Borkday cakes, aka birthday cakes for dogs, can be quite the creative way to celebrate that special occasion with your doggo. It could be their birthday, them graduating from obedience school, some other special occasion, or you just straight up wanting to pamper them. The local doggy daycare center has recently ordered a borkday cake for all the doggos there to share and have a piece of. You know what would go best with borkday cakes? Peanut butter! Here are 6 peanut butter birthday cake recipes for dogs.
Peanut butter and borkday cakes
Peanut butter is a heckin magical ingredient! With it, your doggo will be up for anything, including doing tricks, taking medicine, you name it. Even better, it is so simple and so cheap!! It would make for the perfect topping for anything, including dog treats, and borkday cakes!! It can make a good borkday cake even better!
NOTE: Any peanut butter you give a doggo must not contain xylitol, which will poison your doggo.
It also goes without saying that anything you feed your doggo, you might not want to try yourself as it won’t be enjoyable for hoomans. These cakes, for example, don’t have much sugar at all.
A Heckin Simple Borkday Cake
This recipe, from Broma Bakery, is, one of the simplest heckin borkday cakes recipe ever! Look at how few ingredients there are!! The recipe is so simple, there’s only three steps for the cake itself and two steps for the frosting! Go to the blog for the steps.
The pumpkin in it is also wonderful for your doggo’s stomach. In fact, if your doggo is having upset stomach, a lot of vets will recommend feeding the pup some pumpkin. Because of this and I don’t like complicated recipes (I should cook a lot more than I end up doing), I would make this for my doggos, if I had them right now…
AllRecipes Doggie Birthday Cake Recipe
There’s simple, and then there’s simpler. This recipe from AllRecipes is even simpler to make, and has three steps total. There’s no icing on this cake, and the cake has the same number of ingredients as the Broma Bakery one.
Personally, I don’t like that there’s no icing on the cake. Icing pretty much defines cakes to me! But one of my friends who’s a veterinary technician says this is her go-to recipe for pampering her puppers.
Bigger Bolder Baking Borkday Cake
This recipe, from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking, is unique in that it calls for half a cup of applesauce and 2 eggs, not just 1! The cake itself ends up looking like two giant peanut butter cookies, (optionally) topped with, and connected by, peanut butter!
If I was a doggo, I’d eat it! But I wouldn’t eat it since I am a human, nor would I recommend it for you to personally eat, either. You can try it (it won’t poison you or anything), but there’s far too little sugar in this to be anywhere near acceptable to human tastebuds. The only form of sugar this cake has is only 2 spoons of honey total, plus what little sugar is in the applesauce!
No-bake Peanut Butter Cake
Want to treat your doggo with some peanut butter but don’t want to fire up the oven and wait half an hour for it to finish? This recipe from Created By Diane might have you covered.
Not only is this recipe a no-bake peanut butter cake recipe, but it can be for doggos and cattos alike!
I love how it’s so simple, you don’t even need to turn on the oven. However, I take issue with the 1 cup powdered sugar it calls for. Seems a bit much to me, especially for a doggo. (Please let me know how this recipe ends up, if you try it!)
Peanut Butter Pupcakes
Who said we were limited to just full-sized cakes?! What if your doggo is a pupper? Then this recipe is for you!
Lola the Pitty came with this recipe for peanut butter flavored frozen pupcakes! It’s really simple to make, obviously requires no cooking of any kind, is perfect for pint-sized doggos, and is perfect for summertime or for doggos that heckin love to monch on ice!
You can take this up a notch by putting small milk bones on top the pupcakes, just like in the picture!
Peanut Butter Naked Cake
I’m more of an icing lover, but this naked cake made me do a head tilt!
Not only does it end up with that nice marbled look to it, but that it calls optionally for dog treats on top makes for a cake that must look good to a dog!
It does seem a little more complex than the other recipes I have listed on here though.
Storage of these cakes
Just like any cake one might make or buy for a hooman, they’re typically not designed to be consumed in one sitting. More likely than not, you’ll want to store it somehow. But how?
All of the cakes except for the frozen pupcake, can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. The frozen pupcake, however, should go in the freezer.
Some of these recipes, however, do state that you can freeze any leftovers for a much later time. I wouldn’t recommend that, however, as I tend to want to keep things as fresh as possible (must have been the Gordon Ramsay episodes rubbing off on me, despite me not being one quick to cooking)
My final thoughts
I am partial to the Broma Bakery recipe, the AllRecipes Recipe, and the Frozen Pupcake Recipe from Lola the Pitty. They’re simple and straight to the point, making them enjoyable for both the human to make and the doggo to consume. I was going to go with the no-bake recipe, but I am not sure I approve of how much sugar it calls for.
What are your thoughts on this list? Have you personally made any of these and if so, how did they turn out? Let us know in the comments.