Liver cake recipe for dogs!

Liver cake recipe for dogs!

Homemade liver cake recipe

For this liver cake recipe I make the mixture in 2 batches cause it would be a bit too much for my hand blender to try to blend all at once but if you have a powerful blender then you can do it all in one go.  It’s a very simple recipe and if you can’t get liver you can try other meats, like minced beef, kidney, heart or even tuna!  Once cooked put it in the freezer until needed.  No need to defrost, there’s very little water content so can be eaten by your dog straight away.

 

Ingredients:

 

liver

1kg (2.2 lbs) of liver

4 eggs

4 Eggs

Flour

400g (1 3/4 cups) Flour

 

Method:

 

liver cake ingredients

Blend half the liver, 2 eggs and a splash of milk.

Blended liver cake mix

It should look a bit like a smoothie once done.

Add flour to recipe

Add half the flour

making 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.

homemade 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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147 Comments

  1. Hi, I was looking for a recipe for my dog’s birthday. i’m going to make your cake for him and his friends. I hope my result will look as nice as your cake. Your last sentence about the dog watching you the whole time, made me laugh. Pretty shure its going to be the same here! :-)

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  2. I can only get cow’s liver, is that ok to use?

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    • Hi Niki. Any liver will do. I’m sure you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make and your dogs will love it!!

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  3. Hi, This recipe looks great and I can’t wait to make it for my dogs! I have a question though… you say to freeze once cooled, but how long will they last without being frozen?? My reason for asking is because I want to make and sell some doggie treats for a charity event and want to be able tell my customers how to store them. Please help!! x

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    • In the fridge they should last about 5 days pretty easily…probably a bit longer. In the freezer as long as it’s put in fresh it will last months and months and months! Been told this by a canine dietician!

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  4. Hi, I like your style it’s my dogs b day and they love it thx:-)

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  5. Thanks for letting me know I appreciate it!

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  6. You say put in the oven but what kind of temperature are we talking about and if I am putting it in a round cake tin what diameter should it have?

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    • Hi Kate,

      Pic 8, temp 150c. The smaller the size the quicker it will cook, you should just keep an eye on it. For example the tray size above will take about 1hr 30 mins – 2 hours but a cupcake size will take around 40 mins.

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      • Thanks Jamie, thats a real help! I’m sure my dog will love this recipe and will be watching me the whole time!

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  7. Thanks for the recipe!! I have 6 dogs so I can cut up and put the whole cake in a freezer bag and put in the refrigerator and it lasts me about a week. They love it and all hang out in the kitchen while I’m making it. Doesn’t cost much to make and is very easy.

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    • Thanks for your reply, Robin! It’s great how easy it is to make! I love the fact the you can chuck it all together, bake it and the dogs will always love it!

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  8. I have a little yorkie who suffers badly with constipation .i was told to use this and I put mine in little cup cakes and she loves them. It is also helping her .

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    • That’s great that she likes them and they are helping her! Liver is a natural laxative!

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  9. This recipe is fab, I have a german shepherd who is in no way food oriented, so sometimes can make training harder work……except when it comes to this liver cake. she will (literally) do anythng for this. Thank you very much.

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    • Thansk Nikki! All dogs seem to love this recipe! I once sold it at a gala day and a black Labrador dragged it’s owner to my stall!

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  10. Hi Jamie

    Fab recipe! My Dog loves it. I’m making one today for her birthday. I often add a clove of garlic to the mixture the smellier the better for her. Works wonders as training treats.

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    • Hi Matt! Thanks for the tip! Might try adding garlic next time I make it! Hope your dog has a great birthday!

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    • Garlic is toxic for dogs!!

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        • a little bit of garlic is good for there coat condition. but too much isnt good, onions are the most toxic

  11. Hi…any idea how I can preserve liver cupcakes for atleast a week w/o freezing them?

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    • I suppose you’d really want to dry them out if you want them to last longer – so I’d suggest a longer cook at a lower temp.

