We don't really need an excuse to spoil our canine companions, but it's a lot of fun to go above and beyond on Fido's birthday. Lots of pet owners get their furry friend a special birthday gift, take them out for a birthday adventure and buy them a doggy cake like this. Personally, I like making my own and learning how to make a dog birthday cake is a great way to help your pet celebrate his special day in a healthy way. So here's my favorite homemade healthy dog birthday cake recipe that's also easy and simple to make.
Of course you can purchase commercial cake mixes and frosting products that are safe for dogs. But, similar to making your own homemade dog ice cream, baking a homemade healthy dog birthday cake recipe yourself will give you a sense of satisfaction that you can be proud of. Not to mention, the dog birthday cake will be baked with love!
When learning how to make a dog birthday cake, you need to find a recipe that uses nutritious, healthy and safe ingredients. When you're shopping for the necessary ingredients, be sure to use organic, natural ingredients whenever possible. One of the best things about making your dog's birthday cake yourself is that you can leave out all of the unnecessary preservatives and artificial ingredients found in commercial products.
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How to Make a Dog Birthday Cake
Homemade Healthy Dog Birthday Cake Recipe
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat your oven to 350°.
Grease a square (8″ x 8″) cake pan. You could also use a small silicone baking pan, like the one I use in my video guide above.
Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, honey and vanilla. Stir in the carrots and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in the baking soda and flour. Bake the cake in your 350° oven for about 40 minutes.
While the cake is baking, you can make some dog-safe frosting if you'd like to. Warm 4 ounces of cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften it. Add 3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin and mix together completely.
When the cake comes out of the oven, allow it to cool completely. Now, you can frost it. Serve your dog a small piece each day. Remember, this homemade healthy dog birthday cake recipe will add extra calories to your pup's diet, so don't feed him too much at once. You can reduce the portion size of his meals or increase his daily exercise to burn the extra calories.
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