Dog Birthday Cake
Happy 3rd Birthday to my Golden Retriever, Einstein!
Since I find an excuse to bake for just about every other occasion I couldn’t let my dog’s birthday pass without letting him enjoy a special cake. I went looking online to find a dog-suitable recipe for a cake and can you believe there are whole bakeries out there dedicated to dog treats and cakes? I was astonished! Probably a very nice niche to be in, actually. In the end, I used some of the same ingredients that went into the homemade dog treats I made a couple of years ago. Throw in some shredded carrots and a few other things, and the cake was ready to go! It can be baked in a round pan or a loaf pan; I did it in a loaf pan and then carved it into a bone and used peanut butter for a little “icing”. I also read that you could puree cottage cheese for white icing as well.
He waited so patiently for me to give him his cake and then enjoyed the rawhide to top off his birthday evening. What a spoiled little man he is!
Peanut Butter Carrot Doggy Cake
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1 cup shredded carrots
Extra peanut butter, for frosting
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8″ round cake pan or an 8×4-inch loaf pan.
2. Whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the rest of the ingredients and, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, mix until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool, then spread additional peanut butter on top for “frosting”, if desired.