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Homemade birthday cake for dogs

Updated on August 27, 2013

Homemade Birthday Cake for my dog

We will be making a homemade birthday cake for our dog. Our Golden Retriever, aka Bear, will be celebrating his 5th birthday in a couple weeks. Our boys have been asking if they/we can make a homemade birthday for him. They think Bear deserves it since we each get a birthday cake on our birthdays. This request has sent us on a journey to figure out what kind of birthday cake he can have and what we can actually make. (My skills in the kitchen are very limited. I have been accused of burning water many times in the past!!!)

Choosing the Birthday Cake

What can our Golden Retriever have?

What really makes a dog birthday cake so special is your taking the time to make it for your best friend. Besides, anything you make yourself is always better. Of course you know what the secret ingredient is LOVE!

We decided we want to make Bear a nice looking cake (like the one pictured here), if possible with frosting, and that the cake must also be healthy for Bear. We did not want to get a store bought cake or a "commercial" cake mix. We want to make this cake ourselves. So naturally we started out doing our research on the Internet and we were quick to eliminate a nice cake with normal dark chocolate frosting which my boys LOVE!!! But we did find that we could substitute carob chips for the chocolate. ***Never use dark chocolates for dogs as it contains high levels of theobromine which is very poisonous for dogs..*** We also quickly eliminated cakes containing sugar as definitely do not want to deal with doggie diarrhea !!

Recipe Selection


When you a making cake for dogs, always start by reviewing the recipe to make sure that all of the ingredients are safe for dogs. Many human and dog cakes are fairly similar. This makes it easy for you to adapt a recipe from one of your own cookbooks for your dog by excluding or replacing out any ingredients that would be bad for your dog (such as chocolate) and substitute a dog-friendly ingredient (such as carob). If you don't want to worry about the ingredients in the cake, check out the recipe books in the link down below.

Reviewing the recipe is also an opportunity to look for any ingredients you know don't agree with your dog's tummy or calorie intake.

Bacon Chicken Layer Cake

Free Recipe from Dog Treat Recipes ebook

Here is a free birthday cake recipe for your dog.

Bacon Chicken Layer Cake - It makes a great birthday cake.

This recipe makes a real layer cake! Chicken, bacon and yogurt provide aromas that drive dogs crazy for this cake.

3 cups flour

1 T. baking powder

2 1/2 cup margarine, softened

6 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup corn oil

2 jars strained chicken baby food

2 cups finely shredded carrots

plain or vanilla yogurt

2 or 3 strips of bacon, fried crisp, then crumbled, or use bacon-flavored jerky strips, cut into bits.

Generously grease and flour two 8 round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margarine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix well. Add strained chicken and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8 cake pans. Bake at 325° for 60 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled bacon or bits of jerky strips over top. Use "Pupperoni" sticks for candles.

Great Birthday Present

Dog Food and Treat Recipes ebooks

During our search for the perfect doggie birthday cake, we found a dog treat recipe ebook that sounded pretty good. After reading through the site, we decided we would buy the recipe book as a birthday gift for Bear. We paid for the book online and were able to download it within 5 minutes! Much easier that going to the bookstore!!!

This recipe book will be a great gift as it will keep on giving many homemade treats, cookies, and cakes for him! With it, we will be able to make many wonderful treats for him in the future without having to search the Internet and worry about the content of the cake. We will be starting with one of the birthday cake recipes.

If you don't have a dog treat cook book, I would recommend you check the links we have provided below. The first site offers a gourmet recipe book wit 150 recipes along with a couple other bonus itemss. The second site offers for two ebooks filled with over 115 dog treat recipes and over 100 pages of dog treats, cookies and cakes!

If you already have all the homemade dog treat recipes you need, you might want to consider purchasing these books for a friend or family member that has a dog they love. This would make a great gift that will keep giving to both loved ones. Just click my favorite link below to go to the website to see more tips and hints on making your own homemade dog treats.

The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook:

Homemade Goodies for Man's Best Friend

Three Dog Bakery Cookbook:

Over 50 Recipes for All-Natural Treats for Your Dog

The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook:

Over 100 "Tail Wagging" Recipes

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      6 years ago

      I wanted to make the cake and was wondering if peanut butter was okay for the icing/frosting? thanks!

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      Fiona Findlay 

      6 years ago from Queensland, Australia

      Great lens! It's about to be my fur-kid's 6th birthday, and I'm hoping to make something for her.

      I'm also going to put a link to this lens on my lens about said fur-kid :)

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      6 years ago

      @Bellagirl116: P.S.

      My dog might have a little birthday as well when I make her one because in my town there are lots of dogs that would love this!

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      6 years ago

      My dog Bella gets treats all the tie. I think I might make her one of these because she loves most of the thing in it. :)

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      6 years ago

      I bake doggy cakes for my girls and all their friends all the time. Squid-Like

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      9 years ago

      oh ya and my e-mail is

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      9 years ago

      Guys I really Need HELP!! Well i know its dog birthday stuff but i need a bit of other stuff in too please? Ok, My dog's birthday is on 7th november. There's only 1 more month for me to choose which is the best Dog Cake that humans and dogs can eat. Any suggestions? I like the first cake picture (the bone shape cake) can u e-mail me the whole recipe? (includes cake name) Thx!

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      9 years ago

      Elsa, you could try to cut the amount of each ingredient in half to reduce the size of the cake. Or better yet, invite several of the neighborhood puppies over for a doggie birthday party!

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      9 years ago

      That Is nice but my dog is small! She is the most adorable little thing!


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