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Apple Cheddar Pupcakes with Honey Frosting

Updated: Feb 26, 2022

Celebrate your four-legged best friend’s birthday in style with these tasty and adorable homemade pupcakes! This quick and simple dog-friendly recipe is full of wholesome ingredients to keep your dog happy and healthy. With grated apples and yogurt to keep the cakes ultra-moist, honey to add natural sweetness, and cheddar cheese which most dogs can’t resist, these delightful goodies will be gobbled up by your pampered pup in no time.

Apple Cheddar Pupcake batter

Freshly baked Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

Apple Cheddar Pupcakes with Honey Frosting

Apple Cheddar Pupcake with Honey Frosting and a Milk Bone

Two dogs excited to try the Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

We celebrated Shadow's (left) 9th birthday with these pupcakes and the newest member of our family, Sasha (right).

Makes 12


Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil

  • 2 Tbsp honey

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 cup apple, shredded

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Honey Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 Tbsp honey

  • 2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt


Apple Cheddar Pupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper or silicone cupcake liners.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, honey, and eggs.

  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, and baking powder.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until evenly moistened. Then gently fold in the shredded apples and cheddar.

  5. Evenly divide the batter among the cavities of the prepared pan, filling the cups about ¾ full.

  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Remove the cakes from the muffin tin and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Honey Frosting

  1. Using an electric handheld mixer, beat together the cream cheese, honey, and yogurt until light and creamy.

  2. Pipe or spread the frosting on top of the cooled pupcakes and decorate as desired. Then let your pup enjoy!

Celebrate your pooch by making an easy homemade dog cake (or pupcake) for their birthday! Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, these adorable cakes are perfect for spoiling your furry friend. They’re simple to make and a great way to celebrate another year with your pup.

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