our one year mochiversary (+dog cake recipe)

okay, if you would have asked me a year ago if i would ever make a treat for a dog, the answer would be a big fat obvious no. but that was before we got our sweet mochi. now, i am totally that person. and unapologetically so. in fact, so unabashed in my dog treat making, i’m sharing the recipe for a cake we made for our dog.

august 15 marked one year since mochi joined the family. he deserved it.


you’ll need:
1 c. shredded carrots
1 c. flour
1 egg
1/4 c. peanut butter (+ more for “frosting”)
1/4 c. cooking oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

  • preheat the oven to 350.
  • combine oil, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. next, mix in the carrots, coating well. finally, fold in the flour and baking soda.
  • spray a small cake pan, or use a cupcake pan. bake for 40 minutes, then cool for 10.
  • i “frosted” this cake with more peanut butter, a surefire crowd pleaser.

this “cake” is really more like a cookie. it doesn’t rise much at all.


mochi was pretty happy to have his picture taken with his cake!

the vet guesses he’s about 7 years old, but we went with a “1” candle to celebrate our year together!

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we didn’t write this recipe. i found it online. if you search “dog cake recipe”, this same one comes up about a million times, so i’m not sure where it originated. what i can tell you is: your dog will devour it.

here’s to many more with our mochster! we’re glad you’re our doggie!



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he's a culinary institute of america grad in medical school. she's a journalist, who prior to their meeting, used the oven solely for storage.

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