Last year we celebrated Annie’s birthday for the first time and I wanted to do it in a memorable way. I was planning on going to our local dog bakery for a cake but then decided to bake it myself, after all, I had made the majority of the birthday cakes for everyone in my family so making one for Annie should be pretty simple. I looked at several recipes and settled on this one from Allrecipes.
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 peanut butter (I use natural peanut butter, stay away from anything with Xylitol as it is toxic for dogs. It is used as a sweetener in gum, peanut butter and toothpaste)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold, bundt pan or cupcake pan.
- Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or 15-20 minutes for cupcakes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
This year I decided to make pupcakes with the same recipe and they turned out beautifully!