Time For Pupcakes

I don't know if I've ever introduced you lovelies to my dog and cat, both are getting older now so this year we decided to do a bit more than we usually do for his doggy birthday. This year we decided to have a puppy party after all the trick or treaters had been (yes my dog is a Halloween baby and where we live has mostly younger children which means our trick or treaters usually don't knock too late into the evening!). For his puppy party, I used some of my baking skills to whip up some pupcakes for him and I thought I would share the recipe with you all because he loved them!

Usually I make this into a big cake (like a normal birthday cake), but this year he has gained a little bit of  weight due to him getting older and getting more stubborn with walks in cold, wet weather. This year I decided to go for little cupcakes style that way we could freeze them easier and treat him periodically. These pupcakes are dog and human-friendly (as long as you remove the doggy treats) and they were gobbled straight up!

To make these cute pupcakes, you will need:

  • 3/4 cup of flour - you can use whichever flour you wish
  • 1 egg
  • 2 grated carrots - I used two large carrots to make them extra healthy
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter - be very careful with peanut butter and dogs as some peanut butter brands have begun to take sugar out and replace it with Xylitol which is toxic for dogs
  • 1/4 of cooking oil
  • 3/4 of honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Philadelphia
  • Dog treats

This recipe is the easiest one to follow I've ever made because you simply have to add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix it until smooth. Fill up cupcakes or a cake tin (little tip if you are using cupcake cases, make sure to fill them up as this mix doesn't expand much) and pop it in a 200 degree oven. I baked my cupcakes for about 25 minutes and then took them out, it's worth doing a test bake with your own oven because I know different ovens cook things at different times (if you bake you know exactly what I'm talking about!). 

After they'd cooled, I used plain Philadelphia and dog biscuits to decorate the top. You could do it however you want to, maybe mix the peanut butter and philly together for a yummier frosting or pick out your dogs favourite treats to go on top!

Be sure to let me know if you try this out with your puppies!

Speak to you next time!
Danielle Levy

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