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Wheat Free Birthday Cake For Dogs

Updated on February 28, 2017

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.

All photos in this article are the property of the author Susan Zutautas. If you'd like to borrow, or use them elsewhere, please get written permission first.

Ingredients for this recipe
Ingredients for this recipe

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.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 6 or more depending on the size of the slice.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. 2. Lightly grease and flour an 8" x 8" square cake pan.
  3. 3. In a small bowl using a fork mash the bananas and set aside.
  4. 4. In a medium size mixing bowl combine the rice flour with the baking powder making sure to mix well.
  5. 5. Stir in the bananas and olive oil.
  6. 6. In a small bowl whisk the eggs.
  7. 7. Add the eggs and peanut butter to the batter and beat with an electric mixer on high until well blended.
  8. 8. Add the carob chips mixing in with a spoon or spatula.
  9. 9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  10. 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. 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. 12. Remove the cake from the cake pan and let the cake continue to cool completely on a cooling rack before frosting or decorating.
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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.

K9Cakery Silicone Cake Pan, 7-Inch by 10-Inch, Small
K9Cakery Silicone Cake Pan, 7-Inch by 10-Inch, Small

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.

Carrot Apple Peanut Butter Cake that I made for one of my dogs named Bruce
Carrot Apple Peanut Butter Cake that I made for one of my dogs named Bruce

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

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    • Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sarah, Happy Birthday to Koga :)

    • Sarah 2 years ago

      thank you. My Koga is turning two this year. He is also terribly sensitive to wheat. he will love this birthday cake!!

    • Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Oh those sound like something Maggie and Bruce would like.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      They get carrot biscuits once in a while!

    • Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: Bruce my male newfs birthday is on the 23rd and I'm trying to decide on what kind of cake to make him this year. Hubby wants to buy a white on white cake but I'll be making Bruce and Maggie a cake that is dog friendly.

    • Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Definitely. We have birthday parties for them often!

    • Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @darkflowers: Happy upcoming Birthday to Kitty and I hope that she enjoys her Birthday!

    • Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      My smallest dog, Kitty, is about to have her birthday on September 17, maybe I'm going to bake her one, she'll eat it with great joy, I'm sure :-D

    • Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sierradawn lm: I'm sure they'd love it :)

    • sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      I cook special food for my cats and their dog, but I have never baked them a cake before. How cool is that!

    • Michelllle 3 years ago

      Sounds like fun!

    • Amy Trumpeter 3 years ago from Oxford

      Yeah I have two dog cook books!

    • Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @mel-kav: I make a veggie mush for my dogs to add to their food two or three days a week. I'll add the recipe to this lens. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I know my dogs will enjoy it.

    • mel-kav 3 years ago

      I don't necessarily bake for my dog, but I do cook. Since nutritous and healthy dog food is so expensive, I usually cook a lot for her. I use the expensive store-bought food when in a hurry, or when I haven't gone grocery shopping for the week. Otherwise, I cook up a recipe using 1) turkeychicken/beef (you can also buy the ground meats) 2) carrots/peas/green leafy veges 3) yams and 4) steel cut oats. She loves it! I never thought of baking a cake for her. Definitely am going to try that.

    • Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Maggie & Bruce, sure enjoy the cakes I make them. Both of the yesterday were standing at the counter eyeing what was left of Maggie's cake.

    • MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I've never tried it, but you may have convinced me. I think my little Maltese, C.C., would love this cake.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I'd consider it for sure! I cook for my dogs all the time:). They eat table scraps...I know it's bad and Peanuts belly is gonna drag the ground before long!

      I'd love making this cake for them!

    Helpful Kitchen Tools

    Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White
    Cuisinart HM-70 Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, Stainless and White

    This electric hand mixer has 7 speed options, comes with a 3 year warranty, and is available in 4 colors. There is a heal rest on the mixer making it easy to lean on a counter while the batter drips into the bowl.

     

    The Birthday Girl

    Maggie in her new bandanna
    Maggie in her new bandanna

    Maggie

    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.

    What kind of dog do you have? - Thanks for stopping by today.

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        steadytracker lm 3 years ago

        That's cool. Never thought about throwing a party for my pet, let alone making him a cake or other treats. Definitely a great lens. Thank you so much for sharing.

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        josietook 3 years ago

        Your story gave me a smile!! What a cute dog.

