How to Make a Pupcake for Your Dog’s Birthday

Looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it? Even the bone-shaped dog biscuits pressed around the cake look enticing. FYI: This carrot and peanut butter cake with cream cheese icing is totally for the dogs.

We actually used this pupcake in a STAINMASTER® photo shoot for #MyPerfectMess, where five dogs partied like, well, animals.

Made with dog-friendly and organic ingredients, the cake also crumbles in big chunks, which makes for easy cleanup. It’s been tested and proven delicious by real dogs on real STAINMASTER® brand carpet, so we wanted to share it with you, too.

Many thanks to Chef Michael Stewart for sharing his recipe so you, too, can make this pupcake for your next dog birthday party. And by the way, Stewart highly recommends using all organic ingredients when making his recipe.

Doggie Birthday Cake

2 eggs
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¾ cup honey
2 cups shredded carrots
2½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly butter 2 (9-inch) cake pans, and line with parchment paper.
Combine the eggs, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey in a large bowl; blend well.
Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly.
Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into batter.
Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 40–45 minutes.
Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Doggie Cake Cream Cheese Icing

2 (4 oz.) packages of room-temperature cream cheese
4 tablespoons honey

Whip cream cheese with honey until fluffy.
Decorate with piping bag or spatula.
(Optional) Add color with one drop natural food coloring.
(Optional) Press bone-shaped dog biscuits along the side of the cake into the frosting.
Yields 2 cups.

Keep it clean.
No matter how many dogs are over.

You Might Also Like