It’s your dogs birthday and it’s essential to celebrate! What’s a better way to spoil your pet than with some dog friendly birthday cake? These recipes are very mild and are suitable for most dogs. However, don’t forget that if your dog has a sensitive stomach or a special prescription diet, please consult your veterinarian before feeding them any cake. 

Get the banners and confetti out; here are some amazing and healthy recipes to try at home today! Don’t be afraid to dress them up and sprinkle some dog treats or kibble on top too!

Lets Pawty balloons on the wall with pup sitting on fake grass chewing on toy and waiting for cake.

Apple Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup shredded apple
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup water

Frosting:

  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup peanut butter

This dog friendly birthday cake is super sweet and has a wonderful smell. Preheat your oven to 350℉ and mix all ingredients in a bowl. Grease a cake pan with coconut oil and bake for 20-30 minutes. (You can usually tell when a cake is done by sticking a toothpick through the cake.) If it comes out with batter, it is not quite done baking yet! Finally, mix the frosting ingredients together, spread on the top of the cooled down cake, and you can even decorate it with apple slices. 

Sweet Potato Carrot Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sweet potato puree
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup water

Frosting:

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree

This cake has a wonderful orange color and looks like a fancy carrot cake! Preheat your oven to 350℉ and mix all ingredients in a bowl. Grease a cake pan with coconut oil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Finally, mix the frosting ingredients together and spread on the top of the cooled down cake. You can decorate this one with shredded carrots too!

Dog standing on grass pad eating cake

Zucchini Cakes with Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 cup low sodium, onion free chicken stock
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour

Next, it’s time for a more dog friendly birthday cake that is grain-free! Preheat your oven to 350℉ and mix all ingredients in a bowl. Grease a cupcake tin with coconut oil and bake for 15-20 minutes. After they have cooled off, swirl some whipped cream on the top and decorate with their favorite berry! Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all free game! Have some fun with it and split the batter into two small pans to make a double-decker cake!

Cracking eggs in a bowl for the cake

5 Ingredient Dog Cake

Photo of all ingredients needed for the dog cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbs honey (preferably raw)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3 Tbs coconut oil, melted
  • A handfuls of chopped organic strawberries or blueberries and a couple for extra toppings

Frosting:

  • 1 cup of organic plain yogurt (choose one with low sugar content
  • 2-3 Tbs of almond butter or natural peanut butter
Three small dog cakes on a plat with a bowl of the dog friendly frosting

Now you have a bunch of options that you can try out! No matter what you do though, they will always love it. Any chance to have a special treat, a dog will thank you with it’s happy face full of crumbs. 

Two dogs on grass mat in front of Lets Pawty balloons eating their dog cake

Enjoy cooking for your pet? You can always find more DIY recipes here.

Author

Caitlin is originally from Vermont and has been working with animals since she can remember. She studied Behavioral Neuroscience and is now Mastering in Animal Shelter Management in Colorado. Her hobbies include horseback riding, fostering animals, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. She has volunteered at five different animal shelters and worked in three different vet hospitals. Her passions include animal health, behavior, and enrichment. Caitlin also spends time taking high-quality photos of shelter animals to help them get adopted faster.

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