Dog Cupcakes

Dog Cupcakes
From, by Kate Donahue

Dog Cupcakes Photo

Each November in our home there is a whirlwind of birthday party festivities. Two of my three lovely daughters have birthdays in November that are only a mere two weeks apart. There are class parties for each, the actual day of each of their births, and smack in the middle there’s a big party to properly celebrate each of their birthdays with their friends.

Each of these events must be properly celebrated and clearly, there’s only one way to correctly do that. Cake! Cupcakes, full-size cakes, my life in November is all about cake.

Just a few days after their birthday excitement has started to die down, another birthday is upon us. Our yellow lab, Murphy, turns 3 this year! Not to be forgotten, we always like to celebrate his birthday in style as well, and what better way to do that than to celebrate with “pup-cakes!”

If your dog is anything like mine, they are going to go crazy for this Apple Cheddar Dog Cupcake recipe.

Dog Cupcakes Picture

These ‘pup-cakes” are a delightful treat for your pooch whether you’re celebrating a momentous occasion or you just want to do something special for your four-legged friend. A double dose of apples from both applesauce and grated apples mean these are naturally sweetened and ultra-moist. And these dog cupcakes are filled with one of the birthday boy’s very favorite things, cheese!

Cheddar cheese pairs beautifully with apples so it seemed like a natural choice to add a little something special. Truth be told, these “pup-cakes” are tasty enough for anyone to try which means you could even celebrate as a family if you really wanted to.

No matter if you’re celebrating a birthday or that your dog was well behaved at the vet, these apple cheddar dog cupcakes are going to be gobbled up in no time by your happy hound!


Dog Cupcakes Recipe



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together applesauce, vegetable oil, honey and eggs.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until evenly moistened. Gently fold in the apple and cheddar cheese.
  5. Evenly divide the batter between the cups of the prepared muffin tin. They should be almost full. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.


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