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Who needs two cakes for your dog’s birthday party? With ingredients like peanut butter, banana, and coconut oil, humans will be happy with these dog birthday cake recipes too. They’re also sugar-free, can be made dairy-free and grain-free, and always healthy for your dog—in moderation. Our homemade dog cakes are a healthy indulgence.
Our dog cake recipes run from simple and hearty to over the top decadent. You can fancify any recipe with simple topping additions like a sprinkle of dog treats or berries, using natural food coloring for an eye-catching color, or just adding some fun decorations to make any occasion dazzling for people and dogs alike.
Nothing says happy birthday quite like a personal cake all for you you you! You make this recipe in a sheet pan so you can cut out custom sized cakes just right for the dogs in your life— then let them go wild! Our signature birthday cake is a pumpkin based, moist and rich tasting recipe, with cream cheese frosting with a hint of peanut butter. Yum! Get the full recipe here.
This gorgeous, dog-friendly cake is SO epic, based on the trendy pastry by Christina Tosi, that your friends will be raving about it for years. Is it a lot of work? Well, yes. But the result is truly stunning. This video takes you through it, and you can get the written recipe here.
These tasty little treats pack a protein punch! Lowfat cottage cheese makes up the cake and we use toasted rolled oats for a crunchy crust. Get the written recipe here and watch how it’s down in the video below:
These tasty little cakes get their beautiful color from shredded beets! Perfect for birthdays, Valentines, or anytime, you can top with simple cream cheese and yogurt frosting, or pair with a scoop of doggie ice cream for a special treat. Get the recipe here.
These dark and moist mini dog cakes are rich with carob – a healthy alternative to chocolate for dogs (and people too) The roasty aroma will fill your kitchen with happiness. Get the full recipe here and watch how it’s done below:
Sometimes, a whole cake just doesn’t work when you have multiple furry guests to serve. This tasty peanut butter and carrot recipe creates bite-size treats perfect for a crowd and utilizes a cute paw print mold for maximum style.
Peanut Butter Paw Print Pupcake Recipe
Yield 14 paw prints
Makes one tray of 14 paw print cupcakes
Peanut Butter Carrot Cupcakes
- 1/2 cup flour (we used oat flour but whole wheat works great too)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (watch out for xylitol, a sweetener poisonous to dogs)
- 1 egg
Peanut Butter Yogurt Frosting
Makes enough frosting for 3 trays of pupcakes
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch or tapioca flour to thicken and stabilize
For the cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease the silicone molds and place on cookie sheets to make it easier to move them around.
Combine flour, cinnamon, and baking soda in a large bowl and whisk to combine and eliminate lumps
Add the wet ingredients and stir just to combine
Mix in the grated carrot.
Spoon mixture into the lightly greased silicone molds,
Gently tap the tray to eliminate any air pockets and smooth and push down the batter to ensure you get the cute paw print details from the bottom of the molds.
Bake for 15 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick.
Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
For the Frosting
While the cakes are cooling:
- Whisk the yogurt and cornstarch together until no lumps appear.
- Add the peanut butter and stir to combine.
This frosting is a great consistency for piping. Frost your cakes and watch your dogs go wild!
Courses Tasty Treats
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Dog-Themed Baking Supplies
If you’re taking the time to make DIY dog birthday cakes and pupcakes, why not make sure the form factor is perfect, too?
- Pupcakes recipe book
- Fire hydrant cupcake stand
- Puppy cupcake wrappers and toppers
- Pawprint cupcake wrappers
- Pawprint cake pan
- Pawprint silicone mold
- Dog bone cake pan