Have you ever made a birthday cake or cupcakes to celebrate your pups birthday?
This is our first year to do it and it was a super fun family project.
These are made with peanut butter, shredded carrots, honey for sweetness and just a few other ingredients.
McCoy’s gotcha day is coming up on July 27th and we thought these would be perfect to help us celebrate the day he became part of our family.
Let me show you how easy these are to make.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup organic, peanut butter*
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large shredded carrot
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup smooth, organic, peanut butter*
- 1 T honey
*Please note, make sure that your peanut butter does not contains xylitol.
In a standing mixer combine all of the ingredients for the cake.
Mix on medium speed until well combine.
This mixture is thick.
Add 12 cupcakes liners to a cupcake pan.
Fill the liners half way up with cake batter.
Pop the pan in a 350° oven for about 25 minutes.
When you insert a knife in the middle of a cupcake and it comes out clean, they are done.
Remove them from the oven and place the cupcakes on a cooling rack.
Meanwhile, in your standing mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the ingredients for the frosting and whip that up.
When the cupcakes are cool, frost them.
Add a small milk bone to the top of each cupcake or a bacon dog treat once you have frosted them.
McCoy loves the bacon treats!
Now, celebrate your sweet dog!
You know, McCoy was rescued from an animal shelter that euthanized. He was being walked back to be put down when he was saved!
My boys wanted a dog so badly. I was really concerned about adding a dog to our family, but we’ve never looked back. It’s been two years but it seems like he’s been a part of our family forever. He travels with us. He runs errands with us. He even sleeps in my bed, for crying out loud. He steals the covers and I just don’t want to bother him to get my covers back. Every time I come home from Target with groceries he knows there is something in the bag for him. He is just such a sweetie. Our boys love him so much.
Every year, North Shore Animal League America celebrates the first day of August as DOGust which is the universal birthday for all Shelter Dogs whose birthdays are unknown.
To celebrate dogs (the good, the bad and the mess), I have teamed up with Bounty to provide dog owners nationwide ideas for how to celebrate their adopted dogs’ birthday and these cupcakes are a must!!
Dogs are messy and McCoy is no exception. With Bounty, we can forgive them faster with all the messes they make.
Will you celebrate with us? Happy Birthday to your pup!
Ever wonder what your pup does when you’re gone? Mr. McCoy cracks us up!
Looking for birthday treats for your dog? You will love these!
This post is sponsored by Bounty. All opinions are my own.