Recipe Reviews for Carrot Cake for Dogs



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Birthday Hit
by: Anonymous

For my Scotty's first birthday, I made these cakes to share with his pup friends at the park. Of course, I had to try it before giving to him. They are not bad but definitely for dogs taste.

All the dogs loved these cakes and I even put some in the freezer for an occasional treat for him.

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Daphneyland gives a 5 bone review

by Dawn of the West
(Acton, CA)

Daphneyland - 400 Paws up!

Daphneyland - 400 Paws up!

Serving 100 Basset Hounds homemade treats in honor of our Daphney's 18th Birthday, required a treat that they could all eat, and that didn't break us at the store.

A simple switch from wheat flour to rice flour, adding 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup milk, turned this dog treat recipe into what we can feed to the hounds here at Daphneyland.

At the celebration treat give out, every hound was silent. Those noses worked over time and they SAT AND WAITED for every hound to get their Pupcake!

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YUMMY!

by Stephanie Ann
(Bath, PA)

Carrot cookies, Baby food jars filled with cream cheese.

Carrot cookies, Baby food jars filled with cream cheese.

I made this for my dog and I even ate some!
I made it into cookies instead of cake.
I also grated my own apple instead of using apple sauce.

I used a dash of cinnamon, and a tablespoon of honey.

Put the cream cheese into little baby food jars, for when I gave my family some cookies for their dogs.

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Used this recipe twice for dog birthday parties

by Julie
(Orange County, CA)


I have used this recipe twice for dog birthday parties and they are gobbled up. Once a dog has the first one they come back looking for more!

Can I print this recipe for a dog event?

Chef's Answer ~ If you are asking if you can reprint this recipe to give away at a dog event, then the answer is Yes, if you list that the recipe came from DogTreatKitchen.com

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Yield & Taste

by Tara Galda
(Livonia, MI)

Paw Cake

Paw Cake

This recipe didn't state yield like most of the recipes did, so when I was making it last weekend we just made as we went. Anyways, FYI to future dog bakers! The recipe as is will make just shy of a 9" cake pan OR I would guess 6-7 muffins.

I doubled the recipe and got a 9" cake pan AND 4 muffins out of it.

As a note to the other commenter - my husband & I did try the cake and it tasted fine, just a bit bland for human taste. However all of the dogs LOVED it. Some had seconds!

Chef's Comments ~ Thank you so much for the wonderful picture. I love seeing homemade dog treats, your paw shaped cake is just too adorable! :)

Thank you also for taking the time to let me know I had neglected to give a yield for this recipe. I've updated the recipe based on your experience.

I'm sure you have one very happy and satisfied dog!

Happy Dog Treat Baking! :)

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Birthday Dog Cupcakes

by Tara
(Los Angeles, CA)

Dublin and his birthday Carrot Cupcake

Dublin and his birthday Carrot Cupcake

I made them as cupcakes for one of my dogs birthday. Both my dogs are rescues, so they tend to inhale their food. The density of the cake was a little to thick for this method of eating. I found I had to cut them up to prevent choking, but they loved 'em! This is a really fun and easy recipe that I have shared with friends too.

Thanks!

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DOG CROWD PLEASER!

by Kelle
(Philadelphia, PA)

Elbee turns one.

Elbee turns one.

This recipe was great! The cake is dense and more like a soft biscuit but that didn't really matter because my dog LOVED every bite. I made a layer cake for her first birthday and then distributed the 'slices' to dog friends at the dog park - it was a hit!

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Dante loves the dog treats

by Rob
(Raleigh, NC)



Turned out decent. I think it might work a little better if the carrots were smaller. Maybe chopped up in a food processor.

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Who knew???

by Jennifer
(Gainesville Fl.)

I have been making treats for my kids for years. I had no idea that so many others were too. The number of websites blew me away. I have always taken a lot of ribbing from the family. They will take the treats for their dogs, but they still laugh at me.

I was glad to see that my own recipes were so close to what I have found on the web. I have found other recipes that never occurred to me. I can not wait until Christmas, my family ain't seen nothing yet!

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Great dog treat recipe

by Sandi Priest
(Boone, NC)

I decided to use the cream cheese added with peanut butter and raw pumpkin seeds for the frosting. Stick the seeds in the frosting for a cool look.

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Doggy Birthday Party

by Abbey
(Greenville, SC)

Our dog loved this recipe! I made this for his first birthday party. I made double the recipe and made two sheet cakes then used a bone cookie cutter to make individual "cupcakes" for all the dogs.

