It’s important not to let your pets feel left out during holiday seasons and Valentine’s Day is no different! You may want to spoil the loved ones in your life but that includes your pet. Every Valentine’s Day I like to make my dog, Harley something special. Last year I made Peanut Butter Pupcakes but this year I went a little more crazy and made her these Beef and Bacon Pupcakes that I found on Pinterest.
Of course, she weighs 40 lbs., so tackling a normal-sized cupcake was easy for her, if you want to make this treat and your pups on the smaller side, try giving them a smaller serving.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 jar of strained beef baby food
3 large eggs
7 slices bacon, cooked and crumbed
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
Step 1: Gather all ingredients together and preheat the oven to 350°.
Step 2: Stir flour and baking powder together in a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add the butter, oil, baby food, and eggs to the mixing bowl and stir.
Step 4: Sir in the bacon bits.
Step 5: Spoon mixture into cupcake wrappers.
Step 6: Once oven is preheated, bake pupcakes for 20-25 minutes, or until done.
Step 7: While pupcakes are baking, combine peanut butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl to make the icing.
Step 8: Put icing mixture.
Step 9: (optional) Place a heart shaped treat on top of pupcake.
Let your pet enjoy a yummy treat!
14 Dog Birthday Cake & Cupcake Homemade Recipes
What’s that? You say your dog is spoiled? Perfect, you’ve come to the right place. Because we don’t think your dog is spoiled enough!
Which is why we have the most incredible birthday cake recipes for your dog. They’re delicious (yes, they’re human AND canine friendly!), and a great way to celebrate another year with your BFFF (Best-Furry-Friend-Forever).
We believe the best dog foods are the ones made at home with love. So when you’re done making pupcakes learn how to make homemade dog food with a crockpot.
1. Peanut Butter Delight Dog Birthday Cake
A carrot and peanut butter based cake with banana icing – perfect for celebrating cakeday with your bestie, or if you just feel the need to spoil your fur baby. It’s also quite tasty, because it can be shared with humans too. And yes… I stole a piece from my dog.
2. Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes
A great little cupcake recipe using all the usual doggie favorites – peanut butter, some apple sauce (instead of oil), carrots, and a touch of honey. I’m sure your dog will love them, but they make a good healthy breakfast item for humans too.
3. Banana Carob Oat Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Can we just take a moment to marvel at this masterpiece? It’s like a little peanut butter kingdom – beautiful. Don’t let the chocolate chips fool you though, those are carob chips – a healthy and dog-safe alternative to chocolate.
4. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Puppy Cake
Some mom-approved, and drool worthy ingredients make the perfect pumpkin and peanut butter cake, with a little pumpkin frosting (of course). If your dog is a little more sensitive (or maybe on a diet), skip the cream cheese and use a little plain greek yogurt instead.
5. Grain-Free Mini Dog Cakes
A special birthday treat made for Corgi Amelia – healthy grain free mini-cakes with a little yogurt icing. These are great homemade treats for dogs with more sensitive tummies, or who perhaps don’t need all those extra calories.
6. Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Doggy Cake
Looking for something super-easy, and doggy approved? This one is perfect with only 4 ingredients, and it only takes about 25 minutes to make! Plus it has a dogs number 1 favorite thing in the whole world – Peanut Butter.
7. Mini Dog Birthday Cake
Another masterpiece from a true baker – this is the cake you present to make all the other dogs jealous! If you’re throwing your dog a birthday party (and why wouldn’t you), then the almond eater has you covered with a restaurant quality cake for humans and canines to enjoy.
8. Homemade Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
If you’re hosting a party for your dog’s cakeday, sometimes it’s easier to make cupcakes instead of trying to cut up a full sized cake (dogs can be impatient after all). Pupcakes are a perfect solution, especially for portion control. Also I should mention that these are quite good – yes, I tried one or maybe a few.
9. Coconut-Honey Doggie Cake
Duke is a very lucky golden retriever, to have mom bake amazing treats for his cake-day. Luckily for your dog, mom shares her secret baking recipes so your fur-babies can be just as happy as Duke. Using just 5 ingredients this is actually a super easy recipe that is delicious for both humans and doggies.
10. Beef Birthday Cake
Maybe your dog is craving something a little “meatier” for their birthday? That’s no surprise – so here’s an organic beef and potato cake, garnished with peas… Don’t forget the candles!
11. Pumpkin Banana Dog Cupcakes
Not only will your dogs love pumpkin banana “pupcakes” – they’re a great breakfast item for you as well. Using oat flour, honey, banana, peanut butter, and a little pumpkin pureee, it’s actually a delicious cupcake with a healthy twist. If your dog has a sensitive tummy, overweight, or still a puppy then exclude the honey and frosting from this recipe.
12. Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe
Wow! Well, Love From The Oven certainly got the name of the recipe right. So if your dog is on an entirely different level of spoiled you may have just found the perfect presentation. Don’t worry though, this recipe is actually quite simple, and uses just a few basic ingredients.
13. Triple Apple Dog Cake with Cheddar Drizzle
Does your dog love cheese? That’s probably an easy one to answer. Cheesecake might be a little too rich (and unhelathy) for your dog to handle, but an apple cake with cheese frosting? Now we’re talkin!
14. Nut-Free Dog Birthday Cake (with Banana Frosting)
Dogs may have never-ending love peanut butter, but if their humans have nut allergies this makes things a little more difficult. Thankfully there is some drool-worthy alternatives that skips the peanuts in favor for extra banana.
Looking for some more treats for your favorite doggo? We got an amazing list of grain-free dog treat recipes that are perfect for any occasion and use super healthy ingredients.
Our Best Pet-Friendly Recipes
Two Paws Up Breakfast Scramble
This scramble is packed with nutritious veggies like spinach, bell pepper and eggs to help keep your dog's coat shiny!
Sweet Potato Skin Treats for Pets
Dog Photography by Shaina Fishman and Sweet Potato Skin Treats Photography by Peter Ardito
You only need three ingredients to treat your pet to this party-worthy app.
These treats will taste as sweet as candy to your four-legged friend, and the natural health benefits of pumpkin will even help soothe (and trim!) his tummy.
K-9 Ingredient Meatballs
Meatballs are always a good idea, especially when they're packed with grains and veggies.
One-Ingredient Dog-Friendly Banana Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream photography by Peter Ardito, Dog photography by Shaina Fishman
All you need are frozen bananas to make this chilled treat for Fido.
These strips of jerky have carrots and cranberry sauce in them, perfect for your pet on Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Barley with Turkey
Top human portions with grated sharp cheddar cheese and chopped scallions—delish!
Meat & Potatoes Hash
Share an Irish dinner with your pooch on St. Puppy's Day.
Tiny Turkey Burgers for Your Dog
Dog photo by Shaina Fishman Tiny Turkey Burgers photo by Peter Ardito
You pets deserve to enjoy the cookout fun! Throw a couple of these on the grill for your four-pawed pal.
Brewer's yeast is rich in B vitamins and antioxidants and has been found to help repel fleas in dogs. Turn the ingredient into a treat your pup will love to eat with these biscuits.
Real Dogs Eat Quiche
Real quiche with real ingredients for your very real pets. Add green salsa to the human portions for a bit of heat.
Half for you, half for your pup!
Mini Muttballs & Ditalini
Pasta for pets is totally a thing.
Power Pooch Smoothies
Smoothies for pets? They'll love slurping it up as much as you like chugging it down.
Take the extra time to add a powdered sugar dusting around a bone cut-out. Your pet deserves it.
Howl-oween Hairball Helpers
High-fiber diets can help control hairballs. Adding canned pumpkin (a good source of fiber) makes these treats just as tasty as they are practical.
Sensational Salmon Cakes
Savory fish cakes will keep your pup feeling (and looking) good.
Doggie Tuna Casserole
You and your pup can enjoy a dinner as romantic as Lady and the Tramp's!
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with heavy foil set aside. For rub, in a small bowl stir together brown sugar, rosemary, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper set aside.
Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over meat rub in with your fingers.
On a work surface, line up bacon slices lengthwise, overlapping slightly (use enough slices so the width of the bacon layer is about 2 inches shorter than the length of the meat). Place meat crosswise in center of bacon layer. Bring the top halves of the bacon slices over meat. Roll the meat toward you so the ends of the bacon slices meet underneath (stretch the slices if necessary). Sprinkle bacon with additional pepper.
Heat the prepared baking pan in the oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of meat. Remove pan from oven carefully place meat, bacon ends down, in the hot pan. Roast, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes or until the meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare. Remove from oven.
Cover meat with foil let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. (Temperature of the meat after standing should be 145°F.) Cut meat into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with Creamy Chive Sauce.
Prepare as directed through Step 3. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Continue as directed in Step 4.
Prefer a different roast? Try a 4- to 5-pound boneless pork top loin roast (double loin). Roast at 325°F for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F. Like feta cheese? Use it in place of the blue cheese option in the Creamy Chive Sauce.
Nutrition Facts (Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin)