Food & Drink

4th May 2020

Spoiling Your Pets in Quarantine | Pupcake Recipe

Got a pet’s Birthday to celebrate? Or just want to cure your quarantine boredom? Look no further. Here is a peanut butter and banana pupcake recipe to give your dog an extra special treat. As a newbie to making cupcakes for dogs, I adapted Jen Woodhouse’ recipe to make four in total.

You Will Need:

  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/2 banana
  • 40g peanut butter
  • 115g carrots, grated
  • 40g vegetable oil
  • 60g honey
  • 115g plain flour
  • 40g oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra peanut butter, for icing


Firstly, pre-heat your oven to 180°C.

Whisk an egg. Weigh this and half the mixture, saving one half for another day and using only 1/2 the egg for the pupcakes.

Next peel a banana. Cut it in half and mash one half up using a fork. Only add the mashed half to the egg mixture.

Image Credit: The Author – Egg and banana

Add the peanut butter, grated carrots, oil, honey, flour, oats, baking powder and vanilla extract.

Image Credit: The Author – Pupcake ingredients

Give it all a good stir and pop the mixture into some cupcake cases. I chose thicker ones than usual so that I could easily take the cakes out of the cases once cooked, before giving them to my dog.

Image Credit: The Author – Pupcakes prior to baking

Stick the pupcakes into the oven for 25 minutes, and don’t forget to let your dog lick the bowl!

Image Credit: The Author – Dog licking bowl

Do NOT, however, make the same mistake that I did and leave the wooden spoon in the bowl. You may be left without one afterwards…

Image Credit: The Author – Dog chewing spoon

Once out of the oven the pupcakes should bounce back when pressed on top, and a skewer should come out clean when inserted into the middle of them.

When the pupcakes have cooled down, put two dessert-spoonfuls of peanut butter into a piping bag. Pipe a small dollop on top of each pupcake. If you want to go the extra mile for your dog, you could even top each cake with their favourite treat.

Image Credit: The Author – Finished pupcakes

The Verdict

The pupcakes went down a treat with my Borador who absolutely wolfed them down! They were a lot wetter than usual cupcakes, and after (admittedly) trying some myself I found they tasted like a bitter, more peanuty, banana bread.

I would definitely recommend giving this recipe a go if you fancy a spot of baking and want to treat your furry friends. A two-in-one result to satisfy both yours and your dog’s boredom!

Image Credit: The Author – Dog and pupcake

To find out the best food and drinks that Liverpool has to offer, and tasty recipes, check out some of our other articles!

Featured Image Credit: The Author