Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tucker's Birthday ~Dog Safe Cupcake Recipe

So this is clearly a different kind of post for me lol!
It was my puppy's 2nd Birthday today so I was tweeting about it all day... he got quite spoiled!!
I happened to mention that I made him Doggy Safe Birthday Cupcakes and had a lot of people ask for the recipe so here it is!!!

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake ~Safe for Dogs

1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 egg

Mix flour and baking soda together first, then add all remaining ingredients and mix well.

For a cake: Bake at 350F for 40 min in a small cake pan that has be sprayed with a nonstick spray.
For cupcakes: Bake at 350F for 30 min in muffin paper tins or a muffin tray that is sprayed with a nonstick spray.

NOTE: From this recipe I made 2 cupcakes for Tucker (only gave him one for the day and gave the other one to my family's dog) and then added in some chocolate chips and made another 6 for us. To be honest, they didn't taste bad so you can have one with your puppy too!!

Nonfat Cream Cheese (room temp)
Cinnamon to taste
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp honey

Now I know some people will say this isn't healthy for a dog... that is true but honestly... it's ONCE a year I do this. I don't feed him cupcakes for dinner everyday. No one can tell me they don't treat themselves once and a while so I'm going to treat my dog on his bday! Also, all of these ingredients are dog SAFE and that is the important part. (as long as your dog isn't allergic to any of them)

As you can see... Tucker enjoyed his Birthday Cupcake. He was super excited and I think he felt extra special because he got to eat at the table. (he never normally gets to do that)

He licked his plate clean! He didn't even want me to clean the table... he wanted to do that too!

All full and lazy... taking a load off right on the chair after his cupcake!
Happy 2nd Birthday to my fur baby, Tucker! xoxo



    Knowing my dog he would sniff the cake and then walk away, he's an ungrateful little shit ;D

  2. Aww Happy Birthday Tucker =)

  3. Sooooo cute. I love that first picture of him. It's like he is saying "Come on and take the picture so I can eat my cupcake!!!"

  4. What a great recipe !!! My dogs loved it

  5. Love this, soo cute! Great post, adorable doggie too.

  6. Is that 1/4 *CUP* of vegetable oil?