Blueberry Birthday Pupcakes – Cupcakes for Dogs!

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

 

  1. They love you unconditionally – that at least deserves a pupcake, right?
  2. 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!
  3. It’s adorable – dogs in birthday hats eating pupcakes will make you smile, I promise

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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.

 

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Blueberry Birthday Pupcakes


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Yield: 9 pupcakes 1x

Description

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! 


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Ingredients

Blueberry Pupcakes

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup greek yogurt

2 eggs

1 cup blueberries, halved*

Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

8oz cream cheese**

1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)***

1/2 cup blueberries

Optional Decorations

Blueberries

Mini Milk Bones (from Milk Bone Trail Mix)


Instructions

Blueberry Pupcakes

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)

Notes

*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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Did your dog love these Blueberry Birthday Pupcakes? Here are some more treats they’ll love!

Easy 4-Ingredient Blueberry Dog Treats

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

Strawberry Banana Pupsicles

Peanut Butter Banana Pup-Cake

Strawberries and Cream Pupcake

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  1. Jodi said:

    how much blueberries do you add to the cake part of the recipe & to the frosting? i’m confused if halved means cut the blueberries in half? or if you mean ‘divided’ as in 1/2 c in cake mixture & 1/2 a cup in frosting…could you please add blueberry measurements to the directions? thanks, Jodi

    • Laura said:

      Hi Jodi!

      Sorry if the recipe is not clear! The ingredient list is broken up between the cupcakes and the frosting. The frosting calls for 1/2 cup of blueberries (you can use them whole, they will break up in the mixer). The cupcake recipe calls for 1 full cup of blueberries that are cut in half.

  2. Harley said:

    Hi, I googled it and baking powder can cause serious gastrointestinal problems for dogs including spasms, seizures, and Heart problems
    Are you sure about baking powder?

    • Laura said:

      Hi Harley – thanks for your concern. According to my sources, once the baking powder is baked the active ingredients are “used up” and it’s no longer harmful to dogs. Additionally, even in raw form, baking powder is only harmful to dogs when ingested in large quantities. My dog has had these treats many times and has never had an issue. That being said, every dog is different and some dogs may have intolerances or allergies that other dogs do not (just like humans).