When we think of birthday cakes, we typically envision sweet and fluffy baked goods enjoyed with lots of sugary icing. However, if you want to make a birthday cake for your puppy, you'll need to think outside the box. This birthday cake recipe yields one layer cake made with ground turkey and a host of other dog-approved ingredients. It can easily be doubled to make a double-layered cake if you're expecting guests.
Cook 1 cup of brown rice, according to the instructions on the package and set it aside.
Hard boil 2 large eggs. Peel and slice each egg and set them aside.
Dice the 2 carrots using a sharp kitchen knife and set it aside.
Place the package of frozen spinach in the microwave for 5 to 8 minutes, or until it is thawed. Remove it from the package. Squeeze out excess water and set it aside.
Combine the ground turkey, brown rice, carrots, spinach and 1 raw egg in a large mixing bowl.
Line a 9-inch cake pan with wax paper. Pack half the turkey mixture inside. Tamp down with your hands or the back of a large spoon.
Place the sliced boiled eggs on top. Then layer the dish with the remaining turkey mixture. Place the pan in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the mixture is thoroughly cooked.
Remove the puppy birthday cake from the oven and allow it to rest for about five minutes before removing from the pan.
Drain off any grease that has accumulated on top of the mixture, and use a spatula to transfer the cake to a serving platter. Allow the cake to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Ground chicken may be used in place of ground turkey, if necessary or desired.
To make this birthday cake really special for your puppy, "frost" it with mashed potatoes and/or use a piping bag with star attachment to decorate the cake using mashed potatoes.
Items You Will Need
- Brown rice
- 3 large eggs
- 2 carrots
- Sharp kitchen knife
- 10 oz. package frozen spinach
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- Large mixing bowl
- 9-inch cake pan
- Wax paper
- Book: The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for the Health and Happiness of Your Canine Companion; Donna Twichell Roberts; 2004