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      • I cut mine up into bite size pieces at the ‘cooked’ stage and then put back into the oven on a very low heat for about an hr and a half. If then lasts indefinitely without freezing and is very crunchy. My dogs love it like this

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        • Thats sounds like a nice idea! I might try that next time!

  12. Hi, Can you use any flour? or does it have to be either self raising, or plain? thanks! :)

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    • I used wholemeal flour, but I’m sure any flour would do. I personally wouldn’t use self raising as I like it to be quite dense and heavy. But it doesn’t really matter…the dog won’t mind!

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      • Ok, Thankyou!

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      • I used rice flour to make a gluten free version. also, I wonder whether using potato or sweet potato instead of flour would work to make them grain free also, because many dogs have allergies to grain. your opinion?

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  13. Thank you for sharing! What a great recipe! I just now baked it for my dog’s birthday cake. He will not stay away from the oven–he has been sniffing for the source of the yum for over an hour now!!! I used kidney and calves liver combined, and added a tiny pinch of garlic powder. I also made “frosting” to pipe on at party time— plain greek yogurt, a bit of Neufchâtel, and a bit of grated parmesan.

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    • Wow! please take some pics! Sounds doggy-licous!

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  14. A friend who runs puppy training classes introduced Bertie to the delights of liver cake—brilliant training tempter! Now I can make some from your recipe so I’m off to stock up with liver. THANK YOU Jamie, Bertie and Charlie will be overjoyed!

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    • Your welcome Sonia!

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  15. Hi have been looking for this recipe for ages as my mums dog only eats these treats!! He will be very happy when I go over mums to make some!!! :-)

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    • Thanks Gemma!

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  16. Sounds great but my German shepherd pup is 10 weeks old, is he too young for this ?

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    • I’d say he probably is a bit young to be eating offal. Liver is a natural laxative too so it’ll just come back out the other end…wait a while and try using a different meat eg tuna.

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  17. Hi :) Jamie! Its my dogs 8th birthday today and I’m going to bake this cake for him, it sounds awesome and I’m sure he’ll love it :D

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    • Hey Beverlene! I hope your doggy has a lovely birthday!

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  18. Hi Jamie, my friends and I have been looking for a this recipe for a while, I was wanting to share it to my facebook page, if that’s ok.

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    • Hi June!

      Of course u can share it (and anything else on website)

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  19. Hi Jamie,

    I made a liver cake with a similar recipe a while ago for my assistance dog from dogs for the disabled. She is allergic to dairy and beef so it’s not always easy to get treats for her to use whilst training. The other recipe said to use milk or water so I used water. It worked out fine and my dog loved it but it didn’t freeze well. She is ok with eggs as it is only cows dairy that she has an allergy to, do you think it would be ok to not put water or milk in and just have eggs will that make it freeze better?

    Thanks
    Annie

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    • Hi Annie! Thanks for leaving a comment. In what way did it not freeze well?

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  20. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Made a batch for the in laws Bernese mountain dog for her birthday. She loved it! I was her best friend all day after a few bites! One very happy doggy! Will be making more for our puppy when he is a little older and able to stomach liver. Do you have any recipes for puppy training tib bits suitable for 8-16 weeks? Many thanks

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    • Hi Charlotte! Glad the liver cake went down well with the Bernese mountain dog. Try using minced meet (beef/chicken) or tuna loaf until your pup grows up a little..

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  21. hi do you have to use selfraising flour?? i only use natural spelt flour!!

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    • Hi gary! The natural spelt flour will be just fine. Let us know how you get on!

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  22. I was given some advise to make liver cake as a treat for my 11 month old Beagle…….little lady has followed me around begging for more :) can’t wait to see how she reacts to her training tomorrow . THANK YOU for a really easy recipe .

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  23. HI I’ve been making this recipe for 6 months now and have to say its my Lab x GSD’s favourite treat. we do lots of formal training and this is the top treat for difficult or new “tricks”, but then she is very food orientated, cheese and apple being her other favourites! Now we have a rescue border collie who is ball not food obsessed and this still comes out top, so thankyou for posting it! PS cow/ox liver is a nightmare to blend, lamb is much easier! I also only use standard plain flour.

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    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for the comment! I’ve just got a hand blender and blending liver practically fries the motor. Thanks for the tips about the lamb liver, I’ll try that next time!

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  24. please can you help me I’m Making cup cakes how long do I cook for.

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    • Hi Jean!

      For these liver cupcakes I used my liver cake recipe. I cooked them for 40 mins! Good luck!

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  25. What a terrific web site! Here’s another take on your liver cake. NZ lambs’ liver is cheaper than UK. I bought a 400g pkt today in Sainsburys for.99p. It also seems to cook much quicker:
    Dormy’s lambs’ liver dog treats

    500g (NZ-cheaper) lambs liver
    3 large eggs
    500g SR Flour
    600ml water

    Optional
    Pinch of salt
    1 clove of garlic grated
    1 ts dried herbs

    Liquidise liver. Add eggs, continue liquidising until smooth. Add garlic, salt or herbs. With a metal spoon stir in all the flour alternating with water. Mix until smooth.
    Pour into greased tin* and cook in 180° preheated oven for 20 minutes. Then test with metal skewer which should come out clean. Turn out whilst still hot onto rack and leave to cool. Cut up into 3cm pieces and freeze in plastic bags

    *I use a 35cm square pyrex dish. I don’t bother to line it with anything

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    Dormy is a very sprightly 91 year old who has kept and shown dogs for years. She says that if you put some cubes of this in your pocket whilst showing your dog. It is guaranteed that its attention is solely on your pocket and nothing else. Dogs love it.

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    • Hi Frances!

      Thanks very much for your detailed comment! My local supermarket does sell NZ liver so I’ll give it a try! :)

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    • I love it! I made this for my baby boy for the 13 wonderful birthdays I was blessed to share with him! I lost the recipe when I moved and my friend’s pup turned 1 yesterday… wanted to surprise her with the birthday cake Mikey loved so very much!
      Thank you so much for sharing! I’m making it tomorrow!

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  26. My Golden Cocker Spaniel, Gabby, suffers from chronic colitis. I have switched her onto the BARF diet and she’s doing extremely well. You mention that liver acts as a laxative (which is an obvious concern to me!); do you think the liver cake will adversely affect her?

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    • I think this is something that maybe a vet would be better with advising. For me, I’d be more concerned about the flour than the liver and would just bake the liver on it’s own and like with all dogs just a few small treats to begin with to let their body get used to it.

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  27. I would just like to say thank you for this very simple and easy to follow recipe, I was going to buy some liver cake online then I found your recipe and noticed how easy it seemed so I thought I would give it go as my boxer will be 1 tomorrow. This made a huge batch and I have put some in the freezer for recall training that we will be doing over the next few weeks. There was not much of a smell until it came out the oven but it disappeared rather quickly once the window was open a little, all in all I will definitely be using this recipe again and I have already recommended it to some friends and family. Thanks again.

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    • Thanks Paula! I’m really pleased it’s worked out well. There’s not really much to it and dog’s love it!

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  28. I have just made a half batch, and it looks really good. My lurcher Babs really liked it, and she is not usually bothered by food/treats

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    • Hey Jenny! I’m glad Babs loves it…it’s such a popular recipe!

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  29. Just made this as it’s one of my three Labradors birthday this Friday. The youngest just did her first two paws up balance beg she was so impressed with it :-) Defo will be making this again and adding a few herbs and garlic… I cannot bear liver but even I thought it smelt quite nice!

