Are you a chocolate lover who just can’t stand the fact that dogs aren’t allowed eat chocolate with you? We’ve got a very tasty solution!
These carob cupcakes have a rich flavor similar to chocolate that your dog can indulge in without any worries. In fact, carob is a healthy ingredient for dogs (and people too). High in fiber and antioxidants, carob is popular with the health food crowd.
Does carob really taste like chocolate? That depends on who you ask, but dogs agree it tastes delicious.
Topped with our easy dog-friendly peanut butter frosting, carob cupcakes are a healthy treat just perfect for your next canine celebration.
Carob Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Yield 24 mini cupcakes
Makes one tray of 24 mini cupcakes
Carob Cupcakes For Dogs
- 1/2 cup rolled oat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp carob powder
- 1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
- 1 egg
Peanut Butter Yogurt Frosting
Makes enough frosting for 3 trays of cupcakes
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (watch out for xylitol, a sweetener poisonous to dogs)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch (or tapioca flour)
- Food processor
- Silicone Mini Cupcake Mold
- Cookie sheet
Preheat oven to 350º
Use the food processor to pulverize rolled oats until a fine, floury texture is reached.
Add the carob and baking powder and pulse to combine.
Add the applesauce, yogurt, and egg, pulsing to combine.
Lightly grease the silicone tray and place on the cookie sheet for stability.
Drop batter by spoonfuls into molds.
Bake for 12 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick.
Cool completely before 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.
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Bea would prefer a full-size version.