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3 Ingredient Dog Cake Recipe you can Make at Home

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This 3 ingredient dog cake recipe is very easy and your dog will love it! When it comes to celebrating your dog's birthday or gotcha day you can treat them with a dog cake baked from your kitchen, using only 3 ingredients! Well, I guess water could be seen as the 4th ingredient… I just never think of water being an ingredient. You can also add a ¼ cup of blueberries making it a 4 (or 5) ingredient dog cake recipe. Dogs love both versions!

3 Ingredient Dog Cake Recipe

dog birthday cake

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

18 min


Dog Treats


United States


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 TBS of olive or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water 


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather ingredients and a 3" cake pan, grease the pan with olive oil or coconut oil.

Step 2

In a small bowl or stand mixer, mix together flour, eggs, oil and water; set aside. (If you want the cake to rise a little add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder but you can fill the cake pan to the top without adding it)

Step 3

Spray or apply olive oil or coconut oil (stores do sell these in the baking aisle in spray cans) in your dog cake pan and fill with your dog cake batter. If you prefer cupcakes, you can use this dog cake recipe and simply pour the batter into cupcake paper lined cake pans, reduce the baking time to 15 minutes.

Step 4

Bake for 18 minutes, test for doneness with a toothpick. Let cake cool on a cooling rack completely before adding a dog friendly frosting

dog birthday cake

Is frosting safe for dogs?

Yes, frosting is safe for dogs, as long as you are careful in choosing the ingredients. Some people make mashed potatoes and spread them on top or use mashed bananas as frosting for their dog cake.

Cream cheese dog frosting is used a lot but it does contain a lot of fat. It would be better to mix peanut butter and bananas together instead. Be sure to store this type of frosting in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage.

For professional frosting that is all natural and dog safe check out this yogurt frosting as it is the secret frosting that most professional dog bakeries use to decorate their own beautiful, custom dog bakery birthday cakes. Dog bakeries love this dog cake frosting because it dries hard and decorates a lot like human style frosting without it cracking like most homemade dog frosting recipes tend to do. This frosting for dogs is all natural and does not require refrigeration after it is fully dried.

Dog Cake Frosting

If you want to decorate your dog cake recipe, I would recommend one of the dog cake frostings from Pastries 4 Pets. You can even add their dog friendly sprinkles to add a touch of sparkle. 

Pastries 4 Pets dog cake toppings are the perfect touch to decorate all of your dog cake recipes. All of their frostings for dogs dry hard without refrigeration, and they are all natural. You can even write Happy Birthday, Happy Barkday or Happy Gotcha Day and decorate the top with other adorable designs by adding just a little less water to the frosting mix. This special dog frosting truly gives you the ability to let your creativity take over and have fun. Add a touch of their dog safe food coloring and you will have yourself an amazing, all natural dog cake!

In the video below, you can watch how to bake an easy dog cake recipe and learn how to use Pastries 4 Pets frosting for dogs to spread on top of your cakes.For cupcake swirls, be sure to use a hand mixer to fluff the dog frosting mix up and use a star shaped cake decorating tip for human style cupcake designs.

Can I add other Dog Cake ingredients?

If you want to add an extra dog cake ingredient you can turn your 3 ingredient dog cake into a 4 ingredient dog cake real easy by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter, pumpkin or mashed banana. Or ¼ cup of slightly mashed up blueberries.

Just stir one these extra ingredients into your batter prior to baking, you might want to add an extra tablespoon of water if the batter looks too thick.

Selling homemade dog treats regulations

Selling homemade dog treats does have regulations that do vary from State to State. So, if you decide you want to start selling custom dog cakes you will need to become registered through your State's Department of Agriculture. 

You can bake dog cake recipes for your own dogs and give them away for free but you will need to register each individual dog cake recipe if you start selling the cakes to customers. For example; if you do add blueberries, that would need to be registered as a separate flavor, every time you change the dog cake recipe you will need to have it analyzed at a commercial feed lab and then submit it to have it registered in each State that you sell in. 

If you decide to start your own dog treat business you can easily do so by following the steps in our online dog treat business course called; How to Start a Dog Bakery. It is easier and less expensive than you think, but it is important to follow the correct steps. To see if starting a dog treat business at home is a great idea for you and your family, watch the video below. The video explains a lot of the initial steps that goes into starting your business before you decide to go further. After all, selling dog treats is very profitable if you set yourself up for success right at the beginning!

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