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    • Thanks Jules! The whole blended offal takes a bit of getting used to but it’s worth it! :)

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  30. I cooked this today for my 6 month old cocker, Coda and he is absolutely delighted :)
    I’m an almost vegetarian so dealing with the liver was a little gross, and I don’t like cooking so this was really going out on a limb.. But it was so worth it! Cheap and easy recipe that I will def. do again :)

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    • Hi Louise!

      I’m very impressed you managed to stomach the liver considering your a veggie! Coda obviously has a very devoted owner!

      BTW, I love cockers…best overall family pet you can get, imo!

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  31. Just made next batch of your recipe – to freeze. Very successful training aid for my whippet puppy – now 12 months old. Have added some minced raw lamb/mutton to this batch – so will see how that is.
    In a 2-door AGA – I put half the above recipe quantities into the smaller roasting tin, and it takes about 2 3/4 hrs. in the lower, simmering over. I don’t enjoy the washing-up of the food processor afterwards!!

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    • Thanks for your comments Sue!

      I’ve always wanted an AGA, I’m so jealous! I have a wood burning stove and sometimes I cook the dogs dinner on it!

      Washing up blended liver is pretty nasty but thankfully by bro does it!

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  32. We are making our second batch now. Muffin the terrier’s training has been much smoother with Liver cake treats to hand. She loves it!!

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    • Thanks Fiona! Am glad Muffin enjoy’s it!

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  33. Hi Jamie, I want to try and make this for my dog but I am really squeemish when it comes to things like offal, would it work with minced beef or chicken?

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  34. Also Jamie, would it be ok if I used whipped cream cheese for frosting?

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    • Hi Cara!

      Yeah, minced meat, tuna, sardines should all work fine, i’ve never tried anything except tuna so let me know how it goes. But I’d consider trying liver just to see if you can handle it and also cause it’s really quite cheap.

      Cream cheese frosting sounds delicous!

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      • Thanks Jamie!

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  35. An almost identical recipe was given to me by a friend who took her puppy to training classes. I’ve made it several times and it’s a winner with all dogs. I wasn’t too keen on using white flour, so tried 1/3rd rice flour (because it’s expensive) AND 2/3 rolled oats. Works perfectly. I’m going to try adding herbs like parsley or sage to next batch.

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    • Thanks Ronnie, I like the idea of the rolled oats and will give it a try next time I make it!

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  36. A woman on the beach gave me a very similar recipe, the only real differences being that i use a really nutty wholemeal flour,(the kind used for making rustic “farmhouse” style bread), a few cloves of garlic but also a few big dollops of peanut butter!! I’ve had no complaints from my three border terriers!!

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    • Sounds great, Guy! I like the sound of the nutty wholemeal flour and peanut butter. Garlic is a very popular addition to liver cake and while I’ve never tried it I do add it to my dog’s homemade dog food!

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  37. I was sure dogs couldn’t have flour?

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    • Hi Margaret. If you’d rather not use wheat flour you could replace it with a 50/50 combination of coconut flour and corn flour. But I’d add at least an extra egg and you might also need a little more milk.

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    • dogs can have flour; most dog food has some sort of grain or cereal in it to bulk it out, especially in cheaper foods. Usually it is better to go for high protein low carb/cereal foods and treats. Grain free foods use sweet potato or potato instead as the starch/fibre in the recipe. Rice flour is gluten free if gluten is a problem in their diet, also, though obviously it is still a grain.

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  38. Hi

    A friend of mine makes a similar cake to this. What age is it suitable for? I have a 10 week old Golden retriever who is starting training in a month or so & wondered if now or then would be too early to give it to him??

    Thanks for your help :-)

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    • Hi Carla! I’d wait until your pup got a little bit older before you started feeding offal. In the meantime try replacing the liver with Tuna and you’ll find it’ll work with great success!

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  39. I have a black lab and a staffy. It’s my labs 13th birthday tomorrow and i’m gonna make your cake. I’ll let you know what she thinks. I’m sure she’ll love it as in true lab style she is a greedy guts and she loves liver :)

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    • Hi Rebecca!

