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Dog Birthday Cake

A sweet treat for your very good boy—or girl—this dog birthday cake is made with all pet-friendly ingredients.
Course Dog Treat
Cuisine American
Keyword Dog Birthday Cake Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 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


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


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray cooking spray in two 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. The 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.


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