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3 Ingredient Dog Cakes
As much as we love the delicious pup-friendly cakes at The Dog Bakery, there’s something special about making your own treats. It’s like making your own dinner, but you’re making something special for your best friend!
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best and simplest ways to treat your pooch! These recipes are simple to make and only require 3 ingredients, making them perfect for every budget.
The Easy-to-Make Doggy Birthday Cake
Celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, gotcha-day, or training graduation?
The gourmands of Garlic Head have a fantastic three-ingredient recipe for your pooch! This is a simple recipe with only a few steps, and the results can be frozen for reuse.
- ⅓ cup cooked brown rice
- ¼ cup plain cooked chicken, shredded
- 2 tablespoons raw unsalted peanut butter
- 1 small sweet potato
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened greek yogurt (optional)
You won’t need any special supplies or appliances for this recipe!
Use a toothpick or fork to poke some holes in the sweet potato before microwaving it for 6–8 minutes. Remember to stop the microwave at the halfway point to flip the potato.
Remove the sweet potato from the microwave. Once it has cooled, scrape out the orange flesh. You’ll likely have about ½ cup of sweet potato when you’re done.
Mix 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into the scooped-out mashed potato. As you stir, add in the chicken and rice.
Place the mixture onto a plate and mold it into a cake shape. Allow it to cool until firm.
- If desired, use the second tablespoon of peanut butter or the greek yogurt to frost the resulting cake.
The Basic Dog Cake
For dogs with a refined palate, there’s Pastries and Pets’ three-ingredient cake. This simple recipe is perfect for any occasion, including birthdays, and dogs are always huge fans of the results.
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
- 1 cup rice flour
- ¼ cup water
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder (optional)
You’ll also want to prepare a medium or large baking sheet.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Using a bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, water, and flour. 1½ teaspoons of baking powder can be added to help the batter rise, but its inclusion is your choice!
Spray or spread some oil on your pan to prevent sticking.
Divide the batter into batches. You can make small balls or use cookie cutters to create unique shapes.
- Bake for 18 minutes and allow the cakes to cool before serving.
Finally, we have More Than Cocos’ fantastic pup-friendly pupcake recipe. Don’t let their simplicity fool you! These quick-and-easy pupcakes are always a hit with pups.
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup peanut butter
This recipe requires an oven and mugs or molds to shape the results.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. The result will be a bit runny, like cake batter.
When you’re happy with the consistency, pour the batter into two small mugs or the molds of your choice. Place these in the oven for about 12–15 minutes, cooking until firm.
- Allow the cake to cool before serving. You can also store them in the fridge for up to a week.
Looking for something a little more complicated? Check out this dog-safe pumpkin pie recipe that’s perfect for the holidays!
Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes
and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!
Lorna Paxton Ladd is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast of The Dog Bakery. She loves spoiling her 3 rescue dogs with dog cakes
and jerky. A 15 year veteran in the pet industry, her aim is to educate pet parents on the best recipes, products, tips and tricks to optimize the human/canine bond. Her favorite product at The Dog Bakery are the customizable dog birthday cakes.