How to Make Simple Dog Cake

by Vivian Gomez

'Corner piece, please, with extra frosting.'

This simple dog cake recipe is ideal for celebrating either your pup’s birthday or marking the anniversary of giving him a forever home. It looks like a cake especially made for us two-legged folks, but it is made with ingredients that won’t harm your four-legged pal. Confections made for humans have ingredients that could cause your pooch an upset stomach or life-threatening harm. Food like chocolate or raisins are toxic to dogs so choose your ingredients wisely.

The Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix the flour and baking soda.

Step 3

Add the softened butter, oil and eggs. Mix well so that the dry ingredients are thoroughly saturated with the wet ones. I use my trusty wooden spoon when baking, in lieu of a hand mixer. I prefer to pop the butter in the microwave for a few seconds until it's melted to avoid getting clumps of softened butter in the batter.

Step 4

Add the shredded carrots and carob chips, stirring them into the batter.

Step 5

Grease a cake pan with some cooking spray. I use an 8-by-8 inch pan. Pour the batter into it and bake for approximately 35 minutes.

The Frosting

Step 1

After 35 minutes, insert a knife in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. Baking times vary by oven, so if the knife doesn't come out clean, pop the cake back into the oven for five more minutes and check again.

Step 2

Let the cake cool completely. While it cools, mix 4 tablespoons of organic, low-sugar peanut butter into 6 heaping tablespoons of whipped cream cheese.

Step 3

When the cake is cool, add the peanut butter and cream cheese frosting. Serve.

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