      A big happy birthday to you Lab! I hope she has a great day and am sure she’ll love your live cake!

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  40. It’s my eldest Labradors 10th birthday tomorrow so I have made this for him, he is very excited.

    I filled it with cottage cheese and iced it with cream cheese.

    So glad I found this recipe, thank you!

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    • Thanks Linda! I’ve thought a lot about icing the cake. Would love to see a pic next time you make it! Give you Lab a big birthday kiss from me!

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  41. My dogs love this recipe.i add apples or carrots too.

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  42. Looks great! I’m baking this tonight for one of my retired greyhounds birthdays, problem is there’s two dogs..So is it better to double the mixture or bake two cakes? I guess doubling will take 3 hours to bake?

    Cheers!

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    • Hi Stu! This recipe makes one very large cake, enough for many dogs!

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  43. Made this for my dogs birthday, my two and all his doggie friends loved it!
    changed the wheat flour for rice flour due to them not having wheat and left out milk but it still turned out great.
    thanks for the great easy recipe but it has to be the most disgusting thing I’ve ever made lol

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    • Thanks Margaret! It is very messy and a nightmare to clean the hand blender afterwards but at least it’s pretty simple!

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  44. This is fantastic! So simple to make, and much loved by our two dogs – they will do anything for a bit of liver cake.

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    • Thanks for that Jo! Love hearing how dogs love their homemade treats!

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  45. WONDERFUL!! Used it a few years back trying to get a feral dog into my house – 3 years on and she’s living the high life with us…and recently had to up my game with a foster boy who isn’t food orientated….well liver cake and tiny bits of smoked cheese are working a treat – literally!! Love the fact I can freeze this AND that I know EXACTLY what’s in it. Thank you so much! Bob Tails xx

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    • Thanks Bob!

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  46. Just posted your link up on my Facebook page so you’ll find everyone will be baking for their pooch soon!! :D Did have to put a little “warning” though for the squeemish ones, regarding the pigs head :O xx

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  47. Thank you so much. I have been making this for my two ridgebacks for a year or so now and they are mad for it! My only problem is that I almost always get a crust that lifts during baking resulting in the cut pieces loosing their tops. Am I doing something wrong?

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    • Hmm, never had a problem with crusts before. What flour do you use? Are you using eggs and milk?

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      • Do you use a fan assisted oven? I wonder if the temp is too high for a fan oven, I will try at a lower temp when I make the next batch next week :)

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    • I have same problem but is no real problem just means the dogs and cats (they love it too) get a little extra treat whenI cut it up lol

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  48. I have three doggies. Border terrier, lab x and a 14 month old dobergirl. We met a big boy dove at the weekend – 12 months old and 45kg – my girls only about 25kg and is very slight in comparison, not filled out. Made me feel guilty at possibly user feeding my girl.
    Anyway, the other dog had liver cake, never heard of it, hence my visit here and making it this morning!
    Made with 1.5kg pigs liver, 6 eggs including shells, 4 cloves garlic (most recipes seem to add it) (not to be confused with garlic salt which have undesirable elements) and flour – another recipe used equal measures of liver and flour but thar would be too thick … But they also added water / milk.
    Made in two door aga, simmering oven, in maybe two hours? Checked before I went out and looked good.

    The proof is in the eating but suffice to say dobergirl won’t be going hungry.

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    • Thanks James!

      Glad they like it. Loves dobermans and someday will get a girly dobe as I prefer girl dogs – I think they easier!

      Ah to cook with an Aga! Lucky you, love them, sometimes I use my woodburning stove to make the dog food.

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  49. Many thanks for recipe, have a treat apathetic dog I got at 5 years old and needed some training, with the help of my 3 other dogs showing how to do it and a few waves of the cake under the nose we had success at “down” after the third go with no physical prompts. Worked a treat :)

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    • Hey Dafy! I’m really happy to hear that!

