Once upon a time, exactly a year ago, a little pup made her way into my and my husband’s life. In honor of her “Got-Ya Day” (the day we got her… per Jessie from Disney Channel), we celebrated with buying our little Minnie Mouse (I know, working for Disney and Minnie Mouse BUT my sister named her, so cut me some slack!) some new gear and baked her some pupcakes!
That outfit was actually purchased last year, she got these for her Got-Ya Day (I’m such a sucker for buying her stuff!):
Back to the pupcakes! I was googling around to see what other people have created. Some recipes were a little complex, calling for a lot of ingredients (and you all know how I am with ingredients), while others were simple. The one I decided to take a stab at, I half-ed the recipe because I was going to make the mini-size cupcakes and didn’t want to have a million. Miraculously, I had ALL the ingredients on hand.
This recipe was adapted from Ruche blog (http://shopruche.com/blog/cupcake-recipe-for-dogs).
Got-Ya Day Pupcakes
Yields: 16 pupcakes
-1/8 cup peanut butter
-1/8 cup cooking oil
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 to 3 tablespoons honey
-1/2 cup shredded carrots
-1/2 cup white flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat open to 350 degrees. Grease or spray cooking spray on a mini-cupcake pan (or regular size cupcake pan).
2. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey in a large bowl. Blend well.
3. Stir in carrots and mix throughly.
4. Sift together the flour and baking soda. Fold into wet ingredients.
5. Spoon into prepared pan without liners.
6. Bake in preheated open for 5 to 10 minutes. I’d suggest setting the timer to 5 minutes and check with a toothpick. If it is still wet, bake for 2 minute increments and check. Depending on your over, type of pan, and other factors, it make cook in 5 or it could take up to 10.
7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then pop them out to continue to cool (onto a wire rack if you have one – I don’t lol).
8. Frost with your pup’s favorite icing (peanut butter, cream cheese, etc.). Minnie eats everything, but I decided to go with cream cheese. Top with a treat for a fun touch!
Ta-da! Teeny-tiny puppy-sized cupcakes! All ingredients are safe for human consumption (minus the one with the treat – of course!). We tried some and they were pretty good 🙂 Now, go and make some for your favorite furry friend!