7 Best Vegan Birthday Cake Recipes for Dogs

Our furry friends bring so much joy into our lives so once in a while it's important to spoil them; and what better way than celebrating his/her birthday with a delicious vegan dog birthday cake. In addition to being a healthy treat for your pet, vegan dog birthday cakes make for nice photo ops to remember the special occasion.

The following are 7 of the best vegan dog birthday cakes you should try on your dog's next birthday party;

1.  Apple Banana Dog Birthday  Cake

Vegetarian dog birthday cakes

Recipe courtesy of PersonalCreations.com

You'll never go wrong with bananas and apples. Apples are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and fiber which improves your dog's digestion and overall health. However, be careful not to feed your dog apple seeds as they can make him sick. Bananas are a great source of fiber and potassium, which helps your dog with gastrointestinal issues.

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 mashed banana
  • ¼ cup shredded apple
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 mashed banana
  • Apple slices


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F(175°C).
  • Mix the shredded apples, mashed banana, and applesauce together then stir in your flour and water.
  • Grease a pan with coconut oil and bake your cake for about 25-30 minutes until the center is firm.
  • Mix flour and mashed bananas until you have a frosting-like consistency.
  • After the cake is cool, decorate with mashed bananas and top it off with apple slices as a bonus treat.

2.  Sweet Potato Carrot  Cake

Vegan Sweet potato dog cake

Recipe & photo by PersonalCreations.com

This is another nutritious and delicious vegan dog cake recipe that you should try. It would be even better if you have one of those bone shaped pans or silicone molds to make interesting shapes.

Cake ingredients

  • ½ cup sweet potato puree
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Frosting ingredients

  • ¼  cup sweet potatoes puree
  • ¼  cup non-dairy yogurt.
  • Shredded carrots (Optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F(175°C). 
  • Mix the date syrup, sweet potato puree, and coconut oil together in a bowl. Add the almond flour, water, and baking powder then stir your carrots in.
  • Grease your pan with some coconut oil. Bake for about 25 minutes until the cake center is firm.
  • Let the cake cool then top it off with some yogurt, shredded carrots, and sweet potato puree.

3.  Vegan Pumpkin Dog  Cake

Vegan dog birthday cake

Recipe by The Almond Eater

Pumpkin is one of the best ingredients for dogs and they love it!

Cake ingredients

  • 1 ½  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup almond milk

Frosting ingredients

  • ⅔  cups plain dairy-free yogurt
  • ¼  cup maple syrup


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F(175°C).
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
  • Melt the coconut oil and set it aside to allow it to cool.
  • Combine pumpkin, milk, maple syrup, and vinegar in a separate bowl.
  • Now, mix your dry and wet ingredients into one bowl while mixing thoroughly. Add in the coconut oil last.
  • Grease your pan with coconut oil and add in your batter.
  • Bake for about half an hour until it's dry inside.
  • Allow the cake to cool down while mixing your yogurt and maple syrup frosting. When the cake is cool, cover it with your syrup and yogurt frosting.

4.  Vegan  Peanut-Butter  Cupcakes

Recipe by Sweetsimplevegan

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 chia egg or vegan egg (1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water)
  • ½  cup of mashed ripe banana
  • ¼ cup of unsalted peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of shredded zucchini
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup of oat flour
  • ¼ cup of chickpea flour 
  • ¾ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon 

Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup of plain vegan coconut yogurt
  • ¼ cup of unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp of chickpea flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F(175°C) and queue a cupcake tray with cupcake molds. You can also lightly oil the cupcake tray with coconut oil. Place aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds and water to make the chia egg. Set aside for 10 minutes to enable it to thicken.
  • Add the mashed banana, peanut butter, zucchini, almond milk, and after the chia seeds have thickened. Mix everything together until it's uniform. 
  • Now, add other ingredients as instructed and combine them evenly into a cupcake batter.
  • Distribute the batter equally into the cupcake molds with a tablespoon-sized cookie scooper, or once they are around 2.5-3 tablespoons each filled. Probably, 8 cupcake molds were filled. 
  • To eliminate any air bubbles in the batter, tap the tray on the counter just a few times. Place the cupcake pan in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or till after a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Take the tray out of the oven and keep it aside to cool down completely. After cooling remove it from the cupcake molds.
  • For frosting, take a medium-size bowl, whisk vegan yogurt and peanut butter properly. Gradually add chickpea flour until smooth consistency. 
  • Fill frosting in the piping bag fitted with a star tip and graciously frost the cupcakes. And then sprinkle cinnamon and coconut flakes as a topping. Semi-crushed dog treats can even work for yours. 

5.  Whole-Wheat  Birthday  Pupcake

Recipe by Veganfirst


  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 cups of carrot puree
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 5 tbsp of cornstarch


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C(390°F). 
  • Combine whole wheat flour and rolled oats in a mixing bowl. Now, mix the carrot puree in it and make the dry ingredients.
  • Prepare a batter with as much water as needed.
  • Grease a cake pan and pour the batter into it. 
  • Decorate the cake surface with dog food and treats (optional). 
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the frosting by combining peanut butter and cold coconut milk. To the mixture, include cornstarch dissolved in some water and blend at a fast speed.
  • Keep in mind the frosting mixture doesn't get too warm. You can keep the mixing bowl cool by placing it on ice cubes. Afterward, keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes. 
  • Once the cake is baked, keep it aside to cool down at room temperature.
  • Subsequently, apply the layers of frosting on it.
  • Lastly, top the cake with the dog biscuits. 

6.  Grain-free  Dog  Birthday  Cake

Recipe by  cottercrunch

Cake Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups of chickpea flour 
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of naturally refined coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup of mashed strawberries (Half for garnishing)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tbsp of Maple Syrup 


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F(175°C). Arrange a small cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Sieve together the chickpea flour, cinnamon, and baking powder/soda in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, oil, and lemon juice.
  • Combine both the wet and dry ingredients in one mixing bowl. Mix 1/2 cup mashed strawberries. Pour into the cake pan. 
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • After the cake is baked, keep it cool and then place it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting by whipping dairy-free yogurt and maple syrup. 
  • Cut the cake from the center to make two tiers. Spread about 1/2 cup creamy dairy-free yogurt among each tier of the cake and softly stack the cakes on top of each other.
  • Decorate the top with leftover frosting and mashed strawberries.

7.  Blueberry  Dog  Cake

Blueberry dog birthday cake

Recipe by personalcreations

Cake Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups of coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of blueberries
  • 2 flax eggs or vegan eggs (2 tbsp flax seed powder + 6 tbsp water)
  • 2 tbsp of date syrup

Frosting Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of plain dairy-free yogurt
  • 2 tbsp of date syrup
  • Strawberries and blueberries (Topping)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F(175°C). 
  • In a bowl, take flax seed powder and water to make flax eggs. Set aside for 10 minutes till it gets thickened. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the date syrup and melted coconut oil in a mixing bowl. Then mix in the flour, flax eggs, and blueberries.
  • Grease the cake pan with coconut oil. Fill up the pan with the batter and bake for around 20-25 minutes.
  • After that, remove the cake from the oven and keep it aside to cool down. 
  • To prepare the frosting, mix yogurt and date syrup together. Now, frost the cake and garnish with berries.

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vegetarian birthday cake for dogs

You can occasionally find vegan doggie cakes at dog bakeries. The Dog Bakery makes vegetarian dog birthday cakes in a few different shapes and colors available in wheat-free or grain-free! Check them out!

Rocky Kanaka

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 Ladd

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.