Celebrate your pup with these homemade Blueberry Birthday Pupcakes – cupcakes for dogs! These whole wheat blueberry cupcakes with blueberry cream cheese frosting are the perfect special treat for the dog in your life!
Yesterday was Layla’s 4th birthday! If you are new around here then you may not know that we take dog birthdays pretty seriously around here 🙂 Want proof? You can check out her first, second and third birthday posts here!
What are dog cupcakes made of and are they good for my dog?
Like humans, some dogs have allergies or aversions to certain ingredients, but assuming your dog is allergy free all of the ingredients in these pupcakes are dog friendly!
whole wheat flour – a good source of fiber
baking powder – necessary for the cupcakes to rise
coconut oil – good for dogs skin and coat
greek yogurt – probiotics are good for dogs gut health
eggs – a good source of protein
blueberries – filled with healthy antioxidants and fiber
All in all these dog cupcakes are a healthy treat for your pup!
The frosting is not so healthy, it’s made with cream cheese, which is not really good for humans or dogs, but it is fine in moderation. And the dogs love it!
Note: If you are concerned about the cream cheese you can substitute it with greek yogurt, the frosting will be too thin to pipe, but you can spread it onto the cupcakes.
3 Reasons to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday
- They love you unconditionally – that at least deserves a pupcake, right?
- Their lives are short, we should really be celebrating their birthday 7 times per year, but since we only do it once we should make it a good one!
- It’s adorable – dogs in birthday hats eating pupcakes will make you smile, I promise
Disclaimer: This recipe is made with ingredients that are considered to be dog friendly. However, every dog is different and may have allergies or intolerances to specific ingredients.
Celebrate your pup with these homemade Blueberry Birthday Pupcakes! These whole wheat blueberry cupcakes with blueberry cream cheese frosting are the perfect special treat for the dog in your life!
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 cup blueberries, halved*
Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
8oz cream cheese**
1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)***
1/2 cup blueberries
Mini Milk Bones (from Milk Bone Trail Mix)
Preheat oven to 350°F
Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners****
Add the whole wheat flour and baking powder to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment, mix
Add the coconut oil and greek yogurt, mix until just fully combined
Add eggs 1 at a time, beat
Fold in the blueberries
Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners
Bake for 15-18 minutes
Allow to cool completely before frosting
Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Add the cream cheese to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with blade attachment, beat on high until smooth
Add the maple syrup, beat
Add the blueberries, beat on high until the blueberries break up and incorporate into the frosting
Use a piping bag to pipe the frosting onto each cupcake or spread it on with a knife
Decorate each cupcake with 1 whole blueberry and 1 mini Milk Bone (optional)
*You can slice them in half or chop them in the food processor with 1 quick pulse
**Can substitute with greek yogurt, it may be too thin to pipe, but you can spread it onto the pupcakes
***Optional sweetener – Make sure you use REAL maple syrup, the fake stuff may contain sweeteners that could be harmful to dogs
****Recipe makes 9 regular sized cupcakes
- Category: Dog Treats
Keywords: #homemadedogtreats, #pupcakes, #dogtreats
Patiently waiting for the pupcake to drop… I didn’t manage to get any good pictures of her with the pupcakes or actually eating them because she basically swallowed them whole… I take that as a compliment to the chef!
To our little Layla – you are a princess and we love you to the moon and back. You deserve all the treats and snuggles!
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