Easy Dog Birthday Cake

DIY Easy Dog Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter

Updated 03/04/2024 by Ava Jaine

Your dog gives you so much love and affection, why not whip up an easy dog birthday cake to show your pup some appreciation.

When my mini dachshund, Gretta, turned 1, I made her this super yummy dog birthday cake for the first time.

She and her fur-siblings devoured every bite, no crumbs left behind!  I now make this dog birthday cake recipe every year for all of my dogs.

Show your pup some love with this DIY Easy Dog Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter, enjoy!

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Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Recipe

Note: You can make this recipe into one whole cake or pup cakes, your choice.

Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, doctor, nutritionist, or dietician. Please review our Food and Nutrition Disclaimer.

Easy Dog Birthday Cake
  • Cake Ingredients:

    • Coconut oil for pan
    • 1/2 cup of Flour
    • 1 tsp Baking Soda
    • 1 Large Egg
    • 1/4 cup Apple Sauce
    • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter (no xylitol)
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your pan with a small amount of coconut oil.

  • Mix the flour and baking soda together in a large bowl. Then, mix in the egg, applesauce, and peanut butter. Add the batter to your greased pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. (Yields 6 Pupcakes)

Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Birthday Cake Icing Recipe

  • Icing Ingredients:

    • 1 Block of Cream Cheese
    • 2 TBSP Honey
  • Mix the cream cheese and honey together in a bowl. Add icing to the top of your cooled cake(s) and viola!

The following Nutrition Facts are provided by Whisk.com.

  • Nutrition Per Serving:

  • Calories 277.73kcal 14%
  • Total Fat 19.3g 28%
  • Carbs 20g 8%
  • Sugars 9.84g 11%
  • Protein 6.86g 14%
  • Sodium 309.61mg 15%
  • Fiber 0.93g 3%
Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Birthday Party Ideas

Here are some simple dog birthday ideas to go along with your dog friendly birthday cake.

Birthday Photo Shoot

When it comes to a dog or puppy photo shoot, the simpler the better.  I picked up this adorable puppy dress for little Gretta at TJ Maxx for under $15!  Here’s a cute dog birthday hat and bow set too.

I used a plain white backdrop and my child’s leftover birthday balloons for the background.

Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Photo Shoot Tips

In my opinion, candid dog photos look the best.

Your pup’s photo session should only take a few minutes max. Dogs don’t have the patience to sit still for very long, so plan to keep it short and provide plenty of dog treats to keep it a positive experience.

It also helps to have a couple of extra helping hands during the photo session to keep things running smoothly.

Dog Birthday Poster

After your pup’s birthday photo shoot, you can create a cute dog birthday poster on Canva.com.

You can personalize one of your own to share on your social networks, like Facebook, or you can order a printout to be delivered to your home as a special keepsake.

Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Milestone Sign

Alternatively, you can pick up a neat dog milestone birthday sign from Amazon.  You can fill this bone-shaped, chalkboard sign out every year for your dog’s birthday.

Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Birthday Gifts

There are so many adorable dog birthday presents available online. 

I found the cutest little cactus dog toy from BarkBox on Amazon. It has multiple layers for your dog to chew through, which is just perfect for a dog who shreds their toys in seconds.

Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Pick Their Own Present

Another option would be to let your pup pick out their own birthday present at the pet store.

When my older dog, Reno, had a birthday, I would take him to our local pet store to pick out his own birthday toys.

I laid out a couple of nice looking ones (that were in my budget) and he would sniff each one until he found his favorite.

On the way out of the store, Reno would hold onto that special new toy in his mouth through check out and on the car ride home. He was so excited.

Wrap the Gifts

To keep it easy for your pup, cut a small hole in a shoebox or tissue box and add a thin layer of wrapping paper over top.

That open space will allow your dog to push their nose through the box easily and grab the new toy with ease.

Birthday Party Decorations

For the party and the photo shoot, you can pick up this cute Dog Birthday Party Banner from Amazon for some dog-themed party flare.
Easy Dog Birthday Cake

Dog Party Activities

Enjoy Nature
Take your dog for a nice walk or hike for their special day. All that fresh air, lots of places to sniff and mark along the way, your dog will love it.

Dogs love that one-on-one time with you. Get your dog’s favorite ball or frisbee out and spend some quality time playing with your pup.

Hide and Seek
Dogs love playing hide and seek.  If the weather outside isn’t favorable, it is the perfect game to play inside to get your dog running around and having fun.


Please note, I have a lot of experience as a dedicated Dachshund mom and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned over the years. However, every Dachshund is unique and has their own specific needs, so I highly recommend consulting with your veterinarian for personalized recommendations for your furry friend.
Please read our Food and Nutrition Disclaimer for any / all dog food recipes or treats on DachshundStation.com.

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