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Holiday Pupcake Recipe for a Doggy Christmas

Dec 1, 2012   //   by Boo Zehound   //   General  //  Comments Off on Holiday Pupcake Recipe for a Doggy Christmas
Christmas holiday pupcake

Holiday pupcake from The BARKtenders Guide

It’s that time when you’ll be enjoying the feasts of the season including Christmas cake. So why not let Rover and Lulu in on the action with their own Holiday Pupcakes?

We’ve created a droolicious treat for your dog with healthy, seasonal ingredients. And guess what? These pupcakes are really easy to make and your pooch will really be good because he’ll want Santa to reward him with more. He might also like a little Dog Eggnog.

What you need

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (eg. King Arthur or Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ¼ cup potato flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 oz turkey puree (use baby food – we like Gerber – or puree your own)
  • ½ – 1 cup homemade turkey broth (see recipe here)
  • 1 organic egg
  • ½ cup 100% pure pumpkin (NOT pie filling)
  • 2 tbs blackstrap molasses
  • 4 oz fat-free or low-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • tbsp fat-free plain organic yogurt

What to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Prepare a muffin pan by lining with baking cups. Foil cups add a festive flair
  3. Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix them together well with a wire whisk
  4. In a separate bowl, lightly beat all the wet ingredients (using just ½ cup of turkey broth) ’til they’re blended
  5. Add the wet ingredients, except the cream cheese and yogurt, to the dry and stir ’til thoroughly combined. If the batter is too stiff, use the remaining turkey broth
  6. Spoon the batter into the baking cups
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick in the middle of a pupcake and it comes out clean
  8. Cool the pupcakes on a wire rack
  9. While the pupcakes cool, make the frosting by whipping together the cream cheese and yogurt
  10. Top the pupcakes with the frosting so it looks like drifts of snow
  11. Refrigerate or freeze ’til ready to use
  12. Remember to remove the foil baking cup before serving to Fido

NOTE: Always remember, these are treats, not a food substitute. Any time you are introducing a new food to your pet, give just a small amount; some dogs are sensitive to changes and may experience some digestive discomfort.