When one of my humans baked the cake, she made sure to avoid ingredients that are unhealthy for dogs. Salt, baking powder, and sugar can hurt dogs’ tummies if given in large amounts. If you want your dog to be extra healthy, you can use whole wheat flour and almond milk (most dogs are actually lactose intolerant. However, small amounts of milk won’t harm your pup). The baker human used honey as a form of natural sugar.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- a little honey
(You can add other ingredients to your dog’s cake if you like, such as bananas, peanut butter, bouillon, etc. Always search online to see if they are safe for dogs. For example, grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs.)
Stir your ingredients together and put in a greased pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Let cool before applying icing.
How to Make Banana Icing
Dogs love this luscious and healthy icing! It’s very simply to make, the ingredients you need being:
- 2 bananas
Mash the two bananas in a bowl. Add a little milk and stir. The next step is like making gravy. Add spoonfuls of flour and stir until you have the right consistency. When done, put it in the fridge for at least thirty minutes before icing your cake.
After you’re done icing, you can decorate! We used strawberries, blueberries, and dog kibble. Talk about a drool-worthy cake!