If you haven’t made these easy dog cake recipes yet then you will soon understand why it is not possible to not give these a try.
Of our two pups, Moose is our youngest, he is a boxer-lab-great dane mix that we rescued from the Lexington Humane Society. Moose just turned 5 on March 10th.
We love our dogs as children and we love to do fun things for them and with them. Typically when their birthday’s roll around, we would call up our local “dog bakery” and order a dog birthday cake to be made.
We would also schedule them a day of “daycare” at our local doggie daycare center, called ‘Dogtown’. This way they could share the cake with all of their doggie friends and have a wonderful birthday party!
Although we did still have their birthday party at Dogtown this year, we decided to try to become more self sufficient and to make our own dog cake recipes in an attempt to bake our very own dog birthday cake.
As you will see, it is not as pretty as the store bought cake, however, it was made with love and extremely delicious!
Besides, Beans’ birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I think we will do a little better the second time around.
Dog Cake Recipes
One of the coolest things about creating your own dog cake recipes is that dogs eat many of the same foods that humans do. My wife, Alyssa and I feed our dogs organic, wheat-free and grain-free food, so that is what we wanted to do for their dog cake recipe as well.
To make a dog cake, there are some basic ingredients that you will need to buy, but also many that you can source directly from your urban garden.
Depending on what you have readily available, and the flavor you want your doggie cake to be, you can make many combinations of dog cake recipes.
Serves: 20 Regular Dogs or 1 Really Big Dog | Prep Time: 15 mins | Total Cook Time: 30 mins | Dog Cake Ready in: 45 mins
Ingredients for the Dog Cake Recipe
What you can source from your urban farm:
- 3 fresh free-range eggs
- 1 cup of any fresh vegetable from your garden:
- >> (such as string beans, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potato, carrots)
- 2 tbs local raw honey
Ingredients from your local healthy food store:
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tbs pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
- pinch of cinnamon
- coconut oil for cooking
- 1 mashed ripe banana
- 1 cup peanut butter
Ingredients for the Dog Icing Recipe
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1/3 cup local honey
- food coloring (optional)
Lets Get Cookin’!
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F)
- Grease a cake pan/dish with some coconut oil
- In a food processor, process your vegetable, eggs, honey, coconut flour, vanilla, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, peanut butter and banana.
- If your food processor is not large enough for this you can do eat item separately and hand mix
- Using a rubber spatula transfer your mixed dog cake batter into your greased cake dish
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, until golden brown and passes the toothpick test. (Stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, its done, if not, keep cooking)
- While your cake is baking you can begin to make your icing. Rinse out your food processor, and toss in the cream cheese and honey and process until well blended.
- Next put in your favorite color food coloring (which is safe for dogs) and mix by hand with your rubber spatula.
- Let your cake completely cool before frosting and keep your puppy icing in the fridge to stay cold and solidAfter your cake is completely cooled, frost your cake, and you can put some in a ziplock bag and cut the corner to decorate your cake! We just went with the classic: “Happy Birthday Moose!”
We hope you enjoy these fun and easy dog cake recipes! We’d love to hear how you and your family have made your own version of these delicious dog cake recipes!
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