So, your dog’s birthday is coming up – the BEST excuse to spend time with them, making sure they feel even more special, and cooking up something they’ll RUV!
We’ve sifted through the internet so you don’t have to. Some of these recipes have been widely circulated, while some come from bloggers who haven’t gotten as much attention – the point is whether our dogs love these recipes, and whether they are devised with dog health in mind.
While it’s reasonable that some people say it’s ok to give dogs all-purpose flour for one day of the year, you won’t find any white flour based recipes here. Using peanut butter with sugar in it is already a treat for them! (We’ve got you covered with peanut free recipes too – just scroll down.)
We’ve chosen resources that use flours such as chickpea, coconut, or oats. Part of your dog’s enjoyment will be how smoothly the food goes down!
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are using peanut butter, make sure there is no articficial sweetener such as xylitol. Regular sugar should already be considered a special treat – xylitol is too toxic.
Let’s get started with our top picks for the funnest, and healthiest, dog birthday cakes!
Best Dog Birthday Cake Recipe For Kids:
Easy Four Ingredient Grain Free Dog Birthday Cake
If you’re not hosting a big party, and are more looking for a reason to amuse your kids than spoil your dog rotten – this recipe is for you!
With only four ingredients, it will guarantee (er – significantly reduce chances of) your kitchen turning into a disaster zone while the kiddos are stirring things up. They can also follow these simple directions more easily – so depending on their age, they may be able to do most of it themselves!
This recipe “for one” can be simply multiplied based on how many dogos you do wish to invite over!
Ah, the sound of giggling kids in the background of the insta vid… life is good!
Pupcakes are ideal for sharing with multiple dog pals at a pawty.
The only drawback is that they may end up eating some of the pupcake paper – if this is a concern, you can always use silicone cupcake molds. That’s what we did.
If you love the idea of making individual pupcakes… we are right there with you! Here are our top two favourite recipes!
Pumpkin Pupcakes With Cream Cheese Icing
MMMM. Puréed pumpkin is one of the very best things for their stomach – that’s what I add to her bowl when I need to transition Poppy’s food, it helps her system keep moving along smoothly. Needless to say, she adored these pupcakes when I made them for her last year!
Creamy Peanut Butter & Banana Pupcakes
If you already have whole wheat flour in your cupboard and would rather save the $$ of buying garbanzo flour, that should be fine for your pup!
This is also a limited-ingredient recipe that would be a good choice to make with some kiddos – and if they nibble on banana oats & peanut butter the whole time, then that’s snack time taken care of too 😉 No raw eggs like in regular cookie dough, so you won’t have to keep an eye on them as hard.
Dog Birthday Cake Recipes Without Peanut Butter
It is dizzying to try to search for peanut free dog cakes… It seems to be the #1 pupcake ingredient by far.
Our advice is, cut your losses and head straight to a post by Personal Creations, which honestly lays out the top peanut-free options the internet has to offer – including Coconut Berry, Apple Banana, Sweet Potato Carrot, and a Meat-Filled cake.
That’s our list! Hope your pup has a blast….
😉 Happy baking