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Birthday Cake for Your Furry Friend(s)

June 9, 2016 / by Liz

I know I’m a bit of a crazy dog/cat mom (actually, I prefer overly enthusiastic, but whatever), but I can’t be the only one who celebrates their pet’s birthday?! My furries are my family, and I’m pretty sure they enjoy a birthday cake even more than most people I know. I made this dog-friendly cake for Stella’s birthday at the beginning of May, and the girls loved it so much, that I decided to make it again for Layla’s birthday* and share the recipe. Layla is a really fussy eater, but even she loves this cake.

*Actually her “gotcha day” – we adopted her from the SPCA, and since we don’t know her actual birthday, we celebrate the day we brought her home.

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INGREDIENTS
makes one 6″ dog cake

1 egg
30 g peanut butter
30 g olive oil
20 g honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
70 g mashed banana (or other fruit puree)
35 g shredded carrot
145 g whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
125 g plain yogurt
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for the “frosting”;
200 g fromage blanc (or very thick greek yogurt)
15 g honey
food colouring (optional)
sprinkles (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Oil a 6″ cake pan, line the bottom with parchment, and set aside. Combine the egg, peanut butter, olive oil, honey, and vanilla in a bowl, and whisk together.

1 - Peanut Butter and EVOO

Stir in the banana (I actually used peach puree because I was out of bananas) and carrot.

2 - Add Carrot and Puree

Mix in the flour and baking powder, followed by the yogurt.

3 - Add Dry Ingredients

4 - Add Yogurt

Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack.

Next make the frosting, by combing the fromage blanc (or thick greek yogurt), honey, and food colouring in a small bowl. Whisk for several minutes until smooth.

5 - Make Frosting

6 - Frosting

Spread the frosting over the top of the cooled cake, and decorate if desired.

7 - Add Frosting to Cake

8 - Finish Frosting Cake

8.5 - Add Sprinkles

9 - Decorate Cake

Final 2 - Doggie Cake

Final 1 - Doggie Cake

And now, for a photo montage of my sweet girl enjoying her cake! She brings me so much joy ♥

Layla 1

Layla 2

Layla 3

Layla 4

Layla 5

Layla 6

Layla 7

Layla 8

Layla 9

Layla 10

Layla 11

Layla 12

Layla 13
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2 thoughts on “Birthday Cake for Your Furry Friend(s)

  1. Shanna says:

    I had a birthday party for Thor including cupcakes and loot bags! You’re not the only nut :)

  2. Liz says:

    You’re my favourite nut! xoxo

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