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Dog Cake Recipe

This homemade dog cake recipe has a tasty blend of peanut butter, honey and carrots.  Kids love to help mix up the batter for this easy birthday cake for your dog!

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Guys, how much do you just love your dog?! I think we can both agree that dogs are just the best.

Dogs are naturally just happy little beings, but put a slice of this dog cake in front of your furry friend, and they pretty much explode with excitement.

Bonus: Kids love making cakes for dogs. My 3-year old girl gets such a kick out of mixing the ingredients together in the bowl and watching it transform after it bakes in the oven.

My Dog Toby

My dog’s name is Toby. He’s our 6 year old Morkie (half Yorkie, half Maltese).

He finds himself torn between the two personalities of those breeds. He thinks he’s a hunter, but if he ever actually caught a squirrel I don’t think he’d have the slightest idea what to do next.

Tell me about your dog!


Dog Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • Large egg
  • Creamy all-natural peanut butter- Teddie brand is my favorite. Sunbutter can also be used.
  • Olive or Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla Extract*
  • Honey- Maple syrup can also be used
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Almond Flour -see below for alternative options
  • Baking Soda

*The alcohol in the vanilla extract cooks out during the baking process but you may also substitute alcohol free vanilla extract as well.


Can Dogs Have Flour?

In short, yes. However, flour can post an allergy to some dogs, so always proceed with caution and consult a vet if needed.

I recommend using Almond flour, because it’s healthy and easy to find. You can also use all-purpose or whole wheat flour.

Healthy Flour Varieties for Dogs:

Grain: Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Oat, Pea, Quinoa, Rice, Sorghum

Non-Grain: Chickpea, Coconut, Hazelnut, Lentil, Potato


Optional  “Frosting” for Dog Cake

  • 1/2 lb. of cooked/peeled potatoes whipped with 1/2 plain Greek yogurt make a great frosting for this cake.
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter + 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt works too!

Best Pan Sizes for this Cake:

I have tried both of these options and find that either works well for this dog cake recipe!

A piece of dog cake on the ground with a dog sitting behind it licking his lips.

Reader Reviews:

  • “Wow! I made this for my dog Pupcake’s birthday, and he LOVED it! He didn’t even sit when we showed it to him (he usually does that when we present to him a new treat.) He grabbed the piece and ran out joyously. It was a great hit for him. I tried it too, and it is really good!! Thank you for sharing this.”
  • “Brilliant recipe! Not just for doggies we liked it too!”
  • “I made this cake for our Lucy’s 1st Birthday and shared it with her doggy friends. WOW, I make one often now!”
  • “So I totally just made these for my mother in law dog for her birthday 🎂. And I’m not even going to lie I tried a piece and they were really good I was surprised! Thank you so much for this recipe!!!!”

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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5 from 20 ratings

Dog Cake Recipe

This homemade dog cake recipe has a tasty blend of peanut butter, honey and carrots.  Kids love to help mix up the batter for this easy birthday cake for your dog!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract *See Notes
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup Almond flour or whole wheat, see notes for other options
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey (optional).
  • Stir in the carrots, then gradually add the flour and baking soda until well combined.
  • Pour into a small and greased baking pan. I used a 5.75 x 3 inch mini loaf pan and it was perfect. a 6 cup ring mold also works.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, (mine was done after 30). Turn onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Notes

*The alcohol in the vanilla extract cooks out during the baking process but you may also substitute alcohol free vanilla extract as well.

Optional  Frosting for Dog Cake

  • 1/2 lb. of cooked/peeled potatoes whipped with 1/2 plain Greek yogurt make a great frosting for this cake.
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter + 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt works too!

All-purpose or whole wheat flour may also be used.

Other Flour Alternatives for Dogs:

Grain: Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Oat, Pea, Quinoa, Rice, Sorghum
Non-Grain: Chickpea, Coconut, Hazelnut, Lentil, Potato

Pan Sizes that work well:
 

Storage: 
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Do not feed the entire cake to your dog at once. Give them small pieces of this cake at a time. 
*When it doubt, always consult your vet regarding any diet changes.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2160IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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113 comments on “Dog Cake Recipe”

  1. Do these freeze well? I did not make yet so I didn’t rate.

  2. Turned out amazing. Made 6 cupcakes out of recipe. Only change I made.
    Miss J

  3. My dog loves this cake. If he doesn’t have any cake when daddy has his dessert he stands there and whines. Now am I not just baking for the hubby but the pup too!

  4. Hi! I made this recipe for my dog’s second birthday cake yesterday and it also came out like a thick dough versus a pourable cake mix. I followed the recipe exact and even triple checked measurements. It still came out fine, very dense like a huge peanut butter cookie and my dog gobbled it up! It was awkward to cut as the shredded carrot seemed to be overboard, so I think I’d put maybe only half a cup of I make this again. Good recipe overall for a quick and easy dog cake!

  5. I made this cake for our Lucy’s 1st Birthday and shared it with her doggy friends, it went down so WOW, I make one often now.

    Lucy is 3 on Thursday 12th September, so, I am baking one tomorrow to share with her friends on her special day.

    I cover the cake in yeo valley natural yoghurt, let it set, sprinkle grated carrots and cheesy nibbles to decorate 😀😀

    • Hey Lesley! I’m SO happy that you (and your pup and pup friends!) enjoyed this doggie cake! Thank you for sharing your modifications too, that is good to know and will help others when they make this as well! I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day! -Stephanie

  6. Hi,I really want to make this for my dogs 1st birthday! I was wondering what alternative I could use to peanut butter? I’m finding it difficult to find natural peanut butter and I can’t make any.

  7. Wow!
    I made this for my dog Pupcake’s birthday, and he LOVED it! He didn’t even sit when we showed it to him (he usually does that when we present to him a new treat.LOL) he grabbed the piece and ran of joyously.😂 it was a great hit for him. I tried it too, and it is really good!! Thank you for sharing this😊

    • Yaaayyy!!! I am SO happy that Pupcake enjoyed the cake!!!!! (Ummmm PUPCAKE is the cutest name ever by the way!)- That is so cute that he grabbed it and ran, lol… sounds like a smart dog tome! 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to let me know how it went! Have a great week! -Stephanie

  8. Wow, I definitely will try this out for my dog

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