It was quite a while ago now, but Harley’s first birthday was on January 13. I wanted to celebrate but because it was a Tuesday and I had worked all day I didn’t really have the energy for much. I decided to make some ‘pupcakes’. After trolling for recipes on Pinterest, I found one that I liked but more importantly, had the ingredients for.

Pup Cakes For A Puppy Birthday

Harley's First Birthday


I think it’s safe to say that he enjoyed it very much. We did make him wait for quite a while. Yet he sat there happily posing for photos. I’m glad so glad we trained Harley to sit and stay.

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I did modify the recipe a bit, mostly because there are some ingredients I don’t have the patience to measure! The full recipe can be found at Cake Crumbs.

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Course Snack, treat
Cuisine Pet food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
cooling 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6



  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/8 cup peanut butter
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil


  • 2 small potatoes
  • food colouring
  • dog treats



  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

  2. Line or grease a muffin tray with 6 liners.

  3. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.

  4. Divide evenly between muffin liners and bake for 20 minutes.

  5. Set pupcakes aside to cool.


  1. Boil the potatoes in water until they are tender.

  2. Drain the water from the potatoes then mash the potatoes until smooth.

  3. Add the food colouring to the mashed potatoes.

  4. Allow mashed potato to cool before placing in a ziplock back with the bottom corner cut off.

  5. Pipe mashed potato onto pupcakes and garnish with dog treats