Peanut Butter Pup-Cakes and a BarkBox Giveaway
Gray hairs have started to appear around the Cleaver household and I am not okay with it. Not okay with it one bit. I’m not going gray here, it’s Huck. I’m not entirely sure if it’s ethical to start dying your dog to wash away the gray like a mid life crises riddled old man just to keep the puppy like appearances up for his mama’s emotional sanity. What? I’m fragile. Thank goodness I’m not dying to make him look like a fish or something. Since Huck’s 5th Bark-Day was a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to do something fun and special for him to celebrate. Yes, I am THAT dog mom. A Bark-Day with Peanut Butter Pup-Cakes and a BarkBox for him to unwrap with new treats and toys was the best way to celebrate.
Each bite was “fur”-ociously devoured and each new toy from his BarkBox was carried around and shown off to Ben and me. With simple ingredients around the house you can whip up some healthy cakes for your pup that won’t add to his waistline, thus his bad hips.
BarkBox, for those who haven’t heard of it before, is the fur-friendly equivalent of Birchbox, a monthly subscription to new dog treats, toys and things dog related.
BarkBox is heavily committed to quality pet treats and toys all made in the United States or Canada – where quality control is top priority. There are no needs to fear added ingredients that you can’t pronounce, and things that wouldn’t touch your lips to touch your pet’s either. Eco-friendly, organic, and perfectly balanced, these boxes provide hours of play and lots of goodies for your favorite fur-baby.
In addition to the stand up products included in each BarkBox, the company strives to help not only your pet lives the happiest life possible, but that of dogs looking for their forever home. 10% of all proceeds from each BarkBox subscription go to local pet shelters and make sure all four legged friends can find their way home. Who doesn’t love a happy ending, especially one with wet noses and wagging tails?
Included in this month’s BarkBox was a plethora of treats and some health minded toys that will give Huck lots of hours of chewing and help keep his chompers clean in the process.
This one is already one of Huck’s favorites. It’s easily replaced his coveted Nylabone as top toy. With the added benefit of keeping his teeth scrubbed and devoid of plaque, I can put off that call to the vet for a doggie dental.
I’m definitely interested to see how long this Penguin will last. Huck is a doom-er of stuffed toys, but with its design and minimal contours, its made to last. It will surely be put to the test!
Since Huck is allergic to practically everything – these wheat free, corn free, soy free, all natural treats will let him enjoy life and I won’t have to listen to him chew on his allergy riddled paddies.
This was an absolute hit with Huck and I know it will be with your pets, too. The generous people at BarkBox want to give a one-month subscription to you! Enter below through the Rafflecopter widget. And If you don’t want to take your chances on the giveaway, go visit BarkBox for a subscription of your own! And tell your friends, too. For each friend that signs up through you – YOU will also receive a Free month of BarkBox for your pet. Think of how many months of fun your pupper can get!
I’m also proposing this – for the love of all pets – for each subscription made to Bark Back through this referral link- ALL additional boxes of BarkBox will be donated right back to local shelters to help give foster pets and pound puppies who need some cheering up. Think of the joy we can bring to pound puppies everywhere! And you will receive an additional $5 off your first subscription. This is a win for all involved – most importantly the pups.
These pupcakes were a real hit – more muffiny than cupcakey, but no less tasty to Huck who devoured them whole. You might have seen him on one of my first Vine videos. That kid likes his pup-cakes. Run DMT did a great job with these and they were easy to adapt to what I had on hand. Huck throughly agreed!Print
Peanut Butter Pup-Cakes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
- Category: Pet Treat
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Easy dog friendly “PupCakes” for your fur baby.
Peanut Butter Pup-Cakes:
- 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
- 1/2 cup Cream Cheese, softened
- ½ cup Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a muffin pan with paper muffin liners or spray tin with non-stick spray.
- In one bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda.
- In second large bowl add peanut butter, oil, carrot, vanilla, honey and egg – mix well. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well to combine.
- Fill each tin or liner about ¾ full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, remove from tin and cool on wire rack until completely cool.
- In stand mixer or with wire whisk, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and honey until smooth.
- Spread on top of each pup-cake and top with small dog treat for decoration. Serve to your drooling dog immediately.
Adapted from Run DMT.
You are officially the cutest person I’ve ever met!! This always reminds me of Rachael Ray making food for Isaboo. 🙂
Oh my GOODNESS! I adore these!!!
Huck is one lucky pup. 😉
I may need to make these for our Jessie, although from watching her strained attempts to eat dried earthworms during our walks, I’m not sure her palate is very sophisticated 🙂
My Maui loves Peanut Butter ,Thank you !!!
Huck is the luckiest pup ever. I love that you made him cupcakes. So adorable.
My old doggie’s name is Pointer, he is almost 13 and gray all over his cute hound doggie face. Thanks for the recipe!
My dogs name is Neala, manes white cloud in Irih. She is a 19 mo old labradoodle.
Is it bad that these are appealing to me? Our dogs are going to love this and I’m so glad you talked about the Bark Box because I didn’t know there was one out there for dogs!
My dog’s name is Jango. I really want to make him these treats! Thanks!
We don’t have pups, but I’d love to win this for my good friends who are parents to Maizy and Madison!
My little Ollie would love to try Barkbox!
