5 Easy Homemade Dog Cupcake Recipes

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5 Easy Homemade Dog Cupcake Recipes
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Do not let your canine companion miss out on the delicious taste of dog cupcakes. Here are 5 dog-friendly cupcake recipes you can easily follow.

1. Layered Meatloaf Dog Birthday Cupcakes

dog cupcakes 3Celebrate your favorite furry pal’s special day by whipping up a tiered meatloaf dog birthday cupcake for him.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey meat
  • 2 tablespoons plain, nonfat, and unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs

For frosting:

  • 3 whole peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk

How to make this homemade dog birthday cupcake:

For the frosting:

  1. Chop the potatoes into small slices.
  2. In a saucepan full of water, bring the potatoes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15–20 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl.
  4. Place the butter and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat them in the microwave until the butter has completely melted.
  5. Mix the butter and milk with the potatoes using a potato masher, hand mixer, or fork. The frosting should have a creamy consistency without any lumps.
  6. Allow the frosting to cool completely before transferring it to a piping bag.

For the doggy cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a nonstick cooking spray, grease the muffin tins.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey meat and eggs.
  4. Place the mixture in the oven and bake for at least 40 minutes.
  5. Take the meatloaves out of the oven and let them cool down.
  6. Pipe the potato frosting between 2 meatloaves.
  7. Repeat until all meatloaves are stacked into layered dog cakes.
  8. Garnish the top and sides of the dog birthday cupcake with sliced strawberries and shredded carrots.
  9. Refrigerate the meatloaf dog birthday cupcake for 1–2 hours.
  10. Cut into small slices and serve to your dog and his furry friends.

Notes for this pupcake recipe:

Always choose a xylitol-free yogurt to prevent the risk of poisoning your canine companion.

2. Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Cupcakes

dog cupcakes 1Peanut butter and banana are a classic combination that will get your canine friend drooling. Make paw-licking dog cupcakes using these ingredients by following this recipe.

What you need:

  • 2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup sliced ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup organic, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural and unsweetened peanut butter

How to make these homemade dog cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use cupcake liners to line the muffin tin.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  4. Distribute the mixture evenly into the lined muffin tin using a spoon or an ice cream scooper. Each cavity should be around ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the dog cupcakes cool down to room temperature.
  7. Spread a dollop of peanut butter on all pupcakes and top them with slices of banana.
  8. Serve the banana and peanut butter dog cupcakes to your furry pal to enjoy.

Notes for this pupcake recipe:

Some peanut butter brands contain xylitol which is highly poisonous to canines. Always check the ingredient list first.

If you are in search of a dog cupcake recipe without peanut butter, you can still use this recipe, but switch out peanut butter with sunflower seed butter or unsweetened, xylitol-free fruit jam.

3. Single-Serve Dog Cupcake

dog cupcakes 8Do you want to let your furry pal enjoy dog cupcakes without him overindulging? This dog cupcake recipe is a good choice for you.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons oats
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream

How to make this homemade dog cupcake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place 1 cupcake liner into a muffin pan.
  3. Mix all the ingredients, except whipping cream and honey, in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until they are well combined.
  4. Fill the lined cavity of the muffin pan with 3/4 of the batter.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top of the dog cupcake turns golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool down on a cooling rack.
  7. Place the whipping cream frosting on the single-serve dog cupcake and drizzle with honey.

Notes for this pupcake recipe:

You can make 1 large dog cupcake or 2 medium-sized dog cupcakes from this recipe.

4. 3-Ingredient Dog Cupcakes

dog cupcakes 10If you are on a tight budget but determined to bake some cupcakes for your canine friend, this is the dog cupcakes recipe that fits your needs.

What you need:

  • 2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 eggs

How to make these homemade dog cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease the mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Pulse the old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor for about 5 minutes until they become fine flour.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, use a spatula to properly combine the oat flour and eggs.
  5. Fold blueberries into the mixture.
  6. Transfer the batter into the greased mini muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow the 3-ingredient pupcakes to fully cool before serving them to your furry pal.

5. Cheesy Pumpkin Dog Cupcakes

dog cupcakes 9Cheesy pumpkin dog cupcakes are easy to digest and great for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup whole grain oat flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs

For frosting:

  • ¼ cup plain, nonfat, and unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces fat-free softened cream cheese

How to make these homemade dog cupcakes:

For the frosting:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese and Greek yogurt with a hand or a stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Place the mixture in a frosting bag.

For the doggy cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a nonstick cooking spray to grease the muffin tin.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, water, and eggs until properly combined.
  4. Add in the oat flour, baking soda, and baking powder, and stir thoroughly until no clumps remain.
  5. Place the mixture evenly in each cavity of the greased muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the dog cupcakes to cool down completely before applying the frosting.
  8. Pipe the cream cheese-Greek yogurt frosting on top of all the dog cupcakes.
  9. Serve the pupcakes to your canine companion.

Notes for this pupcake recipe:

Do not confuse pumpkin filling for pumpkin puree. Pumpkin filling has high concentrations of sugar and fats and also contains spices like cloves and nutmeg, making it unhealthy and dangerous for dogs.

Most-Asked Questions About Dog Cupcakes

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What kind of cupcakes can dogs eat? Cupcakes with dog-friendly ingredients are safe to share with canines. They should be free from toxic ingredients for dogs, such as chocolate and xylitol.

Moreover, their fat and sugar concentrations should be low to prevent unhealthy weight gain and other health issues.

What are dog cupcakes made of? Cupcakes for dogs are made of ingredients that are nutritious and nontoxic for pooches to consume.

With that being said, some of them might be off limits to certain dogs with sensitivities, such as wheat flour. However, they can be easily substituted with other dog-friendly ingredients.

How to make dog cupcakes? Homemade dog cupcakes are made by combining the ingredients, transferring the batter into the muffin tin, and baking them according to the recommended time. Frosting can also be applied to these dog treats if you prefer.

How do you make frosting for dogs? Making frosting for dog cupcakes involves combining your chosen ingredients. It can be a combination of wet and dry ingredients or purely wet ingredients that can hold their shape when piped on the cupcake for dogs.

Are cupcake wrappers digestible for dogs? Paper cupcake wrappers are hard to digest for dogs, but they easily pass through the digestive tract compared to their other counterparts.

Foil, wax, and aluminum cupcake wrappers are likely to cause stomach blockage. Regardless of the cupcake type, all of them can potentially induce choking, especially in small dogs.