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Homemade Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Dog Cake

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Milo celebrated his second birthday in May and we made him another homemade birthday cake. This Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Dog Cake is the perfect cake to help your pooch celebrate their special day! The flavors are amazing and no dog can resist the sweet taste of apples and cheddar cheese together.

If you didn't know this about me already, it's the fact that I love to spoil my dog! Now that the kids are grown, Milo has become my third baby, and celebrating him on his birthday is always a highlight for our family. I love to make all kinds of the best homemade dog treats and celebrate him BIG!

Of course, we throw him a birthday “pawty” complete with his own cake and birthday balloons. We invite all his friends over and have the best time ever!

This year, we took him on a shopping day (because he loves to go shopping) to all his favorite stores. He wore his birthday bandana and got all kinds of love and hugs from store employees and customers.

How to Make an Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Dog Cake

For the dog cakes that we make, I love using these Fat Daddio 6″ cake pans. They are 3″ deep and allow you to make a large cake that can be cut in half.

I use this silicone dog bone mold to make fun doggie bones to put on top. The candles are from the birthday section at the store.

Then, for the icing, we started making stabilized whipped cream and it works great for the icing. Of course, you can use this dog cake recipe that has a fruit topping instead if you prefer.

If you love celebrating your pooch as much as we do, be sure to check out the following recipes that your dog will flip over! Next up, it will be time to celebrate Frito's first birthday also!

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Yield: 1 2-layer cake

Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Dog Cake

Apple Cinnamon and Cheddar Dog Cake

A simple and easy dog cake to help celebrate your pooch for their big da

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For the cake

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

For the whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


    1. Preheat the oven to 350º F and line two 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the applesauce, oil, honey, eggs, and cheese together.
    3. In another bowl, mix the flour, oats, and baking powder together.
      Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
    4. Equally, spoon the mixture into the cake pans.
    5. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
    6. Let the cakes cool completely.
    7. While the cakes are cooling, make the stabilized whipped cream. To a cold bowl, add the heavy cream and the unflavored gelatin.
    8. Whip until it starts to get peaks. Add in the sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form.
    9. Use as you would for icing. We usually top ours and add a little bit in the center but leave the edges raw.
    10. Use colored Jimmie sprinkles for decoration.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g

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