A Very Special Birthday Cake

birthday cakeWhen it’s your dog’s birthday, celebrate in style by making them a cake to celebrate! This week’s fabulous recipe comes courtesy of www.lovefromtheovendotcom. Requires 8″ round cake tin. Recipe can easily be doubled to make a layer cake.

INGREDIENTS

Cake:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Instructions

METHOD

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together vegetable oil, peanut butter, applesauce and pumpkin puree.
  4. Once combined, mix in egg and mix until combined.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Pour mixture into an 8″ round pan (a square pan can also be used) that has been greased with oil.
  7. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack prior to removing from pan.
  9. After cooling, add frosting if desired.

Frosting:

  1. Mix Greek yogurt and peanut butter until well combined.
  2. Spread over cake.
  3. If not serving immediately, store in refrigerator.

kelly-murrellAbout the Author: Kelly Murrell helps out with some of the work in the office at Devon Dogs, particularly with marketing and advertising. She used to work in the office at East Bowerland Farm, but recently moved to Vancouver Island, Canada with her husband. She is an avid dog trainer and regularly posts dog training tips for Devon Dogs, Bowerland and Progressive Paws.

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