Did you know that the Guinness World Record for “World’s Largest Cake for Dogs” consists of 35 pounds of kibble, 72 cans of liver-based dog food, 17 dozen eggs, plus flour and water?
While you might not be aiming to beat this record, baking a cake for your dog’s birthday still needs some planning and preparation.
While dog birthday cakes can be bought from various bakeries, they are easier to make at home than you might think. So, keep reading for the best dog birthday cake recipe you’ll need to make your furry friend’s day amazing!
For your dog birthday cake, you will need:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 a banana
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (DO NOT use peanut butter that contains xylitol)
- 2 eggs
The frosting will require:
- 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup plain low fat yogurt (DO NOT use yogurt that contains xylitol)
The flour will help give the cake structure, and dogs can consume small amounts of flour. If you want to add extra fiber to the cake, you can swap out all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
You might consider skipping the baking soda if you don’t have some on hand, but the baking soda is what will give the cake a fluffy texture. If you don’t add the baking soda, you will end up with a very dense cake that doesn’t rise when baking.
The applesauce, banana, and peanut butter are added mainly for flavor but also to add moisture and natural fat to the cake. As a bonus, the peanut butter smell will drive your furry friend wild.
The eggs and carrots are added for the nutrients they’ll give the cake. The carrots will also add a nice texture that your dog will enjoy.
The frosting will consist of mashed potatoes and yogurt to give your cake that birthday cake feeling.
Once all your ingredients are assembled, you can preheat your oven to 350°F while you grease and flour a round 8-inch cake pan.
In a bowl, combine your flour and baking soda. One by one, add the applesauce, banana, carrots, peanut butter, and eggs, stirring in between each ingredient. Pour your mixture into your pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Allow your cake to cool completely while you prepare your frosting. Don’t make the frosting beforehand, as it hardens when it is cooled.
To make the frosting, cook your potatoes until soft, mash until smooth, and then whip your potato frosting together with the yogurt. You can now spread or pipe your frosting onto your cooled cake!
Now you can get ready for the birthday party. You can even consider these dog party ideas found here. Go ahead and make the day special for you and your furry friend!
Dog Birthday Cake Made Easy
Baking a dog birthday cake is very similar to making one for your human friends. You need to consider your dog’s dietary requirements to ensure your lovely gesture doesn’t cause them discomfort later in the day. But if you follow this recipe and remember not to overdo things, then your pup will have a great day!
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