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Dog Birthday Cake

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A sweet treat for your very good boy—or girl—this Dog Birthday Cake is make with all pet-friendly ingredients.
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Table of Contents
  1. DOG BIRTHDAY CAKE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS DOG BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. MORE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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This dog birthday cake recipe is a simple dessert that will satisfy your furry friend to celebrate their special occasion. It’s made using easy ingredients like peanut butter, applesauce, and carrots and it’s completely dog safe. It’s the best homemade birthday cake that a dog can eat, perfect for your pup’s birthday.

When decorating the finished, frosted and delicious dog-safe birthday cake, it’s perfect to top it off with our homemade dog treats or pumpkin dog treats. We think your best pal will also love our dog ice cream to cool him or her down on a hot day.


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DOG BIRTHDAY CAKE INGREDIENTS

You will need:

For the Cake

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (or bacon grease)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 banana, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder

For the Frosting

  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • Box of dog bones

PRO TIP: If any ingredients are ones that your dog’s tummy can’t tolerate, you can substitute for other options.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

PEANUT BUTTER: You could substitute peanut butter for any type of creamy nut butter you have (almond butter, cashew butter, etc.) at home. It might make for a little different consistency, but the taste and overall outcome of this delicious treat will be the same.

DOG BONES: They are used more as a garnish, so you could choose to leave them off altogether or change the type of treat. To keep things homemade, you could also choose to make your own dog treats, using our delicious recipe!

FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Add in other dog-safe fresh fruits and veggies to change the taste for your birthday boy or girl! Sweet potatoes and pumpkin are two great options for your dog-friendly cake.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS DOG BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray cooking spray in two 6-inch round cake pans (these are smaller than normal cake pans). Then, line them with parchment paper on the bottom.

PRO TIP: You can buy pre-cut parchment paper rounds to make lining the pans easier.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl combine your eggs, oil, applesauce, creamy peanut butter, carrot, banana and honey. Whisk the wet ingredients together until smooth.

STEP THREE: Add flour and baking powder to the bowl and mix the dry ingredients in with a spoon. The mixture will be on the thick side.

STEP FOUR: Bake for 28 to 32 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.

STEP FIVE: Cool the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire cooling rack. Let cool to room temperature before frosting the cake. If frosted too early the “frosting” will melt.

STEP SIX: Once the cake is cooled, mix the plain yogurt and peanut butter in a medium bowl with a hand mixer until it is light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.

STEP SEVEN: Place the bottom layer of the cake on a serving dish and place a generous amount of frosting on top and spread it out to the edges.

STEP EIGHT: Layer cake with the other piece and frost the top and sides of the cake. Place dog bones on top of the cake for decoration.

STEP NINE: Serve your cake immediately!

HOW TO SERVE

Celebrate your dog’s birthday with a fun birthday party featuring this yummy cake. Your furry baby brings you so much joy, now you can return the favor! Add a carrot cake or cupcakes for your human guests alongside a cold drink such as our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea to wash it down.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You should store your dog food cake in an airtight container. You will also want to keep it in the fridge between servings. It will stay good for up to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Wrap leftover individual slices of the homemade dog birthday cake and store in the freezer for up to three months. Serve to your pup whenever you’d like to give a treat.

This easy homemade dog cake is so fun! Your best friend is sure to love the yummy flavors and homemade peanut butter frosting. All of the ingredients are completely pet-friendly and safe for your dog to eat. Now your furry friends can celebrate with a special treat, just like the rest of your family.

FAQ

Can dogs eat human cake?

Dogs should not be eating normal human cake. You wouldn’t want to feed your dog a traditional cake, especially those ones that are heavy in added sugar or chocolate. This recipe is full of simple ingredients that are all safe for your pup.

Can I add other fruits or vegetables in this dog cake recipe?

Any dog-friendly fruits and veggies would be find in this recipe. You could try sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree.

Can I freeze dog cake?

You can freeze leftover dog cake. Cut into individual slices, wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper and freeze for up to three months.

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A large chocolate cake on a plate, with Birthday cake and Cake stand

Dog Birthday Cake

5 from 2 votes
A sweet treat for your very good boy—or girl—this Dog Birthday Cake is make with all pet-friendly ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or bacon grease
  • cup applesauce
  • cup creamy peanut buter
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 banana cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup flour
  • teaspoons baking powder

For the Frosting

  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 box dog bones

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray cooking spray in 2 6-inch round cake pans (these are smaller than normal cake pans) and line with parchment paper on the bottom.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, oil, applesauce, creamy peanut butter, carrot, banana, and honey. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Add flour and baking powder to the bowl and mix with a spoon. Mixture will be on the thick side.
  • Bake for 28 to 32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire cooling rack. Let cool to room temperature before frosting cake. If frosted too early the “frosting” will melt.
  • Once the cake is cooled mix the greek yogurt and peanut butter in a medium bowl with a hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place the bottom layer of cake on a serving dish and place a generous amount of frosting on top and spread it out to the edges.
  • Layer with the other cake piece and frost top and sides of cake. Place dog bones on top of the cake for decoration.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

TIP: Add in other dog-safe fruits and veggies to change the taste for your birthday pup!
TIP: If any ingredients are ones that your dog’s tummy can’t tolerate, you can substitute them for other options.
TIP: You can buy pre-cut parchment paper rounds to make lining the pans easier.
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  1. Diana says

    For the Greek Yogurt, Apple Sauce and Honey; should we be using Organic if we can ? Also, for the Greek Yogurt, should we use Non Fat or Whole Milk ?

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