Party-Down Dog Birthday Cake Recipe

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I’ve never thrown Oscar a birthday party or baked him a birthday cake. Now that he’s turning four, I think it’s about time that we celebrated. I went all out – birthday hats, party favors and presents. But the best part had to be the cake (you can say that it took the cake!) This uber-easy dog birthday cake recipe is simple to make, contains all-natural and healthy ingredients and is totally delish (according to Oscar).

Makes 1 cake

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup shredded carrots

1/3 cup honey

1 egg

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup natural peanut butter


3 tbsp spreadable cream cheese

2/3 cup pumpkin puree or peanut butter (or 1/3 of each!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Mix together flour and baking soda until completely blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  3. Pour mixture into a non-stick 8″ round cake pan or an 8×4-inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake in oven for 40 minutes.
  5. Let cool. Use this time to mix frosting ingredients. Frost when cake is completely cool.
  6. Get the party started – everybody throw your paws up in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t care!

As you can tell from the pictures, Oscar loves this dog birthday cake recipe and can’t wait to turn five next year. Many happy returns buddy!