Doggie Cupcakes

Mabel turned 7 last week, and Oliver’s 9th birthday is coming up, so I made them doggie cupcakes to celebrate! They were actually pretty tasty. Apple and peanut butter go so well together. I started nibbling one and would’ve eaten the whole thing, but the dogs were giving me a pitiful we-thought-those-were-for-us look.

doggie cupcakes

Oliver was terrified of the birthday candles, but the scent of peanut butter was too much for him to resist!

doggie cupcakes

doggie cupcakes

doggie cupcakes

It’s crazy how different my dogs’ personalities are. As soon as I gave them the go ahead to eat Mabel stole Oliver’s cupcake right out from under his nose, smeared it all over the floor, and began scarfing it down as quickly as possible. I scooted Mabel’s abandoned cupcake over to Oliver. He daintily ate the biscuit off the top, licked off the peanut butter icing, and carefully kept the cupcake on the plate as he ate. Love these pups.

doggie cupcakes

Doggie Cupcakes Recipe:

1 egg
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cooking oil (or apple sauce)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons honey (optional)
1 cup shredded apple
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
additional peanut butter for frosting (optional)
dog biscuits for garnish (optional)

Whisk the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla extract, and honey together in a large bowl until well blended. Stir in the shredded apple. Sift the flour and baking soda together, then stir them into the peanut butter mixture.

Spoon the batter into a muffin pan lined with cupcake liners. They won’t rise too much, so you can fill each liner to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are browned and spring back when pressed. Cool completely.

Before serving frost the cupcakes with peanut butter and remove the cupcake liner. Garnish with a dog biscuit.

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.


  1. Dawn


    I just love when you post about Oliver and Mable. It is so good to see them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will have to try it out for my boxer, Cabo.

  2. gina

    Oh, the perfect post to pop up on my first visit to you! I just found your site recommend over at art bar (I’m a big fan) and now, theses! This coming week we’ll be celebrating the arrival of our dog into our family and of course, a party will be in order. Your recipe has saved me some research time (and do we ever have enough time?!) Thanks and I’ll let you know how we do! Great to find you here.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      So glad you found me Gina! Thanks for stopping by, and congrats on the new addition. :)

  3. Diane

    They’re adorable. Great photography. With our two, we too had one who was so highly food motivated he’d steal the girl’s food right out from underneath her. And she’d let him, yet in every other way SHE was da boss.

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