Tuesday, May 14

winnie turns two

I have turned into one of those people who celebrates their dogs birthday. I think birthday's are a big deal, even if you walk on four legs. It is the one day a year that celebrates a life, and it is important. Winnie turned two today! It feels like we've had her for a lot longer than two years but there has been a drastic amount of change in the two short years of her life.

this was soon after we picked her up
And just like any other birthday, it's not official unless you have cake! I looked around for different cake recipes and landed on this one which is easy and healthy for the dog. First, start out by adding the egg, oil, peanut butter and vanilla in a bowl. Mix those ingredients together.

Next, add the shredded carrots (actually shredding the carrots took longer than making the whole cake, so just be aware).

Then sift the flour and baking soda together and fold it into the mixture. Make sure all the ingredient are combined.

Then spoon it into the greased cake pan. I used a loaf pan because I ended up cutting it in half and making it a two layer cake, but you can used any size pan that you have available.

Cook it for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. I warmed up some peanut butter and spread it over the entire cake for the frosting. It's not the most beautiful thing I've ever made, but Winnie didn't care.

Our little birthday girl just LOVED it! She gobbled it right up. She also got a couple new toys which is always great. And yes, she's just a little bit spoiled.

Here is the full recipe:
1 egg 
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold.
  2. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, and vanilla, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Until next time...

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