Doggy Birthday Cake – Carrot Cake with Mashed Potato Icing

We recently celebrated the first birthday of our four-legged family member, Fluffball McNuggets.   Some may think that we have taken this a bit too far, but we thought it only fair to acknowledge that this puppy has become a part of our family.

Happy Birthday Fluffball

I had been scared of dogs for almost my entire life but D on the other hand loves dogs.   Over the years he tried to convince me that dogs are loving and warm by nature and can be trained to be your companion.  I finally gave in and decided to get a small and cute dog.  This dog has changed our lives since she came into our home.  Her naughty cuteness has brought a lot of joy to the household, as well as the exercise of tough love discipline.  Forgiveness and unconditional love are also some good traits we humans can learn from a dog.

Fluffball

We had a few friends and dogs over for the pawty (party).  As no birthday pawty is complete without a cake, I made a dog friendly carrot cake for the four-legged friends.   The dogs enjoyed it and devoured the cake in no time!

Fluffball and Cake

The recipe is below for those who are interested.

Doggy Birthday Cake – Carrot Cake with Mashed Potato Icing 

Cake:

2 grated carrots
2 cups of self-raising flour
2 eggs
½ cup of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of water

  1. Beat eggs and oil until combined.
  2. Add grated carrots and stir the mixture.
  3. Add self-raising flour and water to the mixture and stir it until well combined.
  4. The mixture is quite thick and sticky, so spread it evenly on a 7’ or 8’ cake pan.
  5. Bake at 170ºC for 40 minutes.

Mashed potato icing:

  1. Peel 3 potatoes and cut it into small cubes.
  2. Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes until soft.
  3. Drain the water.
  4. Mashed the potato until smooth.

Make sure both the cake and mashed potato is cool before icing.  Keep it refrigerated until devouring time.  🙂

Cake

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