How to Make the Perfect Birthday Cake for Your Dog!

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How To Make A Dog Birthday Cake

Estimated Read Time: 2 ½ minutes

Dogs are special members of any family, so it feels natural to want to make an extra fuss of them over their birthday! 

Whether you’re planning doggie birthday date with their best four-legged pal, exploring a new trail as an extra treat, playing all their favourite games, letting them pick out their own gift or hosting a full dog birthday party extravaganza, no birthday is complete without a cake!

And we have three pup-friendly and safe birthday cake recipes below for you to choose from!

Remember to substitute or choose an alternative recipe if you know your dog, or the person making the cake, are allergic to certain ingredients.

Peanut Butter & Carrot Cake

Dog Birthday Cake Recipe: Ingredients

  • 180ml melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 235ml of honey
  • 100g peanut butter (xylitol/artificial sweetener free)
  • 85g shredded carrots
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 255g whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

How To Make This Dog Birthday Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C

  • Mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and eggs in a bowl until at a batter-like consistency

  • Add to the mixture the flour and baking soda

  • Grease the cake tin with coconut oil, and pour the mixture in

  • Cook in the oven for 20 minutes

  • Leave to cool then decorate your cake with peanut butter and maybe some doggie biscuits!

This cake is guaranteed to be devoured instantaneously!

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The Meat Feast Cake

Dog Birthday Cake Recipe: Ingredients

  • 455g lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 45g fresh or frozen peas (reserve some for decoration)
  • 30g rolled oats
  • 30g cheese (grated/shredded)
  • 2 large sweet potatoes

How To Make This Dog Birthday Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C

  • Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and boil in water for around 20 minutes

  • Grease a cake tin with olive oil

  • Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl. Place your mixture in the greased cake tin

  • Place in the oven and leave until meat is cooked through (around 40 minutes)

  • Drain your potatoes and mash them up.

  • Allow both cake and mash to cool before spooning and shaping the mash on and around the outside of the cake. Use the leftover peas or alternative dog-friendly vegetables (shredded carrot perhaps!) to make it even prettier.

 This meat lover’s cake is going to be gobbled up immediately, we’re sure!

Apple & Cheese Drizzle Muffins

Dog Birthday Cake Recipe: Ingredients

Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 130g whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 30g dried apple rings, finely diced (no pips!)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 120ml unsweetened applesauce
  • 30g “Granny Smith” apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 30ml milk

Drizzle Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon whole wheat flour
  • 30g cheddar cheese (grated/shredded)
  • 3 tablespoons milk

How To Make This Dog Birthday Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C

  • Whisk together the cinnamon, baking soda and flour in a bowl

  • Stir in the dried apple rings to the mixture, feeling free to break them up and ensuring they’re fully covered

  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs

  • Add the applesauce, milk and diced “Granny Smith” to the egg bowl

  • Make a well/hole in the flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture. Stir in until well mixed.

  • Grease each muffin cup in the tray with the olive oil

  • Use a teaspoon to scoop balls of mixture into each muffin cup

  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes

  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool

  • Stir together the drizzle flour and milk in a microwavable bowl

  • Heat through in the microwave for 1 minute

  • Remove from the microwave and stir in the cheese

  • Drizzle over the cooled muffins with a teaspoon or pouring jug

One very happy pooch with these, and they’ll keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks! Woof! 

White dog in party hat

How To Make A Dog Birthday Cake: Watch Out For These Unsafe Ingredients

When it comes to baking for your dog, you may find yourself getting a bit experimental and try to put your own signature on their cake – that’s great! However, common cake ingredients that are incredibly toxic for dogs include cherries, chocolate (particularly dark), cocoa powder, apple pips, grapes, raisins, avocados, coffee, xylitol (artificial sweetener)and macadamia nuts. If your dog consumes any of these, be sure they get to your vet stat as some of these ingredients in large quantities can be lethal.

You may also want to treat your dog to a bone on their special day! Unfortunately, cooked dog bones can be dangerous for dogs to consume, so stick to treating them to their favourite meat and cut it off the bone for them.

Not sure your dog’s going to dig a cake? Play it safe and treat them to their favourite treats instead or a popular dental stick. Not only are they satisfying, they can help keep your pooch’s oral health in check whilst you're making them feel special!

Nothing says "I love you" more than caring for your four-legged friend’s health whilst you treat them.

A big happy birthday to your lovely doggo. Enjoy your special day!


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