A dog-friendly birthday cake recipe, what exactly is one? I grew up watching Blue Peter (a BBC TV children’s Programme) where the presenters gave their dogs baked and decorated birthday cakes. It never occurred to me to find out how to do the same for my own dogs – until NOW!!
I have recently become involved in the development and launch of an innovative new product called the “Magic Baking Tin”. A tin that can really easily be made into many, many shapes. One of the shapes that jumped out at me was a dog bone.
So I set about searching for a dog-friendly birthday cake recipe and then trying out the ones I found. Here is the one I decided to use for the promotional video below. The recipe is basically a savoury cake, it has no sugar and is made from peanut butter and carrots.
A carrot and peanut butter dog-friendly birthday cake recipe
You will need:
- 2 eggs
- 125g (4.5oz) Peanut butter*
- 125ml (4.5 fl oz) Vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 250g (9oz) Grated carrot (approx two large carrots)
- 260g (9oz) wholemeal flour
- 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat your oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas 4
- In a large bowl mix the egg, peanut butter, oil and vanilla, then stir in the carrots.
- Add the bicarb to the flour, then fold into the mixture.
- Spoon into your lined cake tin and bake for approximately 30 – 40 minutes
Note: The mixture is the perfect quantity to make the small bone shape using the Magic Baking Tin.
*use unsweeten peanut butter or peanut butter with natural sugar
Avoid peanut butter that uses Xylitol as a sweetener
Xylitol is an increasingly common sugar replacement, it is all-natural but is extremely poisonous to dogs. When making this recipe, please, please check your peanut butter label.
Happy Dogs – all in a days work!
Below is a short promotional video of us decorating a dog bone cake which we made to help with the launch of the Magic Baking Tin. I hope you enjoy watching, my little helpers are my two nieces and one of their friends. We all had a lot of fun and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed their treats.
I’d love to hear about your dog baking stories so please feel free to comment below. For tasty baking recipes for us humans, please visit the recipe section on this blog