When celebrating our fur baby’s special occasions, be it a birthday or adoption anniversary, taking an extra step to show our love is a must. So, what is a better option than baking a delicious, dog-friendly cake that is tasty and healthy?
Just like humans, every dog deserves a treat that is tasty, safe, and made just for them. So, through this blog post, I will help you bake a cake for your fur babies that are both delectable and wholesome, and I am absolutely sure that your paw friend will eat every bit of it.
Gone are the days when celebrating your fur baby’s birthday was a mere thought.
The bond between humans and their fur counterparts has grown stronger, evolving into a genuine friendship or companionship that deserves to be celebrated.
I made this cake for my Labrador fur baby a few years back when my fur baby was still there with me. He loved this cake so much that he gobbled it down in just a few minutes.
This delicious cake is made with oats, carrots, bananas, and, obviously, peanut butter, which I believe is every dog’s favorite. And then this dog cake was frosted with yogurt and peanut butter frosting.
Lastly, it was decorated with dog treats, which takes this cake to the next level.
Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- Natural ingredients: A dog-friendly cake should always contain natural ingredients; if possible, opt for the ingredients that are organically grown. And this recipe has all the good things for a dog.
- Digestibility: Dogs have different digestive systems than humans, and certain ingredients are unsafe for dogs. So, this recipe contains ingredients that are easily digestible for dogs.
- Nutrient balance: This well-rounded dog cake incorporates the essential nutrients dogs need, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
- Expressing love: Dogs are known for their unconditional love and loyalty. They shower us with affection, comfort us when we are down, and bring unlimited happiness to our lives. So, won’t it be a great idea to shower them with some extra love and treats for their big day?
Important Ingredients Used in the Recipe
- Yogurt: Yogurt adds a creamy and moist texture to the cake. The probiotics present in yogurt help in maintaining a healthy balance of gut bacteria and aid in digestion. It is also a source of protein and calcium, both of which are essential for your fur friend’s overall health.
- Fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables add nutritional value and a burst of flavor to the dog cake. In this recipe, I am using carrots and bananas. Banana is a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, and it also contributes to the moist and palatable texture of the cake. While carrot acts as a natural sweetener that enhances the overall taste of the cake, grating the carrots ensures that carrots blend well into the cake batter and makes them easier for your fur friend to digest.
- Oats: Oats are used as a base ingredient for the recipe, as it is easier for dogs to digest it rather than plain white flour. You can also use dog-friendly flour like whole wheat flour or coconut flour for this recipe.
- Peanut butter: Apart from being a healthy nutrient for dogs, peanut butter is considered one of the good fats for dogs; it helps the dogs maintain their shiny coat and healthy skin.
- Eggs: Eggs act as a binding agent and provide a good source of protein. Eggs also contain essential amino acids that contribute to a dog’s well-being.
How to Make Dog Cake?
Preparations: Gather all the ingredients that you need for the cake. Make sure that you weigh them so that there is no mistake in making the cake. Grease two 6-inch round baking tins with oil and line them by placing butter paper at the bottom. Also, preheat the oven to 1800 C or 3500 F (OTG mode: lower rod + upper rod + fan).
Make the batter: In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork, add grated carrot, natural peanut butter, and eggs, and mix all the ingredients together. Make sure that you grate the carrots properly so that it is easy to blend. Add in the sifted dry ingredients, which are oats flour and baking powder. Mix all the ingredients together to make the batter.
Baking: Now pour the batter into the prepared tins by dividing it equally. Bake them at 1800 C or 3500 F (OTG mode: lower rod node only). For 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Make the frosting: Since the sponge is baking, make the frosting. For the frosting, in a bowl, combine plain yogurt, natural peanut butter, and cornstarch together until it is smooth and spreadable. I am using cornstarch to thicken the frosting a bit. It is considered safe for dogs and is relatively easy for them to digest.
De-molding: After baking, let the sponges cool down completely. De-mold them with the help of a bent palette knife. Trim the domed part of the sponges if they have any.
Layering: Now, on a cake base, spread some of the frosting and place one layer of sponge. Spreading some frosting on the base ensures that the cake sticks in the center. On the sponge layer, pipe frosting and smooth out. Then, place the second layer on top.
Frosting: Pipe the frosting all over the cake and smooth out using a bent palette knife; remove the excess as well
Decorating: For the decoration of the cake, stick dog treats around the side of the cake, leaving no space in between.
Our fur baby’s treat is now ready!
Chef’s Tips for Making Dog Cake
Tips For A Dog Friendly Cake.
Grate the carrots before adding them to the batter.
Use natural creamy peanut butter for the frosting.
Choose dog-friendly ingredients that are easily digestible.
Using plant-based yogurt is possible.
How To Store Dog Cake?
The fully frosted dog cake can be stored in the fridge for two days as the frosting starts to change color very quickly.
The sponge can be stored for 2 – 3 weeks in the freezer. Make sure that you cover the sponge with a food-grade plastic wrap.
The frosting can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for one day.
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Frequently Asked Questions
While it may not be toxic for dogs, it may be harder for some dogs to digest. I recommend using more dog-friendly flour like oat flour or whole wheat flour.
Not! Chocolates are toxic to dogs and should never be used in a dog cake or treat.
Regular frosting often contains ingredients like sugar and dairy that may not be suitable for dogs. It is safer to use dog-friendly frosting that contains potato yogurt or peanut butter.
If your dog has allergies, consult your veterinarian before using the ingredients. Choose ingredients that align with your dig’s dietary restrictions.
A dog cake should be considered a special treat and not a regular part of a diet. So, it is best to limit cake consumption to occasional celebrations only.
All dogs have individual tastes, so it is possible that your dog might not enjoy certain flavor or texture. You can experiment with different ingredients to find what your dog prefers.
For the Sponge
- 90 g Oat flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 2 Grated carrots
- 2 Bananas
- 140 g Natural Creamy peanut butter
- 2 Eggs
For the Frosting
- 210 g Plain plant-based yogurt
- 2 tbsp Natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp Corn starch
- Dog treats
For the Sponge
- Prepare two 6-inch round baking tins by greasing them with oil and lining them by placing butter paper at the bottom. Also, preheat the oven to 1800 C or 3500 F (OTG mode: lower rod + upper rod + fan).
- In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork, add grated carrot, natural peanut butter, and eggs, and mix all the ingredients.
- Add in the sifted dry ingredients: oats, flour, and baking powder. Mix all the ingredients to make the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared tins by dividing it equally. Bake them at 1800 C or 3500 F (OTG mode: lower rod node only). For 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
For the Frosting
- Frosting in a bowl, combine plain yogurt, natural peanut butter, and cornstarch together until it is smooth and spreadable.
- After baking, let the sponges cool down completely and de-mold them with the help of a bent palette knife. Trim the domed part of the sponges if they have any.
- Now, spread some of the frosting on the cake base and place one sponge layer.
- On the sponge layer, pipe frosting and smooth out. Then, place the second layer on top.
- Pipe the frosting over the cake and smooth it out using a bent palette knife; remove the excess.
- To decorate the cake, stick dog treats around the side of the cake, leaving no space in between.
- Serve the cake right after making it to your fur friend.
- Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes