Posts Tagged ‘dog cake recipe’

How My Golden Retriever Celebrates Spring with Dog Friends

Sharon Hill | April 2nd, 2010

I mentioned in a previous post that I take Sabrina Renee to doggie day care. Since this is Passover and Easter, I decided to bake a cake for the dogs so she could celebrate Spring with her friends. One of her boyfriends is at day care with her on Thursdays, Riley, a black German Shepard. I understand they run, body slam and act crazy there together. So since yesterday was Thursday, it was the perfect day for her to have a cake.

There are some great dog cake recipes available. I use the Applesauce Spice Cake one from the book Doggy Desserts, Homemade Treats for Happy Healthy Dogs by Cheryl Gianfrancesco. I substitute organic oat flour for the whole wheat flour mentioned in the recipe. I never bake with whole wheat flour when I’m making something for dogs. Sabrina Renee sees a holistic veterinarian who once told me the worse things for dogs are wheat, corn, soy and dairy products. The cake does have a cream cheese frosting but there is so little on it that I don’t worry if the dogs get a little.

The cake is pictured above. Not the best decorating job, for sure, but the 20 dogs that were there didn’t seem to mind. (The sugar frosting is removed before the cake is served to the dogs. Sugar is not good for them either.)

Below is a photo of Riley.

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