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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupcake

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

A dog’s birthday should be celebrated the same way as a human’s birthday…with cake! Flavored with two dog favorites, pumpkin and peanut butter, sweetened slightly with honey, and garnished with bacon for a touch of saltiness, this pooch-tested and mom-approved cake is the perfect way to spoil your furry best friend on their special day.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupcake with Bacon Crumbles

Dog-approved Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pupcake Peanut Butter Yogurt Frosting


Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cake

  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (natural peanut butter with no added sugar or salt is best for dogs)*

  • ⅔ cup pure pumpkin puree

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter (natural peanut butter with no added sugar or salt is best for dogs)

  • Bacon crumbles


Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, pumpkin, oil, honey, applesauce, and egg until well combined. Add in the flour and baking soda and mix until incorporated.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when touched lightly. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack before removing from the pan.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  1. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt and peanut butter until well combined. Spread evenly on the top and sides of the cooled cake. Sprinkle bacon crumbles on top of the frosting.

*NOTE: Be sure to check your peanut butter for xylitol, which is extremely toxic to dogs.

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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Feb 06, 2022

My dog turned 15 today and LOVED her birthday cake! Thank you for a great and simple recipe! Two things I did differently- crumbled dog biscuits on top because I didn’t have bacon, and I used a ramekin as a guide to cut three rounds out of the the cake to make a layer cake (and it tasted good enough for us to eat the scraps!) Thank you!

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