Do You Want a Healthier and Happier Pet? Learn How to Make Cakes for Dogs with These 10 Great Cake Recipes for Your Furry Best Friend (2019)

Do You Want a Healthier and Happier Pet? Learn How to Make Cakes for Dogs with These 10 Great Cake Recipes for Your Furry Best Friend (2019)

Dogs are more than pets and more often than not become part of the family, treated as another child, guardian or friend. It’s not surprising then that you’d want to slather your pet pooch with love, throw him, or her, a birthday party complete with a cake that appeals to the doggy palate. Cakes for dogs are slightly different from those for humans, so let’s get started on what you’re going to need.

Dogs Love Cakes Too

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Who said cakes were meant for humans only? Dogs love cakes too! But the toppings and the ingredients used in making the cakes meant for humans might have side effects on dogs because dogs are highly sensitive, hence, the need to make their cakes specially so as to avoid the negative repercussion of ingesting too much chocolate or sugar. If you happen to have a dog that loves cake so much, then you have come to the right page. The cakes listed in this article are special cakes for a very special furry friend; these cakes are tasty, nutritious and free of toxic ingredients. Give your dog a special treat with one of these unique cakes.

Unique Facts About Flours to Use for Dog Cakes

Best Flours to Use

Flour is a common binding agent used for dog biscuits but when it comes to cake making, you have to be very selective in choosing the right type of flour that is best for the health of your furry friend. The best flour to use for Dogs is flour that is high in nutrients and not too processed, line non-grain flours which are best to use when you are using ingredients that are nutrient dense. These non-grain flours include Coconut, Almond, Potato, Lentil, and Chicken pea.

Just-Ok Flours to Use

Flours that can be used are whole grain flours which are also nutrient-rich and less processed than the white flour used for human cakes. Whole grain flours include Whole wheat, Barley, Sorghum, Oat and Buckwheat.

Flours to Be Avoided

Any flour that is highly processed or processes and is low in nutrient is considered bad flour for your dog. The major flour that falls under this category is the white, all-purpose flour.

Special Dog Cake Recipes That Most Dogs Would Love

Peanut Butter Delight Doggie Cake

Ingredients for the Peanut Butter Delight Doggie Cake
  • 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 egg

Ingredients for the frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 container of baby food bananas
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Steps to making the Peanut Butter Delight Doggie Cake
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 2- Mix together flour and baking soda.
  • Step 3- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Step 4- Pour into a small round pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Steps to making the Frosting
  • Step 1- Beat ingredients together and use to frost cake.

Sweet Beet and Green Bean Cake

Ingredients for the Sweet Beet and Green Bean Cake
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 table spoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 table spoon water
  • 1/2 c shredded carrot
Ingredients for the toppings
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Carrot shreds


Steps to making the Sweet Beet and Green Bean Cake
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 2- Shred the carrot
  • Step 3- Put the flour in a bowl, add baking powder and mix
  • Step 4- To the mixture, add peanut butter, apple sauce, vanilla, honey, egg, water and mix throughly
  • Step 5- Add the carrot shreds, mix the batter and pour into the baking pan, and allow it bake for 20-30 minutes
  • Step 6- Once it’s baked, allow it cool for some minutes and add the toppings

Banana Carob Oat Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients for the Banana Carob Oat Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 table spoon baking powder
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup carob chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Ingredients for the Frosting
  • Honey
  • Peanut butter

Steps to making the Banana Carob Oat Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and coat the pan
  • Step 2- Get a bowl and put into it, bananas, the honey, eggs and some water, and mix until even
  • Step 3- To the mixture, add flour, baking powder and oats, and mix all together
  • Step 4- Pour the batter into the pan
  • Step 5- Sprinkle the carob chips on the batter and mix slightly but ensure the carob chips are can be seen on the surface
  • Step 6- Allow it to bake for 50-60 minutes

Steps to making the Frosting
  • Step 1- Mix the honey and the peanut butter together thoroughly
  • Step 2- After the cake cools for 20-30 minutes, spread the peanut butter frosting over the cake

Coconut-Honey Doggy Cake

Ingredients for the Coconut-Honey Doggy Cake
  • 3 tablespoons of refined coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour

Ingredients for the Frosting
  • Yogurt
Steps to making the Coconut-Honey Doggy Cake
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and coat the pan
  • Step 2- Put the coconut oil, eggs and honey into a bowl and mix until even
  • Step 3- To the mixture, add flour and mix all together
  • Step 4- Get two small cylindrical pans, divide the batter into both pans and allow to bake for 20-30mins

Steps to making the Frosting
  • Step 1- Pour plain yoghurt on the cake when it cools

Beef Birthday Cake

Ingredients for the Beef Cake
  • 1 pound organic ground beef
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • Large potato

Ingredients for the Frosting
  • Potatoes

Steps to making the Beef Cake
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Step 2- Peel, cut and put peas, the potatoes into a pot with water in it, and allow to cook for 20minutes
  • Step 3- Mix the egg, Oat, beef and shredded cheese all in one bowl, divide into two and put in the oven for 35-40 minutes
  • Step 4- Once the Potatoes is cooked, drain the water out and mash the Potatoes
  • Step 5- Remove the beef mixture from the oven and allow to cool, alongside the mashed Potatoes
  • Step 6- After cooling, gently drop the beef cakes onto a flat surface
  • Step 7- Neatly put the mashed Potato in between the meat cakes and over the cakes
  • Step 8- If you still have peas left, use it to decorate the cake

Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the Spoiled Dog Cake
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg

