This little cutie is One! I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by. We are having such a blast together; swimming at the beach, going for walks, playing catch, playing more catch and yes Sophie loves playing catch!! She follows me everywhere; to the bathroom, up the stairs – down the stairs, and when I forget something and have to go back up the stairs, yup, Sophie is right there thumping behind me.
When I first got Sophie and started bringing her to the (strange) world of dog parks here in Toronto, everyone asked me if she was a rescue dog and from what country? Seems like I’m one of a very few who got my dog from Kijiji (in Bellville) and not from Mexico or the streets of Cuba. In all honesty Sophie rescued me!! I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true!
She brings me so much joy and I just love having her around (even though it’s not always the easiest). Getting Sophie was the best decision I ever made! And to celebrate her I thought I’d try baking her a special all natural, homemade dog cake! I love baking for my family, and she’s part of my family now, so why not?!
And to add to the celebration I thought it would be fun to team up with the cutest little dog shop around and do a giveaway for all you dog lovers out there. I discovered Rover Boutique at the One of a Kind Show last Christmas and just loved AnneMarie’s work. She makes the most adorable bow tie collars and accessories for your best friend. One lucky winner can win the Lake Tahoe Bow Tie Collar that Sophie is wearing!! Enter the contest below for your chance to win.
Check out Rover Boutique for more fun ideas and let me know how your pup enjoys the cake!Print
Want to celebrate your pup with a special treat, that’s actually good for him/her? Here’s a dog cake that’s all natural and homemade that he/she won’t be able to resist!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: 1 small cake 1x
- Category: Dog Treats
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (*make sure it’s not pumpkin pie puree)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/3 cup peanut butter (all natural)
- 1/2 (approx.) cup plain yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease two 6″ cake pans with coconut oil, set aside.
- In a medium bowl add flour and baking soda together and mix well.
- In a large bowl, add melted coconut oil, egg, pumpkin puree, chicken broth and peanut butter. Mix well to incorporate all ingredients together. Add your flour mixture and stir together.
- Divide batter evenly into prepared baking pans. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cakes cool in pans for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack until completely cool. Stack the two cakes on top of each other and pour yogurt over the top of the cake.
- Serve cake to your special pup.
You can cut the cake in slices and freeze in an airtight container to serve special treats anytime for your dog. Freeze up to 2 months.
- Serving Size: 1 slice of 6
- Calories: 240
- Sugar: 3.1g
- Sodium: 300mg
- Fat: 13.6g
- Saturated Fat: 7.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 21.5g
- Fiber: 1.9g
- Protein: 8g
- Cholesterol: 29mg
Keywords: Dog Cake, Dog Treat
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That dog is adorable!!!!! Did she LOVE the cake? I should make it for my Nellie!
Cathy, Sophie loved it, especially the yogurt icing! There’s lots of cake so you might need to freeze part of it. Unless you are having a dog party 😉
Sophie is a beautiful dog, she reminds me so much of boxers I had years ago! I have 2 mutts now! 🙂
Just in time for Indiana’s first birthday!! I’ll definitely be baking this for him:)
Can’t wait to try the cake recipe out for my dog! Love Rover’s bowtie collars and bandanas!
Love this recipe idea and love Rover Boutique! 🙂
Love Rover! I found them at the OOAK show too.
Happy birthday Sophie 🙂
The One of a Kind Show is where I first met Rover Boutique, I always wanted a Pug and finally I have my own. She’s 8mths old and called Poppy – my best friend! The whole family are in love with Popstar! Looking forward to trying the cake recipe too.
I love making stuff like this for my fur baby!
Aww yum, my lil babe would love this!
Dude yesssssss! I’m making this. Y’all are too dang cute!
how cute the dog is!
This is a great idea, so cute! I will definitely try baking for my dog’s second birthday!
Can’t wait to try it! Have two pups who would love a surprise 🙂
Can’t wait to try this with apple sauce and vegetable broth for my pup!