This puppy cake recipe post is courtesy of our contributor Chantelle…Today I am sharing one of my very favorite birthday cake recipes. It is far from being the tastiest cake recipe in my collection, but I guarantee that it has always gone down very well with the guest of honor.
The cake is a dense carrot based cake with a rich banana cream cheese icing perfect for your favorite four legged friend. It is made of common ingredients you would find in the grocery store, or your own home pantry, and smells great while cooking. I came across the recipe after wading through several unappetizing dog cake recipes that involved meat and while I suppose it wouldn’t be much different than a meatloaf, the thought of ground beef in a birthday cake just seemed very wrong to me.
We are blessed with our pets for such a short time that I feel it is worth celebrating their time with us. This week we will be celebrating our bully basset’s 7th birthday and we will mark the occasion by picking out a couple new toys and baking her this cake. Our dogs are truly members of the family and they deserve a special treat on their birthday just as any of the human members.
Peanut Butter Delight Dog Birthday Cake:
- 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Mix together flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a small round pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 container of baby food bananas*
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix ingredients together and use to frost cake.
*You can also use 1 or 2 fresh banana’s, but I prefer the ease of the baby food over trying to buy bananas at the perfect ripeness
This cake can be made as a full cake or as individual cupcakes. I have decorated it several different ways, but some of my favorites have been to bake it in a loaf pan and cut it into a bone shape or to bake in a small round pan with a few cupcakes to create a paw print shape. The ingredients in this cake are all dog safe and none of our dogs have ever gotten ill after enjoying a little more than they probably should.
Just as with my tiny human family members, the icing is always the first thing to disappear off this cake!
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Chantelle for sharing this cute & puppy-approved recipe with us. Be sure to follow her on Facebook to stay updated on all her fabulous ideas.