Treat your pup with this single serving dog cupcake! No need to get out the mixer for this 1 bowl, 5 ingredient recipe.

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Do you celebrate your dog’s birthday or gotcha day? This recipe yields enough batter to make ONE large or TWO medium sized dog-safe cupcakes.

Why bake a whole cake? Make just what you need to treat your little guy or gal. Have two pups? No problem- divide the batter among two cupcake liners and make an extra one to share.

cheddar bacon cupcake with dog licking his lips in the background

This small-batch recipe came from my desire for our dog to not consume a whole cake on his first birthday. Chewbacca (Chewy) has no voice inside his head that tells him to stop eating. Who wants to take away a cake from a puppy when they’ve had enough?

Single Serving Dog Cupcake

Full of all the things your dog loves, this cupcake is a dog’s dream come true!

PUMPKIN – Good for all sorts of dog tummy problems, this gourd is full fiber and beta-carotene. We’re using CANNED pumpkin, not raw, and not the sugary pie-filling.

PEANUT BUTTER- My dog’s love language! Be sure to use a brand that does not have Xylitol.

OATS- We’re using old fashioned, plain rolled oats- bonus it’s a great alternative for dogs who are sensitive to wheat.

EGG- Eggs are a great source of digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium.

BAKING POWDER- Gives the cupcake rise.

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Dog Cupcake Toppings

Serve this cupcake plain or top it with what your dog loves.

Frosting is optional. Some popular choices are unsweetened whipped cream, plain yogurt, or peanut butter.

We used unsweetened whipped cream (just whisk a few Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form), cheddar cheese, and a slice of bacon.

Get creative with toppings for your dog’s special day! Try cheese, bacon, doggie treats, blueberries, or shredded carrots.

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Dog Cupcake Substitutions

Some families do not use peanut butter due to an allergy in the home. You can make this recipe with almond butter, cashew butter, or sun butter. Please read every ingredient every time for safety to your dog and family!

You can omit the baking powder if desired. The cupcake will be dense but it will not change the taste.

This recipe calls for plain old fashioned rolled oats. Quick cooking oats can be substituted, just be sure they are plain (not the kind sold flavored in individual packets).

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You guys- I seriously did not even know that I was a dog person until that cute ball of fluff entered our lives one year ago. Does he look pleased with his cupcake? Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at BahlBoysBestFriend 

Can Humans Eat This Cupcake?

This cupcake is 100% safe to eat. As I told my kids though, there is no added sugar so it may not be to your liking.

cheddar bacon cupcake with dog licking his lips in the background

Single Serving Dog Cupcake

Treat your pup with this single serving dog cupcake! No need to get out the mixer for this 1 bowl, 5 ingredient recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 Tablespoons whipping cream, optional

Instructions
 

  • PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Place 1 or 2 paper liners into a muffin pan. Recipe makes one large cupcake or 2 medium sized cupcakes.
  • WHISK together pumpkin, peanut butter, and oats in the bottom of a small bowl.
  • MIX in the oats and baking powder until incorporated.
  • BAKE for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • COOL completely and frost if desired.

Notes

  • Recipe yields about 6 Tablespoons of batter. This is enough to make ONE large or TWO medium sized cupcakes. Baking time will vary. Begin with 20 minutes, add another 5 minutes if necessary,
  • Frosting is optional. Some popular choices are unsweetened whipped cream, plain yogurt, or peanut butter. 
  • Get creative with toppings for a special day! Try cheese, bacon, doggie treats, blueberries, or shredded carrots. 

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 30g, Sodium: 498mg
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Looking for More?

Need a whole dog cake? Try this massively popular Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe. (It’s popular for a reason!)

Have a bunch of dogs? Try these Peanut Butter Pupcakes from a self-proclaimed Crazy Dog Lady.

What about Homemade Dog Breath Fresheners? These are next on my list to make!

 

Need human treats for 1 or 2? Try my S’mores Cereal Treats for Two or this Single Serving Monster Cookie Dough Dip.