Cakes and Tarts for Dogs: 15 Best Healthy Recipes 2024

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Hello Waggyfriends! On this occasion, we enter the delicious world of dog cakes. We know that our pets deserve the best, and what better way to pamper them than with a homemade cake, full of healthy ingredients and love? Below we will share easy and safe recipes so you can surprise your furry friend with a delicious homemade cake. Also, if time is not on your side, remember that you can always count on our Waggy's Bites treats, made with 100% natural ingredients that your pet will love. Let us begin!

What are dog cakes?

Dog cakes are cakes specially designed and prepared to be safe and nutritious for dogs. Unlike traditional human cakes, which can contain ingredients that are harmful to dogs such as chocolate, sugar and certain types of flour, dog cakes are made with ingredients that are safe and beneficial for dogs.

What ingredients can a dog cake have?

Generally, these types of cakes use safe ingredients such as meat, vegetables, dog-friendly fruits, whole wheat flours, unsweetened and unsalted peanut butter, and natural yogurt.

Nutrient-dense ingredients, such as carrots, pumpkins, apples, blueberries, and certain types of lean meat, are often included to ensure that the pie is not only a delicious treat, but also a nutritious one. Dog cakes tend to have a firmer, less spongy texture than human cakes, making them more suitable for dog teeth.

Other examples of common ingredients in dog cakes:

  • Oatmeal
  • brown rice flour
  • Coconut flour.
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Salmon.
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Apples (seedless)
  • Blueberries.
  • Natural yogurt. If you prefer, you can replace it with dog ice cream.
  • Sugar-Free Peanut Butter
  • Mashed sweet potato.

What ingredients to avoid in a cake for dogs?

When preparing a cake for dogs, it is important to avoid certain ingredients that can be harmful to their health:

  • Chocolate: Contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs.
  • Onion and Garlic : They can cause damage to red blood cells and lead to anemia.
  • Grapes and Raisins: They can cause kidney failure.
  • Macadamia Nuts: They are toxic and can cause weakness, vomiting and tremors.
  • Xylitol: An artificial sweetener that can cause a rapid release of insulin and lead to hypoglycemia.
  • Caffeine: Present in coffee, tea and some energy drinks, it is very dangerous for dogs.
  • Alcohol: Even small amounts can be dangerous.
  • Excess dairy: Many dogs are lactose intolerant, which can cause digestive problems.
  • Nuts in general: They can be difficult to digest and some are toxic.
  • Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners: They can cause long-term health problems such as obesity and diabetes.
  • Cooked Bones: Can splinter and cause internal damage.
  • Fatty Foods: Can cause pancreatitis.
  • Excess salt: Can lead to sodium poisoning.

8 Best Dog Cake Ideas

Carrot and chicken dog cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, grated carrots and shredded chicken.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg, applesauce and chicken broth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving.

Dog cake with oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.
  • Let cool before serving.

Cake for dogs with meat

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground meat (beef or chicken)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Cook the ground beef until cooked through and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix the cooked meat, carrots, flour, eggs and mashed sweet potato.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving.

Cake for dogs with fruits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you obtain a homogeneous mass.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.
  • Let cool before serving.

Cake for dogs with carrot

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.
  • Let cool before serving.

Cake for Dogs with Yogurt and Fruits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you obtain a homogeneous mass.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving.

Apple and Honey Dog Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup lactose-free milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.
  • Let cool before serving.

Dog Cake with Pumpkin and Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased mold.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm.
  • Let cool before serving.

7 cakes for dogs recipes without oven

Peanut Butter and Yogurt Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter without sugar or salt
  • 1 cup of natural unsweetened yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oats

Instructions:

  • Mix the peanut butter and yogurt until smooth.
  • Add the oats and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a cake pan and smooth the surface.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Banana and Peanut Butter Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup oat flour

Instructions:

  • Mash the bananas until they are puree.
  • Add the peanut butter and oat flour, mixing well.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Pumpkin and Yogurt Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Instructions:

  • Mix the pumpkin puree, yogurt and oats in a bowl.
  • Add honey if you wish.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Carrot and Apple Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 grated apple (without seeds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

Instructions:

  • Mix the grated carrot and apple.
  • Add the peanut butter and coconut flour, mixing well.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Yogurt and Strawberry Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of natural unsweetened yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup oat flour

Instructions:

  • Mix the yogurt with the chopped strawberries.
  • Add the oat flour and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Peanut Butter Potato Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup oats

Instructions:

  • Mix the mashed potatoes and peanut butter.
  • Add the oats and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Yogurt and Blueberry Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of natural unsweetened yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup oat flour

Instructions:

  • Mix the yogurt with the blueberries.
  • Add the oat flour and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a mold and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

How to make cakes for dogs? Tips

Making dog cakes at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some tips to ensure cakes are safe, healthy and delicious for your pet:

  • Choose the right ingredients.
  • Make sure you don't include ingredients that your dog may be allergic to.
  • Adapt the size of the cake according to the size of your dog to avoid overfeeding. Remember that if you are following a barf diet , you should check whether or not your puppy can eat these cakes.
  • Use silicone or non-stick molds to facilitate unmolding.
  • Use unsweetened plain yogurt, pureed pumpkin, mashed potatoes, or unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter to top the cake.
  • Garnish with dog-safe fruits, such as banana slices, blueberries, or grated carrots.
  • Store cakes in the refrigerator if they are not going to be consumed immediately. They can last 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • For longer shelf life, freeze individual servings and thaw as needed. 

Conclusion

Making dog cakes at home is a wonderful way to show love and care for our pets. By using safe and healthy ingredients, you can create delicious and nutritious treats that will make your dog feel special. Additionally, cooking for your pet not only strengthens the bond of love between you, but also ensures that your dog enjoys a lovingly made gift. Remember that these foods should only be provided sporadically to your pet and are not a substitute for the good and best dog food that you should give your puppy.

However, we understand that sometimes time is limited. If you don't have the opportunity to make a homemade pie, Waggy's Bites treats are a great alternative. Made with 100% natural ingredients such as CBD for dogs and Omega 3 for dogs and the best quality protein, these puppy treats are ideal for rewarding your pet in a healthy and delicious way. Your dog will love them!

Go ahead and cook for your dog or give him the best treats with Waggy's Bites and celebrate every moment together!


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