Peanut Butter Pupcakes – your pup deserves a treat! Dog-friendly peanut butter carrot cupcakes with a peanut butter frosting and a bone on top!
In case you didn’t know, I’m kind of a crazy dog lady.
I mean, maybe.
Just a little.
Sometimes I look at my Instagram and think, “Omg, I’ve got to post some food or some mountains or SOMETHING before all my people unfollow me because of all the dog photos!”
But anyway, Clementine turned 4 on Sunday which is CRAZY to me. How has 4 years passed already?!
We got her right after we moved to Colorado – I made my husband drive up to Black Forest to put a deposit on her before we even had a house! And I’d had her name picked out for literally years.
So for her birthday I made her some Peanut Butter Pupcakes because what pup doesn’t like homemade, dog-friendly cake for their birthday?
How to Make Peanut Butter Pupcakes!
These are really easy to make and you only need really simple ingredients. Peanut butter, flour, a little oil, an egg, shredded carrots, and honey! That all gets mixed together and then the pupcakes are baked just like a normal cupcake. One they are cool, you can pile them high with frosting your dog is going to love!
The frosting is just cream cheese and peanut butter. Super simple and of course your dog is going to love a frosting made with cream cheese and peanut butter. I topped our pupcakes with cute little doggy treats but you can put whatever you want on top of yours.
I can’t really vouch for their taste but both dogs gobbled them up and they were a lot of fun to bake. Less stress when you’re baking for dogs, that’s for sure!
What Kind of Peanut Butter Can Dogs Have?
Peanut butter is a great source of healthy fat and protein for your dog (not to mention a treat that all dogs love!) but you do have to look out for one ingredient.
Don’t buy peanut butter that has xylitol anywhere in the ingredient list! It is used as a sweetener in some peanut butters but you definitely want to avoid if it you’re sharing with your dog. It could really do a lot of harm to your pup.
I tend to just play it safe and only buy peanut butter that is made with just peanuts (meaning peanuts is the only ingredient in the ingredients list). I figure it’s best for the humans and dogs in my house.
Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Pupcakes?
Yes! If you need to make Peanut Butter Pupcakes ahead of time, you can definitely freeze them.
Just the pupcakes themselves though – do not make the frosting ahead of time. Anything with cream cheese doesn’t defrost well and even though these are just for your pup, you still want the best for them.
The pupcakes are fine in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Defrost them on the counter for a couple hours or until they are no longer frozen in the center.
More Homemade Dog Treats Recipes
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Ice Cream
- Homemade Chicken Jerky for Dogs
- Homemade Dog Breath Fresheners
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- Carrot, Peanut Butter, and Oats Dog Treats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg
For the frosting:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 6 small dog bones
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda until no clumps remain. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat peanut butter and vegetable oil with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in carrots, honey, and the egg and beat. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Divide the batter into the 6 prepared muffin cups.
- Bake for 22 - 25 minutes or until cooked through. Cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
- Beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Top the cupcakes with a generous mound of frosting. Decorate with a dog bones.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 448mg Carbohydrates: 42g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 19g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g