Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pargo's PB Carrot Cake

Wow, tomorrow my little boy turns 3! Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday when we picked him up from Maryland...

So today, I baked Pargo a pup friendly cake in honor of his birthday! Here’s the recipe I used.

Pargo's PB Carrot Cake:

- 1 cup 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

Mix flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well using a fork. Pour into greased 6" round cake pan and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes.

Voila! The cake turned out great! Check back in tomorrow as we celebrate Pargo's birthday and the whole family eats cake!

I didn't use frosting, but here are some ideas!

- Cream cheese: Well whipped cream cheese is quite spreadable and tasty too. Just be sure to refrigerate the cake when you're finished decorating.

- Plain yogurt: Yogurt makes a healthy cake topping, and the plain variety compliments just
about any cake flavor. Due to its consistency, yogurt is best used on a birthday cake you plan to leave in the pan. Again, be sure to refrigerate.

- Peanut butter: Most dogs love peanut butter, and the creamy consistency makes this a natural choice for a frosting substitute. Just be certain your dog doesn't have any kind of peanut allergy before you give it a try. You can also blend a little peanut butter into cream cheese for added flavor and color.

1 comment:

  1. Aww yay I can't wait to see the pics from the festivities!

    Hey quick question: would you be interested in guest blogging for me while I'm away? I just love your pics and posts so much :)