Time to admit, I’m totally in love with my dogs. I love them so much, every year, I make them birthday pupcakes. Peanut butter and pumpkin pupcakes. Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids or maybe it’s because I think everyone should have a birthday cake. Either way, my boys, Mr. Anderson, and Harry Potter, deserve the best. I’ll tell you that you won’t find an easier birthday cake recipe. (For your dog) One bowl, eight ingredients and completed in less than 45 minutes! That’s a win if you ask me. Heck, I think Mr. Anderson and Harry would agree too.
Mr. Anderson and Harry are brothers, littermates. Now, I’m not the type of person to usually “buy” a dog. I believe in rescuing pets. There are so many animals that are in need of good homes. In this situation, however, Mr. Anderson was a gift. A beautiful gift from my sister’s best friend. I’ll also make it clear that Liz, my sister’s best friend, does not breed. These Jack Russell puppies were born out of love. A love to give and a love of a breed.
At the time of Mr. Anderson and Harry’s arrival, I was living with my sister. My sister, Annie, actually has their brother, sister, and their aunt. It’s definitely a family affair. I completely fell in love with the Jack Russell breed while staying with my sister. They are energetic, sassy, and extremely intelligent. If you have time, patience, and energy, this is a perfect dog for you.
Named after one of my favorite movie characters, Neo, from The Matrix, Anderson and I headed down to Phoenix eight weeks after he was born. Phoenix is where my husband, at the time my boyfriend, was living. It was quite an adventure for us both!
Harry, now called Harry Potter (Again, after one of my favorite movie series), came to Raymond and me about a year after I moved. Nugget, one of Harry’s nicknames, came to our family after a heartbreak. Raymond and I had adopted a small little Chihuahua, Bella. Sadly, she passed away due to a heart condition. We only had Bella for a little over a month, and in that time, Anderson fell in love with her. They were the best of friends. It crushed us to see Bubba hurt and miss her the way he did. We couldn’t find another dog fast enough.
Turning to Liz for another baby (I do mean dog, but, one thing you should know about me, I call all dog’s babies) was the best thing Raymond and I could have done. Harry has been the best addition to our family. Anderson gained a brother and was in heaven. Don’t get me wrong, like all families, they have their moments, but the love they share is the sweetest thing. You can see and feel it.
I’m sure you can see why I have the love I do for these two. It’s a beautiful story. A story about our family uniting with each other. A healing gift that has given Raymond and me more love than we could have ever expected. Anderson and Harry deserve a birthday celebration! A celebration of pupcakes, and, five amazing years of dogging! Happy Birthday to my amazing babies!
I have to give a huge shout out to Jen over at Peel with a Zeal! I adapted this recipe from her super easy post. So, from one dog lover to another, THANK YOU!
- 1 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 Cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 Cup all natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 1/8 Cup coconut oil, plus more for the cupcake pan
- 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 Cup all natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift baking soda and flour together.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
- Brush oil inside cupcake tin.
- Fill the cupcake pan with an ice cream scoop.
- Place in oven and bake 20-25 minutes or until done.
- Cool all pupcakes on a metal cooling rack.
- MAKE FROSTING
- Mix yogurt and peanut butter until well combined.
- Frost pupcakes once cooled.
Treat your fur-baby to the best birthday pupcakes! This simple recipe will have them begging for more!