Perfect for birthdays, holidays, or anytime you want to wow your dog friends, this peanut butter pupcake recipe turns simple, wholesome ingredients into an impressively cute snack.
Carrots and cinnamon give this homemade dog treat the smell and texture of carrot cake, while peanut butter adds a protein-packed richness that dogs love.
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!
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Peanut Butter Pupcakes: Tasting Notes
Bea likes the fluffy texture.