Chicken Bacon Doggie Cupcakes

28 Jun

Dog Birtday

Our precious Yorkie, Maggie, celebrated her 6th birthday recently so I took the opportunity to make some homemade dog treats. Ive seen peanut butter cookie treats done all too often so I searched for a more cake like approach. And what better than mini cupcakes for a birthday celebration?

Maggie tends to be quite the picky eater so I was thrilled when she lapped up these little treats and begged for more. Our other little monster, Sophie, quite enjoyed them as well. But don’t worry, the smell of the batter won’t have you wanting to lick the spoon.

Dogs

For the treats:

  • 3 strips bacon, crumbled
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 2 jars chicken baby food
  • 2 cups finely shredded carrot
  • plain Greek yogurt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease mini cupcake pans. Set aside.

Cook the bacon until crisp then crumble and set aside.

Whisk together the flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs and oil. Stir in the chicken baby food and carrots. Add the flour mixture and mix well.

Dip the batter into the tins and bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Allow to cool and pipe yogurt on top for “icing.” Sprinkle tops with crumbled bacon.


Dog Cupcakes

Keep the leftover cupcakes covered and refrigerated. This batter can also be used as a cake by pouring into 2 8″ cake pans and baking for 60 minutes. Now it’s your turn to head for the kitchen and make your pups a treat! I found my recipe and many other dog treat recipes at Dog Treat Kitchen.

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6 Responses to “Chicken Bacon Doggie Cupcakes”

  1. RoSy June 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Awww…Happy bday to Maggie!
    Woof, woof to Sophie 🙂

  2. Cass @foodmyfriend August 5, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Haaaaappy Birthday to Maggie! I am doing my annual RSPCA cupcake day in a few weeks and am now going to make these to sell as well. How much fun!!! loving the greek yoghurt ‘icing’.

  3. Mary McCulley October 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I’m making these now. The original recipe from Dog Treat Kitchen says to cook for 60 mins!! Seems way too long!

    • Mary McCulley October 21, 2012 at 1:49 am #

      ah…I figured out you were using the mini cupcakes and thus the shorter cooking time. Made these with regular cupcake molds and cooked about 25-30 mins. My dog and her doggy friends definitely LOVED these!! Great recipe.

  4. CW June 11, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    hey xx
    Here’s an award for you! 🙂
    http://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/inner-peace-award/
    Have a good day!

    With loves, CW

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