Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

Since human bakeries are not suitable for most dogs, why not try making your own homemade pumpkin dog cake recipe for their birthday. Dogs are man’s best friend. To pet owners, they are more than just a pet. They are part of the family. Just like people can have their birthday celebrations, dogs can too.

This pumpkin dog cake recipe contains easy and safe ingredients edible for humans as well. Pumpkin, peanut butter, and applesauce are mixed to make a special treat for your furry and four-legged friends. The frosting is created from yogurt and peanut butter. It is lightly sweetened and dairy-free. Though you are spoiling your dog with a special treat, it is still best to limit the amount of cake your dog eats.

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What Type Of Flour Is Appropriate For Dogs?

The non-grain flours are the most appropriate type of flours for dogs such as almond, coconut, lentil, potato, and chickpea because they are great for dogs sensitive to wheat. Barley, oat, whole wheat, sorghum, and buckwheat are fine flours since whole grain flours are less processed than white flours. The only type of flour that any pet owner should avoid using when baking their dogs a cake is white, all-purpose flour. It is bad for dogs due to it being a processed and low nutrient.

What Type Of Flour Is Appropriate For Dogs

What Ingredients Are Safe And Unsafe For Dogs?

Safe ingredients consist of pumpkin, pear, potatoes, strawberries, blueberries, carrots, and peas. Unsafe ingredients include chocolate, grapes, cherries, and avocados. Safe frosting ingredients are applesauce, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, low-sugar yogurt, sweet potato puree, coconut oil, mashed potatoes, small amounts of honey, and bananas.

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What You Will Need For This Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pureé
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp local honey

Frosting

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Equipment

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Step by Step Instructions on How to Make Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

For Pumpkin Dog Cake

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Then, grease two baking pans. Set aside.

Step 2

Grab a bowl and place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until mixed. Set aside.

Step 3

Add pumpkin, peanut butter, applesauce, honey, and eggs in a mixing bowl. With the use of a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat until fully combined.

Step 4

Set the mixer on low, and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until fully blended.

Flour to Mixer

Step 5

Prepare the two baking pans and distribute the batter evenly. Place in the oven and bake 35-40 minutes.

Step 6

Let it cool for 10 minutes once done. For it cool completely, place cakes in a cooling rack and turn them upside down.

For the Frosting

Step 1

Whip the heavy cream in a mixing bowl, and then moderately add the peanut butter. Beat until stiff peak.

Step 2

Frost your cake with an off-set spatula; it is best designed with dog-friendly ingredients like fruits or dog treats.

Frosting Cake for Dog

Step 3

Serve your pup and enjoy it!

Tips and Tricks for Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

Consult your pet’s veterinarian to know if your dog is not allergic to the ingredients stated above. Beat the heavy cream until soft peak before adding the peanut butter. Make sure to adjust your dog cake’s temperature and cooking time since they come in different shapes and sizes. For instance, if you make a single mini springform pan, it is suitable to utilize a toaster oven to bake it. It is more energy-efficient than using a full-sized oven.

Tips and Tricks for Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

If you are using peanut butter and yogurt, avoid purchasing artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol. Even though it is okay for human consumption, it is extremely harmful to dogs because it is a sugar alcohol. Humans and dogs react differently to xylitol due to the pancreas present in humans and dogs, regulating blood sugar. If a dog were to consume it, the release of insulin would be so quick. It results in a dramatic drop in blood sugar levels that is known as hypoglycemia.

Likewise, make sure the ingredients are 100% dog safe. If canned pumpkin puree is unavailable, you can substitute it for a plain pumpkin that is not spiced. Also, ensure the homemade pumpkin puree is not watery. Because of that, you may have to test the flour amount for an appropriate batter consistency.

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Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe

Since human bakeries are not suitable for most dogs, why not try making your own homemade pumpkin dog cake recipe for their birthday. Dogs are man’s best friend. To pet owners, they are more than just a pet. They are part of the family. Just like people can have their birthday celebrations, dogs can too.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe
Servings: 10
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For Pumpkin Dog Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pureé
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp local honey

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

For Pumpkin Dog Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Then, grease two baking pans. Set aside.
  • Grab a bowl and place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until mixed. Set aside.
  • Add pumpkin, peanut butter, applesauce, honey, and eggs in a mixing bowl. With the use of a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat until fully combined.
  • Set the mixer on low, and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until fully blended.
  • Prepare the two baking pans and distribute the batter evenly. Place in the oven and bake 35-40 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes once done. For it cool completely, place cakes in a cooling rack and turn them upside down.

For the Frosting

  • Whip the heavy cream in a mixing bowl, and then moderately add the peanut butter. Beat until stiff peak.
  • Frost your cake with an off-set spatula; it is best designed with dog-friendly ingredients like fruits or dog treats.
  • Serve your pup and enjoy it!

Notes

Consult your pet’s veterinarian to know if your dog is not allergic to the ingredients stated above. Beat the heavy cream until soft peak before adding the peanut butter. Make sure to adjust your dog cake’s temperature and cooking time since they come in different shapes and sizes. For instance, if you make a single mini springform pan, it is suitable to utilize a toaster oven to bake it. It is more energy-efficient than using a full-sized oven.
If you are using peanut butter and yogurt, avoid purchasing artificial sweeteners, especially xylitol. Even though it is okay for human consumption, it is extremely harmful to dogs because it is a sugar alcohol. Humans and dogs react differently to xylitol due to the pancreas present in humans and dogs, regulating blood sugar. If a dog were to consume it, the release of insulin would be so quick. It results in a dramatic drop in blood sugar levels that is known as hypoglycemia.
Likewise, make sure the ingredients are 100% dog safe. If canned pumpkin puree is unavailable, you can substitute it for a plain pumpkin that is not spiced. Also, ensure the homemade pumpkin puree is not watery. Because of that, you may have to test the flour amount for an appropriate batter consistency.
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