Sponge finger recipe for dogs

by | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 comments

Super easy and fast dog cake recipe

I made this recipe after babysitting my grandchild who wouldn’t eat her Nana’s food that was home-cooked. ? So we had to go get stuff in jars … and the baby wouldn’t eat that either ?. So I used the baby food and turned it into doggy cake.

Doggy sponge fingers!

By Bev Cobley for BDWS

For these treats we are using doggy silicone moulds.


  • 170g (6oz) self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive or rapeseed oil
  • 1 jar of baby pudding food (6 to 9 month age range)


self raising flour in a bowl

1. Add 170g (6oz) of self raising flour to a bowl.

teaspoon of baking powder

2. Add a teaspoon of baking powder.

two eggs in mixing bowl

3. Add two large eggs.

olive oil on a spoon

4. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil.

adding honey to mixing bowl

5. Add 2 tbsp of honey.

jar of baby food pudding

6. Add a jar of baby food pudding to bowl – I’m using rice pudding.

mixed dog cake batter
7. Whip it all up to a smooth thick batter, like batter for dipping fish.
greased silicone moulds

8. Grease your silicone moulds with a little butter.

dog cake mix in mould

9. Add your mix – underfilling a little to allow for the cake to rise.

dog cake in oven

10. Place in a preheated oven at 170c (Gas mark 5) (375f).

dog treats cooling on a window sill

11. Once they begin to brown they are done – around 20 or so mins. Leave to cool.

dog sitting nice

Flo really wants one.

old dog taking treat

Old girl Ruby loves them.

border collie taking a treat

Brodie loves them too.

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. 


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