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Dog-friendly birthday cake with potato icing and dog biscuits on a white plate
55Total Time
20Prep Time
35Bake Time
A little effort

Dog Birthday Cake

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  • Low Sugar

About our dog birthday cake recipe:

Man’s best friend deserves the best treat on their birthday. That’s why we’ve created this delicious birthday cake for dogs, made with dog-friendly ingredients.

The base of this cake is packed with peanut butter, carrots and honey, and slathered with potato-based icing and yummy dog treats. You can make this cake extra special by topping it with homemade dog biscuits.

Can dogs eat normal cake?

We wouldn’t recommend feeding your dog a chocolate fudge cake or sticky toffee pudding on their birthday, however, you can treat them to homemade dog cake with dog-friendly ingredients.

Normal cakes contain ingredients that can cause allergies and ingestion in dogs, like chocolate, fats and sugars.

What kind of birthday cake can dogs eat?

You should use flour that is easy for them to digest, like Allinson’s Self Raising Wholemeal Flour. Other dog-friendly ingredients we’ve used are carrots, peanut butter, honey and potato.

Other dog-friendly ingredients you can use include coconut oil, pumpkin, apples and apple sauce.

Can puppies eat dog birthday cake?

This recipe is also safe for puppies to eat. You could also make this cake smaller, or into a few smaller cupcakes to make it more puppy-friendly, just like these Pawsecco Dog Cupcakes.

These dog treats are not a meal substitute and should only be given as part of a healthy balanced diet and plenty of fresh clean water should be available at all times.

55Total Time
20Prep Time
35Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of a 18cm springform cake tin with baking parchment.

  2. Step 2:

    Put the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl and make a well in the centre.

  3. Step 3:

    In a separate bowl add the egg, honey, peanut butter and oil and whisk with an electric mixer until thick and creamy. Using a wooden spoon gently mix the egg mixture into the flour then stir in the carrots.

  4. Step 4:

    Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and level the top out with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake; it should come out clean if cooked. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack.

  5. Step 5:

    Meanwhile, to make the potato icing, heat a small pan of water, add the potatoes, bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes, return them to the pan and mash until smooth with a potato masher. Set aside to cool.

  6. Step 6:

    Put the cold potatoes into a mixing bowl with the yogurt and peanut butter then using an electric hand mixer whisk until smooth.

  7. Step 7:

    Spread ⅓ of the potato icing over the cooled cake then fill a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle with the remaining potato and swirl some rosettes around the edge of the cake. Finally decorate with your dog’s favourite treats.


  • For the cake

    • 150g  Allinson's Self Raising Wholemeal Flour
    • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
    • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 1 Medium egg
    • 2 tbsp Runny honey
    • 75g Proper Nutty Smunchy Peanut Butter
    • 100ml Vegetable Oil
    • 100g Carrot(s) (finely grated)
  • For the decoration

    • 300g Potatoes, peeled and chopped into 3cm chunks
    • 50ml Unsweetened natural yogurt
    • 20g Proper Nutty Smunchy Peanut Butter
    • handful Dog treats, optional


  • Piping bag
  • Masher
  • Mixing bowl
  • Grater
  • Skewer
  • 18cm round sponge tins
  • Electric mixer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Pan

Nutritional Information

per 63g
  • 208cal Energy
  • 13g Fat
  • 1.8g of which Saturates
  • 17g Carbohydrates
  • 4.4g of which Sugars
  • 4.8g Protein
  • 0.39g Salt

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