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Wheat Free Birthday Cake For Dogs
Wheat Free Healthy Birthday Cake For Dogs
Finding out a few years ago that both my dogs had a sensitivity to wheat, I started making them homemade dog biscuits, and birthday cakes. Yes birthday cakes ... after all they're considered family members too. I'm the first one to admit that they are spoiled just a little bit, but I bet your dogs are too.
All of the ingredients that I put into dog cakes are safe for dogs to eat. I make sure to research everything before adding it.
Included along with this cake recipe you will find foods that my two dogs enjoy eating.
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Carob is part of the legume family and is often used as a substitute for chocolate.The taste is quite similar to chocolate, and is safe for dogs to eat.
Peanut Butter is safe for dogs to eat unless they have an allergy to it. Creamy is the safest as there is a chance that a dog may choke on the bits of peanuts that are in the chunky peanut butter.
Olive oil is a healthy oil for dogs.
- 2 bananas (over-ripe ones if you have them)
- 1 1/2 cups of brown rice flour
- 1 tsp. of baking powder
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup of carob chips
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 2. Lightly grease and flour an 8" x 8" square cake pan.
- 3. In a small bowl using a fork mash the bananas and set aside.
- 4. In a medium size mixing bowl combine the rice flour with the baking powder making sure to mix well.
- 5. Stir in the bananas and olive oil.
- 6. In a small bowl whisk the eggs.
- 7. Add the eggs and peanut butter to the batter and beat with an electric mixer on high until well blended.
- 8. Add the carob chips mixing in with a spoon or spatula.
- 9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
- 10. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the center of the cake, and have it come out clean.
- 11. Remove from the oven and set the cake on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing the cake out of the cake pan.
- 12. Remove the cake from the cake pan and let the cake continue to cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting or decorating.
Cake Pans to Make Your Best Friend a Cake
If your dog has a birthday, graduation from obedience school, or you just want to show him or her how much you love them, bake them a cake.
Bake your dog a birthday cake in this cute bone shaped pan. Use it as a serving dish, or as a mold. It is easy to clean and is dishwasher safe.
Frosting the Cake
For the frosting I melted down carob chips in the microwave, and mixed in creamy peanut butter. The top of the cake has all natural mini dog biscuits, and the side hearts are a grain free cheddar cheese biscuit.
Ingredients that are dog safe
Foods that my two dogs like to eat
Vegetables: carrots, zucchini, romaine lettuce, green beans, broccoli stalks, asparagus, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, cucumber, and pumpkin.
Fruits: Bananas, blue berries, watermelon, and apples. There are other fruits that are good for dogs such as; apricot, cantaloupe, mango, pear, and strawberries.
Liver, chicken gizzards, heart, kidney, tuna, salmon, sardines, and smelt.
For the recipe for Bruce's Birthday Cake
please follow the link.
Baking for Dogs
Do you bake for your dog?
The Birthday Girl
Today, August 22nd is Maggie's birthday and she is now 7 years old.
Maggie is a Newfoundland dog.
She doesn't know that I'm baking her a cake yet so please don't let the cat out of the bag. She'll be sharing her cake with her brother Bruce. Maggie love's presents, and every year for her birthday and Christmas she gets a new toy to open.
In the picture here she is with her grandmother who brought her a new bandanna to wear. Maggie loves to dress up in t-shirts, sunglasses, and will even wear a ball cap some days.
© 2013 Susan Zutautas