Dog Birthday Cakes
As dog owners, we want our pets to have the same luxuries that we have. After all, they’re our friends, protectors, and part of our family. So naturally, when their birthday comes around, we want to celebrate it like any other family member. They deserve a party with their closest friends just like we do. However, when it comes to nutrition for dogs, we have to consider the ingredients we use for the birthday treats and doggy bags.
There are a variety of birthday cakes that are safe for dogs to eat. Most of them contain ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Listed below are three great ideas for dog-friendly birthday cakes from different websites.
Doggie Birthday Cake
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup cooking oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey (optional)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup wheat or white flour
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 6 cup ring mold. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl and blend well. Sir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Jerky Dog Cake
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 cup Margarine, softened
1/2 cup Corn oil
1 Jar strained beef or liver baby food (2 1/2-ounce)
3 Strips dog beef jerky, crumbled (optional)
Plain yogurt (for dogs) or cottage cheese (for dogs or cats), for icing
Preheat oven to 325. Sift flour and baking powder together; set aside. In large bowl, with
electric mixer at medium speed, cream margarine until smooth. Add corn oil, baby
food and eggs; mix until smooth. At low speed, gradually beat flour mixture into
beef mixture until batter is smooth. Fold in beef jerky. Pour batter into
well-greased and floured 8″x5″x3″ loaf pan.
Bake in oven 70 minutes. Let cool on wire rack a few minutes before removing from pan to cool completely. Ice each slice with yogurt or cottage cheese.
Bacon Chicken Layer Cake
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup margarine, softened
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup corn oil
2 jars strained chicken baby food
2 cups finely shredded carrots
plain or vanilla yogurt
2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.
Generously grease and flour two 8″ round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margarine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chicken, and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8″ cake pans. Bake at 325° for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use Pupperoni sticks for candles.
Thanks DIYMother.org for the article!
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