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!
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.
The camera loves her.
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).
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.
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.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 6 inch rounds. Set pan aside.
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.
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
In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the yogurt and peanut butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
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.
Celebrate your pup and enjoy!
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Do you have nutritional values for this?
We don’t! You can use an online calculator though where you just enter the amounts and it will give you the break down!
Hi, is there a subsistute for eggs? My dog is allergic and I’d like to make it for his birthday next week. Thank you!
Thank you for this easy recipe! My lab loves pumpkin and his birthday is around the corner. How can I make pumpkin purée ?
We usually buy it, but you can also make it by cooking down fresh pumpkin until it’s soft and tender and then pureeing in a blender!
I’ve made this cake two years in a row now for my corgi. She loves it. This year I subbed applesauce for the vegetable oil, mainly because all I had was olive oil in the house.
Wondering if a different oil can be substituted for the vegetable oil? Maybe safflower oil?
Hi Liz! You could sub out whatever oil you have on hand!