I went looking for last year’s doggie peanut butter cake of awesome, which the dogs devoured immediately, and I seem to have misplaced it. No problem! I have Google-fu.
AllRecipes.com is touch-n-go with exactly what I need, so I just hit up Google for “dog safe cake recipe” and ran across a website that I had come across last year while looking for a dog-safe cake recipe. (maybe I’m just too lazy to look in my own stash of physical recipes). I went ahead an wrote the recipe down.
I had everything except carrot (which had been used when Jamie made tabouleh) and cream cheese (ew). This means I can use the locally…farmed? honey that we had bought while at the farmer’s market and I realized that Jamie was right, I should definitely have gotten the mason jar for $10 instead of the bear. I was planning on only using the honey for when I make the dogs their swirly cookies, not using a large amount of it for just one thing.
But it works out because I don’t use honey for anything else but the dogs (apparently it’s better than refined cane sugar?)
1 c flour (I used wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
¼ c peanut butter
¼ c vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c honey
(what I don’t include is the shaved carrot and the mystery amount of cream cheese to make an icing that doesn’t tell me how to make it, unless they just mean soften a pack of cream cheese and spread on the cake)
If you use a regular tin, it bakes in about 40 minutes, since I have my mini tins, this bakes in half the time.
We have four dogs, I have four mini cake pans (it’s Wilton’s “Tasty Fill” mini cake pans), this should work out.
I had enough for three of the four tins to have two scoops of batter while the fourth had one. So, I made one more batch of the mix (which means I have to use two of Jamie’s eggs instead of one) because I want everyone to have an equal amount of batter. I was able to put about three scoops into each tin and wound up having the perfect amount left over for Mr Poedog.
I found our can of squeezy-cheez and put enough in the holes to smoosh to make a base (each blob was maybe a tablespoon), stuck a dog cookie in, and put a little more squeezy-cheez on to make it look cool and voila. Birthday cake for the dogs.
Yes, I know I did all this “work” while the dogs are just going to devour these without a second thought anyway. Looks cool though.