Recipe: Willow’s Decade Delight Birthday Cake

This recipe for a decadent birthday cake was created to celebrate Willow’s 10th Birthday.

It makes a good sized cake that’s perfect to slice up and share with several dog friends. It’s a fun cake for children to help make, too!



2 cups Honest Kitchen® dog food (Willow likes the Grain Free Turkey Recipe)

¾ cup warm water & ¾ cup chicken broth (or 1 ½ cups of warm water)

2 free range eggs

½ cup cottage cheese

1 can low sodium salmon, sardines or tuna

Cream cheese, to ‘ice’ the cake


What to do

  1. Pre heat the oven to 375F.
  2. Hydrate the Honest Kitchen food in a large bowl, with the water and / or broth.
  3. Beat the eggs in a small bowl, and add to the hydrated food.
  4. Mix in the cottage cheese and canned fish and stir everything to combine thoroughly.
  5. Transfer the mixture equally between two thoroughly greased, round cake tins and transfer to the oven to bake for about 50 minutes, until firm to touch.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and set aside to cool in their tins (sufficiently out of reach, if your dog has a penchant for thievery, like Willow).
  7. Once cooled, turn out one of the cakes onto a plate (it might be slightly crumbly).
  8. Spread a fairly thin layer of cream cheese onto this cake, using a knife and then turn out the second cake and place that on top.
  9. Transfer about ¼ cup cream cheese to a piping bag*, and decorate the top of the cake with your dog’s name, or any other fancy artwork.
  10. Cut into slices appropriately sized for your pup and his or her friends, and serve!

*If you don’t have a piping bag, you can ice the top of the cake with a layer of cream cheese just like the bottom section.

Meet the Author: Lucy Postins

Lucy Postins is founder and Chief Integrity Officer at The Honest Kitchen. She is a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health including complementary modalities such as herbalism and homeopathy. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles for local and national media, conducts radio interviews and educational spots, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners on the importance of good nutrition. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.

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