homemade, healthy doggy cake

i’m a fur-mom and i love klondike like my own kid. i don’t have any human children so i feel klondike is my canine child. he is my best friend. my partner in crime. my guardian and my snuggle buddy. he can cheer me up when i’m sad and put me in a great mood after a hard day at work. i just need to see that giant smile and that wagging tail and everything in the world is right again.

klondike came into my life when i needed him and didn’t realize how badly i did. shortly after klondike came in, i went through some deep, personal issues. i became so severely depressed but klondike made me snap out of my funk. i had to get up everyday because someone relied on me. he needed me to get him food, water, etc. he needed me to take him for walks. because of him, i snapped out of my funk and found the motivation inside to pick myself back up.

so when it’s klondike’s birthday, it doesn’t go uncelebrated. (we’re big on celebrations around here, can you tell?) when i started developing recipes for clean and all-natural cakes, i started developing recipes for klondike, too. klondike has always had a sensitive stomach and some digestive issues. i started baking treats for him at home which he wound up loving! when his birthday came around, i had to bake him his own cake. this cake was devoured. he would get so excited every time i would cut him a small slice. and the best bit? no digestive issues!

happy birthday, my beloved klondike. i wish for many, many forever years with you. i love you, best friend.

sweet josephine’s homemade dog cake

guaranteed to make tails wag

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

DIRECTIONS


 

to bake the 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. once combined, mix in egg and mix until combined.

4. combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until combined.

5. pour mixture into an 8″ round pan (a square pan can also be used) that has been greased with oil.

6. 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.

7. allow to cool on a wire rack prior to removing from pan.

8. after cooling, add frosting if desired.

 

frosting:

mix greek yogurt and peanut butter until well combined. spread over cake. if not serving immediately, store in refrigerator.

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