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Pumpkin Dog Cake Recipe
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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

For the Frosting

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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