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How to Make a Dachshund Birthday Cake [Simple Tutorial]

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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8’’ cake pan with cold butter or oil.
  3. Mix wet ingredients: avocado oil, peanut butter, apple sauce, & 1 egg in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the oat flour & baking soda until you have the consistency of a smooth batter.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Allow cooling for 1 hour before cutting.

Cake Frosting

  1. Mix ½ cup of full-fat Greek yogurt with ¼ of peanut butter.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to thicken.

Shaping the Cake

  1. Starting from the outer edges of the cake, cut out a small triangle shape for the face.
  2. Staying on the outside of the cake, cut out a tear-shaped loop for the ears.
  3. Continuing along the outer edges, cut out two L shapes for the front arms.
  4. Trim the remaining outside edges of the cake when you are happy with shapes for the head, ears, & front arms.
  5. Shape the inside of the cake into a sausage-like body.

Frosting the Cake

  1. Frost the body of the cake once the frosting has chilled for 30 minutes.
  2. Frost the backside of the head, ears, & front legs before placing it on top of the body.
  3. Frost the outside of the head, ears, & front legs.
  4. Use a small spoon to scoop out the eye sockets in the head.
  5. Use plain Greek yogurt to frost the white parts of the eyes.
  6. Use a wet toothpick to place a tiny ball of frosting on the eyes of the pupils.
  7. Clean the toothpick before drawing in the nostrils and whiskers.
  8. Use the wet toothpick to cut out the fingers and nails in the front paws.
  9. Use a wet silicone brush for the body of the cake.
  10. Brush in one direction to give added texture resembling dog fur.
  11. The rest is up to you to be as creative as you like!

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