Celebrate your beloved doggie's birthday with a tasty homemade dog birthday cake, made from wholesome pet-safe ingredients. Your furry friend will be spoiled rotten when you prepare a pupcake made from our easy dog birthday cake recipe.

Our yummy dog birthday cake features two layers of peanut butter, applesauce, and honey cake drizzled with creamy icing. Dog cake is not just for birthdays! Serve your fur baby a savory dog cake to celebrate the following occasions:

  • February 20th: Love Your Pet Day
  • April 11th: National Pet Day
  • April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • May 20: National Rescue Dog Day
  • August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 26: National Dog Day


Dog Birthday Cake

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Dog Birthday Cake Icing

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons honey


Dog Birthday Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 6-inch round cake pans with butter, dust them with flour and set them aside.

  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, peanut butter, oil, applesauce, egg, and honey.

  3. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 prepared pans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  4. Allow the cakes to cool in their pans for at least 10 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cakes to loosen them from the pans. Then invert the cakes onto a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.

Dog Birthday Cake Icing

  1. To make the icing, add cornstarch to a medium bowl. Add the water a couple of teaspoons at a time. When you've added about 1/4 of the water, stir in the honey. Add the remaining water until you reach your desired consistency. Icing will be thin but will thicken over time. Frost dog cake when cool.


Homemade Dog Birthday Cake With Icing

  • 2 6-inch round cake pans
  • stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  • wire cooling rack
  • medium bowl

Recipe Notes

Caution: do not feed your dog any peanut butter that contains xylitol. Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material and commonly used as a sugar substitute.

If you prefer a softer frosting for your homemade dog birthday cake, beat 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Frost your pupcake as desired.

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

dog birthday cake
Brittany Baxter

Baking homemade treats for your adorable pooch is a great way to avoid store-bought treats that are loaded with preservatives, flavorings, and colors. But when baking your own homemade dog treats, you must take special precautions to prevent injury and illness in your furry friend.

  • Please do not use the following ingredients when baking homemade dog treats as they are toxic to dogs: xylitol, onions, garlic, chocolate, alcohol, Macadamia nuts, salt, yeast products, avocado, and grapes/raisins.
  • Skip the sugar and utilize unsweetened products like unsweetened applesauce when baking treats. Avoid fatty foods, such as bacon, ham, or other high-salt/high-fat meat trimmings when preparing homemade treats for your dog.
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