Dog cake recipes created especially for a pup's birthday celebration can give your pet’s birthday affair some extra flair, plus they're fun to make. We turned to Henrietta Morrison, founder of the British natural pet food company Lily's Kitchen, for some tips on whipping up the perfect dog birthday cake.
This cake is easy to slice up and share with any other doggy friends that are invited over for lunch. (Pet-proof your home before throwing your next doggy party—check our list of 10 Biggest Pet Threats in Your Home.) Plus, you can also decorate it so that the cake looks appealing and appetizing!
Here's the cake recipe for your dog's big day, excerpted from Morrison's book Dinner for Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog.
Doggie Birthday Cake
Vegetable oil for greasing
1¼ cups and 2 Tablespoons ground lamb, about 11 ounces
1-1/3 cups (150 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 cup (50 g) old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup (50 g) ground sunflower seeds
½ cup (100 g) cottage cheese
2/3 cup (150 ml) water
2 large eggs, beaten
½ cup and 1 Tablespoon (150 g) low-fat cream cheese
4 slices (100 g) Cheddar cheese, cut into small squares
1¼ Tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Transfer the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake the cake for about 45 minutes, or until cooked through.
Remove the pan from the oven, let stand for a few minutes and remove the cake from the pan. Place the cake on a wire rack to cool completely.
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"Ice" the top of the cooled cake with low-fat cream cheese. Use the cheddar cheese squares to decorate the top of the cake and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Per 4 ounces (100 g).