So cute!!! I had a black lab for 10 years, she passed away sadly on Easter 7 years ago. I remember when she started getting her gray goatee – loved that dog. I haven’t gotten another dog since because she is irreplaceable. I probably won’t get another lab for that reason but I always spoiled her by making her lots of treats too! I just found out about birch box, glam box, glossy box etc and now a bark box just for dogs?? Awesome
I have the CUTEST cockapoo puppy named Abigail!
My 8 month old pit/boxer mix is Sophie 🙂
My pups name is Bailey,and she would love this box 🙂
Birchbox for dogs genius! My fur puppy – Charlie would love this!
So sweet. My dog is 3, and we love her so!
My puppy’s name is Roxie and she is a precious Shih Tzu! She would’ve loved to celebrate with Huck and she’d love this BarkBox! Thanks for sharing 🙂
We have a sweet cockapoo named Bella. I got my Mom’s dog a barkbox for Christmas and now I’m so jealous of how much she loves it 🙂 I would love to win a box for our home!
Pup cakes!! I love it! Huck is so adorable!
You know Meg and I are ALL over this. Love these bark boxes and pup cakes. So cute!
The little darling/terror’s name is Molly
Oh my gosh. This. Post. Love! My beagles will be 14 in July. 14! And very gray…don’t see as well anymore, don’t hear as well anymore. Sweet ld ladies, they are. And totally deserving of a pup cake.
Those look delish! Its almost my puppies adoption anniversary so I’ll definitely be stealing this recipe!
This recipe is awesome! I need to make this for Millie! 🙂
The Barkbox idea is awesome too! Great idea for her birthday!
My Maggie-Moo would love these cupcakes and treats. Happy Barkday,Huck!
Those pupcakes are awesome! I’m going to see if I could make them with pumpkin instead since my extra picky diva doggie doesn’t like peanut butter. (Seriously, what dog hates peanut butter!?)
I have 2 dogs that I love! Maebe and Arlo <3
My pups are Punkin, and Scooby, both beagles.
Makes me want a pup…just so I can bake this cuteness!!!
I have a beautiful supersized yellow lab just like the one in your picture, her name is Butter!
Yay, I was hoping you’d post the recipe for these!! I’ve been looking at Bark Box for months now and am kicking myself because I just missed a Groupon deal on them so your giveaway is perfect timing!
Ha, forgot the important part… her name is Koko Puffer Nutter 🙂
These are so freaking cute!
we have two pups: Bernie Bob & Molly Moolie.
I have two huskies – Bubba and Maya!
I have three babies! Cali Eyelashes, Quille Likes to Parti, and Ziggy Darren!
My dog would live these! I love baking and making homemade goodies for him! I had no idea there was such a thing as Bark Box!
My doggie’s name is Captain.
Her name is Semper.
I found this site by random search for cupcakes for my dog. The recipe posted is just what I was looking for. Bookmarking now.
I make my 2 dogs birthday treats – they are spoiled 🙂
My chocolate Lab, Ike, just turned 6 and I made him some peanut butter biscuits. He loved them and I know he’d love these pupcakes too!
awe happy belated birthday to your pup! My pup’s name is Lola and she just turned 5 this year, too and I’m spotting the grey’s on her as well. 🙁 makes me sad.
Hi! We have 2puppies! Cali and Vegas.
Our puppy’s name is Guage. He is a beagle hound.
There are two things in this world that I can’t get enough of – puppies and cupcakes, and you have both! (Okay, I suppose my hubby is up there too:) We are currently searching for a dog – I want to rescue a pup and this box would be a wonderful welcome home : )
P.S. What a cute idea – barkbox!
Buffy and scooter.
Our pup’s name is Robot 🙂
OMG Megan, I LOVE these! And I bet Huck had a field day with ’em 🙂 I know for sure my Border Collie, Mannie, and our family Lab, Oreo, would flip for these!
My little Max would love to try this!
I have been checking out Barkbox. has anyone used it?
Kate – I use BarkBox, and Huck loved it!! He loved all the toys and treats. It’s worth every penny – and when you sign up through my link you get $5 off your order and a BarkBox will be donated to a local animal shelter!! It’s a win win! You little Max will adore it!
Artie and Kouga are the pups we share our home with and we are so blessed.
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So happy to run across your blog! Please tell me: is there truly a way to safely dye my dog’s hair to get rid of the gray? it absolutely breaks my heart to see his little puppy face go from brown/black to grey/white. If I could help him regain his “youthful” appearance, I wouldn’t find myself contemplating the inevitable quite so often.
Also, lately my dog is constantly licking his paws. Is the an allergic reaction?
This post just made me realize that we missed our dog Pi’s 6th birthday. I’m such a bad pup mom!! Maybe I need to make it up to him with some of these little pup cakes. What a fun idea!
My little wiener dog loves peanut butter, she would go crazy for these!
These are in the oven right this minute as today is our Aussie’s 5th birthday. I didn’t have carrots so substituted shredded zucchini and after sneaking a taste of both the batter and the frosting, I can say for sure they are going to be delicious. Rocket the birthday boy and his lucky brother Shadow are at my feet just waiting for their yummy treats!
Hooray!! I hope that your Aussie has a wonderful 5th Pupday!!