Every dog deserves to be pampered on occasion, and our recipe for a dog-friendly cake is the perfect excuse to spoil your dog on their birthday, or rescue gotcha day!
Many cake recipes claim to be dog-friendly but often still include ingredients which aren’t recommended for dogs, such as baking powder. Whilst this recipe has been designed with dogs in mind, it should still only be given to them in small amounts and as an occasional treat, alongside of a well-balanced diet. This cake is not suitable for dogs with special dietary requirements.
Dog Birthday Cake Recipe
For the cake
- 210g plain or wholemeal flour
- 1 peeled banana, mashed
- Half a grated carrot
- 2tsp coconut oil
- 250ml oat milk
- 1 egg
For the decoration
- 1 large potato, mashed
- Treats to decorate
- Meaty stick for a candle (Stick-shaped edible dog treat)
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees centigrade and line a small cake tin with greaseproof paper. We’ve used an 11cm round cake tin, but if you don’t have one of these you could use a cupcake tray and make a several smaller cakes instead.
- Put your banana into a bowl and mash with a fork, then add your whisked egg, grated carrot, melted coconut oil and oat milk. Mix all the ingredients together, then add the flour and stir into the mixture.
- Spoon the cake mixture into the lined cake tin and level out, using the back of a spoon. Bake the cake 45 minutes to 1 hour until completely cooked through, then remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool. Don’t worry if the cake doesn’t rise much - that’s because there is no baking powder in this recipe.
- Whilst your cake is cooling, make the frosting. Peel and chop your potato into chunks, then boil in a saucepan of water for 15-20 minutes until soft. Drain your potato and leave to cool before mashing. Make sure it’s mashed thoroughly and that there are no lumps. Loosen with a little water and spoon into a piping bag, ready to decorate your cake.
- Cut the cooled cake into two even layers. Pipe some of your mash onto one half and sandwich the layers together. Pipe the remaining mash on top and decorate with your dog’s favourite treats. If it’s for their birthday, you can even add a meaty stick-shaped edible dog treat to make a candle.
- Serve your dog a small slice as a celebratory treat!
Get your free pet care guide
Our free guide is packed with expert advice and answers to all your questions on toxic foods, body language, training, and brain games for your pet. We’ve even included recipes for making pet-safe homemade treats and toys.