Our wild and crazy pup Elvis turned one this month! Naturally, we had to celebrate with a doggie party filled with music, toys, treats, and a special dog friendly birthday cake made with his favorites, bananas and peanut butter (just like the real Elvis too!). This cake is easy to throw together and looks too cute topped with mini bone treats on top! You can frost with regular creamy peanut butter (I like Jif, just make sure no Xylitol in the ingredients) or make a creamier topping with plain yogurt and pb.
Elvis loved it and it was plenty big enough to slice up share with his brother Cooper!
Scroll down for the recipe and photos.
Peanut Butter Banana Pupcake
1 ripe large banana, mashed
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (I like Jif, be sure to check for no Xylitol)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup plain yogurt, optional -see notes
1/4 cup mini Milkbone dog treats, for topping
- Preheat 350 degrees.
- Add all cake ingredients to a large bowl.
- Mix everything together with a rubber spatula until well combined.
- Press into a greased large ramekin or small round baking dish.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and solid.
- Let cool then remove to a plate to frost (optional).
- Prepare your frosting or just use peanut butter. Spread on the top and sides of the cake in a thick layer.
- Decorate the top and sides of the cake with bone shaped dog treats.
- Serve whole or in slices to your happy pup(s)!
Peel a large ripe banana then mash with a fork until smooth.
Add all cake ingredients to a large bowl.
My little helper Ava loves to bake with me!
I use peanut butter in both the cake and frosting. I like creamy JIF brand.
Any brand will work as long as it has no Xylitol sweetener which is poisonous to dogs.
Mix everything together with a rubber spatula until well combined.
Press into a greased large ramekin or small round baking dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and solid.
Let cool then remove to a plate to frost (optional).
I frosted our cake with just peanut butter but you could also do a mix of peanut butter and plain yogurt as a frosting.
Add frosting in a thick layer on top and sides.
How cute are these mini Milkbone dog treats?!
Decorate the top and sides of the cake with bone shaped dog treats.
How cute is the final product?
We found a cake shaped dog cookie and stuffed cake toy for him too!
Elvis had to sniff it and make sure it was a treat first.
He loved those treats on top…and all that peanut butter!
Ready to dig in!
Serve whole or in slices to your happy pup(s)!
Big brother, always there to help you finish your dessert!
Happy 1st birthday Elvis!
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