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 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!