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3-Ingredient Dog Birthday Cake

This Homemade Dog Birthday Cake Recipe is made with sweet potatoes, brown rice, and peanut butter! It’s flour-free and a great treat for your furry friend on their special day. We’re also reviewing human foods that dogs can and cannot eat!

golden retriever puppy eating a dog birthday cake

**DISCLAIMER: Always check with your pet’s veterinarian before feeding them something new or changing their dietary routine.**

Can dogs eat grains like brown rice?

Yes. Rice is a common ingredient in many dog foods, but only when it is fully cooked. Never feed your dog uncooked rice or unbaked rice flour. I like to practice moderation here as dogs are primarily meant to consume meat.

Can dogs eat almonds?

No. Almonds are unsafe for dogs.Almonds can get caught in the dog’s windpipe and pose a choking hazard if not chewed. Macadamia nuts are more toxic; it’s best to avoid avoids as well. It’s almost important to never feed your dog food with added salt.

Can dogs eat peanut butter?

Yes. This is a popular ingredient in dog treats and a good source of protein. However, always be sure to check that the peanut butter you buy is free of xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.

Can dogs eat cinnamon?

No. Cinnamon can irritate the inside of a dog’s mouth and can dangerously lower their blood sugar if consumed in excess. It’s best to avoid all together.

Can dogs eat ice cream?

No. Ice cream is very high in sugar and can be very upsetting to a dog’s sensitive stomach. Even if your dog is not lactose intolerant, it’s best to avoid.

Can dogs eat grapes or raisins?

No. Grapes are extremely toxic to dogs and should be carefully avoided.

Can dogs eat yogurt?

Yes. Yogurt contains probiotics that can be useful in small amounts. However, this only include unsweetened and plain yogurt with no artificial ingredients.

Can dogs eat sweet potatoes?

Yes! Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins and fiber. Be sure to always peel your sweet potatoes as the skins can be tough for them to digest. Also be sure that any sweet potato you feed your dog is fully cooked.

golden retriever sticking his tongue out while eating a do birthday cake

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I hope you enjoy this recipe for a homemade dog birthday cake! If you want to make more foods for your pup, try these homemade treats next. A homemade dog food recipe coming is soon!

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golden retriever puppy eating a dog birthday cake

3-Ingredient Dog Birthday Cake


  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Homemade Dog Birthday Cake Recipe is made with sweet potatoes, brown rice, and peanut butter! It’s flour-free and a great treat for your furry friend on their special day. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 2 TBS raw unsalted peanut butter, divided
  • 1 TBS unsweetened plain greek yogurt, optional
  • 1/3 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup cooked and unseasoned shredded chicken (optional)

Instructions

  1. To cook your sweet potato, wash it and poke a few holes with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 6-8 total minutes, stopping at the halfway point to flip. Alternative, roast your sweet potato in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the sweet potato from the microwave once done and carefully cut open with a knife to let the steam escape (to cool it down). Use a fork or spoon to scrape the orange flesh from inside the potato. It should yield around one half cup.
  3. Mix one TBS peanut butter into the sweet potato mash. Next add in cooked brown rice. Add in cooked chicken if using. Stir to combine and place on a plate, patting into a cake shape. The mixture will be rather firm. Let cool completely in the fridge for about 15 minutes. It will firm up more there.
  4. Remove from fridge and “frost” with remaining 1 TBS peanut butter OR 1 TBS unsweetened plain greek yogurt.

Notes

*Nutrition facts are for one full recipe. I feed my 75 lb. dog 1/2 at a time as to not disrupt his eating pattern. You may want to adjust this if you have a smaller or larger pet.

  • Category: Dog food
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 full recipe
  • Calories: 347 calories
  • Sugar: 8.7 grams
  • Sodium: 37 milligrams
  • Fat: 17.3 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13.8 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 41 grams
  • Fiber: 5. grams
  • Protein: 10.6 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: dog food, dog cake, treat, puppy, puffin, sweet potato, peanut butter, brown rice

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This Homemade Dog Birthday Cake Recipe is made with sweet potatoes, brown rice, and peanut butter! It's flour-free and a great special treat for your furry friend on their special day. 

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Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments!

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  1. Debbie Talbot says

    Hi I am making my first doggy birthday cake and this recipe looks delicious and I think he will truly enjoy it. I want to make sure that I followed all the steps and wanted to verify with you this cake is not cooked, just the ingredients?

  2. Debbie Talbot says

    Hi I am making my first doggy birthday cake and this recipe looks delicious and I think he will truly enjoy it. I want to make sure that I followed all the steps and wanted to verify with you this cake is not cooked, just the ingredients?

    • Emily says

      Hi Debbie, thank you so much for reading and commenting! Great question, yes, this cake does not need to be baked. Baked goods can upset my dog’s system so this is fully cooled in the fridge. It will firm up there but will still have a very soft texture (easier for the dog to digest). I give my dog 1/2 of the recipe to start out. I hope this helps, and happy birthday to your dog!

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