Happy 1st Birthday Einstein!



Tomorrow marks Einstein’s 1st birthday, and I thought we would celebrate today by giving him a birthday cake to enjoy :) Einstein managed to inhale his piece of cake in under 3 seconds, so I think he was pleased with his first birthday cake.

Here are some pictures of the birthday boy enjoying his cake:

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Peanut Butter Banana Cake for Dogs
(Adapted from Just the Recipes)

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey
1 egg

Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix together. Pour into greased 8″ (I used 9″) round cake pan and bake at 350 degree F for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese or fat free cream cheese for icing.

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41 Responses to “Happy 1st Birthday Einstein!”

  1. Katie on January 13, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Thats SO funny! The pics of him eating the cake is hilaious! So cute you made him his own cake! :)


  2. Michelle on January 13, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks Katie! He’s a cutie :)


  3. Aud on January 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Oh my gosh!! I just want to hug Einstein.. what a cutie!! This is too funny… Love it!


  4. Michelle on January 13, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Haha thanks Aud! You’ll have to come visit and give him a squeeze :)


  5. annmarsh on January 13, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is too cute! It sure looks like he enjoyed it :)


  6. Michelle on January 13, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    annmarsh – he absolutely loved it!


  7. Your fabulous sister Lauren on January 13, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Look at my little nephew!! I miss him around here :(
    I can’t believe he’s 1 already. All grown up.


  8. Michelle on January 13, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    He misses you too, I promise :)


  9. ruthebabes on January 14, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Fantastic!!! Our wee pup will be 1 in a couple of weeks too and I was going to make him a cake!


  10. Michelle on January 14, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Ruth – happy birthday to your pup as well!


  11. Beth on January 14, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Happy Birthday Einy from your cousin in Chicago! :)


  12. Michelle on January 14, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Einstein says “Thank you Beth” :)


  13. megan on January 14, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Couldn’t leave without saying *Happy Birthday Einstein* Love the post!


  14. Michelle on January 14, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Thank you Megan! And Einstein thanks you as well 😉


  15. Amber on January 14, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Awww, what a cutie pie. Spoiled little doggy getting to eat the cake on the counter. Happy 1st Birthday Einy!!!!


  16. Michelle on January 14, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Thanks Amber! And yes, he’s totally spoiled!


  17. bevsedgehills on January 14, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    aaaaah Happy Birthday Einstein!


  18. Michelle on January 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Einstein thanks you, Bev :)


  19. Jennyfer on January 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    What a good looking pup. Happy birthday Einstein! (Love the name)


  20. MrsPresley on January 17, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    aww, happy birthday einstein! i love all the pics :)


  21. Michelle on January 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    MrsPresley – Einstein says thank you :)


  22. Clumsy on January 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Happy Birthday you lucky dog!!


  23. Michelle on January 17, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you Clumsy! (it seemed weird to type that! haha)


  24. Your Mom on February 17, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Hi Hon….I’m just getting caught up and love the added pics of my baby grandpuppy. I miss him and can’t wait until he comes to stay at Nanna’s.


  25. Taloollah on June 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    what a cute little puppy or big puppy he is and what a wonderful recipe great for our hairy or not so hairy babies maybe ill try it when my westy turns two


  26. Paula on May 18, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    This is great. I made Dog friendly ice cream for our Golden’s birthday last summer. It too was PB and Banana with yogurt. She went crazy for it. Now she can have cake on her next birthday :)


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  28. Cristina @ An Organic Wife on July 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    My Chief’s 4th birthay is in 2 weeks!

    I’d recommend leaving out the vanilla, as dogs just aren’t going to notice the difference, and replacing the veg oil with coconut oil. It’s very healthy for dogs just as it is for humans!


  29. Candace on August 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Is there any difference in all purpose flour and the whole wheat flour?


    • Michelle on August 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Candace, The whole wheat flour is generally better for them, but in terms of how it comes together and is baked, you could use all-purpose.


  30. Alicia Anderson on August 21, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I just want to thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes. Our first baby Lily (Mini Schnauzer) is going to be celebrating her first birthday soon and we have been looking for good cake recipes; thanks to you we found them.


  31. JaNonda Collins on September 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Made for my 3 dogs today. They loved it! Easy to make & smells so good :)


  32. Ang on January 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Making this for my pup today, its her 1st birthday and wanted to make a dog friendly cake/treat for her and her guests.


  33. Jenna on March 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I am making this tomorrow for Gage’s 1st Birthday! It sounds delicious, I think I might have a slice lol. Thanks for the receipe!


  34. Tracie Davis on April 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    My dog loves the treats I get from your site! Thanks, Tracie


  35. Nick on December 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

    The pictures of the dog sitting at the table are hilarious. It’s funny how they seem to have a personality all their own. The dog bone recipe with only four ingredients is getting book marked. Thanks for the share!


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