Layla’s 1st Birthday – Pupcakes!


Our Little Layla turned 1 yesterday, so we of course had to have a little celebration! I made pupcakes for the occasion because what is a birthday without cake, even for a dog?!


It’s hard to believe Layla is 1 already! We got her from a breeder in Illinois last August. She was the only girl in a litter of 5. The breeder would send us pictures occasionally over the 7 weeks from when the puppies were born until we were able to pick them up. The photo above was our favorite!


Not too much has changed… her grandma made her a pretty pink bow for her birthday and she’s still a little bossy! But we love her so much!


The pupcakes were a very special treat! She seemed to love them, as did the other 2 dogs that came over to celebrate. Her boyfriend, Nugget, from down the street…


And a cousin, Mabel…


Layla helped out both Nugget and Mabel with their pupcakes – I guess that means she loved them! Or she thought, “it’s my birthday I get to eat ALL the CAKE!” hehe.


Layla loves peanut butter about as much as I do so the cake was peanut butter banana and the frosting was peanut butter flavored. The little bones I used to decorate came from this doggy trail mix by Milk Bone. They were the perfect size to add as a decoration AND so no one confused them for human cupcakes, haha!


Since it was her birthday, I let her lick the spoon 😉 


Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes

  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah



  • 1/2 cup banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • 4 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tbs heavy whipping cream
  • 6 mini Milk Bones (optional)



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Beat together banana, peanut butter and honey
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time
  4. Mix in flour and baking soda
  5. Grease 6 muffin cups of a muffin pan
  6. Fill each 3/4 full of batter
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  8. Cool before Frosting


  1. In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, honey, peanut butter and whipping cream until thickened and smooth
  2. *If you are piping the frosting, refrigerate at least 30 minutes first
  3. Frost and top with mini Milk Bone


Walter and I were talking about dog’s lives yesterday and, fun fact, the oldest dog in recorded history lived to be 29. Our birthday wish for Layla is that she will break that record 😉 

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