• Crystal

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!

Recipe for Dog Birthday Cake Easy: A strawberry dog birthday cake recipe no 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

Cake Instructions:

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!

Icing Instructions: