Holidays,  Recipes

Happy birthday boof

Today is Merle’s (aka Boof, Boofie, Nugget Face) first birthday—and the perfect excuse to dress him in a humiliating but painfully adorable little cone-shaped hat and feed him lots of T-R-E-A-T-S (my fellow dog-owners catch my drift). In honor of our spoiled little piggy, I whipped up a cake with puppy-tested, mom-approved ingredients—and the results were drool-worthy (at least for the canine set).

 

Pumpkin-peanut-butter puppy cake

You’ll need:

1 cup flour

1 egg

1/3 cup peanut butter (natural, lower-sugar varieties are better)

2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin-pie mix as that has sugar and other ingredients in it)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

Frosting:

2 tablespoons cream cheese

2/3 cup pumpkin puree

 

Mix all cake ingredients. Bake in a small, greased and floured pan (I used two 6-inch ramekins—a small round pan or a small loaf pan would probably be good, too) at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool. Meanwhile, mix frosting ingredients. Frost when cake is completely cool. Serve to the pups … or perhaps to a human who you aren’t particularly fond of.

 

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