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Dog Birthday Cupcakes Recipe!

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Want to celebrate a special event in your dog’s life? Dog birthday cupcakes are easy to make–and perfect for celebrating dog birthdays or Gotcha Days– or graduation from training class!

dog birthday cupcakes

Our recipe for Dog Birthday Cupcakes appears in our The Healthy Hound Cookbook and has also been featured in Woman’s Day magazine!

Recipe: Dog Birthday Cupcakes!

Recipe: Dog Birthday Cupcakes!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or you can substitute whole wheat or other flours
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Pumpkin Purée, not pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup water
  • Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, warmed nearly to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray or grease a large cupcake tin.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all cupcake ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Divide mixture into cupcake tins. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. For dogs who love peanut butter, add two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter to frosting.
  4. In a large bowl, add yogurt and flour to cream cheese, mixing until smooth. Frost cupcakes as desired.

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