Friday, July 11, 2014


My sweet McKinney had her second birthday earlier this month, and like the completely crazy person loving mother that I am, I made her a dog friendly birthday cake.

I mean just look at that face, who wouldn't want to spoil her! 

Just a few minutes on Pinterest revealed to me that I am not the only person out there that loves their pet like a child. There were more birthday cake recipes than I could count.

After doing a little research, I combined a few favorites and settled on this one:

Dog-Friendly Birthday Cake Recipe:
1 cup shredded carrot 
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
Frost with cottage cheese and peanut butter

Combining the ingredients got a little tricky, and I wasn't wholly sure that the cake would turn out, but after 20 minutes in the oven it set right up!

And as you can see, I made three cakes because there were three awesome labs that had birthdays right around the same time. For baking I put three jumbo cup cake liners in a loaf pan, and spooned 1/3 of the mixture in to each. They baked perfectly, and when it came time to serve them, I simply removed the cupcake liner and had three perfect mini cakes.

I wish I had a better picture, but here are the girls getting ready to enjoy their birthday treats. The two dogs on the right belong to my Mother-in-Law. Lily was celebrating her 9th birthday, and Apen is a litter mate of McKinney, so she is also two. I love the way McKinney looks ready to dive in, while Aspen is tentatively waiting for the "release" command.

I wish I had better pictures of these guys enjoying their birthday treats, but I was too busy laughing and enjoying the moment as they tore in to them. It was a fun way to celebrate our spoiled pups!


  1. This is awesome and I am pinning for next year! My pups usually get puppy ice cream (that's what their crazy human calls it) for their birthday - plain yogurt, peanut butter and honey. They love it! Thanks for the idea!


  2. Hi! I'm stopping by from the blog hop. What cute dogs! Also, love the fact that you made them real food treats without harmful ingredients.

  3. Thanks ladies! They were fun and easy to make and the pups loved them!

  4. What a clever idea! The cake doesn't sound too bad to me, even. ;) Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum