I recently made a dog friendly cake for my dogs – which they loved. But if you want to make something that is a bit smaller then dog friendly cupcakes are the way to go.
You could also make a cake and a selection of cupcakes if you were hosting a dog friendly party for your dog.
Peanut Butter Dog Friendly Cupcakes
I decided to make muffin size cupcakes and got cases from Aldi. But you could get smaller bun size cases, which would make a smaller cupcake. The recipe is for 12 buns, but with the larger muffin cases I made 8 cupcakes.
It was a really quick recipe and aside from the time for cooling it only took me about 45 minutes to make them.
Dog Cake Mix
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter*
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup oil (I used vegetable oil)
- 1 cup of half water/milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
*Dogs can eat peanut butter as long as it is fed in moderation and does not contain Xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar substitute. It is safe for people, but toxic to dogs.
Dog Cake Icing
- 1/2-3/4 tub of cream cheese (depends how much icing you want on each cupcake)
- 6 raspberries mashed
- 2-4 tbsp of peanut butter to thicken the icing
- Dog friendly chocolate buttons to decorate
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees
- Mix the cake mix ingredients together in a bowl until everything is blended together
- If the mix is a bit dry then add more water/milk mix
- Place the mixture into cupcake cases on a baking tray
- Cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees (Keep checking as all ovens vary in cooking speed)
- Take out and leave to cool on a wire tray
To Make the Icing
- Mix the cream cheese and crushed raspberries* together
- Add peanut butter to thicken the icing. It can be a bit runny with just the cream cheese and raspberries.
- Add the icing mix to an piping bag and pipe the icing onto the cupcakes. If you don’t have a piping bag you could just use a spoon.
*Most berries are safe for your dog to eat in moderation, including raspberries.
Cake like this should be used as a treat and not as a substitute for a dogs main diet. If you are concerned about your dog eating cake, or are not sure how much they should eat, then always consult with your vet.