February 18, 2014

Gunner's First Birthday! and Doggie Birthday Cake Recipe!

Hello everyone!

Today is a very special day. It's this beautiful boy's birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUNNER! Can't believe it - seems like this was just yesterday...

To celebrate, and to make up for the fact I "deprived him of his manhood" on Friday as James would say, I  made him a birthday cake. Yes, I am a crazy dog lady... he also got a new goose toy.
He was still in his cone for most of the weekend
Of course I scoured Pinterest for an easy recipe. I chose this one from Me & the Mountains. It was meant to be because Lauren has two beautiful Goldens!

Here is the recipe I used. I subbed Lauren's Chick Pea flour for whole wheat flour:

Dog Birthday Cake (from Me & the Mountains)
(makes 2 small cakes)
1 large ripe banana
1/4 c. pumpkin puree
2 eggs
3 T water
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour (white is not good for dogs)

Pre-heat oven to 350˚. Spray two medium-sized baking dishes or bowls (I used a 2 of these) with nonstick cooking spray. Place banana in a separate bowl and mash with a fork. Add pumpkin puree, eggs and water and stir well. Slowly add flour and mix until well incorporated. Divide batter into the two baking dishes and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. (Since the recipe doesn’t contain any baking powder or leavening agents, it won’t rise and will be quite dense). Remove cakes, let them cool and then top with frosting (recipe follows).

so curious....

I let him lick the spoon for his patience

Dog Birthday Cake Frosting
1/4 c. creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
Place both ingredients into a small bowl and blend together. Spread on top of (cooled) birthday cakes. 
Added some kibble for decoration!

Today is actually Gunner's birthday, but since James and I won't both be home at the same time today we celebrated last night. Gunner LOVED his cake!

Such a proud mama!

TTFN Friends! Off to San Antonio today!
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