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @josietook: Thanks :)

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @steadytracker lm: Thanks so much!

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        Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

        A belated birthday wish, Maggs. Lookin' good in your new bandana from Grandma. Wish I knew my dog's birthday. As a stray, it's a mystery. Will just need to set a day so we can celebrate his birth. I just know Toby would love a special homemade birthday cake. Thanks for the recipe and ideas. Appreciated!

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        mel-kav 3 years ago

        I love this lens. Maggie is not only beautiful, but lucky to have you as her mommy. I am definitely going to try the cake recipe. Thanks

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @mel-kav: Thanks! Hope your dog enjoys it.

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Diana Wenzel: Maggie says thanks you and woof :)

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Michelllle: They're a great breed.

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        jennabeezer 3 years ago

        I have a German Shepherd. We haven't tried a cake yet, but she loves to find her own Christmas presents under the tree. We have stockings for our pets too! :)

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @jennabeezer: Stockings for pets ... what a great idea. I know my dogs would love that :)

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        sierradawn lm 3 years ago

        My 5 cats have their black lab, Max.

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        Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

        I should make one for my dog. He would love this I think!

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @smine27: Please let me know if you do make one for him. I'm sure he'd love it :)

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        Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

        I have 3 dogs: 1 Cairn Terrier, 1 Border Terrier and 1 mixed up breed dog ;-) I love my pack and I love your Lens, great work!

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @darkflowers: I almost had 3 but after thinking about it I decided 2 large Newfs were enough :)

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        Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

        I don't have a dog, but I always enjoy reading about any animal.

        Like the idea of making a cake for the dog, thanks for the kind thought of loving your dog.

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Elsie Hagley: Thanks so much for visiting even though you don't have a dog.

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        Ruthi 3 years ago

        Tidbit is a chow/Australian shepherd mix, from what most vets have told me. Tidbit prefers pie to cake... Seriously, this girl loves pumpkin pie!

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Ruthi: I'll see if I can come up with a healthy pumpkin pie recipe just for Tidbit :)

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        SimonJay 3 years ago

        This is very cute and thoughtful i always wanted to make my dogs a cake for their birthday but obviously the sort of cakes we eat are a lot more harmful for our little pets, so i am very happy to run across your lens.

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @SimonJay: I tested the cake because I wanted to know how it was. A little dry for me but quite tasty ;)

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        Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

        My brother & SIL make their own dog food. I'll have to share this 'dog birthday cake' recipe with them. :)

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Wednesday-Elf: Thanks so much for sharing it with them and I do hope that their Boston Terrier enjoys the cake if they make it.

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        RaintreeAnnie 3 years ago from UK

        We used to bake a Birthday cake for our dogs but we don't have a dog just now. We used to have a Gorgeous Golden retriever and before that a lovely lab! However I think i will keep your recipes for the day when we do (hopefully) get another dog :) Maggie is so beautiful and I love Newfies too !

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        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

        What a great idea! I love it! Congratulations on the purple star!

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @RaintreeAnnie: Golden Retrievers is on my top ten list of favorite breeds. They so beautiful!

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Sylvestermouse: Thanks so much!

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        anonymous 3 years ago

        Newfies are such beautiful, grand dogs! My German Short-haired Pointers (GSPs) would have a ball at Maggie's birthday party, helping her eat her cake.

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @anonymous: They're more than welcome to come as long as they bring their mom with them :)

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        Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

        What a great idea, to bake a cake for your dog. I don't have a dog, but my sister has, I'll forward this to her.

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        marsha32 3 years ago

        Oh gosh Malakai would love us even more.....he is already so fat though! LOL

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @marsha32: You could always cut the recipe in half for him :)

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Coffee-Break: Thanks!

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        mel-kav 3 years ago

        My baby is a lab-pit mix. Stopping by your lens for the second time - I remember reading this a while back. Excellent lens.

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        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

        I know people who would do this! actually I know one lady who gives her dog special gourmet food for good health! great page here!

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @mel-kav: Thanks for coming back for a second visit ... always nice to see you. What a wonderful mix.

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        Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Brite-Ideas: So many people are finding that the commercial dog foods are not the best choice for their dogs and do have to put them on special diets. I have mine on a wheat and grain free diet. It really does make a world of difference.

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