The Ultimate Birthday Cupcakes Recipe
This is not complete and balanced and is intended to be served as a treat. Treats should not account for more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie needs. For every 25 lbs. of body weight, feed a quarter of a cupcake. Always provide fresh water for drinking. Avoid giving this treat to dogs with known gastrointestinal upset, are predisposed to pancreatitis or small dogs less than 25 lbs.
Your dog’s birthday only comes once a year, and as the world’s best dog parent, you want to make it awesome! To do that, there’s one very important thing to consider above all others: what sort of extra-amazing, wag-worthy, drool-inducing treat will you surprise them with? Being a birthday, the obvious answer is cake! But…what makes a dog birthday cake recipe both canine-friendly and crazy-delicious?
That’s where your friends at Milk-Bone® dog treats can help — we have an easy recipe for dog-friendly cupcakes that are totally irresistible. Read on to learn how to make dog cupcakes for your best buddy’s special day.
How to Serve Your Dog Their Birthday Treat
Some quick notes before we get into the specifics of our dog cupcakes. This recipe is not complete and balanced and is intended to be served as a treat. Treats should not account for more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie needs. For every 25 lbs. of body weight, feed a quarter of a cupcake. Always provide fresh water for drinking. Avoid giving this treat to dogs with known gastrointestinal upset, dogs who are predisposed to pancreatitis or small dogs less than 25 lbs.
How to Make Milk-Bone® Canine Birthday Cupcakes
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup Jif® Squeeze Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 cups coarsely shredded carrot
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1- to 2-inch chunks
- 1 carton plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 24 Milk-Bone® Original Mini’s dog biscuits
HEAT oven to 350°F. Grease 24 muffin cups.
BEAT eggs in large bowl with mixer on high speed 1 minute. Add applesauce, peanut butter and oil. Beat until blended.
BEAT in flour and baking soda until blended. Stir in carrot.
DIVIDE evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
COOL 5 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely.
PLACE potatoes in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until fork tender.
DRAIN potatoes, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Beat potatoes with hand mixer on high speed until smooth. Add yogurt. Beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in some of the reserved cooking liquid, a little at a time, just until mixture reaches spreading consistency.
PIPE or spread on top of each cupcake.
DECORATE each cupcake with 1 Milk-Bone® Original Mini’s dog biscuits. Makes 24 dog cupcakes.
For best appearance and flavor, serve dog cupcakes within 4 hours of decorating. For longer storage, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
- Total calories per recipe: 3150
- Calories per cupcake: 131
- Protein: 4 g (12% of calories per cupcake)
- Fats: 5 g (34% of calories per cupcake)
- Carbohydrates: 18 g (54% of calories per cupcake)
- Avoid giving this treat to dogs with known gastrointestinal upset, dogs who are predisposed to pancreatitis or small dogs less than 25 lbs.
- Nutritional information is calculated based on the USDA Nutrient Database.
- Ingredients containing dairy may cause gastrointestinal upset in your dog.
- Avoid using ingredients with artificial sweeteners in this recipe, as these are harmful to dogs.
Get More Dog Birthday Ideas from Milk-Bone® Brand
You’ve got the special birthday treat down—now you just need to plan the rest of your dog’s special day! Luckily, we have plenty of great dog birthday ideas to help you create a memorable day for two-legged and four-legged guests alike. And, of course, your dog will be feeling the love.