Thursday, August 27, 2009

Made With Love: Delicious Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

Does your dog have a Birthday or should we say Bark-day around the corner. Well your dog will love blowing out the candles on these delicious birthday recipes with the main ingredient being love, compliments of our friends at lovetoknow.

Bow Wow Beef & Bacon Birthday Cake
What dog can resist the delicious combination of beef and bacon?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar of strained beef baby food
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits

Directions:

  • Stir flour and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
  • Cream together the butter, oil, baby food and eggs.
  • Mix dry ingredients with the wet mix, and then stir in the bacon bits.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 8" x 8" baking pan.
  • If desired, sprinkle a light layer of bacon bits on top as a frosting substitute.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when lightly poked. Oven times may vary.

Canine Carob & Carrot Cake

Here is a naturally sweet dog birthday cake recipe that satisfies the chocolate-loving hound's taste buds without risking the toxicity from natural chocolate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (Optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup carob chips (Easily available at your local health food store)

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Cream together the butter, oil, eggs and optional vanilla.
  • Stir in carrots and carobs.
  • Pour batter into a well-greased 8"x 8" square or 8-inch round baking pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Baking time may vary in your oven.


Well, now that your dog has chosen his or her birthday cake of choice all that is missing is the frosting. So to avoid sugary frosting here are some frosting substitutes below or you can serve without it.

  • Cream cheese: Well whipped cream cheese is quite spreadable and tasty too. Just be sure to refrigerate the cake when you're finished decorating.
  • Plain yogurt: Yogurt makes a healthy cake topping, and the plain variety compliments just about any cake flavor. Due to its consistency, yogurt is best used on a birthday cake you plan to leave in the pan. Again, be sure to refrigerate.
  • Peanut butter: Most dogs love peanut butter, and the creamy consistency makes this a natural choice for a frosting substitute. Just be certain your dog doesn't have any kind of peanut allergy before you give it a try. You can also blend a little peanut butter into cream cheese for added flavor and color.

Be sure your cake is completely cool before frosting. Bone appetit'!.

Below are some pictures of @lola_eco_dog turning 2 years old!


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1 comment:

Abby H said...

Lola is so adorable! Thanks for the recipes :) Ellis turns 1 in September and then Dee turns 1 in December!