Dog Birthday Cake Recipe - Dog Eating Birthday Cake

Help Fido pawty like it’s his birthday with this adorable homemade Dog Birthday Cake! Made with only grain free and gluten free ingredients, this birthday cake for dogs is bursting with all the healthy goodness you expect from Vital Essentials. With minimal prep and no baking required, there’s no easier way to show your pup some love on their birthday, gotcha day or adoptaversary.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: Varies by dog size


ingredients needed to make dog birthday cake recipe



  1. Start by thawing as many Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Patties as you like. Remember to thaw them in the fridge, and feed within 4-5 days (depending on fridge temperature).
    dog birthday cake recipe step 1 - thaw raw dog food beef patty
  2. Measure and scoop the non-fat plain yogurt onto each thawed Beef Patty, and spread along the top and sides to cover completely. If you’re using more than one patty, stack them to make a layered cake!
    dog birthday cake recipe step 2 - apply non-fat plain yogurt to raw dog food beef patty
  3. Sprinkle some Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Topper (or Chicken or Turkey, if your pup prefers!) over top of the yogurt-covered birthday cake recipe step 3 - add beef nibs grain free treats to dog birthday cake
  4. Take as many Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Minnows as you want and place them into the yogurt-covered patty to act as “candles.”
    dog birthday cake recipe step 4 - place freeze dried minnows as candles on dog birthday cake
  5. Serve your masterpiece to the Birthday Pup and enjoy!


Feeding Guidelines:

Dog Weight Measurement
12 pounds 1/4 patty
25 pounds 1/2 patty
50 pounds 1 patty
100 pounds 2 patties


Be sure to also check out our dog-safe ice cream recipe.