This cashew butter and banana dog birthday cake is full of wholesome, tasty, nutritious ingredients, so you can spoil your dog on his big day totally guilt-free!
It's a deliciously moist cake that keeps well in the refrigerator, so your pup can snack on it for days.
Cashew butter is a smooth, creamy alternative to peanut butter and pairs so well with bananas. Of course, it's easy to substitute peanut or almond butter instead if you'd rather.
One important thing to know about cashew butter is that dog's CAN'T have raw cashew butter. It can contain toxins that could make them very sick.
Cashew butter made from cooked or roasted nuts is perfectly fine (cooking destroys any toxins if present).
Also, as with peanut butter, check the ingredient label to make sure the nut butter you're using does NOT contain Xylitol (a natural sugar alternative that is extremely poisonous to dogs).
Check out this page to find out more about which nut butters are the best to use in your dog treat recipes.
If you want to make this cake but don't have cashew butter, peanut or almond butter will work just as well.
Same for the milk, substitute almond or soy, or whole or 2% cows milk instead.
This recipe makes three 4" round cakes, with a little left over, so a few small cupcakes are also an option.
I divided each cake into six, for a total of 18 portions.
Now just add candles and decorations and you're ready to help your good boy (or girl) celebrate her birthday!
I like to use the 4" round cake pans for dog birthday cakes because they're a great size, and look super cute when decorated.
You can either frost and decorate each 4" cake separately, or double-stack them as show above. I just used a little cashew butter to sandwich them together.
Once you're ready to divide up the cake, separate layers first and divide each layer into six portions.
If you only use one cake you can keep the others in the fridge for up to a week, or even freeze them for another special occasion!
Also, don't forget that you can use any pupcake recipe on this site to make a birthday cake for your dog! All you need to do is use baking pan/s instead of cupcake pans, and increase baking time :)
Servings: 18 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 58 g
Calories per serving: 150
Total Fat: 7.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates: 18 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Total Sugars: 7.6 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Vitamin A: 78 IU
Vitamin C: 1.2 mg
Vitamin D: 2 IU
Vitamin E: 0.6 mg
Vitamin K: 2.1 micrograms
Calcium: 54 mg
Iron: 1.1 mg
Magnesium: 36 mg
Phosphorous: 141 mg
Potassium: 222 mg
Sodium: 18 mg