4 Easy Dog Birthday Cake Recipes

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Written By: Angela Jakeson

4 Easy Dog Birthday Cake Recipes
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Dog birthday cakes are yummy treats to make for your furry friend on his special day. Check out these 4 dog-friendly easy-to-make dog birthday cake recipes as you read on.

How to make a safe and healthy dog birthday cake

Creating a dog-friendly birthday cake often involves using whole grain or grain-free flour along with fresh fruits and vegetables. Raw or cooked meat can also be a part of the ingredients.

However, avoid using food that is toxic to dogs, such as avocado, chocolate, and raisins.

Check out these 4 delicious dog-safe cake recipes your furry pal will love for his birthday party.

dog treat recipesPeanut Butter Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

Most dogs love peanut butter. Serving this homemade dog birthday cake to your furry friend will certainly fill him with delight.

A Jack Russell terrier posing in front of a cake slice with a lighted candle.

What to prepare:

For the frosting:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

How to create this dog birthday cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 2 6-inch cake pans and set them aside.
  3. Mix the oil, pumpkin, and peanut butter in a large bowl until well incorporated. If you opt to use a stand mixer, let it mix for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs into the mixture and mix well.
  5. Add all the dry ingredients to the bowl.
  6. Use a rubber spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet properly.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the 2 greased cake pans.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. While waiting, create the peanut butter yogurt frosting. Using a stand mixer, beat yogurt and peanut butter for about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  10. Frost the homemade dog cake once it has cooled.

Serving size: 6-inch cake

dog treat recipesHealthy Fruit Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

Is your dog on a diet to lose weight? Your pooch can chomp on this dog birthday cake without you worrying that he’ll gain more weight.

A Rottweiler posing beside his birthday cake.

What to prepare:

For the topping:

  • 1 mashed banana
  • Apple slices

How to create this dog birthday cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the applesauce, mashed banana, and shredded apple.
  3. Slowly stir the almond flour and water into the bowl.
  4. Use coconut oil to grease the cake pan.
  5. Bake the dog birthday cake for about 25–30 minutes until the center is firm.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool.
  7. Decorate the top of the dog birthday cake with a topping of mashed banana and slices of apples.

Serving size: 1-layer cake

dog treat recipesGrain-free and Egg-free Dog Birthday Cake

Some canines have food sensitivities and allergies. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy snacking on dog birthday cakes. Here is a dog cake recipe specifically made for pooches with sensitive stomachs.

A Labrador retriever being presented with a two-tiered cake with fresh strawberries.

What to prepare:

* Optional: honey (1 spoonful or less)

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or chilled coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How to create this dog birthday cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 7-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, sift the cinnamon, baking powder, chickpea flour, and baking soda together.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, milk, and oil thoroughly.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour batter. Then fold in 1/2 mashed strawberries and honey.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the cake pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
  8. Create the frosting by whisking plain Greek yogurt (or chilled coconut cream) and honey together.
  9. After the cake is done baking, let it cool completely and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  10. Take out the cake and slice it in half to create 2 tiers.
  11. Spread the Greek yogurt-honey frosting between each cake.
  12. Spread the remaining frosting on top of the cake and use the leftover strawberries as garnish.

Serving size: 2-layer cake

Recipe notes:

Oat flour is a good substitute for chickpea flour. You can also make your own oat flour by grinding gluten-free rolled oats in a food processor.

dog treat recipesPumpkin Apple Pupcakes

Celebrating your puppy’s 1st birthday? Here’s a tasty pupcakes recipe to make his birthday extra special, especially if it’s during Halloween time.

A golden retriever posing in front of his birthday cake.

What to prepare:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and small-diced
  • 3 eggs

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

How to create this dog birthday cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix oats, cinnamon, and wheat flour in a medium-sized bowl. Pulse rolled oats ahead of time in a food processor if you want a finer texture.
  3. In another bowl, mix the apple, pumpkin, applesauce, and slightly beaten eggs.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until well incorporated.
  5. Scoop the cake batter into a greased muffin tin.
  6. Make sure to pile the pupcakes high; otherwise, they will refuse to rise.
  7. Bake for 15–20 minutes until you see the tops just barely starting to brown.
  8. Whisk the cream cheese and applesauce together to make the pupcake frosting.
  9. Transfer the dog birthday cakes to a cooling rack once it’s done baking. Let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. You can leave them overnight.
  10. Spread a decent amount of frosting on top of the homemade dog treats before serving them to your pup.

Serving size: 24 pupcakes

How much dog birthday cake can my dog eat?

Dog birthday cakes are special birthday treats for pooches. And it can be so tempting for you to spoil your dog with large serving size. However, don’t get carried away.

It is important to limit your fur babies’ consumption of dog birthday cakes if we want them to maintain a healthy weight. Generally, dog treats such as dog birthday cakes should only make 10% of your pooch’s daily diet.

The recommended dog birthday cake treat portion for dogs who weigh less than 10 kilos is around 30 kcal. For dogs who weigh over 10 kilos, the maximum portion for them is 60 kcal.

Can dogs eat human birthday cake?

A chocolate cake with a birthday topper.No, dogs cannot eat human birthday cake as it is often high in sugar, calories, and saturated fats, which are not good for them. Its ingredients can also cause several health issues.

Dairy such as milk and butter can lead dogs to suffer from digestive upset. Some human birthday cakes contain chocolate or xylitol-laced ingredients, which are very toxic to dogs.

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