How to make our DIY Doggy Cupcakes


We have made baking treats for your furry best friend easy peasy!

Grab one of our DIY doggy cupcake mixes and then there are just five simple steps to follow.

They're so simple even your dog could make them.
*Dogs must be supervised in the kitchen at all times.

 
We understand that a lot of people would love to make homemade treats for their dogs but just don’t know where to start and we wanted to change that. It can be a  daunting task if you are unaware of what ingredients can be used in their treats with the thought of potentially making them ill looming over you. 
All of our recipes include safe, human-grade ingredients so you don’t have to do any thinking yourself.
Just chuck it all in a bowl and your good to go!


Every dog is going to have different tastes and unfortunately, there is no one-bone-fits-all kind of recipe. However, we have done our best to research the most popular and well-received flavours you can offer to dogs and have incorporated them into our cakes.


Follow the instructions on how to make any one of our three doggy cupcake mixes or watch our 'How To" video below;

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C 

  2. Place wet and dry ingredients into a bowl. Add egg, oil and water. Mix until combined.

  3. Place cupcake liners in cupcake tray and evenly fill with mixture.

  4. Add ‘toppers’ to the top of each cupcake (If you are adding frosting, skip this step and hold onto toppers).

  5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

 

 

Lets pimp your cupcakes!

Obviously we are unable to add fresh ingredients to our mixes and we have tried our hardest to pack as much flavour in as possible.

However, if you want to make our cupcakes even better, here’s how:

 BAD TO THE BONE- NANA:

Add 1 mashed banana to the cupcake mix before baking.
You can also add some carob buttons (dog-friendly choc chips) if you want an ultra luxe treat! These can be found at health food shops or your local pet shop. 

 OAT MY GOODNESS:

Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple purée to cupcake mix before baking. 
You can make the apple puree yourself by stewing some apples with a little water in a saucepan until soft. Puree the fruit using a food processor or blender. If you dont have either of these appliances, go to town with a fork until its as smooth as you can get it (if using this method, make sure you get the apple really soft before attempting).
Alternatively, we have found the best dog-friendly store bought option is located in the baby food isle of your supermarket (you want to avoid purées with added sugars and preservatives). We give the thumbs up to Heinz Apple Purée



Add pumpkin purée or cooked bacon pieces to the cupcake mix. 
Or why not add both and make it extra extraaaaaa!
For pumpkin purée, simply steam in the microwave with a little water until soft then puree with food processor or blender. If you dont have either of these appliances, get a fork out and mash until its as smooth as you can get it.
If adding bacon (we recommend shortcut bacon), trim off all excess fat and cut into small dice. Cook in frying pan and then drain on paper towel before adding to the cupcake mix. 

And we’re not stopping there...

Our cupcakes are delicious as they are it you know what takes them to a whole new level?

FROSTING!
What’s a cupcake without frosting anyway?!

   

We have a foolproof recipe for a dog-friendly frosting that will have them licking their lips for hours to come.

It's made of greek yoghurt & peanut butter - two of dogs favourite things.
Mix 4 tablespoons of plain greek yoghurt with 2 tablespoons of PB and you will have yourself the perfect frosting. 

As is, it'll come out a pale cream colour but lets spruce things up a bit with some natural food colouring.

You can buy natural food colours online and in-store, however make sure you read the labels carefully as they may contain nasties for your dog (like alcohol and sugars). For this reason, we prefer to make our own.


Plus, everything listed below not only adds an extra layer of flavour to the cakes but also provides health benefits for your doggo. 

 Green Cooked and puréed spinach or spiralina powder
Yellow Tumeric powder
Orange Pumpkin or carrot - juice or puree
Pink / Red Mashed strawberries or raspberries
Purple/Blue Mashed blueberries or blackberries