Birthday cake for your dog!

by Jen Melton June 15, 2020

Birthday cake for your dog!

With our family still hanging close to home, we are looking for any opportunity to celebrate. This week it came in the form of a dog birthday celebration for Elsa.  She turned 6. It’s hard to believe that this was her when I picked her up in Cambridge, NY at The Monks of New Skete. 

We made her a dog friendly carrot cake, complete with frosting and accompanied by the birthday song.  It was a party fit for!


Dog Carrot Cake Recipe


Cooking Spray

9 tablespoons coconut oil

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded carrot


1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup water

food coloring (optional)



  • Coat the cake pan of your choice with cooking spray or butter
  • Beat the coconut oil with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes.  Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat until well blended.  Add in the milk and mix till combined
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour baking soda and cinnamon then ann to the wet ingredients.  Mix for about 30 seconds until fully blended in.
  • Add the carrots and stir to combine
  • Pour into pans.  Sharply tap pan on the counter top to get rid of any air bubbles in the batter
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  If making cupcakes, reduce this time to around 15 minutes. Again test by inserting a toothpick into the center.
  • Cool on a rack for 10 minutes then remove the cake from its pan


  • Put cornstarch and water in a bowl and whisk together to combine (you can substitute rice or potato flour if you’d like)
  • Add food coloring if desired
  • The icing will harden 
  • Decorate your cake as desired


Make sure to sing happy birthday!

Jen Melton
Jen Melton