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!
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.
When the wet ingredients were well combined, I added in the shredded carrots.
Next, I added in the dry ingredients – flour and baking soda.
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.
I had some extra batter left, so I also made some 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.
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!
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)
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.
Wednesday 13th of February 2019
how do you make it ?
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Thursday 14th of February 2019
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.