We took bits and pieces from other dog birthday cake recipes to make Nimble's simple customized cake. It's safe, healthy, easy to make (even for me) and tasty (I had a bite!). Nimble wants to share it with your pooch!
We never baked a cake before! However, dog birthday cake recipes are really popular! Nimble and I felt our dog treat recipe menu would be incomplete without a birthday cake treat for your pooch.
Our doggy taste tester results...
Nimble sniffed her first piece, than ate about half of it after dinner. Remember, she's picky! Maybe she was a little upset.... I'm months late making her birthday cake (she's three!).
Organic dog treat ingredients are best...
My idea... these both seem appreciated by Nimble and other canines...
We also made our dog cake recipe with pureed fruit instead of the banana. I felt it turned out good but I'm not an experienced baker!
We cheated... I wanted our pictures to be pretty so we used some store-bought cake icing. I removed it before Nimble tested her dog cake recipe!
Here's some healthy dog treat frosting alternatives I researched...
Photo by photo!
Our optional ingredients cinnamon and oats were used in the mixture for the cake in these photos. We also used them in the pureed fruit cake concoction without the banana.
We hand mixed all the ingredients together. Nimble suggested (nicely) I should invest in a mixer... good idea!
We poured the dog treat ingredients into a loaf pan.
Nimble made sure it reached the oven ok!
Hey, it turned out great... not bad since this was our first!
Nimble gave me a little piece...
I added “our” frosting and candles for Nimble's cake... voila!
We took our pics, then removed the frosting. Nimble suggested I cut her cake into several pieces for her doggie friends.
One thing our cake doesn't have... dog salmonella! Tap here to learn more...
I froze the cake pieces until Nimble's friends found them!
If you use the homemade frostings, I think your cake should be kept in the frig (or freezer). Otherwise, they might “run” off.
Warming the peanut butter for dogs before mixing should make it easier to work with. I don't when we make Nimble's other easy homemade dog treats... seems I forget to do it ahead of time.
If you're going to make the peanut butter/yogurt frosting, warming the peanut butter first makes mixing much easier!
We use whole wheat flour. If your your dog is allergic to this, try an alternative, such as rice flour. Contact your vet for an educated opinion if you are unsure. Our homemade dog food ingredient suggestions are only based on real life experiences...
We don't examine thousands of dogs that walk through your doggy doctor's doors!
I used less baking soda than all of our researched dog birthday cake recipes called for. If I'm not sure about the ingredients used in dog food I'll keep them to a minimum.
We used organic, unprocessed olive oil.
Keep in mind foods such as this cake don't clean your dog's teeth. Brushing and safe chews will do the job! Learn more here:
I added cinnamon and oats because it worked so well in some of our yogurt, peanut butter and oatmeal dog treats.
I really like the yogurt and peanut butter icing idea. I mixed some up... it seemed a little runny. If you keep your doggy cake in the 'frig (or freezer) I'm sure it's ok. I used the store bought because I wanted it to “hold up” while taking pictures!
To be honest with you, I like the cake made with the banana instead of the fruit a little better! Nimble didn't care...
Next time I'm going to just mix all the dog food ingredients together at one time! We'll see what happens...
I lightly oiled the loaf pan. The cake fell right out after it cooled... surprised both of us!
A mixer would be a great help but we've never baked a cake before. Hand mixing Nimble's other dog treat ingredients seemed easy enough...
I have no idea how long Nimble's cake will last in the refrigerator.
No worries if you let your dog(s) gobble it up right away (not a good idea).
Because of the lack of preservatives, it might be a good idea to freeze it for long term storage.
Cut the dog cake recipe into pieces and freeze on a plate. Don't let them stick together.
After freezing, store the frozen dog treats in dog treat containers or freezer bags. Vacuum seal them if you like.
Freezing your gourmet dog treats first keeps them from getting crushed while vacuum sealing.
Also, I froze some pieces in a quart jar, vacuum sealed.
First freeze the dog treats on a plate, then put them in the dog treat container jar while frozen. This keeps them from sticking.
Did your doggy gobble a bunch before it got to the freezer? Does she have the squirts now? We've got you covered... doggy runs remedies to the rescue... click here!
We learned a lot from making our first doggy cake!
Honestly (pat on the back again)... I felt we did a good job of rounding up safe and healthy dog food ingredients. This helped us to make the easiest of dog birthday cake recipes!
I'm sure all of you doggy bakers out there can give us lot's of advice...
We'd be pleased if you would. As with the conclusion of our other dog homemade treat recipe pages...
Shoot us a call in the comments section below... thanks. Arf!
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