Lilly Turns TWO!
My dear, sweet little pup turned two years old on Monday. Once again, Bella was there to celebrate with us. (Funny how she always happens to be staying with us when cake is involved?!?).
This year I went the DIY route, and baked up a puppy perfect birthday cake myself. (Recipe below). The pups went crazaaaaay for it. Definitely a hit.
This would be the one and only shot I would get of Lilly eating her cake. I use the term “eating” very loosely, as hoovering might be more appropriate. She gobbled it up, and I spent the next several minutes concerned that she was either going to choke, or throw it up. She did neither; but word to the un-wise… you might want to cut each slice into cubes (which I did on the following days). It is THAT delicious.
My homemade puppy birthday cake…
Lilly’s Pumpkin Peanut Butter Birthday Cake:
- 1 c. shredded carrots
- 1 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/4 c. peanut butter
- 1/4 c. pumpkin puree (canned is fine)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt
- dash of vanilla extract
Mix well, and spread in a greased (I used Spectrum Canola Spray) loaf pan.
Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30-40 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely. Frost, if desired. (I cut this cake into 6 slices; you could definitely make the servings smaller depending on the size of your pup).
Quick Peanut Butter Puppy Frosting:
- a few spoonfuls of nonfat plain yogurt
- slightly less than equal amount of peanut butter
Blend together with hand-mixer until smooth and fluffy.
Happy Birthday to my darling girl!