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It was my big guy’s second birthday yesterday. I often get made fun of because I treat my dog like my offspring. He really is the center of our lives, and gets spoiled more than we will probably spoil our children when we have them!! So what better thing to do for Max’s birthday than to make him cupcakes!!

I actually made him a cake last year. We were thinking he would dive right in and just tear it apart, but that didn’t happen. He kind of just licked it, and took a couple of nibbles, but that was about it. I did forget to put the egg in, so maybe it didn’t taste too great. So this year, I decided to go with cupcakes. That way, he could eat one, and then we could save the rest for later. No full cake to throw away! I looked online for a recipe, but nothing was really catching my attention. I jotted down the random ingredients from a few different recipes, and came up with my own concoction. They turned out perfectly! They were light and soft like a cupcake should be. I don’t know how it tasted, but Max sure did eat it up!!

Happy birthday big boy!!

Makes about 12 cakes

1 cup flour
2-4 oz. jars of baby food

6 oz. canned dog food
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons oil

2 eggs

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

Combine all ingredients. Put in greased cupcake pan and cook at 350F for 13-15 minutes.

Cream cheese
peanut butter crushed dry dog food honey I don’t have measurements – I just kind of threw everything in and stirred until it was the right consistency!

**Disclaimer – many dogs have allergies to foods, just like people do. Make sure your dog is not allergic to any of the ingredients!

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31 Responses to Pup-Cakes

  1. Happy cook says:

    Max looks a hapy boy eating the cup cakes, so it had to be delicious.

  2. sunita says:

    Isn’t Max lucky to have such doting owners…belated happy second to your big guy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mary says:

    He’s so cute! I love weiner dogs!

    We get to housesit for my husbands parents this weekend and I bet their dogs would love these! Yay!

  4. Mary says:

    what kind of baby food did you use?

  5. Deborah says:


    I just found some organic chicken and sweet potato baby food at the grocery store. And I used a chicken flavor dog food as well. The dog food was chunky, but I left it that way, so there were chunks of the dog food throughout the cake.

  6. coco says:

    Lucky Max! What royal treatment, I must say.

  7. Katie B. says:

    I have to ask – normally cupcakes make a home smell divine… what did your pupcakes smell like as they baked??? (He certainly is one lucky pup, though!!!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Deborah says:


    They actually didn’t smell too bad. If it wasn’t for the dog food in them, I probably would have tried them!!

  9. Bellini Valli says:

    Max looks like one happy dog ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Birthday Max ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Julie says:

    That’s awesome. Our German shepherd, the Persnickety Pup herself, will be turning 1 next Monday, and I’ve been trying to decide what to make for her. These are a definite possibility!

  11. Gigi says:

    Ah, too cute! That’s super sweet that you made a puppy birthday cake.

  12. Cakespy says:

    OHHHHH MYYYYYY GOOODNESS! I am so in love with Max!! I am ridiculously obsessed with dachshunds (sp?).

  13. Celeste says:

    Aww..these are too cute! I’m going to make them for our pups!

    You made my day by tagging me…just wanted to let you know that I just posted my “About Me” post…sorry it took so long.
    -Celeste =)

  14. Abby says:

    Awwww, happy birthday little guy! Too cute. I love the frosting recipe! Ha.

  15. glamah16 says:

    So cute!!!!!!

  16. Jenny says:

    Oh my goodness,
    What a cute dog. My boys want one so bad. He looks like a happy pup eating his cupcakes!!

  17. Kitchenettejen says:

    How cute!! Our Lucy’s birthday is in a couple months (tax day, actually), so maybe we’ll have to try these!

  18. Emiline says:

    Happy Birthday Max!
    Enjoy your Pupcakes!

  19. KJ says:

    Happy Birthday Max. You’re too cute!!!

  20. Peabody says:

    Happy Birthday to Max!

  21. Allison says:

    What a fabulous idea! Growing up, I always wanted to bake things for my dog on his birthdays, but my mom would never let me because she said it would be bad for him. I never thought to make him cake using dog-friendly ingredients…
    I bet your dog was so happy!

  22. Lynnylu says:

    How sweet! I’ll have to make those for my Yorkie who will be 1 on Valentines Day.

  23. Sparky says:

    I want your puppy! He is so gorgeous, I can see why he gets spoiled. Of course I will now have to make these for my big bear on his birthday…

  24. Dhanggit says:

    this is so sweet!!! max is really like i guess ๐Ÿ™‚ happy birthday maxi!! he looks sooo cute

  25. Megan says:

    Happy Birthday Max!
    I have a doxie also. Does your Max sleep under the covers too?

  26. eatme_delicious says:

    Happy birthday to your dog! I don’t have a dog (but hope to soon) so I’ve been collecting recipes like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Mansi Desai says:

    The name got me here, but the gesture this post reflects is just awesome Deb! nice one:)

  28. ryles says:

    Have you seen my post for my little guy’s first birthday and the cake i made for him??

    You should check it out..

    We thought the dogs would gooble up the cake too… but he just liked it too! We feed him frosty paws for his birthday now (since its in July)

    He is so cute!!!

  29. Cakelaw says:

    LOL – looks like he really enjoyed it this year. Happy birthday Max!

  30. skrockodile says:

    awww. I am in love with my doggy too.

  31. I just ran across your blog and I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband and I also spoil our dog rotten and treat him like our baby! We don’t have children yet either. Our baby is a 3-year-old black-and-tan chihuahua named Cesar. Your baby is so adorable! Thanks for all of your recipes!

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