5 Amazing Tricks:
To Get The Most Out Of Your Dog Cake

By: Sarah Gardner

Why not bake a dog cake to celebrate your dogs birthday. More dog lovers are celebrating their dogs’ birthdays than ever before. It’s fun to decorate the dining room and make your dog their birthday cake and pup cakes. But unlike cake for humans, a dog’s cake should be safe for their consumption. But it can still look fantastic too! Click here for 4 easy cake recipes.


1. Use A Silicone Cake Mold

Instead of using a basic square or round shaped cake tin, try using silicone cupcake molds or a bone shaped silicone cake mold to make your dog's next celebration cake. The additional benefit is that the cake shape can be made for many different celebrations - birthday, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas.

2. Add A Natural Sweetener 

You may not wish to add white sugar to their cake, as dogs systems are sensitive to cardiac and pancreatic diseases. The solution is to replace the sugar in a recipe with an alternative, such as pure honey. You can also decrease the amount. For instance, instead of 1/2 cup of sugar, add 1/3 cup honey instead. This ingredient is the perfect substitution if you do want to make a cake for both you and your dog to enjoy, without having to bake two.

3. Add Some Fiber

All dogs can benefit from extra fiber in their diets. Shred one carrot and add it into your cake mixture. The carrot will cook naturally with the rest of the cake in the oven, so you don’t need to precook it. If your dog suffers from a sensitive stomach, pumpkin can be added instead of carrot. Pumpkin is full of fiber and healthy properties that help keep your dog’s digestive system running well. Ensure you only use pure pumpkin and not pie filling.

For more pumpkin recipes, visit our homemade pumpkin treats page. We also have recipes for dog who suffer with sensitive stomach, allergies and diabetes.

4. Don't Forget The Frosting

Even though the cake is for your dog and not you, you can still make some dog-friendly frosting. The frosting doesn’t need to contain endless amounts of sugar, butter, or other types of fats. Instead, you can make frosting from simple ingredients like cornstarch and eggs. Other options include making it from sweet potatoes, cream cheese or unsweetened yogurt.

5. Use A Cupcake or Muffin Tins

If you don’t want your dog to eat an entire cake in one serving, but are concerned about mess, you can spoon your doggy cake mixture into smaller cupcake or muffin tins. Then once they have finished baking, store the extra ones in a plastic container so that your dog can enjoy birthday treats for the entire week. 


Homemade Dog Cake Recipes

Dog Cake

Dog cake can be a fun way to celebrate this yearly special occasion with your dog. When you make them their dog cake to enjoy they’ll be pleased and happy to spend extra time with you. Don’t forget to wrap up some gifts too—perhaps some homemade dog treats!

Find more delicious dog cake recipes here!  

Dog Friendly Carrot Sponge Cake

Feel free to mix this recipe up and get creative, by using different flavors and tastes that your dog loves. If your dog is on a low-fat diet, you can substitute the oil with applesauce - this allows the cake to become sweet and healthier too for your furry companion. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour 
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Fresh Shredded Carrots 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional) 
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a round or bone shaped cake pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes in the middle of the oven. To check that the cake is cooked, insert a knife in the center of the cake and if the it comes out clean it's ready. 
  3. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Then spread the additional smooth peanut butter on top for frosting. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded coconut. 

If your looking for more dog cake icing suggestions, click here.


No Bake Coconut Sweet Treats

Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Smooth Organic Peanut Butter 
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Coconut 
  • 2 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats 

Directions:

  1. Add the coconut oil, rolled oats and smooth peanut butter to a food processor until all the ingredients are combined. 
  2. Take a small bite sized piece of mixture, using your hands form a small ball shape. and roll into the shredded coconut. 
  3. Place the coconut balls onto a parchment paper and place in the refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to your pups.  

Blueberry Almond Cake

Ingredients: 

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 c. almond flour 
  • 1/2 c. blueberries, chopped 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 2 tbsp pure honey 
  • 1 c. low fat cream cheese (icing)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Using coconut oil, grease one cake dish. Place the honey, eggs, almond flour and coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth. 
  3. Once smooth, add the chopped blueberries and use a spoon to fold the blueberries into the cake mixture.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes. Once cooked, remove from oven place on a wire rack. Let cool before applying the icing.

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