Dog owners out there, this post is for you! Our dog recently celebrated her 10th birthday and my kids wanted to do something special, she is their best friend after all. After thinking up different places we could take her we decided, because it was a cold and rainy day, we would make her a small cake and party hat as a way to celebrate. My daughter’s quickly went to work decorating a piece of paper to make a hat worthy of their superdog while I went to work baking.
Well, not right away. First I had to scour the internet for a cake recipe that was both healthy for my dog and only used ingredients I already had at home. That is when I found this recipe at a blog called Spoonful of Sugar Free, which has some pretty good human recipes as well.It had everything I was looking for. Specifically, this cake only has 4 ingredients (egg, apples, peanut butter and baking powder), all of which my dog likes and can eat. The cake bakes easily in 20 minutes, and because I didn’t have a small cake pan, I used a piece of tinfoil that I folded into the shape of a circle.
As I got to work baking I realized the only thing missing to make this cake complete was the frosting. The cake recipe I had found didn’t include frosting so I decided to improvise.
Simple Dog Cake Frosting Recipe
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
Really simple, just mix the two ingredients until they are combined and creamy. Store in the refrigerator or use immediately. And that’s it! Once the two ingredients came together it looked like real buttercream frosting!
My kids cut and taped their decorated paper into the shape of a hat while I frosted the finished cake and tada! A celebration fit for an amazing dog.