Puppy Birthday Cake

I can already see your eyes rolling. I know. It's bad. The obsession has reached critical mass. 

But if you're like me (have no children and love your dog more than just about anything), then you probably get it. 

On the 27th, our little pup turned two! Can't believe it's been two years since we took him home when he was four weeks old. He was SO teeny, and we weren't sure his little snub nose was ever going to pop out. Turns out he got to be pretty handsome. 

 4 weeks old in this picture. I mean, come on. 

4 weeks old in this picture. I mean, come on. 

Since we were in Tulsa for his actual birthday, I made him a cake yesterday and thought I'd share the recipe in case you fellow Crazy Dog People ever need it. It's so simple and, with a bundt pan, can be so pretty! 

Ingredients:
1 cup carrots
1 t baking soda
1 large egg
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup flour (if your dog has a grain allergy, you can use almond or potato flour here) 
1/4 cup cooking oil
(And one dog toy stuffed monkey for good measure.) 

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350. Give your carrots a rough chop so they look something like this. 

2. The rest is purely measuring and dumping. In a large bowl, add the carrots and remainder of your ingredients: 

3. Stir mixture together until well-combined. Spray a bundt pan (or 9x9 cake pan) with non-stick cooking spray and add mixture. 

4. Pop that bad boy in the oven for 40 minutes, then remove to cool. If you're extra insane like me, you can make a melted frosting out of peanut butter while it's still hot by adding a dollop of peanut butter to an icing spatula. And add candles, of course. Because we might as well.

After the cake has cooled, ask your husband to video. But definitely cut it up, because otherwise your dog will be confused. And your husband will probably make everyone a little sick by turning the camera sideways mid-way through the video. And make sure your bra strap is hanging out. All necessary ingredients. But your dog? Your dog will LOVE IT. 

Happy birthday, my sweet buddy!! I love you so much!