10 February 2010

{09feb2009: Birthday Cake}

For Darwin's birthday party I made a cake for the pooches.  Like the cookies I made for Christmas, this recipe came from the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook

Let Em Eat Cake
adapted from Three Dog Bakery Cookbook
2 cups water
1/4 cups mashed banana
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 Tablespoons honey
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup dried bananas
1/2 Tablespoon baking powder

8 oz low fat cream cheese
3 teaspoons carob powder (I couldn't find any so I didn't include it)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix together water, bananas, vanilla, egg and honey.
In a smaller bowl combine flour, dried bananas, and baking powder.  Mix thoroughly.
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
Pour into an 8-inch greased cake pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

To make the frosting beat all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
Spread over the cake and decorate it with pieces of crushed dried banana.  Store in airtight container.

Since we had so many dogs coming I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9x13inch pan.  All the dogs seemed to love it, even though I think I overbaked it.  Tom's son tried a small piece too and said it was pretty good, though he's a preteen and would probably eat anything.  hehehe.


  1. Duchess' birthday is in May - if she places her order now do you think it'll make it here in time? :)

  2. hmmmmmmm

    El'bow & Hauwii

  3. Great! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make it. Remi LOVES bananas!