6 Dog Birthday Cake Recipes That Don't Include Peanut Butter

Show your dog how much you love him/her by making him a special birthday cake (or Gotcha Day Cake) to mark the special day. However, a lot of dogs (and people) are allergic to peanut butter and if your furry friend is one of them, you need to only stick to the nut-free dog birthday cake recipes.

The following are three of the best dog birthday cake recipes without peanut butter: 

1. Meat Lover's Birthday Dog Cake

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Photo & recipe by PersonalCreations.com

Most dogs love meat, so why don't you make your dog a cake made of his favorite food. Treat your pup to the meat lover's special. This recipe makes one mini meatloaf, and we suggest cutting it into small pieces instead of giving your dog the whole thing.

Cake ingredients

- 1 egg
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots

Frosting ingredients

- 1/2 cup water
- 1 potato
- carrots and peas (topping)


1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
2. Boil potatoes until they're soft. This should take about 620 minutes.
3. Mix the beef, oats, egg, peas, and carrots together in a bowl.
4. Grease your baking tin with coconut oil for dogs and add your meat. Bake for about 40 minutes until the meat cooks through.
5. As the meat is baking, prepare your mashed potato frosting. Mix your boiled potatoes with a hand mixer, adding water until you have your desired consistency.
6. Once your meat cake is cool, cover it with potato frosting and decorate with carrots and peas.

This dog birthday cake recipe is definitely without peanut butter!


No Time To Bake a Cake for Your Dog?

Dog birthday cakes without peanut butter
You can occasionally find nut free dog cakes at bakeries. The Dog Bakery makes dog birthday cakes  without peanut butter in a few different shapes and colors and available in wheat free or grain free. The dog cakes are all nut free. We also ship all over the USA.

2. Coconut berry birthday dog cake

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Photo & recipe by PersonalCreations.com

This is a refreshing dog cake that you must try. It contains strawberries and blueberries that are rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which boost your dog's health. It also has coconut oil for dogs which enhances your dog's coat and aids digestion.

Dog Cake ingredients

- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flour
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 2 tsp honey
-3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Frosting ingredients

- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- blueberries and strawberries
- natural food coloring


1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
2. Mix eggs, honey, and melted coconut oil.
3. Stir in the coconut flour and blueberries
4. Grease a 4-inch springform pan with some coconut oil and fill it with the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes until you have a firm center.
5. Let the cake cool down as you mix the honey, yogurt, and food coloring frosting.
6. Cover the dog cake with frosting and decorate with strawberries and blueberries.

3. Apple and Cheddar Pupcake

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Photo & recipe by Jen at Jewelwoodhouse.com

We tried this recipe for our picky dogs and they loved it! So a huge shout out to Jen at JewelwoodHouse.com for coming up with this peanut butter-free dog cake recipe for dogs.

- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
2. Mix the applesauce, vegetable oil, eggs, cheese, and honey together in a bowl.
2. Mix the oats, flour, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Mix the dry and wet ingredients in a bowl the set the mixture in your baking pan if you want a dog cake or muffin tins if you want muffins.
3. Bake for about 30 minutes or till the center is dry.

No Time To Bake a Cake for Your Dog?

dog birthday cake recipe without peanut butter

You can occasionally find nut free doggie cakes at bakeries. The Dog Bakery makes them in a few different shapes and colors available in wheat free or grain free, and they are all nut free. We also ship all over the USA.

4. Coconut-Honey Doggie Cake

(Deliciously shareable!)

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Photo & recipe by BrownEyedBaker.com



3 Tbs. refined coconut oil for dogs (melted)

2 Tbs. honey

3 Eggs

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

Yogurt for frosting


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 7-ounce ramekins; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey, and eggs. Stir in flour until totally absorbed.

3. Divide batter between ramekins and bake until lightly browned and firm when pressed in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Cool in the ramekins, then remove the dog cakes and fill and frost with plain yogurt.


5. Birthday Pup Cakes 

Dog birthday cakes without peanut butter

Photo and recipe from MorselsandMoonshine.com 

(Makes 6 servings perfect For a party with furry friends!)


1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 Tbs. baking powder

1 ripe banana, smushed

1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce

1 Tbs. maple syrup

1 cup water

1/2 c. pureed pumpkin (for icing)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cupcake tin with coconut oil.

2. In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.

3.In a large bowl, cream applesauce, banana, and syrup. While mixing, alternate adding water and flour mixture until ingredients combined well.

4. Pour batter into muffin tins.  Bake  for  25 minutes. 



6. Sweet Potato & Maple Syrup Cake 

dog cake recipes that don't contain peanut butter

Recipe & photo from PureDogTreats.com


1 sweet potato (cooked and mashed)

2 c. water

1/8 Tbs. vanilla

3 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 Tbs. baking powder

1 egg

2 Tbs. honey

1/2 c. maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-inch cake tin with spray oil.
  3. Combine sweet potato, water, vanilla, egg, honey, and maple syrup.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour mixture into cake pan and place in oven.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  7. Remove cake from pan and let cool.

Frosting For Dogs Recipe


12 oz. softened low-fat cream cheese

3 Tbs. cinnamon

1 Tbs. vanilla

2 Tbs. maple syrup


  1. Combine all ingredients and beat until soft.
  2. Apply frosting to top of cake.
  3. Serve to a happy dog!

What if you don’t have time to bake for your pup and his pals? 

Grain free nut free birthday cakes for dogs

You could shop your local bakeries, and you may find nut free, and even possibly grain free doggie cakes in time for the celebration. But why not make it easy on yourself?

You don’t have to sacrifice your pet’s health and well being, or your time, to throw a great party. When  there’s no time to bake or shop around, you can find what you’re looking for at The Dog Bakery. The Dog Bakery provides cute and colorful nut free doggie birthday cakes; they’re even available in wheat or grain free! We ship all over the USA, so order your doggie birthday cake from us today!


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.