Yesterday was our dog baby, Kobe's 3rd birthday. He's really special to Michael and I, and a part of our family. We've never really made a big deal of it before, but this year Kobe's cousin Ruby (my brothers dog) was here for the weekend, so I thought it might be fun to make him a birthday cake. It was totally dog friendly, and they absolutely loved digging in!
You might think I'm a little crazy, but that's ok. I'm a massive animal lover, particularly dogs, and I'm all for celebrating the good stuff. If we spent as much time celebrating little moments of happiness, as what we spent complaining, the world would be a different place! So next time your pet has a birthday, celebrate it! Only if it's for half an hour.
HEALTHY DOGGY BIRTHDAY CAKE
YOU WILL NEED
1 cup spelt flour
1/4 coconut oil
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used smooth pure peanut butter with nothing added)
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp carob powder (carob is totally safe for dogs, make sure you don't use any other type of chocolate)
Preheat oven to 180 degree's Celsius, and line a round cake pan with baking paper.
Combine flour, eggs, melted coconut oil, peanut butter, honey and baking powder with a mix master (or in a blender) until smooth.
Stir through carrot.
Pour into tin and cook for 25-30 mins until it springs back in the centre.
For the icing, mix peanut butter and carob powder together until smooth. Once cake has cooled, ice and decorate with doggy biscuits.