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Simple Pupcake Recipe for Dogs (A Tasty Treat for a Furry Friend)

Simple Pupcake Recipe for Dogs (A Tasty Treat for a Furry Friend)
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How do you celebrate your dog’s birthday? Your pup is a part of the family too, right? So do you throw a birthday party? Take them to swim in the lake? Give them a new toy? Maybe make them a special treat?

For my puppy’s first birthday, I decided to make her a pupcake!

Simple Pupcake Recipe for Dogs

I recently found out how much she likes carrots (AKA, won’t eat her food until I add baby carrots to it), so a carrot recipe was the perfect choice for her.

I thought about what I would bake it in and I remembered that my glass tupperware is oven safe, so I thought that would be perfect! It’s bigger than a cupcake and smaller than a regular cake, so it worked out great.

First, I pre-heated my oven to 350°. Then, in a medium mixing bowl, I combined the wet ingredients – peanut butter, olive oil, vanilla, and an egg.

Pupcake Mix

When the wet ingredients were well combined, I added in the shredded carrots.

Pupcake Mix

Next, I added in the dry ingredients – flour and baking soda.

Pupcake Mix

Pupcake Mix

The batter would look much nicer with finely shredded carrots, but since she likes the crunchiness, I just used a regular bag of shredded carrots. I also skipped the honey since I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have enough in my cupboard.

I poured the mix into my “pan” lined with parchment paper and pressed it in.

Pupcake Donuts

I had some extra batter left, so I also made some donuts.

Pupcake Donuts

After about 30 to 40 minutes, they were ready to pull from the oven. It doesn’t look pretty, but it smelled like a batch of peanut butter cookies coming out of the oven!


Mmm, smells good.

Dog and Pupcake

Pupcake Donuts

Pupcake Donuts

I will admit this was much more cake than she needed. She ate about ⅓ of it before I put the rest of the cake and the donuts away. She had a lot of cake pieces with her food that week!

Dog and Pupcake

Overall, I think she was happy with her birthday cake and we’ll have to try a new recipe next year!


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup whole wheat or white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup honey (optional)

Pupcake Ingredients


Wednesday 13th of February 2019

how do you make it ?

Sarah | Baking Kneads

Thursday 14th of February 2019

Hi Hanah,

The steps are listed above, along with the pictures. The ingredients are listed toward the end. If you have specific questions, just let me know.