Best-Furry-Friend-Forever).
Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes
A great little cupcake recipe using all the usual doggie favorites – peanut butter, some apple sauce (instead of oil), carrots, and a touch of honey. I’m sure your dog will love them, but they make a good healthy breakfast item for humans too.
- 1/2 c whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp applesauce
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 c shredded carrot
- plain greek yogurt
- carrot shreds
- dog treats
Preheat the oven to 350F
Shred your carrot first. one medium-sized carrot should give you a bit more than the 1/2 cup you need for the recipe so you have some left over for decorating.
Mix together the flour and baking powder, then add in the peanut butter, apple sauce, vanilla, honey, egg and water, and mix in evenly. add the carrot shreds last and loosely fold in, the texture should be slightly liquidy but still fairly thick. Fill 5-6 cupcake liners about 2/3rds full of batter and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out of the middle clean.) let cool thoroughly before serving to any pups, you can even make them ahead of time since, let’s face it, dogs don’t really care if food is stale. and make sure to remove the paper liner before they really dig in.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Puppy Cake
Some mom-approved, and drool worthy ingredients make the perfect pumpkin and peanut butter cake, with a little pumpkin frosting (of course). If your dog is a little more sensitive (or maybe on a diet), skip the cream cheese and use a little plain greek yogurt instead.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup peanut butter (natural, lower-sugar varieties are better)
- 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin-pie mix as that has sugar and other ingredients in it)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
Mix all cake ingredients. Bake in a small, greased and floured pan (I used two 6-inch ramekins—a small round pan or a small loaf pan would probably be good, too) at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Meanwhile, mix frosting ingredients. Frost when cake is completely cool. Serve to the pups … or perhaps to a human who you aren’t particularly fond of.
Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Doggy Cake
Looking for something super-easy, and doggy approved? This one is perfect with only 4 ingredients, and it only takes about 25 minutes to make! Plus it has a dogs number 1 favorite thing in the whole world – Peanut Butter.
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 apple, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
- Grease a ramekin or a jumbo muffin tin. Fill with batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for a couple minutes, and then slide the cake out of the baking container. Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving to your dog.
- You may frost with extra peanut butter, if desired.
Coconut-Honey Doggie Cake
Duke is a very lucky golden retriever, to have mom bake amazing treats for his cake-day. Luckily for your dog, mom shares her secret baking recipes so your fur-babies can be just as happy as Duke. Using just 5 ingredients this is actually a super easy recipe that is delicious for both humans and doggies.
- 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 eggs
- 1¾ cup (248 grams) all-purpose flour
- Yogurt, for frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 7-ounce ramekins; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey and eggs. Stir in the flour until totally absorbed.
- Divide the batter between the two ramekins and baked until lightly browned and firm when pressed in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cool in the ramekins, then remove them and fill and frost with plain yogurt. Serve!
Note: The original recipe called for almond flour, which would be healthier for your pup, but I avoid baking with nut products at home with Joseph. So feel free to substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour if you’d like! No need to adjust anything else.
Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe
Wow! Well, Love From The Oven certainly got the name of the recipe right. So if you’re dog is on an entirely different level of spoiled you may have just found the perfect presentation. Don’t worry though, this recipe is actually quite simple, and uses just a few basic ingredients.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
3. In a separate bowl mix together vegetable oil, peanut butter, applesauce and pumpkin puree. Once combined, mix in egg and mix until combined.
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.
5. Pour mixture into an 8″ round pan (a square pan can also be used) that has been greased with oil.
6. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly.
7. Allow to cool on a wire rack prior to removing from pan.
8. After cooling, add frosting if desired.
Mix Greek yogurt and peanut butter until well combined. Spread over cake. If not serving immediately, store in refrigerator.
*Recipe can easily be doubled to make a layer cake