Dog Cakes That Don't Have to Be Bakedby Deborah Lundin
If you are looking to make a birthday or celebration cake for your special dog but don’t consider yourself a baking professional, consider a no-bake cake option. Even without baking, you can still provide a tasty and healthy cake your dog is sure to enjoy. Consider your dog’s favorite tastes and any dietary concerns when choosing your celebration option.
Peanut Butter Cake
Peanut butter is a source of protein and a favorite for many dogs. This recipe combines peanut butter, rolled oats and fat-free milk. This cake is good for dogs with wheat or corn allergies. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup fat-free milk with 1 cup peanut butter. Mix until combined. Slowly add 3 cups rolled oats and combine well. Place dough on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Mold into desired cake shape. Place into refrigerator for at least one hour to harden. For dogs with lactose intolerance, substitute fat-free milk with coconut milk.
Cheese and Bacon Log Cake
Cheese provides another protein source for dogs and makes a tasty no-bake log cake. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup grated low-fat cheese with 4 tablespoons sunflower oil. Place the mixture onto a piece of saran wrap and press to make a log shape. Once the log is shaped, roll in crumbled bacon pieces. Wrap with plastic film and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Frozen Yogurt Cake
If your dog’s celebration is during the hot summer months, consider this tasty frozen cake option. In a small bowl, mix together one cup of unsweetened fat-free yogurt with a variety or berries, such as strawberries or blueberries. Place the mixture into a shallow bowl. Place the bowl in the freezer overnight and you have a frozen cake treat.
Allergies, Dietary Concerns and Sandwich Cakes
If your dog has dietary concerns, make sure you discuss these treats with your veterinarian. Remember, these are treats and should be served in moderation. If your dog has favorite pre-made treats that he enjoys and is not allergic to, consider making treat sandwich cakes by spreading peanut butter, yogurt, cooked pumpkin or cooked sweet potato between the treats.
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