As most of you probably know, making homemade dog treats for my pups is one of my favorite activities. I have several DIY dog treat recipes on my blog, but I’ve been inspired by PawCulture™ to create something new! If your dog is having a birthday or there’s a celebration, you can check out Paw Culture’s recipe for a DIY doggie cake. But in the meantime, I’ve created delicious cupcakes (which make my mouth water, if I do say so myself) that my dogs can’t get enough of! These DIY doggie cupcakes are perfect for any type of dog birthday party, get together, event…or just for fun!
Let’s bake some DIY doggie cupcakes!
What you’ll need:
- Cupcake pan(s)
- Colorful cupcake liners
- One egg
- 3 tbsp pure pumpkin
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (make sure the peanut butter does not contain Xylitol)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tbsp baking soda (or 1 tbsp baking powder)
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- dog treats of your choice
To begin the DIY doggie cupcakes baking process, preheat your oven to 350°. Next you will want to prepare your batter by mixing the pumpkin, 1/4 cup peanut butter, egg, water and vanilla extract. Whisk the mixture until it creates a light broth.
In a separate bowl, mix the whole wheat flower and baking soda. Slowly pour the flour mixture into the watery mixture and whisk together. This will create a smooth, creamy batter.
Now it’s time to prepare your cupcake pan. Place a cupcake liner in each space. You may want to spray a bit of organic canola oil into each holder to keep the cupcakes from sticking. Spoon the batter into each holder. You will want to fill them almost to the top.
The batter will settle in the cupcake holders rather quickly, so once you are finished you can put the pan in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes. When the cupcakes are ready to come out of the oven, be sure to stick a toothpick in the center cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are finished.
While the cupcakes are baking you will want to make your icing. Pour the Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup of peanut butter into a bowl. Mix the two ingredients together until it’s well blended. Put the mixture in the refrigerator until your cupcakes are done baking and completely cooled off. You don’t want to ice your cupcakes while they are warm, or the top layer of cake will start coming off.
Now for the super fun part! You can use a knife or icing bag to decorate your DIY doggie cupcakes. Once you’re finished applying the icing, put a dog treat on each one, and voila! Delectable cupcakes for your pampered pooch!
Your DIY doggie cupcakes are ready for your pups to enjoy! To store them, put them in a covered cake or cupcake pan and keep them in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
I love this recipe for DIY doggie cupcakes because you can easily substitute ingredients, and you probably already have most of them in your kitchen! The recipe makes about 18 cupcakes.
There’s something so special about creating treats for my three dogs. Watching them chow down is always the highlight. After all, they did supervise the process…
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