Hey friends! Have you ever made a cake for a dog? Today, we're emBARKing on a sweet adventure - to make a scrumptious dog birthday cake for our Labrador, Lewie, who's turning four! This homemade dog cake recipe is not only easy and quick but also healthy for dogs. Plus, it requires simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
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Let’s get ready to bark…we mean bake!
Homemade Dog Birthday Cake Recipe
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup all-natural/organic peanut butter (make sure it’s Xylitol/Birch Sugar free)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 3 cups oat flour*
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups organic plain Greek yogurt
- Raw honey for drizzling
*We use oat flour because our Lab is allergic to white flour. If you can’t find oat flour, you can make it by adding 3 cups of either quick cook or old-fashioned oats to a food processor and blitzing it into flour.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). While it's heating up, lightly grease the insides of two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper for easy cake removal.
Step 2: In a large bowl, peel and mash the bananas. The riper, the better, as they'll add natural sweetness and moisture to your dog's cake.
Step 3: Add 1/3 cup of all-natural (or organic peanut butter) to the mashed bananas. Then add the eggs. Stir to combine. Add in two cups of water to the mixture and give it all a good stir making sure all the ingredients in this wet mixture are well incorporated.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, whisk the baking powder and oat flour together. Oat flour is a healthier alternative to regular flour and is easier on your dog's tummy. The baking powder will help your cake rise and fluff up.
Step 5: Add the oat flour mixture to the wet ingredients bowl. Mix everything thoroughly until it forms a batter.
Step 6: Pour equal amounts of the cake batter into your prepared cake pans and spread it evenly. Bake in your preheated oven for approximately 18-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it; you'll know it's ready when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 7: Once your cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Step 8: Frost – Spread 1 cup of organic plain Greek yogurt evenly over the top of the first cake of cake and drizzle with a little honey. Place the second cake on top and frost the top of the cake with the remaining yogurt. Finish with another drizzle of honey. Greek yogurt is a healthy choice that dogs love. It's packed with probiotics, which are great for their digestion. Honey is a natural sweetener that dogs enjoy and is also beneficial for their health in moderation.
Step 10: CAKE TIME! Cue the music and slice a portion of this delightful doggy cake for your fur baby's birthday celebration and watch them enjoy!
There you have it friends – a fantastic dog cake recipe that's easy to make, healthy, and sure to make your dog's birthday extra special. What a great way to show your four-legged friend some love and appreciation on their big day. Here's to many more joyful and treat-filled birthdays with your best pal! 🐾🎂
Note: We are not pet nutritionists or Veterinarians. Please check with your Vet before feeding your dog any new foods.