Pupcake recipe for dogs

by | Nov 6, 2011 | 21 comments

Liver cupcake recipe for dogs

I was seeing a new client today, so afterward I nipped into Morrisons to get some shopping and for fun, I bought the ingredients for liver cake.  I’d been thinking about trying to cook the liver cake in a cupcake tray rather than a big cake.  So I bought a cupcake tray for £1 and thought I may as well blog my attempt to make … liver pupcakes!  Oh and just for fun I bought some cream cheese to use as frosting.  These are great and make great treats, gifts and cakes to sell at fairs etc.  We’re gonna be using a little, tiny bit of garlic too – an article about dogs and garlic.

Let’s do this!


Ingredients: 500g (1lb) of liver, 200g (7oz) of wholemeal flour, 2 eggs, clove of garlic, splash of milk & cream cheese (if you want frosting).


pupcake ingredients

Put 500g (1lb) of liver in a jug with 2 eggs, 1 garlic clove (or ½ tsp lazy garlic) and a splash of milk.

blended liver cake mix


mixing bowl with liver cake mix and flour

Empty liver cake mix into a bowl and add 200g (7oz) of wholmeal flour.

mixed pupcake batter


adding pupcake batter to cupcake tray

Add your pupcake batter to a cupcake/muffin tray.

muffin tray in oven

Place tray in a preheated oven at 170c (Gas mark 4) for around 30 mins.

cooked pupcakes in tray

That’s them cooked – they look great! Leave to cool.

pupcakes on paper napkin

Pupcakes done!


adding frosting to doggy cupcakes

If you want, you can add cream cheese as frosting.

pupckaes with cream cheese frosting

Wow, these look surprisingly good.

pupcakes in a cake box

Would make a lovely gift or something you could sell at a fair.

dog watching me make pupcakes

Flo wants one!

dog eating pupcake

Ruby loves them!

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 (like everyone else) entertaining my two dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden.

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1 year ago

Garlic is toxic to dogs. Please stop recommending that people poison their pets.

3 years ago

Not sure if I’ve missed it, but I don’t find the Ingredient amounts for these Pupcakes?

3 years ago
Reply to  Jamie Shanks

Thank you so much

susan Findlay
6 years ago

I do something similar but add some cooked vegetables fresh herbs a little garlic ginger and turmeric rather than add flour I use instant potato mix.

5 years ago
Reply to  susan Findlay

Hi Susan Findlay, can you share your recipe? Wytmei@yahoo.com

6 years ago

Its it possible to substitute the liver for something else, say tuna or even sweet potato?

mandy campbell
6 years ago

Thanks for the recipe! Going to have a bash at these today. I won`t have to worry about freezing them as they won`t last that long with my 2 crazy weimaraners. Greetings all from Falkirk!

7 years ago

So glad I’ve found your site. I’m not a good cook but need to produce something for the Church fete – I think I will be making dog ‘cakes’ instead! Do you think the ‘pup cakes’ could be made OK in paper cup cake cases – I think that would be quite fun!

7 years ago

hi whats the shelf life on this one xx