Knowing what a conisseur he is I wanted to make something special for his 6th birthday. I decided to include honey since 6 is the birthday I associate with Winnie the Pooh
and bacon because what dog doesn't love bacon.
Honey Bacon Birthday Cake
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsps baking soda
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup Kefir or plain yogurt
- 3 eggs, preferably organic
- 6 tbsp honey, divided
- 4 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled (reserve one slice for the frosting)
- 1 8 oz package low fat cream cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a cake pan with non stick cooking spray. Whisk the flour and baking soda together in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk together the oil, applesauce, kefir or yogurt, eggs, and four tbsp of the honey. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix well. Mix in three slices of bacon, crumbled. Bake for 30 minutes.
To make the frosting mix the cream cheese, the remaining 2 tbsp of honey, and the last piece of crumbled bacon together. Frost on the cooled cake.
Bob enjoyed his cake so much that we had to remove his sibling from the room, he was on the verge of getting a bit posessive. Also he was absolutely vibrating with excitement so the pictures are a bit blurry.
(Note: If you make this cake for your dogs you want to be careful. At one point I feared Bob would choke and not wanting to end the festivities with a trip to the animal ER we removed the cake in order to pace him.)