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Happy Birthday Hank

Happy Birthday Hanklin

Happy Birthday Hanklin

Tonight our sweet bulldog (Hank) turned two-years-old. Although he’s not quite potty-trained (a recent major surgery kind of derailed that training process for us), he’s a sweet boy and we wanted to celebrate his birthday (OK, to be honest, I just wanted an excuse to keep obsessing over things on Pinterest).

In honor of his special day, I tried these Apple & Peanut Butter Pupcakes (get it!?) from Sugar and Soul and both doggies loved them! (You’re probably thinking I’m a crazy dog-lady because they can’t tell me they love them, but trust me, it was obvious!).

Apple & Peanut Butter Pupcakes Recipe 

Ingredients 

Birthday Pupcakes

Birthday Pupcakes

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 2 large eggs
    • 6 oz. plain yogurt
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/3 cup creamy unsalted and unsweetened peanut butter
    • 1 cup grated apple, peeled and cored
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 12 mini dog biscuits
Optional:
  • 1/4 cup carob chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat together the flour, baking powder, eggs, yogurt, and applesauce and mix until combined.
  4. Beat in peanut butter, honey, and grated apple.
  5. Add a 1/4 cup of batter to each cupcake liner and bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes clean when inserted into the center. Allow to cool in pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  6. Once pupcakes have cooled, beat heavy cream until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Pipe whipped cream onto the cooled pupcakes and top with a dog biscuit. Serve shortly after frosting or store in the fridge or freeze them. Dogs should only be given one a day.
If you’re the kind of person who loves baking for and pampering your pooch, check out my
Kait Hanson's Sweet Eats & Dog Treats E-Book

Kait Hanson’s Sweet Eats & Dog Treats E-Book

Hawaii-pal Kait Hanson’s E-Book Sweet Eats and Dog Treats, which is a super fun and unique cookbook concept. And it’s only $4.99, which is cheaper than any of the ingredients you’ll buy and it’ll last a whole lot longer!

Curious though – anyone else celebrate their dog’s birthdays?