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Doggy B-day party !! =)
by: Tammy

Awesome Abbey !
my Dog, Abby has a b-day Sunday and I am planning to use the same recipe to give her a special treat. Abby has several neighborhood doggy friends and we are going to invite them over to have some cake... ha !
I bought a new dog bone pan several weeks ago and can't wait to use it. I also found and bought a pumpkin pan and debating on using it instead since its Thanksgiving'ish.

Happy Thanksgiving !

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Carrot Dog Cupcakes - My three dogs love it

by Leona
(Fort Worth)

It was my dogs birthday and I thought I would make dog cupcakes for the first time. Honestly didn't think I would find anything, however came across this website and omg I had fun finding out all this new info on what you can and can not feed your dog. It is great.

I made the carrot cupcakes with frosting and my three dogs love it. I gave some to the boxer next door and she loved it as well. Can't wait to try the peanut butter one.

I however didn't use muffin try I bought one of those oven rubber brownie pans you know the one you where you can put a stick in the brownie and make brownie pops. Well no worries, I left out the stick but it was less messy and pan is easy to clean.

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Is this dog cake recipe edible for people??

by JW

Is this recipe edible for people without paws, and does it taste good for people??

Chef's Answer ~ Yes! This dog cake recipe is edible for people. However, as most dog treat recipes, it does not contain much sugar. As humans, we expect our cakes to be sweet, so most will be disappointed. But rest assured, the four legged party goers will love the carrot cake!

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Batter was a bit thick......

by Gina Block
(Houston, TX)

So I used a total of 1 cup applesauce and that seemed to do the trick. I also shredded the carrots and then put them in a food processor to further grind them, and I ground the oatmeal as well. It was easier to deal with that way. My dog loves them!

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Applesauce Substitute?

by Maria
(Philippines)

- What can I substitute for applesauce? Thanks

Chef's Answer ~ I haven't tried this, yet I think you could substitute the following ingredients and have a good result.

I would substitute it with a 1/4 cup of another fruit puree (maybe banana) and 1/4 cup of canola oil (or another healthy oil that you can find).

I hope those changes help you to make this recipe. :)

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Can I use oat flour???

by Gail
(Napanee, Ont Canada)

Could you sub oat flour for the whole wheat flour?

My dogs are on a grain free diet and I don't want to add too much starch. Rice flour has been off my list since they came out with the warning about rice for people. Dogs are so much smaller so I don't like to use it. Any other suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks

Chef's Answer ~ If your dog is on a grain free diet, you may want to check with your Vet to see if oat flour is an OK food since oats are technically grains.

You can make this dog cake recipe with a wheat, gluten and grain free flour mix. To replace the 3 cups of whole wheat flour, I would recommend using 1 1/2 cups Garbanzo bean flour, 3/4 cup almond flour and 3/4 cup tapioca flour. Whisk these flours together first, and then add the flour when the recipe calls for it.

I hope this helps! :)

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How many servings does this recipe make?

I haven't made this recipe yet but most other recipes make 48 to 72 treats. which is more treats then my dog eats in one year.

Chef's Answer ~ This recipe is written to make 12 average size cupcakes. If you want a smaller size, you can use a 24 cup mini muffin tin.

Any treats that your dog does not eat, or that you do not want to freeze for later, can be given away. Most animal shelters will accept homemade dog treat donations.

Or, you can cut this recipe in half and make less dog cupcakes.

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Baking dog treats for the older crowd of dogs

by Marie
(California)

Even the mini muffin was a bit too large for my dogs as they are older and teeth a bit weaker.

Utilizing a cake pop maker for baking was not only easier than the oven but gave perfect bite sizes for my older crowd.

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Rubbery muffins

by cj

I seem to be having a problem with the texture unless it is suppose to be like rubber.

I made a couple batches and they are not fluffy at all you can tear them apart. Is that how they are suppose to be? If not, have any suggestions as to what I am doing to this recipe?

Of course the dogs loved them they don't care.

Chef's Answer ~ Well, first of all, I'm glad to hear that the dogs loved your treats. Ultimately that is the most important thing! :)

When you make a cake or cupcake for a dog, the texture will be quite different from a cake for a human. First of all we use whole wheat flour, and cut out most if not all of the sugar and salt. Plus, we take out the baking soda or baking powder, which can also lend to a lighter, fluffy crumb in a cake for a human. If you take all of that into consideration, the texture of a dog cake, for it to be extra healthy, will have a very different texture than it's human counterpart.

The only thing that I can think of that would be considered "wrong" or just not ideal, is if you possibly over mixed, or over stirred the batter. That will result in a chewier texture or rubbery, like you mentioned.

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