Recipe: Birthday Cake For Dogs

How To Make A Cake For Dogs
Pawsitively Irresistible

There are lots of “those” people out there – Dog lovers who consider their pets a front-and-center part of the family. Such is my pack of three to me!

So when my yellow rescue Lab “Harley” turned 12 I knew what I had to do – make him the best doggy cake ever. And boy, oh boy, he loved this peanut butter and carrot cake!

Foodie Tips:

❤  Know your Dog’s diet and whether or not cake is something that he/she can safely enjoy. When in doubt always check with your Vet. I feed my pets treats like this in moderation vs. an all-you-can-eat scarf-fest.

❤  While ours was a gift from a kind friend you can find the Wilton paw print pan locally at Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, and online. You can also skip the paw print pan altogether and use an 8 inch round pan, or just any shape you’d like and freehand the paw print design to the top of the cake.

❤  We found all of our our cake decorations at HEB. We opted to go big or go home so we proudly displayed Harley’s age in candles (12) plus a Happy Birthday banner all surrounded by color-flame candles, which were amazing.

❤  You can use food coloring to make the icing to your chosen cake-paw colors. Sadly we realized we were out of yellow coloring so we couldn’t make brown icing for the paw pads… but then we got the idea to grind-up some of the Dogs’ grain-free treats and sprinkle them to make the paw design. We used a mini-blender to do the grinding after hand-crushing them with a rolling pin proved to be too difficult and messy.

Ingredients:

for the cake
1 Cup  |  Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
¼ Cup  |  Natural Peanut Butter (no sweeteners, colors or preservatives)
¼ Cup  |  Vegetable Oil
⅓ Cup  |  Local Honey (we used Round Rock honey)
1 Cup  |  Carrots, Shredded
|  Cage Free Egg

for the icing
4 Ounce Package  |  Low Fat Cream Cheese *at room temperature*
1 Tablespoon  |  Honey
Food Coloring  |  To Dye The Icing (optional)

What To Do:

1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease your pan. Whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the rest of the cake ingredients and mix until well-combined. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 15 – 30 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Our paw pan only required 15 minutes. Remove the cake from oven and set it aside to cool.

Dog Cake Recipe From Home Style Austin

The Dog Cake Before The Birthday Decorations Are Added

2. For the icing: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature. In a mixer whip the cream cheese with the honey until fluffy. Decorate the cake and present. Be careful your Dog doesn’t get near lit candles! After blowing out the candles and removing them I cut a couple of small pieces and placed them in his Dog bowl.

A Dog Cake Recipe From Home Style Austin

A Dog Cake Recipe From Home Style Austin

This cake will last a couple of days covered in the fridge. Have fun with this recipe!

~ Joe Paul ReiderJoe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

A Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe From Home Style Austin
My Favorite Cookie

This recipe is a family favorite and I whipped up a few batches for the holidays … because cookies make everything better! What makes this my favorite? I think it’s the special blend of chocolate, oatmeal, pecans and two sugars that do not disappoint the tastebuds.

Foodie Tips:

  At an early age I quickly learned that here in Texas that “nuts” is an abbreviation for “Texas Pecans.”

  If you like chewy cookies like I do make sure and don’t bake these too long!

Ingredients: 

1 Cup  |  Crisco
1 Teaspoon  |  Vanilla
1 Cup  |  Sugar
½ Cup  |  Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
2  |  Cage Free Eggs
1 Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
3 Teaspoons  |  Baking Powder
1 ¾ Cups  |  Flour
1 Cup  |  Oatmeal
1 Cup  |  Nuts (a.k.a. Texas Pecans)

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. That was easy!

2. Combine shortening, vanilla and sugars and cream well. Add well-beaten eggs and blend thoroughly.

3. Sift soda and baking powder with flour and add to the creamed mixture.

4. Add oatmeal and nuts and blend.

5. Drop on cookie sheet with a cookie scoop or teaspoon.

6. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on a cooling rack.

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~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

 Love Food? In a click and a scroll you can visit more of my favorite recipes!

Pots o’ Gold Party Mix

Pots o Gold Recipe

For The Sweet n’ Salty Leprechaun In You

This is one of our team’s most favorite snack *AND* our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe!

Each pot o’ gold brings your lucky tastebuds a sweet and salty taste in a super-addictive way. Serve the mix up in little hats or your own St. Paddy’s Day inspired gear. Lucky you!

Foodie Tips:

  • Honey roasted cashews? Our absolute favorite nut!
  • We have it on good word that Falfurrias brand butter is the best in these here parts of the galaxy.
  • We’re sorry you have to hand-pick the green M&Ms. If you’re a wee-bit tired, order them en masse here on Amazon.
  • For another version of Pots o’ Gold check out the pic below – you can use Skittles or M&Ms to create your own lucky treat.

Ingredients: 

4 Cups  |  Lucky Charms Cereal
2 Cups  |  Corn Chex Cereal
1 ½ Cups  | Mini Pretzel Twists
1 Cup  |  Honey Roasted Cashews
1 Cup  |  Dry Roasted Peanuts
½ Cup  |  Brown Sugar, Packed Well
¼ Cup  |  Falfurrias Brand Butter
2 Tablespoons  |  Corn Syrup
⅛ Teaspoon  |  Baking Soda
¼ Cup  |  Green M&M’s Candies (the chosen ones)

What To Do:

1. In a large microwaveable bowl mix together the first 5 ingredients then set the cereal mixture aside.

2. In a 2-cup microwave-friendly measuring cup, heat the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup about 2 minutes on high, stirring after 1 minute, then returning to microwave until melted and smooth.

3. Stir in baking soda into the heated brown sugar mixture until dissolved. Pour over the cereal mixture and stir until well coated.

4. Microwave the whole “she-bang” 1-2 minutes, scraping the bowl every 30 seconds, until cereal begins to brown. Let cool 5 minutes.

Pots o Gold Party Mix Recipe

5. Stir in the M&M candies. Spread mixture on wax paper to cool.

6. Break the mix into bite-sized pieces and place into wee widdle individually-sized serving cups!

Enjoy!

~ Joe Paul Reider

Home Style Austin Founder
Austin Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Really, Really Love St. Patrick’s Day? Check out our “Springtime Holidays” Pinterest Board for some SPD inspiration that will have you seeing the green!

Pots o' Gold Recipe

Another version of Pots o’ Gold that’s sure to make those Irish eyes a’ smile!