For all you dog lovers and chefs, there is no recipe for dog treats that dog owners love to cook more than liver cake.  I make the mixture in 2 batches because it’s quite heavy work for the blender but if you have a powerful blender then you can do it all in one go, personally I just use a cheap hand blender and it’s really easy to clean afterwards.  It’s a very simple recipe and cheap to make, all supermarkets sell liver so it’s easy to find but if you can’t get liver you can try other meats, like minced beef, kidney, heart, chicken liver or even tuna!  Once cooked put what you wont be using in the next couple of days in the freezer until needed.  I use this freezer tub as it’s the perfect size for storing liver cake.  Defrosts in just minutes once out of the freezer.

Ideal as a treat, a dog birthday cake, selling at fairs etc etc.


1kg (2.2 lbs) of liver, 4 Eggs, 400g (1 ¾ cups) Wholemeal flour, 1 crushed garlic clove – optional. But isn’t garlic bad for dogs?


liver cake ingredients

Blend half the liver, 2 eggs, a splash of milk and half the garlic (optional).

Blended liver cake mix

It should look a bit like a smoothie once done.

Add flour to recipe

Add half the flour

liver cake mixture

Mix flour with a fork until it's a thick sticky goo. You can add a bit more flour if it's not thick enough.

baking tray

You can line a baking tray with tin foil (you really don't have too) and add a little oil on top of the tray. Pre-heat oven to 150ºC (300ºF).

Liver cake mixture in baking tray

Empty mix onto tray and repeat process with other half of the ingredients adding that to the tray as well.

liver cake mixture

Make sure it's all level and even. Should now look a bit like this.

Cooking liver cake

Put tray in oven and cook for about 1hr - 1hr 30 mins.

Liver cake just out of the oven!

Right, it should now be cooked. Yummy!

Cooked liver cake

It's easier to cut while it's still warm.

liver cake

Cut into squares and once cooled freeze for when you need them.

dog waiting for treat

If your dog is like mine, she will have watched you the entire time.

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Perfect for me when learning how to become a dog walker and keep control of the dogs when walking them.