Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dog Cake

For those desperate to bake for someone other than themselves :-)

Peanut Butter Cake (found HERE)

1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
fat-free plain yogurt for frosting

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Mix together four and baking soda. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Pour batter into greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool, then frost with yogurt.

I used two mini springform pans to make the 2 layers. This recipe makes just enough to fill each springform pan about half way full; the batter will expand while cooking and will make 2 perfect cakes. I suppose it will also fill an 8x8 pan nicely. Here are the two mini springform pans after baking, layered with yogurt in the middle, and frosted:

The yogurt doesn't stick very well to the cake, but it works. The cooked cake is actually quite tasty (without the "frosting" unless you're into plain yogurt. I'm not.) and Marley loved it. To make it healthier, I used all natural peanut butter (the ingredients were just peanuts and salt; how great. Too bad I'm too cheap to feed myself this), fat free yogurt, real honey (not the imitation crap), and whole wheat flour. I did use regular people frosting to make the red 5 on the top (see yesterday's post), but it wasn't a lot and I was ok with that.

She loved it.


Housewife Savant said...

Lookit those [pre-frosting] pix (cuz no; I'm not into plain yogurt.)

Lookit that cake!

I would SO not share it with my dog.

Shame on me.

Question: Do the carbs count if it's a Dog Cake?

Molly said...

I am making it for myself! :)