Everyday Inspirations

 
 
Dog birthday cake
I know, I'm one of *those* dog people. But seriously, how cute is she?
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{angie}
My puppy turns one today. The switch to adult food makes me a little sad, but she is definitely a lot easier to handle than when she was a teeny tiny pup. She is the sweetest, smartest, most playful girl I could ask for. After a day full of cake, tutus, running, playing, treats, a photo shoot, and plenty of love, I think she had a wonderful birthday.

Since it is her first birthday, I thought she deserved a cake of her very own. So I baked up a confection (if you can call it that without sugar) made of two of her favorite human foods to beg for -- bananas and peanut butter. Using just dog-friendly ingredients means it's not very sweet (though entirely edible by humans if you wanted...) but it certainly got Daisy's seal of approval.

{Banana Peanut Butter Dog Cake}

Dog-friendly cake recipe
A partially loved cake.
Ingredients
For the cake:
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup oat flour (you can use whole wheat, though many dogs have wheat allergies)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

For the frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, blend banana, peanut butter, eggs, water and honey until smooth. Add all dry ingredients and mix until a thick batter is made. Grease a small baking dish (I made a mini cake but you could double or triple the recipe for a full size) and bake for 30 minutes or until a fork comes out clean. Let cool.

For the frosting:
Whip cream cheese, honey and vanilla and spread on cooled cake.

Bone appetite!