Cricket never forgave me for not having birthday cake for her birthday in September, so I had to make one for our Three Days of Happy birthday bash! I searched the internet for the perfect pumpkin cake recipe and found one on Pinterest. Fruitables Pet Food had provided me with some cans of pumpkin to experiment baking with, and since the dogs love pumpkin the timing was just right.
As I often do, I tweaked the original recipe I found a bit, but here is a link to it on Pinterest if you don’t quite like my version.
Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Cake
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Fruitables canned pumpkin (*I used weight loss supplement because it is what I had – more on this later)
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey (I used raw local honey)
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 8″ round cake pan (or special dog bone silicone cake pan) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool.
For frosting I mixed plain yogurt and some of the canned pumpkin together (approximately equal amounts) and added some whole wheat flour to thicken it.
I topped the cake with some of the homemade Apple Cinnamon treats I baked last week, along with some Fruitables Skinny Minis Apple Bacon treats that I had on hand.
*You can use any kind of canned pumpkin, EXCEPT for pumpkin pie filling.
In retrospect, I should have done something different to make it a bit more colorful and pretty, but the dogs didn’t care! You can see the anticipation on their faces below:
Luke was such a good boy, sitting and waiting patiently! His training has definitely been paying off.
They LOVED it…..Luke had to clean up every crumb. Sheba took hers out of the bowl and chomped on it whole…..typical of her, next time I’ll break it into pieces for her!
I also wanted to tell you a bit more about the Fruitables pumpkin supplements. *Disclosure: I was provided with three cans of supplement free of charge. However, the opinions here are honest and completely my own.*
Luke has had some digestive issues (just some off and on soft stools, nothing overly concerning to our vet), so I was anxious to try the Digestive Supplement. We started replacing 10% of his food with this for one meal per day, and it really has made a difference! Things aren’t perfect yet, but they are better so we are going to continue it for a bit and see how things go. The fiber and herbal ingredients in this are said to be good for digestive issues. Plus Luke loves the pumpkin.
They also make a Digestive Supplement with sweet potato, a Food Switch Supplement, to help through changes in food, and a Weight Loss Supplement. If you would like to learn more, please visit FruitablesPetFood.com. Each supplement is made in the USA with no artificial ingredients, and was developed by veterinarians.
We’ll be sharing more about the birthday celebration this week, and if you haven’t guessed Luke’s weight and entered the giveaways yet, click here, they’re open until Saturday night! We had Luke weighed yesterday on his birthday, so we have the official answer all ready (I made a guess myself and was off by 3 pounds)!