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 dog cupcakes or pupcakes.
After trolling for recipes on Pinterest, I found a dog cupcake recipe 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.
I wasn’t about to let him eat all six of the pupcakes, so I shared the love with some friends of mine that also have dogs.

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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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Some other ingredients you could use in these dog friendly cupcakes

  • pumpkin puree
  • whole wheat flour
  • peanut butter frosting
  • cream cheese frosting


Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes



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


  • 2 small potatoes
  • pet safe food colouring
  • dog treats



  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C
  2. Line or grease a muffin tray with 6 liners
  3. Grate the carrot
  4. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until combined
  5. Divide evenly between muffin liners
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
  7. Set pupcakes aside to cool completely


  1. Peel and chop the potatoes
  2. Boil the potatoes in water until they are tender
  3. Drain the water from the potatoes then mash the potatoes until smooth
  4. Add the food colouring to the mashed potatoes and mix until the colour is consistent
  5. Allow mashed potato to cool before placing in a ziplock bag with the bottom corner cut off
  6. Pipe mashed potato onto pupcakes and garnish with dog treats
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 210Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g


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