This carob dog cake recipe is perfect for dog birthday cakes and for special occasions.
If you would like to have individual cakes for your guests, you can bake dog cupcakes in regular muffin pans, or in the rose muffin pan shown below.
Otherwise, why not get a bone shaped pan, and bake one cake for the whole crew?
While the baked carob dog cake will look and taste almost like chocolate, it is a healthy substitute.
Carob is naturally sweet, and it provides healthy nutrients and roughage for your dog.
Perhaps, best of all, dogs really seem to like carob treats!
Carob Dog Cupcakes
The dog cupcakes in the photo were made with the rose muffin pan, made by Nordic Ware from their Platinum Collection. I love it!
Even though the pan has quite a few little ridges to give the roses an authentic look, they come out perfectly every time!
They look SOO professional!
Individual dog muffins or cupcakes are the perfect size for each guest, and they make serving and cleanup a cinch!
The photo above shows what the rose dog pastries look like, when they are sprinkled with a little unbleached flour, to highlight the petals of the roses.
Use the Carob Dog Cake for a Birthday Cake
Of course you may prefer a more traditional birthday cake–with candles and the gang, crowded around the party cake.
In that case, you might want to consider baking a dog bone cake. If you’re wondering how to make a dog bone cake–it’s really quite simple.
Simply follow the cake recipe below and bake until the cake is done. You’ll know that it’s done when a wooden toothpick comes out clean, after you insert it into the cake.
This rose dog cake recipe is quick and easy to make. You can easily mix the ingredients in minutes, then pop the cake into the oven. Twenty minutes later, you’ll have a yummy dog cake or dog cupcakes!
Carob Dog Cake Ingredients – Dog Muffins
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup unbleached flour
- ½ cup carob powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray rose muffin pan with canola oil (or prepare the way you usually prepare your muffin pan).
- Combine the vinegar and the milk to make the milk sour.
- Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Beat on high speed for about 3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally to make sure that the ingredients are mixed into the batter.
- Fill the rose muffin cups ½-2/3 full (closer to ½ full works best).
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick, inserted into the center of one of the roses, comes out clean.
- Cool the carob roses for 10 minutes.
- Remove the dog muffins from the pan by shaking the pan gently while it is upside down. Finish cooling the dog cakes on a cooling rack.
- Dust with white flour if you want a little white coating on top to emphasize the ridges in the roses–a nice finishing touch for your roses dog cake recipe. Or consider using a dog treat icing.
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