Thursday, October 15, 2009

Puppie Parties. Day 3 The Birthday "Cake"

The "Cake" is the most exciting part of the "Paw-ty"!
Whether you make a whole "Cake" or individual "pupcakes",

These recipes will surely please all the Pups! You may want to add another cake or some dessert for the Human guests".
Serve in paper bowls, decorated in your pawty theme.

This recipe makes a real layer cake! Chicken, bacon and yogurt provide aromas that drive dogs crazy for this cake.
Bacon Chicken Layer Cake
3 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 cup margarine, softened
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup corn oil
2 jars strained chicken baby food
2 cups finely shredded carrots
plain or vanilla yogurt
2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.

Generously grease and flour two 8" round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margarine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chicken, and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8" cake pans.

Bake at 325° for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use "Pupperoni" sticks for candles.


Naturally sweet, colorful and flavorful, this cake is simple and easy to make. Great for Fall.

Peanut Butter Carrot Cake
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
Cottage Cheese as "frosting"

Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into greased 8" round cake pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Let cool. Puree cottage cheese in blender for icing. Decorate with more peanut butter and carrots.

Individual cakes for all the guests

1 large apple
1½ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of honey
2 eggs
1 cup grated cheese

18oz lowfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey

Preheat oven at 375 degrees Grease muffin tins.
Core, slice and mince the apple. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder and baking soda together.
In a medium bowl, blend the yogurt, water, oil, honey and eggs together. Then stir in the apple and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir until mixed. Spoon into the muffin tins, filling each cup about three quarters full.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Let rest in the muffin tins for a few minutes, then remove and set aside.
For the frosting, combine the cream cheese (at room temperature), honey and yogurt until smooth. Spread on the pupcakes. Can add Pupperonies cut in half as "candles"
Makes about 16 pupcakes.


  1. I don't do birthdays, but these recipes would be great as a treat for "just-because" too ;)

    Thanks for these.
    I will try to make them into organic recipes for my babies, but this is such a great starting point for me - I really appreciate it and my fur-babies will too ;)

    Organically Yours,

  2. WOW my babies would absolutely just love your recipes. They all looks so tastey.