How to Make a Cake with Peanut Butter and Water That Dogs Can Eat

by Louise Lawson
    Peanut butter—it isn't just for sandwiches anymore.

    Peanut butter—it isn't just for sandwiches anymore.

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    While some pet parents don't make much of their companions’ birthdays, other celebrate with toys, treats and even cakes. If you don’t have a doggy bakery in your area, you can whip up a fun, festive peanut butter birthday cake in the comfort of your own kitchen.

    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the cake to cook evenly, so start the oven at least 15 minutes before you pop in the cake.

    Step 2

    Add a few drops of vegetable oil to the bottom of the cake pan and spread it around with a paper towel. This prevents the cake from sticking to the pan.

    Step 3

    Measure 2 cups flour into a large mixing bowl, and use a wooden spoon to stir in 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter. If the batter is too thick to stir, drizzle in 1/4 cup warm water. The cake batter should be thick, but not so thick you can’t stir it.

    Step 4

    Mix in 1/2 cup shredded raw carrots, and pour the batter into the cake pan. Carrots are healthy and full of vitamins, making them an excellent addition to this doggy delight.

    Step 5

    Bake the cake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. If the cake isn’t done at the 20-minute mark, cook for an additional five minutes.

    Step 6

    Remove the pan from the oven, and let the cake cool completely before serving it to your hungry pups.

    Items You Will Need

    • Vegetable oil
    • 2 cups unbleached flour
    • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup shredded raw carrot
    • Paper towels
    • Mixing bowl
    • Wooden spoon
    • Square cake pan (8 inches by 8 inches)
    • Toothpicks

    Warning

    • Don’t feed your pups too much cake. This dessert is a treat, not a meal.

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    About the Author

    Louise Lawson has been a published author and editor for more than 10 years. Lawson specializes in pet and food-related articles, utilizing her 15 years as a sous chef and as a dog breeder, handler and trainer to produce pieces for online and print publications.

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