Dog Cake Recipe: Iggy's Drool Worthy Doggo-Cake!


While we humans love a birthday cake, it’s always felt unfair that our beloved pooches can’t have a chocolate mud cake to celebrate their own - especially when each year’s birthday is actually celebrating multiple! So, we took matters into our own hands - and to celebrate Iggy (Our digital manager’s pup) turning 9 years old, we made her the perfect dog-friendly birthday cake!

We’ve put together the recipe below with links to everything you’ll need to put a smile on your pup’s face - just make sure you take the candles out before your dog jumps in to devour it!

Iggy's Drool-worthy Doggo Birthday Cake

What you’ll need:

1 x Chicken drumstick (or you can substitute for a protein of your doggo’s choice)

1 x Fresh dog food roll (choose your dog’s favourite flavour for maximum happiness)

1 x Bag of yoghurt dog treats

1 x Bag of fresh dog meatballs

1 x Bag of dog beef jerky treats (or similar)

1x Bag of dog chews (We love Schmackos!)

1 x Jar of dog-friendly peanut butter

Constructing the perfect birthday spread:

  1. Place a full size slice of your fresh dog food roll onto the plate
  2. Press your yoghurt drops around the slide of dog food,  and secure with a small amount of peanut butter if needed
  3. Create a later of fresh dog meatballs, and secure with peanut butter if needed
  4. Cut a smaller slide of fresh dog food roll to make second layer
  5. Dollop a spoonful of peanut butter on top of your final layer (we ended up substituting this top layer for a dog-friendly chocolate!)
  6. Sprinkle the beef jerky and dog chews around the plate
  7. Place your hero protein (we’ve used a drumstick!) next to your cake
  8. Smear some peanut butter on the side to give your pooch the fine dining experience they deserve!
  9. Light the candles, sing Happy Birthday - and let your birthday pup feast!

Of course, depending on the dietary requirements of your dog, you can alter the recipe to suit your needs. Some ideas for substitutes/alterations are:

  • Swap the fresh dog food roll for something like chicken and rice, and use an egg ring to assist you with the shape.
  • Decrease your cake from 2 layers to 1, or get rid of the hero protein to make the serving a little bit smaller. Remember, you don’t have to make the cake huge - a smaller serving is still a great birthday treat!
  • Skip the peanut butter if it feels like too much!

If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, there’s a heap of options out there of pre-made dog-friendly cakes that will do the job - and we have a sneaking suspicion your dog won’t know any different! Some of our favourites are:

Either way you do it, we’d love to see your pics! Send them to us on Instagram or Facebook.