By Chefs and Dogs

A beautiful birthday cake for dogs made by a chef

Dan from Chefs and Dogs shares his recipe for an easy, homemade pupcake for you to spoil your dog. You don’t have to be an experienced baker with this recipe; there’s no cooking involved. These healthy cakes are made with fresh, natural ingredients that are easy to source.

Serves: 1 large dog aka Woofer

What you'll need


- Cake tin 12cm round

- Kitchen spoon

- Teaspoon

- Small mixing Jug

- Spatula

- Small cup

- Serving plate

The ingredients and utensils you will need to make a cake for dogs
Everything you will need.


- 2x patties of your dog's favourite Big Dog recipe

- 200ml kefir

- 3 teaspoons gelatine powder

-1/2 teaspoon spirulina

- 3 blueberries

- Herbs or any other garnish of choice

*This recipe features our Little Bites, which have since been discontinued. This recipe can still be made without the garnish of our Little Bites, using your dog's favourite fruits or vegetables are a great alternative (eg. fresh strawberries)

Method for making a cake for dogs from raw ingredients


Step 1: Select your dog's favourite Big Dog recipe (we chose Wellbeing)

Step 2: Semi-defrost 2 Big Dog patties by simply leaving them in the fridge for 24 hours before filling the cake tin then refreeze.

Step 3: Once froze, remove the cake from the tin and place on a cup (the cake should be hanging over the edge of the cup)

Step 4: Place kefir and spirulina in a mixing jug and mix until smooth. Add gelatine and allow to sit for 2 minutes then mix well and pour it over the cake right away.

Tip: Other powders like dragon fruit powder, blue spirulina, turmeric can all be used for the icing colour.

Step 5: Smooth any missed spots with your spatula and garnish with blueberries and herbs.

Caelan the dog eating a birthday cake for dogs
Caelan is definitely a fan.

Please note: This cake can be left in the fridge for 12 - 24hours to defrost before feeding or if you prefer leaving it out to defrost quicker you can do so however it should be consumed all in one sitting and not refrigerated again.

A chef and his dog

“I hope your dog gets to enjoy this super simple, super tasty and super healthy birthday cake for their next birthday. The thing I like about this recipe is that everything can be found at your local supermarket and pet store. Get creative - we can't wait to see what you come up with.”

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