Dog eating dog-friendly birthday cake

How to make a dog-friendly birthday cake

Dog’s birthday coming up? Never fear! We have a dog-friendly vet-approved cake recipe that means your pet can enjoy celebrating their birthday just as much as we do.


  • Carefully check the ingredients below and do not feed if your dog is allergic to any of them
  • Some peanut butter brands contain artificial sweeteners such as xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. Only use peanut butter that is xylitol-free.
  • When feeding your dog any new food that is not a part of their usual diet, there is a risk of an upset stomach
  • Feed in moderation. Depending on the size of your dog, you may wish to feed a smaller dinner portion after giving them birthday cake to keep your dog at a healthy weight. 
  • If worried, speak with your vet before feeding your dog cake

You will need:

  • Weighing scales
  • Measuring jug
  • Measurement spoon set
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • Cake tin (around 20cm in diameter)
  • Rubber ended spatula


  • 170g coconut oil (runny)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (non-alcoholic)
  • 227g cup honey
  • 170g peanut butter (xylitol free)
  • 2 whisked free-range eggs
  • 100g shredded carrots
  • 256g whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda

How to make a dog-friendly birthday cake

  1. Mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract, honey, peanut butter and eggs in a mixing bowl until you get a batter consistency
  2. Add the shredded carrot and mix
  3. Then mix in the whole wheat flour and baking soda
  4. Spread the mixture into your cake tin with your rubber based ladle, making sure to smooth the surface
  5. Place your cake into the oven for 20 minutes at 180°c
  6. Once cooked, take your cake out of the cake tin and place on a heat-proof surface
  7. Use your rubber based ladle to smear peanut butter on the top of your cake
  8. Serve a slice to your pooch and sing them ‘happy birthday'!
— Page last updated 18/04/2019

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