Dog Birthday Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes
June 19, 2019
Cakes & Cupcakes
June 19, 2019

Dog Birthday Cake

  • Prep time: 1 hr
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 30 min

Celebrate your furry best friend with this easy Dog Birthday Cake! Made with simple ingredients like pumpkin, greek yogurt, and peanut butter, your pup will love this dog birthday cake recipe too!

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Dog Birthday Cake

Celebrate your furry best friend with this easy Dog Birthday Cake! Made with simple ingredients like pumpkin, greek yogurt, and peanut butter, your pup will love this dog birthday cake recipe too!

Tilly's dog birthday cake

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake Recipe for Tilly

Guys. It is a very big occasion on the blog today. Drum roll please. TILLY IS ONE! Well in a week, but we’re recipe testing now…and she doesn’t know the difference. Next Wednesday is Tilly’s birthday, and call me a crazy dog mom, but I’m pretty proud of this child of mine. And in this family we celebrate with cake. And for Tilly, that is a Dog Birthday Cake.

I have been looking forward to this dog bday cake since we got Tilly last Summer, and I have to say, it did not disappoint.

Taking a bite of dog birthday cake

The camera loves her.

Picture of a dog birthday cake

Is Cake Safe for Dogs?

This one is! Not all human food is good for your dog’s stomach. Tilly likes to follow us around pretty much everywhere we go, and that’s often in the kitchen. She’s such a good girl that we always want to give her a little taste, but we’re always asking Alexa, “Is ____ safe for dogs?” because I’m not trying to give her a stomach ache.

So when we set out to make this dog birthday cake we wanted to use all her favorites and nothing that we know isn’t good for her (like chocolate or too much sugar).

Picture of a homemade dog birthday cake and dog

What to Put in a Dog Birthday Cake

As you all probably know, Tilly is my favorite thing. So, we wanted to spoil Tilly rotten for her birthday with all of her favorite things. And if you know Tilly, you know her favorite foods are pumpkin, greek yogurt, and peanut butter (duh).  Naturally we landed on a peanut butter pumpkin cake held together with a Tilly approved peanut butter and greek yogurt frosting.

Photo of a dog eating a birthday cake

Even though this cake is made with safe ingredients, you’ll still want to limit the amount of dog bday cake your puppy eats. This dog birthday cake recipe will make a small 6 inch cake, but we still wouldn’t recommend giving the entire cake to your pup. We gave Tilly a small piece and she was more than happy.

How to Store Dog Birthday Cake

Even though Tilly doesn’t seem to discriminate against fresh and stale food, you’ll want to keep your dog cake wrapped up or in a sealed container in the fridge to keep it fresh as long as possible. It should last for about a week in the fridge. You could also slice it into 8 pieces and freeze individually for a special treat when your dog is being an extra good girl or boy to prolong the birthday fun!

How to Make a Dog Birthday Cake

It’s pretty much the same process as making a human cake. We actually used a pumpkin bread recipe we already had and just took out the sugar. Simply mix your wet ingredients together, and then add in the dry. Bake at 350°F and then frost! Voila pb pumpkin doggie bday cake.

And that’s it babies. It won’t taste good to us humans, but as you can see, it will taste good to your birthday puppy.

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Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

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We’re celebrating Tilly’s 1st birthday today! Spoil your furry friends with this homemade dog birthday cake made with pumpkin and peanut butter!

We’re celebrating Tilly’s 1st birthday today! Spoil your furry friends with this homemade dog birthday cake made with pumpkin and peanut butter!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 1 6 inch layer cake 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dog
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 1 6 inch layer cake 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dog
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 1 6 inch layer cake 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dog

Ingredients

for the cake

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

for the frosting

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Instructions

for the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 6 inch rounds. Set pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, peanut butter, and oil together until well mixed. If you’re using a stand mixer, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix well. Add in all the dry ingredients and using a rubber spatula, fold into the wet until well mixed.
  3. Divide the batter into two pans and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

for the frosting

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the yogurt and peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Once the cakes have cooled frost them. If you would like a two layer cake, you can leave the two cakes as is. If you would like a 4 layer cake, use a long serrated knife to cut each layer in half. Place one half down on a cake stand or plate and spread a thin layer of “frosting.” Place the next layer on top and repeat until all layers are assembled.
  3. Celebrate your pup and enjoy!

Keywords: dog birthday cake, how to make a dog cake, can dogs eat cake, easy dog cake recipe, healthy dog cake

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  1. can’t wait to make this for my pup tomorrow. i don’t have yogurt and am
    quarantining :/ for the icing, what can i mix with the peanut butter to give it a spreadable texture? any ideas will be helpful and hopefully i have those/that ingredients. 🤗

    • Hi Yesenia! You could us straight peanut butter with no yogurt! You could also try using sour cream, another kind of yogurt, or pumpkin! It won’t be quite as pretty, but I’m sure your pup will still love it 🙂

  2. My 10 year old daughter and I made this for our 1 year old lab. Super easy, baked up perfectly, and both our dogs devoured it! Thanks for the quick, easy recipe!

  3. Thanks for a healthy cake recipe? I’d like to make these ahead and freeze so I have them whenever one of my guys birthday comes up. I’m just wondering how long they need to be out of freezer before I can frost.

  4. Hi! I have made this recipe twice and our dogs LOVED it! I followed the recipe exactly, but the cake barely rose at all. I thought maybe I needed fresh baking soda but it didn’t make a difference. Any suggestions?
    Thanks 🐶

    • Hi Colleen! That’s so odd. They have a fair amount of baking soda in them so it should rise up pretty well. It’s possible your pumpkin or peanut butter it less acidic then what we used (the acidity of your batter will activate the baking soda). You could try use a 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda instead! Let me know how it goes.