February 10, 2013

Dog Cake Recipes

You might be asking yourself, dog cake recipes? What exactly is a dog cake? Simple, it’s just like a human cake, but with dog treat ingredients. They are made with things that dogs find irresistible like bacon, peanut butter and chicken. Let’s say that today is a special day for your dog.  It could be a celebrating a new family member by hosting a new puppy shower. Given the importance of socialization in young puppies, a meet and greet for friends and family might be a good idea. Maybe your pooch just graduated from obedience school.  Why not show off your pal’s new manners and training by hosting a party for his friends? Perhaps your champion competed in a dog show or agility challenge – that could call for a celebration. Is your little Buster celebrating a birthday or maybe an adoption anniversary? A party might be a nice way to remember the event for the both of you.  What if you just moved to a new location and want to get to know the neighbors, both human and canine? All these seem like good excuses to throw your favorite Fido a party.  Sound crazy? There is a growing trend among dog owners who are increasingly doing just these things.  Central to these celebrations are the baking of dog cakes.  Yes, that is correct. These are cakes designed for and intended to be consumed by our furry pals. Regular cakes often contain ingredients that may be harmful to pets such as chocolate or food allergens.  According to WebMD, dogs can develop allergies to chicken, milk, eggs, fish, beef, pork, horse meat, grains, potatoes, soy products, or dietary additives. A dog must have been exposed to the allergen one or more times to become allergic.  If you want to try making a dog cake, then you might want to try a few dog cake recipes out in order to find one that your dog likes.  Does your dog have a craving for peanut butter? Then try out the following dog cake recipes from Food.com:

Mix 1 egg, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup cooking oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup honey (optional), 1 cup carrot (shredded), 1 cup whole wheat flour (preferred) or 1 cup white flour (alternate), and  1 teaspoon baking soda

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes and presto! You have a cake that Buster is sure to enjoy.

There are even dog cake recipes that include every dog’s (and some peoples’) favorite meat treat, bacon. Here is one from DogTreatKitchen.com.

Combine 3 strips of finely chopped bacon, 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, 1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened), 6 eggs (beaten), 1/2 cup corn oil, 2 jars chicken baby food , and 2 cups finely shredded carrots. Place in a 325 degree oven for one hour and voila! A neat treat made of meat that can’t be beat! Well, at least for your dog.  Oh, and don’t forget to top off with “icing” made from plain yogurt, because, after all, what’s a cake without icing?

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