We all love a cake on our birthday, so why not indulge your dog with a little treat on hers? Banana and honey cakes (baked individually so your dog doesn’t over-do it and can share with her canine friends) are a delectable treat when topped with delicious cream cheese and peanut butter frosting. Go to town with sprinkled carob chips to make your dog’s day extra special.

What You’ll Need (makes six muffin-sized cakes)

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Toppings for One Cake

  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • carob chips* (optional)
  • mini dog treats (optional)

*Carob is safe for dogs; chocolate is not. Never give your dog chocolate or chocolate chips; chocolate is poisonous to dogs!

Doggie Birthday Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350° (180° C).
  2. Mash the bananas and mix together with the oil, egg, yogurt, and honey in a large bowl until everything is well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour and baking soda, then spoon the batter into a six-cup muffin tin and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together and then swirl, pipe, or spoon the frosting onto the top of the muffin.
  5. Adorn with carob chips or a mini dog treat or two and wish your dog a very happy birthday!

*For more delish, dog-approved recipes like this one, along with all sorts of cool, crafty projects, check out DIY For Your Dog: 30 Toys, Treats, and Treasures to Make by Rachelle Blondel. From how to’s for super-cute braided fetch toys and bow ties to counter-top-worthy treat jars, this book has us itching to make like Martha! Inspiration via adorable aesthetics + easy to follow instructions? Two very enthusiastic paws up. If you love dogs and love making stuff, this book is for you!