5 Amazing Tricks: To Get The Most Out Of Your Dog Cake
Why not bake a dog cake to celebrate your dog’s birthday. More dog lovers are celebrating their dogs’ birthdays than ever before. It’s fun to decorate the dining room and make your dog their own birthday cake and pup cakes. But unlike cake for humans, a dog cake should be safe for their consumption. But it can still look fantastic too!
Below you will find 5 amazing tricks to get the most out of your dog’s cake. Click here for 4 easy cake recipes.
1. Use A Silicone Cake Mold
Dog cakes don’t need to be made in a boring square or round shape. Try using a silicone cupcake mold or a silicone cake mold to make your dog’s next celebration cake. The additional benefit is that a shape can be made to look a lot like a dog toy!
2. Add A Natural Sweetener
Dogs appreciate an extra treat, but you may not wish to add white sugar to their cake, as their systems are sensitive to cardiac and pancreatic diseases. The solution is to replace the sugar in a recipe with a bit of honey. You can also decrease the amount. For instance, instead of 1/2 cup of sugar, add 1/3 cup of honey instead. This is also the perfect substitution if you do want to make a cake for both you and your dog to enjoy, without having to bake two.
3. Add Some Fiber
All dogs can benefit from a bit of extra fiber in their diets. Shred one carrot and add it to your cake mixture. The carrot will cook naturally with the rest of the cake in the oven so you don’t even need to precook it. Pumpkin can be added instead of carrot, as it’s also full of fiber and healthy properties to keep your dog’s digestive system running well. Ensure you only use pure pumpkin and not pie filling though!
4. Don’t Forget The Frosting
Even though the cake is for your dog and not you, you can still make some dog friendly frosting. Frosting doesn’t need to contain the endless amounts of sugar, butter, or other types of fats. Instead, you can make frosting from basic cornstarch and eggs. You can even add in a bit of food coloring. Other options include making it from mashed sweet potatoes and a bit of unsweetened yogurt.
5. Use A Cupcake or Muffin Pan
If you don’t want your dog to eat an entire cake in one serving, but are concerned about mess, you can spoon your doggy cake mixture into smaller cupcakes or muffin tins. Then after they’re done baking, simply store the extra ones in a plastic container so that your dog can enjoy birthday treats for the entire week.
Homemade Dog Cake Recipes
Dog cake can be a fun way to celebrate this yearly special occasion with your dog. When you make them their own dog cake to enjoy they’ll be pleased and happy to spend extra time with you. Don’t forget to wrap up some gifts too—perhaps some homemade dog treats!
Dog Friendly Carrot Sponge Cake
This carrot sponge cake is made from simple ingredients that you are sure to already have in your cupboard. Feel free to mix these recipes up and get creative, by using different flavors and tastes that your dog loves. If your dog is on a low fat diet, you can substitute the oil with applesauce – this allows the cake to become sweet and healthier too for your furry companion.
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Organic Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup vegetable Oil
- 1 Cup Fresh Shredded Carrots
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a round or bone shaped cake pan.
- In a large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes in the middle of the oven. To check that the cake is cooked, insert a knife in the center of the cake and if the it comes out clean it’s ready.
- Allow to cool for 1 hour. Then spread the additional smooth peanut butter on top for frosting. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
No Bake Coconut Sweet Treats
- 1/3 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Smooth Organic Peanut Butter
- 1/3 Cup Shredded Coconut
- 2 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
- Add the coconut oil, rolled oats, and smooth peanut butter to a food processor until all the ingredients are combined.
- Take a small bite sized piece of mixture, and using your hands form a small ball shape. and roll into the shredded coconut.
- Place the coconut balls onto a parchment paper and place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving to your pups.
Blueberry Almond Dog Cake
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 c. almond flour
- 1/2 c. blueberries, chopped
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp pure honey
- 1 c. low fat cream cheese (icing)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Using coconut oil, grease one cake dish. Place the honey, eggs, almond flour, and coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Once smooth, add the chopped blueberries and use a spoon to fold the blueberries into the cake mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack. Let cool before applying the icing.