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  50. Hi tried this today and oh my does Watson our border collie love it! Forgot the garlic by mistake but it doesn’t seem to matter to him. Thanks for the recipe it will be a regular in our household.

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    • Thanks Paula, that’s good to hear Watson loved it! I’ve never used garlic..yet. I doubt it needs it but if I have some next time I make it I will add it.

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  51. We are currently making this for Daisy, our collie. She is a stubborn little madam and has an attention span of a fish when it comes to training. However, we have found that liver cake will persuade her to remain engaged in training. She is currently watching us mix the ingredients and will lay in guard of the oven whilst it bakes too!

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    • Well done Angela, you are braver than many for even trying to make it! I’m sure it will turn out brill and Daisy will adore it! Have fun!

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  52. Love this recipe! I have a homemade dog treat book with a liver cake recipe, and I have made it many times for my golden doodle (who is very food-orientated!) However, your recipe is definitely better – less flour, for a start. I like to add some grilled and chopped turkey bacon as well as garlic. I do not believe there is a dog alive who would not love liver cake!!!! Thanks for some great recipes, Jamie.

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    • Thanks so much Sue!

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  53. Just made it for my dogs, they love it. Don’t think I’ll use. Hand blender next time, made too much mess lol! Great recipe

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  54. hi jamie cant wait to make cake i am training my new hound so here’s hoping she comes back when i let her off lead i will let you know

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    • Have fun Ann! She will defo come back! Let us know how you get on!

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  55. Dear jamie,

    dog LOVE liver cake. We use it in our obediecne classes ans dogs cant get enough. To make super special liver cake I would recommend using some garlic in there too, dogs go crazy for livercake made with garlic. What you forgot to mention as well at the start of the recipe is to OPEN ALL YOUR WINDOWS AND GET THE AIR FRESHENER READY. That should be step one :)

    Also, smellier the better. Pigs liver is super stinky so dogs love it and its really cheap too. If you want it to be bouncy and light as well, dash of milk once you’ve blended it all.

    Cheap £10 food blender (jug) is the best thing i’ve found making liver cake, can blend all the liver at once, eggs and garlic then just add to the flour. Saves the mess =D

    Also – one of my friends’ husband is a butcher and she waltz into training one night with black pudding cake?? Anything can happen =D

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  56. Hi,

    I’ve read earlier in the thread that offal is suitable for a more mature stomach. From what age would you recommend for a working cocker? To be fair I think she’s pretty strong stomached! She’s eaten some vile things in her time and is only 16 weeks old! Despite panicking when she’s gobbled down fluff, jaffa cakes, bird poo, a maggot, various other bugs and got hold of a dead rat in her mouth before I could do anything to stop her, all of which have resulted in frantic vet calls, sleeping on the sofa to keep an eye on her and obsessive googling, but she’s been fine every time! Obviously I don’t want to do anything which will make her tummy uncomfortable but dying to try this recipe out! Thanks x

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    • Hi Gemma! It’s up to you. With my dog I used liver treats very early on. Liver is also a natural laxative so just small bits of cake to begin with so the body gets used to it. Too much too soon regardless of how old they may result in a bad case of the squirts!

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  57. hi jamie my new pooch has never left my side since making liver cake she comes stright back when called dont quite know weather its me or the cake she returnes for but hay ho she comes back

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    • Thanks Ann! I’m glad your hound likes it! I’m always grateful to hear from people who try out the recipes and to hear that their dog likes them!

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  58. Fab recipe. ive made endless batches of it and my dog loves it! Also give to friends dogs and even raised some money with it for doggie charities, you cant lose as dogs just love it!

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  59. Made this today with chicken livers, also brown rice flour and oats, worked a treat and went down even better!

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    • That sounds great Nikki! I’ve used chicken livers in dog food but never in liver cake!

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  60. Hi Jamie many many thanks for this I have a border collie who doesn’t do anything I say he’s manic but I lad I know has this and my dog obeys him like a god now I can be the goddess for a change and hopefully train the little monkey i’ll make some and let you know thanks again really appreciate it.

