Dog Birthday Cake



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Dogs need birthday cakes too! This Dog Birthday Cake is the perfect thing for any dog looking to celebrate. It’s grain free and full of good things like garbanzo flour, carrots, and almond butter.

Happy Birthday, Amelia //

Amelia is officially a year old. And in human years that translates to seven big ones. She’s basically a second grader. I’ve learned quite a bit from raising a three-month old corgi until now…

I’m no dog mama pro (just a dog birthday cake pro;) but here are a few things I’ve learned:

Corgis bark A LOT.

Amelia grumbles at me when I tell her “no.” She talks back. She has attitude. She can be a jerk sometimes. We get in a lot of mother/daughter arguments. I honestly had no idea that you could argue with a dog until she came into my life.

There’s nothing worse for a dog than being left alone.

This is their worst nightmare. This is torture. They’re the clingiest, neediest friends you could ever have. Their desperation is borderline embarrassing. And yet their neediness is what I love the most. Does this make me a sad person?

Dogs are kind of expensive.

They don’t tell you this but between chew toys and dog beds and blankets and food…dogs are pricey. You also have to factor in the cast of the brand new shoes they’ll ruin. Their destruction is heartless.

Dogs can sense when you’re upset.

This might be a lil’ hippie of me, but I when I’m upset or crying, Amelia can sense it. She usually comes and sniffs my face and then sits next to me. She knows me.

And it makes me feel all fuzzy inside to know that she cares. She’s kind of like one of my best friendz.

Dogs hate wearing costumes/hats/t-shirts/cones.

I’m not the type to torture Amelia on a daily basis and put sneakers on her (yes, people do this in LA), have her wear dresses, etc. (plus she’s a tomboy, guys!), but the few times I’ve put clothes on her SHE HATES IT. This is torture!

Please don’t do this to your dog. I know you need to for like 15 minutes every now and then. And Halloween is a big exception because it’s funny, but don’t make it a regular thing. Dogs hate this. Let them have their dignitity! And plus, they get hot easily.

Girl dogs aren’t lady-like.

I thought having a girl dog would be a walk in the park. No marking, no humping, etc., but Amelia is very far from being lady-like. When she eats she gets all excited and frisky, runs around the house like a lunatic and then comes up to my face to say hi and then…BURPS! I own a dog that burps.

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake /

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake /

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake /

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake /

How to make a Dog Birthday Cake

  1. It’s actually really easy! There aren’t a bunch of weird ingredients and if you buy a bone shaped cake pan half the work is done for you.
  2. Prep the pan. You shouldn’t have to worry about it if you’re using a silicone pan but any other pan you should grease with non-stick spray.
  3. Mix. In a large bowl you just mix together the flour and baking soda then add the rest of the ingredients and mix until they just come together.
  4. Bake! Bake just until a tester comes out clean. Dogs don’t like dry cake!
  5. Make the frosting and decorate. Just mix together the frosting ingredients and spread it on the cake!
  6. Celebrate! Sing happy birthday but maybe don’t light the candles 🙂

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake /

5 from 5 votes

Happy Birthday, Amelia!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Dogs need birthday cakes too! This Dog Birthday Cake is the perfect thing for any dog looking to celebrate. It's grain free and full of good things like garbanzo flour, carrots, and almond butter.



  • 2 cups garbanzo flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon honey


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. I used this silicone bone mold from Amazon and didn't bother greasing it. Alternatively, you can use a 7-inch round cake pan; but it'd advise buttering it and then coating it in flour.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the garbanzo flour and baking soda. Add the shredded carrots, almond butter, honey, olive oil, eggs and water.
  • Spoon the batter into the cake pan and smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Transfer to the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes, and until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, add the cream cheese and honey to a medium bowl. Using a hand-mixer, whisk the two together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Spoon the frosting onto the cake's top and smooth it out using a butter knife or offset spatula. Happy Birthday!


Calories: 3099kcal | Carbohydrates: 241g | Protein: 94g | Fat: 205g | Saturated Fat: 56g | Cholesterol: 249mg | Sodium: 1995mg | Potassium: 3278mg | Fiber: 39g | Sugar: 108g | Vitamin A: 3144IU | Calcium: 764mg | Iron: 17mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Cake
Cuisine: dog
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  1. I think you would love our Corgi shape cake pans!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe! Today was my puppy’s first birthday (she’ll always be my “puppy”) and she absolutely loved this, especially the frosting! I made it for her with peanut butter instead of almond butter, and it worked perfectly!

  3. 5 stars
    I just had to write..I found your site thru bloglovin (FYI) and started with the walnut pie – definitely going to make that – then saw Amelia carrot cake…so…1.) I have 5, yes, count ’em, 5 dogs. and only 2 of them are sensitive to my crying jags (VERY seldomly occur, but a girl has to have a pity party occsionally – short ones! to clear the psyche or something). And both of the 2 snesitive pups sort of RUSH to my side when it happens and kind of sniff me a query, like, “what’s up mom, can I help?”, then they sit down next to me and do this little paw thing. AND 2.) my mom’s birthday is October 18th, 4 days after mine, so we always partied for a month or so, doing fun stuff, eating at a few cool restaurants that we spotted that year or travelled. She passed this last August, so it was sort of sweet to know that Amelia’s birthday was that day. Lots of smiles to you. – – – Maris

  4. Stepping on heads in the morning must be a girl corgi thing. Mine does it to say, “wake up momma, I’m bored”! She is not ladylike at all either. Thanks for the recipe, I love to spoil my baby haha.

  5. Came up on this recipe while searching for a dog cake recipe for my corgi who is about to be a year old. Love that you have a corgi (mine’s also a burping GIRL) and love this recipe! Thank you!