Monday, April 29, 2013

Buddy Birthday Cake

Happy 11th Birthday Buddy!  I can't believe Buddy is already 11 years old, it felt like yesterday when I first brought him home.   The recipe for Buddy's Birthday Cake is similar to last year's birthday cake but with a few modifications.  Somehow I think Buddy knew this cake was for him because he wouldn't leave me while I was in the kitchen baking it.  Ellie was of course right by Buddy's side!  Buddy also got a new frog toy - it is his favorite one (he's been getting a new one once or twice a year for birthdays/holidays).  I decorated the cake with Old Mother Hubbard dog biscuits and Zuke's mini natural dog treats and frosted with plain greek yogurt.  I used peanut butter in a plastic sandwich bag with a corner snipped off to pipe Buddy and 11 on the cake.  Overall this was another hit with Buddy and Ellie - they loved it! 

Here is a snapshot of Buddy's fun times in the last several years, he's such a lucky dog!  

Buddy Birthday Cake

1 egg
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon greek yogurt
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Optional Frosting:
plain greek yogurt
peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda.

In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in carrots.

Pour cake batter into an 8 inch or 9 inch round baking pan.  You can use a similar sized baking dish/pan of your choice.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.  Allow to cool before frosting.

For the frosting – Spread the yogurt over the cake.  I put some peanut butter in a plastic sandwich bag and snipped a corner of the bag to use for piping on the cake. (Flip cake from pan onto plate to easily frost the bottom of the cake.)

Feel free to decorate with extra shredded carrots, dog biscuits, or your dog’s regular kibble.

Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Buddy ate the toppings first! 

 Doesn't this cake look good enough to eat and not just for dogs?  LOL