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.

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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 / www.acozykitchen.com

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake / www.acozykitchen.com

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake / www.acozykitchen.com

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake / www.acozykitchen.com

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 / www.acozykitchen.com

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.

Ingredients 

Cake:

  • 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

Frosting:

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

Instructions 

  • 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!

Nutrition

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. My Jack Russel-Miniature Pinscher mix, Charlie, is also totally un-ladylike (occasional humping, trying to eat dead things outside, the list goes on…). Still, she’s still totally a girl to me, and a sweet one at that. Happy Birthday, Amelia!

  2. Yes, the smallest toy dogs are more often the big nosiy dogs in the park. I can speak from experience with my dog (she is a Chihuahua) She barks, she panics and she got a hell of an attitude. Still we love them for it! (like odd ball best friend)
    Happy birthday to your sweet dog!

  3. Ahah, I totally agree with everything you said, especially points 1 and 6! I’m the proud mom of a yorkshire girl and yes, she barks a lot and argues with me and, super duper yes, most of the time she’s definitely not lady-like! But I LOVE her to the moon and back and I couldn’t think of my life without her!
    Can’t wait to make her this cake, just to thank her for being such a perfect dog-daughter!

    xo, Elisa

  4. I love this post. As I write it pomeranian 1 is sitting on my knee and pom 2 is standing on my chest waiting for me to pet him. They sure make you happy!

    1. I love poms. Amelia will literally get all rough and tumble-like with pit bulls but she doesn’t mess with poms.

  5. Happy birthday, Amelia! 🙂
    My dog turned 11 last week. It was just the second birthday we have been celebrating
    together (she is a rescued dog) with no cake (problem with food realted allergies) but a lot of toys.

    How long did it take Amelia to finish the cake? 🙂

    1. This cake might be good for her! No grains. I’d just leave out the frosting if she’s lactose-intolerant. 🙂 Oh and I didn’t give it all to her. I just gave her a slice.