Whip up a batch of these tasty (and healthy!) red velvet pupcakes with cream cheese frosting to share with your dog and all his furry friends this Valentine’s Day.
Our just-for-dogs recipe doesn’t include chocolate, added sugar, or fats—so you can feel good about giving them to your best friend.
This recipe makes 48 mini pupcakes. You can halve the recipe, or bake the whole batch and freeze half for later. Wait to frost until thawed.
Red Velvet Cupcakes for Dogs
Yield 48 mini cupcakes
For the cupcakes
- 1 beet (or about 3/4 cups worth)
- 1/4 cup strawberries (about 3 large strawberries)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup nonfat yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups oat flour (blitz rolled oats in the food processor to make your own)
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
For the frosting
- 3 Tbsp non-fat yogurt
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 block Neufchatel non-fat cream cheese
- 1/4 cup strawberries or blueberries for color and flavor if you like
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350º
Roughly dice beet and place in the bowl of your food processor.
Add the applesauce and yogurt.
Blend until smooth.
Add eggs and pulse until just combined.
Add dry ingredients and pulse until just incorporated.
Pipe or spoon batter into mini cupcake pans making sure the tops are rounded and smooth and there are no bubbles.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
Place the cream cheese and yogurt in the bowl of your mixer and whip on medium until nice and fluffy.
Add cornstarch and vanilla, and mix until combined.
Add frosting to a piping bag and swirl it up to your heart's content.
You can decorate your creations with freeze-dried fruit bits or dog treats to be healthy.
Updated January 20, 2019
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