Our puppy turned one year old yesterday and my mother-in-law asked if we were going to bake her a cake. Well, good idea! So I did a quick search and came up with this recipe for a Peanut Butter Cake suited for doggies.
Maddie has always been a huge peanut butter fan. When we first got her as a puppy she had a skin problem so we had to give her medicine everyday. The only way we could get her to take the meds was to tuck the pill into a glob of peanut butter. Worked every time! Well now she’s a healthy doggie who doesn’t need to take meds anymore which means she doesn’t get as much peanut butter. Literally if one of us pulls out the peanut butter jar the moment the top comes off she comes a runnin’ in like a crazy dog. So I knew that a Peanut Butter Cake would be a big hit. And it was. She chomped it down and asked for seconds, thirds, and fourths (but we stopped at thirds).
The cake recipe suggested icing the cake with cottage cheese but I though Maddie would appreciate even more peanutbuttery-ness so I just heated up some peanut butter in the microwave until it was thinner and drizzled on top.
By the way, the cake is actually pretty tasty for humans too! It’s more like a bread than a cake by human standards.
Peanut Butter Delight
Source: Dog Treat Recipe Exchange
1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
Mix together flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a ring mold sprayed with a nonstick spray for 40 minutes.
Frost this cake with low fat cottage cheese and decorate with carrot pieces (I just drizzled heated peanut butter on top). Store in refrigerator.