6 Easy Dog Cake Recipes
A dog cake is a perfect way to celebrate your best friend, especially if that best friend is a dog! We recommend getting a human cake for your human friends.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a gotcha day, or just any ol’ day, a tasty treat like a delicious dog-safe cake is just the thing to show them how much you care. But what if you’re not much of a baker? Well, you could always order a cake from a dog bakery… or you could follow one of these easy-to-make, pup-pleasing cake recipes!
We’ve found six super recipes that are just paw-fect for your pup and are easy for you to make!
1. 3-Ingredient Birthday Cake
Picture Credit: More Than Cocos by GB
By far the easiest birthday cake on our list comes from More Than Cocos by GB, and only uses three simple ingredients: oats, eggs, and honey! If you don’t have oat flour, you can just put regular unflavored oatmeal in your food processor to make your own.
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (make sure it is xylitol/birch sugar-free)
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- In a small bowl add and whisk all the ingredients.
- Pour batter in two oven-safe mugs or a small cake pan and bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let it cool before serving.
Optional: Top with some more peanut butter and dog treats for decoration.
2. 4-Ingredient Homemade Birthday Cake
Picture Credit: Kitchen 335
With only one more ingredient than our last option, this dog cake is from Kitchen 335 and is a sweet, safe, and scrumptious treat for your precious pup! It uses a ramekin as a baking dish, but if you don’t have one of those handy, you can also use an oven-safe ceramic coffee mug.
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter (make sure it is xylitol/birch sugar-free)
- 1/2 apple, chopped finely
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat your oven to 350 F. Spray a ramekin with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until fully combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Remove from the ramekin and serve.
3. Easy Apple Cupcakes
Picture Credit: A Saucy Kitchen
This delicious recipe from Saucy Kitchen makes perfectly-sized cupcakes for your dog to enjoy. Make sure that you use peanut butter that’s xylitol free, as xylitol can be lethal to dogs.
- 1/2 medium apple, diced
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter + more for frosting (make sure it is xylitol/birch sugar-free)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional)
- bacon bits for topping (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Mix together all of your ingredients until combined.
- Line or lightly grease two holes in a cupcake tin or a small ramekin. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pans.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cupcake to cool completely. You can leave it as is, or frost with peanut butter and sprinkle with bacon bits.
4. Frosted Pupcakes
Picture Credit: Recipe Tin Eats
This delightful pupcake recipe from Recipe Tin Eats uses a secret ingredient to make deliciously fluffy frosting… potatoes!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup smooth/creamy peanut butter (make sure it is xylitol/birch sugar-free)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups flour (any kind)
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola, peanut, or olive oil)
- 3/4 cup water
Fluffy Dog Friendly "Frosting" Ingredients
- 1 pound of potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup yogurt, plain low fat (any unsweetened type) OR sour cream
- 2 - 4 tbsp water
- 12 small dog bone biscuits, for decorating (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Place bananas in a bowl and mash until smooth.
- Add peanut butter, honey, and eggs. Whisk until smooth.
- Add flour, baking powder, oil, and water. Whisk until smooth.
- Fill liners ¾ full. Bake for 22 minutes until the top is golden, or a skewer comes out clean.
- Transfer to cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes before frosting.
- Place potatoes in a large pot of water. Bring to boil, then cook potatoes for 20 minutes until very, very soft and starting to crumble on the edges. (Just like you’re making mashed potatoes!)
- Drain, then return to the empty pot. Add yogurt, honey, and water (starting with 2 tbsp). Beat with an electric beater until smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed - it should have a soft consistency like frosting.
- Pipe or spread frosting onto cupcakes.
If you want to cheat and make this recipe even easier, you could use plain instant mashed potatoes.
5. No-Bake Dog Cakes
Picture Credit: Spoiled Hounds
This no-bake recipe from Spoiled Hounds is a super sweet treat that doesn’t use eggs or grain, so it’s really incredible for dogs with allergies. This recipe makes eight servings, so you can feed your dog and all of their friends!
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (the kind made just for dogs)
- 1/2 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter (make sure it is xylitol/birch sugar-free)
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
Cake Filling and Frosting
- 1/2 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Place the oat flour, rolled oats, melted coconut oil, peanut butter, applesauce, and pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl.
- Mix and let the dough sit for 15 to 20 minutes until it stiffens up.
- Press or roll out the dough onto a flat surface until it is about 1 to 1½-inches thick.
- Cut out as many same-size circles as possible. This recipe makes three 4-inch layers with enough left over for two small treats formed into a ball.
- Place the circles separately, not on top of each other, on a tray or plate put into fridge until stiff.
- Spread peanut butter on top of 2 layers and Greek yogurt on top of 1 layer.
- Stack the layers to make a layer cake with the yogurt frosted layer on top.
- Top with blueberries.
6. Microwave Mug Cake
Picture Credit: Staying Close To Home
Mug cakes are so simple and so tasty! This single-serving cake from Staying Close To Home is perfect for one pooch.
Optional: Greek yogurt for frosting
- 1 tbsp of carrots, grated
- 2 tbsp of peanut butter (plus a bit more for frosting) (make sure it is xylitol/birch sugar-free)
- 4 tbsp of water
- 4 tbsp of whole wheat flour (or nut or oat flour if your dog is allergic to wheat)
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of honey
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla
- Grate carrots. Set aside.
- Put 2 tbsp of peanut butter in the mug and heat until melted, about 1:30 or 2 minutes
- Add whole wheat flour, baking powder, grated carrots, honey, vanilla, and water to the same mug w/ peanut butter.
- Mix until it feels like dough.
- Microwave for 2 minutes.
- Take out of mug and plate the cupcake on a plate. Frost the cupcake when still warm, either with peanut butter, Greek yogurt, or a mix of both!
- Decorate with dog kibble or treats if desired.
No Time to Bake?
No matter the occasion, The Dog Bakery has the perfect celebration cake for your pup. We use only wholesome, natural ingredients to create customized dog cakes. We deliver throughout the USA within five days of ordering.
If you’d like to pick up your order at one of our stores, order two days in advance for a customized cake. And no matter how you get your cake, whether you use one of these easy recipes or you make it yourself, you can make your dog’s party even better with our dog party accessories!
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.