November 29, 2015

Dog friendly birthday cake recipe for our canine friends

I grew up watching Blue Peter (a BBC TV children’s Programme) where the presenters, when I watched it all those years ago, always gave their dogs baked and decorated birthday cakes. It never occurred to me however, to do the same for my own dogs  – until NOW!!

I have recently become involved in the development and launch of an innovative new product called the “Magic Baking Tin“. A tin that can really easily be made into many, many shapes. One of the shapes that jumped out at me was a dog bone.

Dog done tin shape created using the Magic Baking Tin

Dog bone tin shape created using the Magic Baking Tin

So I set about researching and trying cake recipes for dogs – here is the one I decided to use. The recipe is basically a savoury cake, it has no sugar and is made from peanut butter and carrots.

A carrot and peanut butter dog cake recipe 

You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 125g (4.5oz) Peanut butter
  • 125ml  (4.5 fl oz) Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g (9oz) Grated carrot (approx two large carrots)
  • 260g (9oz) Wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C/350°F/Gas 4
  2. In a large bowl mix the egg, peanut butter, oil and vanilla, then stir in the carrots.
  3. Add the bicarb to the flour, then fold into the mixture.
  4. Spoon into your lined cake tin and bake for approximately 30 – 40 minutes

Note: The mixture is the perfect quantity to make the small bone shape using the Magic Baking Tin.

Below is a short promotional video of us decorating a dog bone cake that we made to help with the launch of the Magic Baking Tin. I hope you enjoy watching, my little helpers are my two nieces and one of their friends. We all had a lot of fun and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed their treats.

I’d love to hear about your dog baking stories so please feel free to comment below

Happy baking


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