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How to bake a healthy dog birthday cake February 2, 2012

Margaux's Adoption Day Celebration (1 year)

A year ago today I met Margaux.  I was called by the Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America rescue about a dog that was at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.  They wanted a veterinarian to evaluate her as far a health and temperament.  She was picked up by Animal Control after the police were called because she was trying to escape the winter’s cold by attempting to enter an apartment building.  When I met her she was shy but so sweet – my husband and I fell in love.  She needed a bath, eye surgery, and more importantly a warm loving home.  So today I am celebrating Margaux’s adoption day by baking her a birthday cake.

Ingredients

Ingredients for a natural dog birthday cake

* 3 cups organic spelt flour
* 1 Tbl aluminum free baking powder
* 1/2 cup unsalted organic butter, softened
* 6 organic free-range eggs, beaten
* 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
* 2 jars organic turkey baby food
* 2 cups finely shredded organic carrots
* 2 32 ounce containers organic plain nonfat yogurt (strained overnight through cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer)

Notes about ingredients: I used spelt flour instead of wheat flour because it is a healthier choice, but you could use white flour or whole wheat flour.  I used melted coconut oil instead of canola oil to make this recipe healthier, but feel free to substitute oils if desired.  If you forget, or don’t have time to strain yogurt, you can use cream cheese, but I like getting the probiotic benefit from the yogurt.

Generously grease and flour two 8″ round cake pans; set aside. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter until smooth. Add eggs and coconut oil; mix well. Add baby food and shredded carrots and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into the 2 prepared 8″ cake pans. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

Healthy Organic Dog Birthday Cake

Place one layer on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top. Place second layer on top, then spread yogurt on top and sides of entire cake.  Use Plato Thinker sticks for candles.

I’m donating $100 in honor of Margaux today, please consider joining me in making a donation to the Dogue de Bordeaux rescue.

 

 

 

Just in case you are wondering the star cookies are from Wet Noses and the round cookies are from Barkwheats.


 

8 Responses to “How to bake a healthy dog birthday cake”

  1. MyNameIsEdie Says:

    Just in time! It’s my boys birthday next week! Thanks!

  2. andrea fenner Says:

    Eeeeekkk! Happy Birthday Margeaux!!! You are a gorgeous lady!

  3. Marie Says:

    The cake looks scrumptious – and Margaux is beautiful and loving it! Thank you for donating to DDBSA Rescue! Marie

  4. DianeBurton Says:

    Awesome love the cake and the dog enjoying the cake so cute! I wanted to ask you if you were doing the Breast Cancer walk again this year? Please let me know if so i would like to donate and sponsor. Diane Burton

  5. […] {Dogs will wag their furry tails for this organic birthday cake covered in treats. Our hearts are melting for this doggie digging into this cake! Get the recipe and DIY tutorial from Jenn Pet Vet Blog.} […]

  6. ESP Says:

    Thank You so much really sounds good, I can’t wait to make it for our bella ,Happy Birthday to all. Bless all aniamls all day every day.


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