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  61. Hi jamie forgot to ask is this low fat as i dont give my dog anything fatty dint want him to fet fat its cruel i think many thanks again
    Kind regards
    Sharon

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    • Hi Sharon. It’s not gonna make your dog fat but just remember it’s just a treat but a great treat for getting your dogs attention. Liver is relatively low in calories and fat and high in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Good luck!

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  62. Hi Jamie
    I work in a slaughter house , i can get liver easerly does it all mix the same ?

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    • Hi Howard!

      Yeah, any liver whether mixed with others or not is fine.

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  63. Do you think it would work with a sub for the strong wheat flour? For the family members who shouldn’t eat grains? I am thinking of Potato flour as I don’t like rice flour due the recent news about the problems with rice?

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    • Hi, WestieMom. I’ve never tried it without wholemeal. You could try potato flour, chickpea flour or soy flour and let me know how you get on!

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  64. Thank you for this recipe! Just cooked up a huge batch ready for a fundraiser for rescued English bulldogs!
    I think they might just love it, based on my own dogs reactions!
    Also doing the peanut butter biscuits!

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    • Thanks Leesha! Good luck with the fundraiser!

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  65. Why cook garlic in the liver cake or tuna cookies recipe when this site in explaining the goodness for dogs having garlic, says that “Cooked garlic does not retain the medicinal properties found in fresh garlic”, so what is the point putting it in the recipe?
    Please help me understand the addition, or should I just leave it out all together?
    Thanks

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    • Hi Diane! Garlic is added for flavour!

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  66. this is terrific :) I’ve made a similar liver “cake” and added bacon to make it even more tasty. I also use half liver and half lambs fry cos the smell of the liver nearly kills me when I make it LOL cream cheese and grated carrot can look good as “icing” too…. remember it’s just a treat though ^..^

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  67. Hi, I regularly make these treats for my 9 year old dog, she loves them. I’m trying to get her to lose some weight, is there anyway of making them less fattening? Do you know how many calories per 100g?

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  68. Hi, tonight I have just baked my first liver cake and my 11 month old labrador loves it, we now have a stocked freezer! She is 1 on the 10th April so will be making this as a birthday cake, great easy recipe thank you.

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  69. P.s also tried the tuna loaf which didn’t last long!!

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    • Hi Julie! Thanks for commenting! I hope your lab has a great 1st birthday! Liver cake is great for birthday treats!

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  70. Hi, Can I ask how I check if its cooked through? May sound silly but I am more used to baking “regular” cakes than liver cake and have no idea how to tell when its done.

    Thank you

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  71. Hi Jamie! I just want to thank you so much for this amazing recipe. The liver flavoured treats where I live are too expensive and my beagle, Charlie, loves liver so much. I tried making this for him, just to test if he likes it and just so I don’t have to spend a ton of money on treats. He was taking a nap when I put them in the oven and as soon as they were done. He woke up and started jumping in front of the oven. Needless to say, he loves the brownies! Thank you so much for this recipe!

    -Jea

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    • Thanks Jea! Glad you and your dog like them! :)

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  72. I’ve just put a batch in the oven. You’re right, I was watched the whole time!!

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  73. I wanted something for my dog who has recently been diagnosed Cushing’s Disease, she’s hungry all the time & losing lots of weight, but has become a bit fussy since being diagnosed, so I thought this might perk her up. It has certainly done the trick, both dogs love it. Thank you!

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    • Thanks Nicola! I’m sorry to hear about your dog but glad she likes the liver cake!

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  74. Hi Jamie, I just found your site and all your wonderful recipes. I’m hoping to make this liver cake tonight as my dog Lucy has suddenly lost all recall training and we need to start from scratch with a tempting treat to lure her to me. Do you think this would work with cous cous or mashed up sweet potato instead of flour? Any type of flour seems to make Lucy’s skin flaky. Thanks in advance for your help.

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