Dog birthday cake recipe

by | Jul 4, 2020 | 1 comment

An easy carrot cake recipe for dogs – Ideal as a birthday cake

Just for a bit of fun and I know there’s quite a few people that like baking birthday cakes for their dogs. Nothing fancy in this recipe, just a simple carrot cake using a few local ingredients found anywhere and easy to make. Dogs love it and for the icing, we are using cream cheese which dogs also love. Perfect for a good dog or a special occasion.

Another idea for a dog birthday cake is my recipe for liver cake and pupcakes.

For this recipe we’re gonna be using a 9″ cake tin, if you don’t have one you can get one here.


  • 170g (6oz) of self-raising flour
  • 170g (6oz) of wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • A splash of milk
  • 1 tub of cream cheese


ingredients for dog birthday cake

1. Our ingredients.  All local and delicious!

170g of wholemeal flour

2. Add 170g (6oz) of wholemeal flour to a bowl.

170g of self-raising flour

3. Add 170g (6oz) of self-raising flour to bowl.

teaspoon of baking powder

4. Add 2 tsp of baking powder

teaspoon of cinnamon

5. Add 2 tsp of cinnamon powder

mixed dry cake ingredients

6. Give it all a mix.

carrots on a scale

7. Weigh around 340g (12oz) of carrots.

grated carrots

8. Grate carrots.

Add carrots to mixing bowl

9. Add grated carrots to mixing bowl.

adding 4 eggs to mixing bowl

10. Add 4 eggs.

add milk

11. Add a decent splash of milk.

mixed carrot cake batter

12. And give it a right good mix.

carrot cake batter in cake tin

13. Grease a cake tin with butter and add your mix.

carrot cake in oven

14. Add cake tin to a preheated oven set at 170c (Gas mark 3) and cook for 35-40 mins.

cooked carrot cake for dogs

15. Once cooked leave to cool in the cake tin.

cake with top trimmed off

16. Now it’s risen a bit, so flip it upside down or do what I’m doing and trim off top.  I’ll use the top as dog treats for the week.

adding cream cheese to carrot cake

17. Now add the cream cheese for your frosting.

carrot cake for dogs with icing

18. That’s it made.

birthday cake recipe for dogs

Who’s special day is it then??

birthday dogs

It’s time for a doggy party!

dog wearing goggles

Flo, you look just like Bono with your sunglasses.

dog eating birthday cake

It’s all a little fun and dogs love it too.  Have fun everyone!

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home entertaining my three dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden. 

1 Comment

  1. Bono has left the building!


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