Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tasty Tuesday-Honey Bacon Birthday Cake

If  you ask Bob the best, indeed the only essential part of a birthday celebration is the cake over his 6 years with us he has sampled his own birthday cakes and those of his siblings plus any other celebratory dog cakes I've made.  By  my estimation he has sampled some 35 cakes during his life time, and enjoyed them all thoroughly.
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.)


  1. I just love Bob! That is one cute 6 year old boy there!!! I'd say your cake was a BIG hit!!!

  2. Mmm honey bacon cake sounds really yummy! Bob is so cute sitting at table and enjoying it :-) Glad he did not end up at ER!

  3. There is no doubting that the cake was a hit. We can smell the bacon all the way over here or are we just dreaming? Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Bob I am drooling, you sure is one lucky guy xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  5. Oh dog that looks so so good. I seem to have drooled all over myself.

  6. Oh boy we were all drooling over the computer screen just watching him eating it...yes I am afraid I also would become very food aggressive, cos it doesn't take much for me to get like that!
    stella rose
    ps bob is so cute!

  7. Nice work on that cake Bob! Looks delicious!

  8. Holy moley! That cake looks like dog HEAVEN! You're BRILLIANT!

  9. LOL! Well, it sounds delicious and it certainly looks like Bob loved it! :-)

  10. OhMyDog! Bob you are one lucky guy to have a Mom that bakes such delish birthday cakes. Great that you enjoyed it soo much
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  11. Woof! Woof! WOW! What a DELISH Tasty Barkday cake. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. Oh that sounds absolutely delish! Zeus wants one now!

  13. Bacon! That is our kind of birthday cake, we will fly over for next years celebration!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  14. That sounds like a delicious cake.

    We are so glad Bob had a great celebration

    Wishing you many many many more

  15. HOLY COW, BOB!!! You made short work of that cake. I hope you were able to get the rest of it once you took a little break to breathe in-between bites.


  16. Happy Birthday Bob! I adore the pictures of him and his cake. Adorbs.

  17. Bob, you're cracking me up. You know you have a good birthday cake when siblings have to be moved from the room for their protection and the cake must be temporarily removed to keep you from choking. That might be the best cake in the world! Sure did sound yummy.

    On a side note...You asked me about a picture I have hanging in my studio. That is a picture of me when I was a little girl.

  18. Great pics of Bob! Yeah, we always had to force Payton to pace herself with special treats.