Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Puppy Cake doggy cake mix review -- sort of

Photo courtesy of Puppy Cake.
The nice people at Puppy Cake sent me a box of their peanut butter cake mix for us to review. It came in the mail yesterday, and I THOUGHT I had kept it out of Lulu's reach.

But this is what I found when I got back from the doctor today.

Puppy Cake is like a Duncan-Hines style cake for dogs. They come in a variety of flavors -- banana, carob (a chocolate alternative that's safe for dogs), peanut butter and red velvet (no food coloring, they use beet powder for color).

The ingredients are pretty much the same for each flavor -- evaporated cane juice, rice powder, baking soda and salt. For the peanut butter cake, they add peanut flour to the mix. All you add is eggs, oil and water. Which means there's nothing in there that can't be eaten...

This happened after I had picked up the bag to take to the garbage in the kitchen.
... right out of the bag. 

It also comes with a packet of unflavored yogurt powder. A few teaspoons of water turns this into a frosting. Lulu especially liked this part. There was nothing left!

You can make these in a regular cake pan or cupcake pan, or you can buy the special bone-shaped pans via the Puppy Cake website. Or you can just leave it for your dog to get. They'll enjoy it just the same! (This is sarcasm, if you couldn't tell)


  • Natural ingredients, nothing you couldn't actually eat yourself
  • As easy as Duncan Hines cake mixes
  • Can be made in an oven or a microwave
  • Lulu seemed to like it, or at least the mix.
  • Oh... and it comes out of the carpet with a bit of vaccuuming

  • It can be a little pricey -- about $7 a box
  •  It has quite a bit of protein, but it's not meant for every day consumption
  • If you have a pet with a really good nose... keep it high. REALLY HIGH.

This is one penitent puppy.

Puppy Cake has a store locator on their website.

I think it's safe to say Puppy Cake could get a new slogan from this review: Cake so good dogs won't wait for you to bake it!

DISCLAIMER: This was not meant to happen. I'm making the best of a bad situation. Do not try this with your dog at home.

ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: As I state in the review, Puppy Cake sent me a free box of cake mix to try out. I don't think this is what they intended.


  1. This is just too funny. I should check it out. We have all the birthdays in February and March and this would have made a nice touch for our pups.


    1. I realized I needed to do something with this. Lately I've had a habit of glossing over our misadventures to posts on Facebook and Twitter. In the early days this made up the bulk of my posts.

  2. OMD! This made mom laugh so much! Terrific review, given the circumstances. The price people pay fur living w/ scent hounds! Love Lulu's picture!

    1. Seriously! She sniffed the box like crazy, but I didn't think she would rip into TWO boxes to get TO that box. Let alone do what she did to the cake box.

      I did email the company. I hope they find it as funny!

  3. Oh no! Well at least Lulu enjoyed it. I hear they are easy to make, but I guess even easier if you don't have to hehe ;)

    1. True... but I was hoping to make it for her barkday....

  4. Glad to see you to turn this into a great blog post! Sometimes you just can't wait for the cake to be done before you eat it

    1. Well at least wait until it's turned into batter!! lol

      Though raw egg isn't good for doggy.

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    1. I guess. I suppose I've heard of beagles eating worse things.

  6. Ooops! Oh well, stuff happens and you did a pretty good job of turning lemons into lemonade...Not quite sure what "anonymous" in the comment above is saying though :D

  7. Look at those lovely hound eyes. I have a beagle/lab mix now, and she always gets me with that look.

  8. It must smell good - even in the packet!!

  9. Oh no!! hahaha Poor Lulu just couldn't wait to get her Puppy Cakes! We tried these a few weeks ago and my boy LOVED em! However, for just one furchild and being he can't have them every day, I ended up throwing the rest away. I don't believe in eating stuff after a week so my boy shouldn't either, right? I'm wanting to try the carob too! Awww I'm sad Lulu didn't get to enjoy the real cake :(

  10. Oh wow! Just couldn't wait until the cake was made, ha! I've certainly had some similar experiences with my own dog.

  11. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Beagles have great noses, huh? She's one smart dog. Did you cry? I would have cried.

  12. Perhaps Lulu wanted to save you the trouble of baking for her? :)
    It sounds good though, baking a cake or cupcakes for the dogs would be a bit easier than rolling out dough for cookies, so I'd say it's worth a try. Love that all the ingredients are safe enough to even eat uncooked!

  13. Who needs to wait for the humans to finally get around to baking it when you can get started yourself? 10 out of 10 for enthusiasm buddy!! :)

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  14. That is the funniest story ever! Lulu you did us Beagles proud! Talk about an instant cake no need to bake!


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