11 Dog “Pupcakes” Your Dog Has To Try Right NOW

Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or just a random Tuesday, there’s always a great excuse to treat your pup to something yummy! Even if you don’t know your pup’s birthday, you can still find a day to celebrate. No, dogs shouldn’t celebrate the human way with chocolate or buttercream cakes. But they can still enjoy a special dessert now and then.

Whatever you’re celebrating, you should make or buy one of these deliciously dog-friendly “pupcakes” so your dog doesn’t feel left out. These 11 tasty baked goods look so yummy, you’ll even be tempted to take a bite yourself.

#1 –  Carrot Cake Dog Cupcakes

For the carrot lovers out there, this free recipe from Dog Treat Kitchen is a perfect choice. A rich cream cheese icing finishes off the cake.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 8 oz. low-fat cream cheese (for icing)
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce, unsweetened (for icing)

carrot dog cupcakes

#2 – Apple Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing

Just the name of this cake would make your dog drool… if they could read. This simple-to-follow recipe includes applesauce and peanut butter, two flavors many dogs can’t get enough of.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (for icing)
  • Small dog treats (for garnish)

apple pupcakes

#3 – Dog Celebration Cupcakes Kit

If you want to bake your dog’s treats at home but don’t want to deal with finding specific ingredients, this cupcake kit is perfect for you! Plus, every sale from High Hopes helps homeless animals, so you won’t just be treating your dog, but a dog in need too!

Dog Cupcake Kits

#4 – Peanut-Honey Cupcakes

These amazing pupcakes are made by the talented bakers behind Sprinkle Bakes. If you have a pup that likes peanut butter and sweet things, this is the cake for them!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (no added sugar, low or no sodium)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 small peanut butter dog biscuits (for garnish)
Peanut Honey Cupcakes
Image: sprinklebakes.com

#5 – Blueberry Pupcake

This unique cake incorporates your dog’s kibble, so it’s a fun way to switch things up on holidays or special occasions, like a birthday! Yet, that means you probably shouldn’t take a bite out of it.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1/2 cup high-quality dry dog food
  • 1 7-oz package Jiffy blueberry muffin mix
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups evaporated milk
Blueberry Pupcakes
Image: Justapinch.com

#6 – Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pupcakes

These little pumpkin cakes are made for fall celebrations and are even grain-free, which is great for allergy sufferers. Instead, you’ll need garbanzo bean flour and baking soda. It’s actually pretty healthy for a “cake”, as long as you don’t count the optional peanut butter icing.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 cups garbanzo bean flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 creamy peanut butter (for icing)

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pupcakes

#7 – Sweet Potato Pupcakes With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

This yummy treat will open your dog’s tastebuds up to a whole new world of sweet potato possibilities. Plus, the unique icing recipe adds even more flavor.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whipped sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (for icing)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (for icing)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour (for icing)
  • 2 teaspoons 100% maple syrup (for icing)
Sweet Potato Dog Cupcakes
Image: @pupcakesugar/Instagram

#8 – Coconut Honey Doggie Cakes

There’s no sweeter treat for a sweet dog than Brown Eyed Baker’s Coconut Honey Doggie Cake recipe. They’ll be licking their muzzles for hours afterward.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Plain yogurt (for icing)
Coconut Honey Dog Cakes
Image: @thebrowneyedbaker/Instagram

#9 –  Grain-Free Peanut Butter Apple Doggy Cake

Here’s a tasty dessert for a dog looking to skip the grains and gluten, but keep that peanut buttery flavor. These cakes are also soy-free and dairy-free.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 apple, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Peanut Butter Apple Dog Cakes
Image: @sugarfreealex/Instagram

#10 – Sweet Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes

This flavorful pupcake recipe will make this your dog’s happiest birthday yet. The entire recipe is available to watch on RecipeTin Eats’ YouTube channel, so it’s a breeze to do at home!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola, peanut, or olive)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeling and chopped (for icing)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (for icing)
  • 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt (for icing)
  • 2-4 tablespoons water (for icing)
  • 12 small dog bone biscuits (for garnish)
Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
Image: Screenshot, @RecipeTin Eats/YouTube

#11 – Vegan, Gluten-Free Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

These delicious cupcakes are vegan, gluten-free, and good enough for humans to eat too. They’re made with bananas, zucchini, and carrots, along with a tasty peanut butter frosting. Your dog won’t even realize they’re eating something healthy.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup plain vegan coconut yogurt (for icing)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanut butter (for icing)
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea flour (for icing)
Vegan Dog Cupcakes
Image: Screenshot, @SweetSimpleVegan/YouTube

Your dog deserves plenty of pampering, so print out your favorite recipe and get into the kitchen!

Featured Image: @thebrowneyedbaker/Instagram

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