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golden retriever puppy eating a dog birthday cake

3-Ingredient Dog Cake

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This 3-Ingredient Dog 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.


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


  1. To cook the 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. Alternativly, 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.


*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.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dog food
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • 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