Today I’d like to introduce you to my dog and best friend Wellingtin, Welly for short. His birthday is coming up and he is going to be 4, I can hardly believe it.
Anyway, I think dogs deserve to be spoiled too, especially on their birthday. That is why I’m sharing the doggie cake recipe I made for Welly this year: Welly’s Birthday Cake. The “cake” layers are made of raw ground meat and the frosting can be cream cheese, plain greek yogurt, or peanut butter! As you can see he is pretty excited about his cake!
This “cake” starts with three different kinds of ground meat! I used chicken, turkey, and beef. These are readily available. You can use whatever type of meat your dog likes. Welly likes almost every kind of meat… except goat, he doesn’t like that much.
First, start by making the ground meat into patties, one kind of meat at a time. You can make them as big or as small as you want to. Mine are pretty small because Welly is just a small dog, but if your dog is bigger you can make your patties bigger.
Place the patties onto a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
Repeat with the remaining ground meat varietys.
Place the patties in the freezer overnight or until they are frozen hard.
Next, you can assemble your “frosting” and your “sprinkles.” You can use plain greek yogurt, cream cheese, peanut butter, or any combination of them for the frosting. For the “sprinkles,” I used shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, and dog treat crumbs.
You also need to cut some squares of parchment paper, they need to be big enough for the patties to fit on and you need a third as many parchment squares as you have patties.
Once the patties are frozen remove them from the freezer and place one on one of your parchment squares. Spread it with “frosting,” top with a different flavor of meat patty, then more “frosting,” then the last flavor of meat patty, then just frost the whole thing like it is a mini layer cake. Toss a few “sprinkles” on top and you’re done!
Here is a nice peanut butter frosted, bacon topped cake.
Repeat with remaining patties. Store in the freezer until ready to use.
Once you’re ready to feed it to your dog you can either thaw it out or feed it frozen. It lasts a bit longer when it is frozen. Oh, and be sure to reduce the amount of food your dog gets on the day you give him a cake, unless you feed your dog a raw diet, like I do.
I hope you have lots of fun spoiling your pet on his special day with this super yummy and healthy doggie cake. Welly sure loves them, plate licking good!
- 3 different kinds of raw ground meat (these are the "cake" layer)
- Cream cheese, peanut butter, and/or plain greek yogurt (this is the "frosting")
- Shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, and/or dog treat crumbs (this will be the decoration)
- Make ground meat into patties place on parchment lined sheet pan. Make patty sizes according to the size of the dog that is going to eat it. Freeze patties until frozen hard.
- Cut several parchment squares, they need to be large enough to fit a patty on them.
- Place one frozen patty on a square of parchment, top with your chosen "frosting," add a different flavor patty to the top, then an additional layer of "frosting," then the last flavor of patty, then cover the top and sides of the "cake" with "frosting," lastly use your decorations to make it look extra special.
- Repeat with remaining patties. Freeze until ready to use.
Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)