A Dog Birthday Cake Recipe - So Simple!
Updated: May 1
We love to celebrate our dogs' birthdays! Each birthday always includes a special treat like gourmet dog biscuits from our local dog bakery, pup ice cream, or a tower constructed entirely of dog bones. This year, I decided I would make Bailey a very special dog birthday cake from scratch inspired by her love for muffins.
Often on the weekends, I will sit at the breakfast table drinking coffee and eating a muffin. Bailey always wants a bite of my muffin and occasionally she wins even though they are not the best things for her to eat. So, I decided that for her birthday I would make her a strawberry muffin cake that I knew she would love, and leave me feeling guilt-free.
Bonus: For those with dogs who hate peanut butter, this is a dog birthday cake recipe without peanut butter!
Bailey's Strawberry Muffin Cake
A Dog Birthday Cake Recipe with Icing
For the Cake:
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
4 - 8 Whole Strawberries
1 Tbsp Honey
For the Icing:
1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
3-4 Whole Strawberries
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray a standard muffin pan with non-stick spray.
Step 2: Whisk the whole wheat flour and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
Step 3: Roughly chop the strawberries. Using an immersion blender or food processor pulse the strawberries until they are pureed. Note: If your dog likes strawberry chunks, you can leave them roughly chopped.
Step 4: In a standup mixer, combine the apple sauce, olive oil, and Greek yogurt.
Step 5: Slowly add your flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined.
Step 6: Add the strawberries and honey. Mix until combined.
Step 7: Pour the batter into approximately six muffin tins.
Step 8: Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Note: Due to the nature of the ingredients, this will be a spongy, moist cake and some cake that is baked may still stick to the knife.
Step 9: Allow the muffins to fully cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, use a spatula to spread the icing on top of each of the cakes.
Step 10: Stack and arrange the cakes as desired. Garnish with fresh strawberries and birthday decorations!