Easy 3-Ingredient Dog Cakes to Spoil Your Pup

Create a tasty cake for your dog using only three ingredients.

Published March 15, 2023
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Whether you're searching for an easy 3-ingredient dog cake recipe for your pup's birthday, or you just feel like making them a special treat, these recipes hit the spot. They use only dog-safe ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry or fridge. Why not whip one up today? Bone appetit!

3-Minute, 3-Ingredient Microwave Dog Cake Recipe

Girl celebrating dog birthday party

Are you looking for the easiest dog cake you can make? It doesn't get much simpler than three basic ingredients to create a pupcake you can "bake" in the microwave. This dog-approved recipe incorporates banana, oats, and egg to create a tasty cake that's ready in just a few minutes.


  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 egg
  3. ⅓ cup oats


  1. Roughly mash banana in a bowl.
  2. Beat egg and incorporate with banana.
  3. Mix in oats. Add water as needed to create a cake consistency.
  4. Lightly spray a microwave-safe bowl, ramekin, or mug with cooking spray.
  5. Pour cake mixture into bowl, filling only two-thirds of the way.
  6. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  7. Loosen cake with a knife and remove the cake by placing a plate over the bowl and flipping it over.
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely, then decorate and serve!

PB&B Dog Cakes

Dog birthday cake

These PB&B treats feature peanut butter and banana as the two main ingredients, with some flour to hold it all together. They're incredibly easy to whip up and cute to boot. Be sure to use a dog-safe peanut butter that doesn't contain Xylitol or any other additives.


  1. ⅓ cup peanut butter
  2. 2 bananas
  3. 1 cup whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Roughly mash bananas and stir in peanut butter.
  3. Mix in flour and stir until incorporated.
  4. Pour cake batter into muffin pan, filling only two-thirds of the up way.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then allow to cool completely before serving.

Zucchini Egg Pupcakes Recipe

Zucchini Egg Pupcakes

These aren't your typical 3-ingredient dog cakes; they're more of a puppy quiche. The bulk of the cake is comprised of nutritious carrot and zucchini, plus the addition of protein-packed egg makes this "treat" a very healthy snack for dogs.


  1. 1 zucchini
  2. 1 cup shredded carrots
  3. 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grate zucchini into shreds.
  3. Use a paper or dish towel to squeeze moisture from shredded zucchini and carrot.
  4. Beat egg and mix in with the vegetables.
  5. Lightly spray muffin pan then spoon mixture into pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until gold brown.
  7. Let cool completely before serving.

Criss-Cross Easy Applesauce Dog Cake

Schnauzer dog craving a muffin

Most dogs love apples, so a cake make with applesauce is always a hit. This three-ingredient recipes also uses yogurt, which has plenty of beneficial probiotics that can help your pup's gut. However, if your dog is sensitive to dairy, you can use substitutions to create a cake especially for them.


  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. ¼ cup fat-free plain yogurt
  3. ½ cup applesauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the applesauce and yogurt in a bowl, then mix in the flour.
  3. Add water as needed to create a cake batter consistency.
  4. Pour into a lightly sprayed baking dish.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until gold brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely, then serve.

How to Customize Your Dog Cakes

If your dog has a food allergy or they don't like a particular ingredient, you can easily make substitutions. The cake may not come out exactly as they look in the photographs, but it's the thought that counts, as well as the taste!

Dog-Safe Vegetable and Fruit Substitutions for Cakes

  • Zucchini
  • Carrot
  • Sweet potato
  • Plain canned pumpkin
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Green beans
  • Watermelon
  • Spinach

Dog-Safe Substitutions for Egg

  • Unsweetened apple sauce
  • Mashed banana
  • Yogurt
  • Ground flax seed with water

Creative 3-Ingredient Dog Cakes

Dogs appreciate a yummy indulgence every once in a while, but be sure to limit your dog's treats to prevent them from getting sick. Even too much of a healthy vegetable could upset your dog's stomach and give them diarrhea. Keep everyone happy and safe by keeping the treats to a minimum and using only dog-safe ingredients.

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