Birthday Cake Recipe for a Puppy

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.

Step 1

Cook 1 cup of brown rice, according to the instructions on the package and set it aside.

Step 2

Hard boil 2 large eggs. Peel and slice each egg and set them aside.

Step 3

Dice the 2 carrots using a sharp kitchen knife and set it aside.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Combine the ground turkey, brown rice, carrots, spinach and 1 raw egg in a large mixing bowl.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

Remove the puppy birthday cake from the oven and allow it to rest for about five minutes before removing from the pan.

Step 9

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
  • Spatula


  • Book: The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for the Health and Happiness of Your Canine Companion; Donna Twichell Roberts; 2004


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