Peanut Butter Banana Doggy Cake

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So my little muffin’s, Lovey’s, birthday is today and she is turning seven!  So naturally I had to make her her very own cake.

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I just can’t believe that she’s already seven!  It seems like just yesterday we rescued her as a puppy from a local fruit stand.

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She’s been a fantastic little companion all these seven years.  In honor of her, I decided to make her a slightly more elaborate cake than I have in the past.  Peanut butter and banana has long been one of her favorite treats, so it seemed only natural to make her a cake based on those two flavours.

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And she certainly did enjoy it!

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PEANUT BUTTER BANANA DOGGY CAKE

Yes, I know this is not the typical dog cake.  Believe it or not, Lovey has become quite the cake connoisseur  over the past seven years so I decided to treat her with a more people-like cake.  Of course this is not the recommended diet for a dog and should not be fed to one on a regular basis.  But her birthday is a once-a-year event, so she deserves a little splurge.  Also this makes a lot more cake than I had intended it to, so it’s great if you have multiple dogs that want to join the festivities!

  • 110 grams / 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • a large pinch of kosher salt
  • 30 grams / 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 100 grams / 1/4 cup creamy, all natural peanut butter
  • 55 grams / 1/4 cup loosely packed muscavado sugar
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 90 milliliters / 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 100 grams / 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter

Preheat oven to 35o degrees F with rack in the center.  Thoroughly grease four mini bundt cake pans.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk together and set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar on medium high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in banana.  Beat in egg.  Dump in the dry ingredients and beat until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.  Pour in the milk and beat on low until just combined.

Divvy up the batter amongst the four bundt cake pans and pop in the oven.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

To finish the cake, warm up the remaining 100 grams of peanut butter until thin and runny.  Drizzle evenly over the tops of the cakes and allow to cool.  Serve to your pup!

Makes 4 cakes or 4 servings

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