Treat your pup with these tasty pupcakes filled with pumpkin, carrots and applesauce topped with a peanut butter frosting. Yummmm
Whether it’s your dog’s birthday or your pup has been extra good the past few weeks, pupcakes are a delicious treat that’s easy to make at home AND your dog will LOVE it.
For Esmei’s 1st birthday, I made this homemade, dog-friendly, pupcakes. I made sure she posed for the camera before I let her devour it!
Here’s my special recipe:
- 2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 4 carrots, peeled and shredded
FOR THE FROSTING
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 24 Milk-Bone biscuits, small
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. If you only have one, then you bake one set at a time.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, pumpkin, apple sauce, vegetable oil and eggs. Stir in carrots. I used a KitchenAid Mixer to make it easier!
- Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
- In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and peanut butter.
- Use a small offset spatula or a pastry bag fitted with decorative tip #1M to frost the cupcakes, garnished with Milk-Bone, if desired.
You can leave some unfrosted if you don’t plan on giving it to your dog right away. Put the unfrosted pupcakes in a freezer ziplock bag and put it in the freezer for treats down the road.
Any uneaten pupcakes that are frosted must be put in a container and in the fridge right away due to the cream cheese in the frosting.
Here’s a video demonstrating how to create these delicious pupcakes:
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