Ingredients for the frosting
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Steps to making the Spoiled Dog Cake
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F and oil the pan to be used
  • Step 2- Put the baking soda and flour in a bowl, mix thoroughly
  • Step 3- In another bowl, put the vegetable oil, peanut butter, applesauce, pumpkin puree and mix thoroughly
  • Step 4- Pour the contents of the first bowl into the second bowl and mix together
  • Step 5- Pour the batter into the pan and put into the oven
  • Step 6- Allow to bake for 20-30 minutes
  • Step 7- Add the frosting
  • Step 8-

Steps to making the Banana Frosting
  • Step 1- Mix the greek yogurt and peanut butter in a bowl and mix thoroughly

Pumpkin Banana Dog Cupcakes

Ingredients for the Pumpkin Banana Dog Cupcakes
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 11/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Ingredients for the Toppings
  • Cream cheese

Steps to making the Pumpkin Banana Dog Cupcakes
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F and set aside your mini cupcakes papers which should be placed in a mini muffin tin
  • Step 2- Mix the oat, baking soda, cinnamon, eggs, honey pumpkin puree and peanut butter
  • Step 3- Pour the batter into the muffin tins, place in the oven and allow to bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Step 4- Pour the frosting on the cake

Steps to making the Frosting
  • Step 1- Beat the cream cheese until it is fluffy

Grain-Free Mini Dog Cakes

Ingredients for the Grain-Free Mini Dog Cakes
  • 4 cups chickpea flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded apples

Ingredients for the Frosting
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Ingredients for the Toppings
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut

Ingredients for the Frosting
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Ingredients for the Toppings
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut

Steps to making the Grain-Free Mini Dog Cakes
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F and brush your baking sheet with little coconut oil
  • Step 2- Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl, add honey, eggs, peanut butter and water, then add theshredded apples
  • Step 3- Spread the batter onto the baking sheet and transfer into the oven and leave for 17-20 minutes
  • Step 4- Once it is baked, bring it out and using a cutter, stamp out small cakes
  • Step 5- Toast the coconut in a pan, over medium-low heat, until it golden brown in colour
  • Step 6- Stack the small cakes in twos and pour frosting and some coconut flakes on it

Steps to making the Frosting
  • Step 1- Put the greek yogurt and honey into a bowl and whick

Triple Apple Dog Cake Recipe with Cheddar Drizzle

Ingredients for the Triple Apple Dog Cake with Cheddar Drizzle
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried apple rings
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Granny Smith apple
  • 1/8 cup milk

Ingredients for the Cheese Drizzle
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Steps to making the Triple Apple Dog Cake with Cheddar Drizzle
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F and set your muffin tin aside
  • Step 2- Put the baking soda, flour and cinnamon in a bowl, mix thoroughly before adding the finely cut dried apple and stir
  • Step 3- In another bowl, break in the egg, add the applesauce, milk and the diced fresh apple, and stir
  • Step 4- Mix the contents of the bowls together and stir
  • Step 5- When you have stirred thoroughly, pour contents into the muffin tin
  • Step 6- Slightly press onto the top of the cake, some of the fresh or dried apple and then put ino the oven
  • Step 7- Bake for 10-15 minutes, bring it out and allow it cool
  • Step 8-

Steps to making the Cheese Drizzle
  • Step 1- Put the milk and flour in a microwave safe bowl, stir until even and place in the microwave for a 1-2 minutes
  • Step 2- Add the cheese to the mixture and stir, the heat from the mixture will melt the cheese
  • Step 3- Stir thoroughly then gently drizzle on the cake

Nut-Free Dog Cake

Ingredients for the Nut-Free Dog Birthday Cake with Banana Frosting
  • ½ cup flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ strip bacon

Ingredients for the frosting
  • 1 banana
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour

Steps to making the Nut-Free Dog Birthday Cake with Banana Frosting
  • Step 1- Preheat oven to 350°F and oil the baking pan or ramekin
  • Step 2- Put the baking soda, flour in a bowl, mix thoroughly
  • Step 3- In another bowl, break in the egg, add the butter and oil and mix together
  • Step 4- When you have stirred thoroughly, add the carrots, mix together and then add the contents of the other bowl and mix all thoroughly
  • Step 5- Pour the batter into the pan and put into the oven
  • Step 6- Allow to bake for 20-30 minutes
  • Step 7- Add the banana frosting
  • Step 8- Sprinkle some bacon on it if you wish or your dog loves it

Steps to making the Banana Frosting
  • Step 1- Mash the banana
  • Step 2- Add butter and flour to the mixture and whisk until it is smooth

Great Ingredients to Consider When Baking Your Dog's Cake

Apples

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These crunchy and sweet fruits will be an amazing treat for your dog. The good thing is that it is affordable, full of valuable nutrients and is a very good calorie snack. Its slices help clean off residues from a dog’s teeth and also give them fresh breath. From Apples, dogs get fiber, vitamin A and C. Be sure to remove the seeds and the core before giving it to your dog to avoid any choking episode. The core contains cyanide and can be toxic to your dog, therefore, take over the core for the safety of your dog.

Carrots

Carrots are low in calories, high in fiber and vitamins, especially vitamin A which is needed for bone growth, immunity, and reproduction. The crunching of carrots is good for a dog's teeth and they help in slowing down the possibility of any dental disease. They also help in keeping a dog's eyes and vision sharp.

Potatoes

Whether roasted or baked, potatoes are great for your pet, but ensure it is fully cooked. These vegetables improve your dog's skins and muscle strength. From Potatoes, your dogs can get nutrients like Vitamin C, B6, Iron, and magnesium.

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The dog kind of cake

Wow! Very interesting article indeed. Very enlightening too. It's good to know that dogs have their own cake also, different from ours in the way it is made and its constituents. No doubt, this article's got your back when you need to bake a cake for your beloved pet. Follow the outlined methods and, definately, you won't go wrong.