Happy Birthday, Pup! If you've got the time, here's a great recipe for a healthy, dog-friendly birthday cake to help you celebrate.

Prep Time

25 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

1 hr



  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (2floz) flavorless oil
  • 1/3 cup (4oz) applesauce
  • 1/3 cup (2 ½ oz) peanut butter (should be smooth, not salted, and free from xylitol)
  • 1 cup (5oz) carrot, grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup (5oz) whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • *additional peanut butter for frosting, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and line 2 (6-inch) round cake pans with parchment paper, set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, apple sauce, peanut butter, carrot, and honey until smooth.
  • Next, stir in the flour and baking powder until combined. Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cooling in the pan for 3-5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Stack layers together using a thin layer of peanut butter. Cut a little slice and serve…
  • Cover the cake with cling wrap and store it at room temperature for up to 3 days. Freeze the rest in slices to give as a treat in the future.


  • Where do I find flavorless oil and can I use AP flour?

    Judy Thomson on

  • I’m gonna make it for my dog .. For my birthday lol

    Devin FELLER on

  • Can I use all purpose flour?

    Joan on

  • Thank you for this recipe. I am going to try it.

    Victoria Segundo on

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