Your furry friend deserves a special cake on their big day—and this homemade treat for dogs will make them very happy. This dog cake is full of delicious and healthy ingredients for your pup, such as peanut butter, applesauce, carrots and pumpkin puree, and topped with a peanut butter and yogurt frosting. It’s easy to make and takes less than half an hour to bake.
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (avoid peanut butter with xylitol)
1/2 cup applesauce (plain, unsweetened)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (use pure pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup natural, xylitol-free peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flower and baking soda.
In another bowl, mix together peanut butter (1/4 cup), applesauce, pumpkin puree and egg.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients, and stir until combined.
Using a spatula, gently fold the shredded carrots into the cake batter.
Lightly grease the inside of your cookie cutters. Place cookie cutters onto a baking sheet, and pour batter into them. Let the mixture settle to ensure a nice, even cake shape.
Bake for 25 minutes.
To make your icing, combine the plain yogurt with the rest of your peanut butter (1 cup) in a bowl. Mix ingredients together until fully blended. Place icing in the refrigerator until your cake is finished baking.
Remove cakes from the oven. Use a toothpick to test the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s ready. Allow the cakes to cool. Once cool, spread a thin layer of frosting onto the cake. Decorate with dog treats, too, if you’d like!