Looking for a dog birthday cake recipe? I got one for you!
But better than a cake, make them into cupcakes! This way you can share with friends!
Today is my dog Donut’s 10th birthday. This little fella and I have been through so much together. Moving from Los Angeles to Memphis to New Jersey then New York, he was by my side. He graciously (well, as graciously as he could) welcomed my husband and his dog Twister into our lives. Donut grieved hard when Twister passed away and offered his comfort to us in the weeks afterwards. We were nervous that he wouldn’t adjust well to the baby, but Donut surprised us all, and assumed his role as her protector and friend from day one. On our first day home, he sat in front of the rocking chair while I nursed her and wouldn’t let Daddy near us (still working on that, haha!). Today, he is her best friend and foot massager. I couldn’t have asked for a better big brother for my baby girl.
We are celebrating his birthday this upcoming Thursday. I plan on cooking him a special dinner and I will bake him some dog food cupcakes which we will share with his friends in the neighborhood: Doc, Rufus, Vader, Bruce and Cash. (Wow, I didn’t realize there were no female dogs living on our street!)
Here are a couple pictures from his 7th and 9th birthdays. Twister didn’t want to wait until the song was over, and two years later, neither did my daughter. I knew they were kindred spirits! My husband and I sometimes wonder how Twister would have acted if she’d been around when D was born. Donut probably wouldn’t have let Twister near her. D is, after all, HIS baby, haha!
Donut’s Dog Birthday (Cup)cake Recipe
Makes 5-6 regular sized cupcakes OR a bunch of mini cakes
- 1 cup flour
- 1 package of Little Cesar’s dog food
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup grated carrots
- Shredded cheese
- Cream cheese (for icing)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place flour in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk eggs and oil together.
- Add dog food to egg and oil mixture and mix well, mash if necessary.
- Mix in carrots or shredded cheese (if desired) into egg and oil mixture.
- Add egg and oil mixture into flour and stir to combine.
- Place paper cupcake liners in 6 cups of a regular sized cupcake pan and fill halfway OR fill to top in a mini cupcake pan. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the cakes reach 160.
NOTE – if making mini cupcakes, reduce cooking time to 10 minutes.
Ice with cream cheese if desired!
I hope your pups enjoy these!
NOTE – A previous version of this recipe called for baking powder which I have just realized is not safe for dogs. Though the amount that was in the original recipe was small, I no longer feel comfortable including it, so it has been omitted.