Time flies when you’re having fun. On your dog’s birthday, doesn’t it always seem like you’ve blinked and another year has gone by?
This year my dog Toby turns four, and I’m bound and determined to make him a dog birthday cake. I’ve been saying that forever, but this is going to be the year it happens, I swear!
To prepare, I scoured Pinterest looking for the best recipes. There are many out there, but these 9 were the best of the best.
1. Banana Carob Oat Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Found at Baked by Joanna
This adorable dog birthday cake consists of vet-approved ingredients like peanut butter, bananas and carob chips, and is adorned with dog treats for a cute added touch.
2. Healthy Dog Birthday Cake
Found at The Rodimels
You wouldn’t know it, but this dog birthday cake is packed with carrots and apples – both awesome human foods full of nutrients for your dog. It’s a win-win!
3. Mini Berry Almond Cake
Found at Pretty Fluffy
Doesn’t this cake look like something you would find in a fancy bakery? The team at Pretty Fluffy put this together for the birthday celebration of dog Coco. I’m thinking of making this for Toby, and not going to lie, I might just steal a taste.
4. Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Doggy Cake
Found at Spoonful of Sugar Free
This recipe does not include grain of any kind. It’s just peanut butter, baking powder, chopped apples and one egg. Those four simple ingredients create this straightforward, scrumptious cake for the special furbaby in your life.
5. Grain-Free Mini Dog Cakes
Found at A Cozy Kitchen
Speaking of grain-free cakes, here is another recipe that does without this standard dog cake ingredient. The result is cute little cakes your dog will scarf down in minutes. (Or in the case of my dog, seconds.)
Also, how dog-gone cute is the pup in this photo?
6. Coconut Honey Dog Cake
Found at Brown Eyed Baker
This dog birthday cake looks complicated, but it’s actually much easier to make than you’d think. The cake is made up of only five ingredients, and the frosting is just plain yogurt.
7. Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe
Found at Love from the Oven
How awesome is the name of this dog birthday cake? If your dog is getting a homemade birthday cake, they are most definitely spoiled. But that is what we love about being a dog parent.
8. Mini Dog Birthday Cake
Found at The Almond Eater
This dog cake includes lots of things you’d expect – peanut butter, applesauce, honey, etc. – but what we love about it is the special ingredient on top: shredded cheese. That’s right, shredded cheddar is used as a decoration on top. This is the stuff dogs dream of.
9. Homemade Doggie Cake
Found at The Cozy Cook
When I first found out the number of calories in (human) carrot cake, I was shocked. After all, weren’t carrots supposed to be healthy? They are, but all the butter and sugar negated the health benefits. Lucky for us, this dog birthday cake feature lots of the healthy orange vegetable and none of the naughty ingredients.
You might catch some flack for making a birthday cake for your dog, but don’t let that deter you. After all, pups are like children to us pup parents, and you’ve got to celebrate the birthday of your furbaby!
Which recipe would you make for your dog’s birthday?