It’s time to celebrate your Dachshund’s birthday with a treat! Your little companion gives you so much love every day that it’s only fitting to make this day as memorable as ever.
When my Dachshund, Frank, turned 1, I made him a birthday dog cake fit for a king, and it’s become a yearly tradition ever since.
First things first, you’ll need a birthday cake. What better way to celebrate your dog’s birthday than a dog-shaped birthday cake? It’s easier than you might think.
We make this cake with healthy and wholesome ingredients to keep your sausage dog feeling great. Below is a DIY recipe on how to make a Dachshund birthday cake.
Peanut Butter Birthday Cake for Your Dachshund
Cook Time: 30 Minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 medium cake Total Time: 45 minutes
Method: Bake Category: Birthday Cake
- 1 cup of oat flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 cup avocado oil
- ¼ cup organic peanut butter
- ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Grease an 8’’ cake pan with cold butter or oil.
- Mix wet ingredients: avocado oil, peanut butter, apple sauce, & 1 egg in a mixing bowl.
- Add the oat flour & baking soda until you have the consistency of a smooth batter.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow cooling for 1 hour before cutting.
- Mix ½ cup of full-fat Greek yogurt with ¼ of peanut butter.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to thicken.
Shaping the Cake
- Starting from the outer edges of the cake, cut out a small triangle shape for the face.
- Staying on the outside of the cake, cut out a tear-shaped loop for the ears.
- Continuing along the outer edges, cut out two L shapes for the front arms.
- Trim the remaining outside edges of the cake when you are happy with shapes for the head, ears, & front arms.
- Shape the inside of the cake into a sausage-like body.
Frosting the Cake
- Frost the body of the cake once the frosting has chilled for 30 minutes.
- Frost the backside of the head, ears, & front legs before placing it on top of the body.
- Frost the outside of the head, ears, & front legs.
- Use a small spoon to scoop out the eye sockets in the head.
- Use plain Greek yogurt to frost the white parts of the eyes.
- Use a wet toothpick to place a tiny ball of frosting on the eyes of the pupils.
- Clean the toothpick before drawing in the nostrils and whiskers.
- Use the wet toothpick to cut out the fingers and nails in the front paws.
- Use a wet silicone brush for the body of the cake.
- Brush in one direction to give added texture resembling dog fur.
- The rest is up to you to be as creative as you like!