Pup Cakes

With all the cupcakes being made around here of late it seemed fitting that Uschi get her own batch considering her birthday is coming up. Plus we’ll be at Jenn’s tomorrow and as she’s already covered dessert, I thought Tally might enjoy a treat. Behold:

Tray of oatmeal cupcakes topped with a swirl of peanut butter

This is basically an oatmeal muffin recipe that’s been slightly doctored to be more hearty and canine-friendly by substituting in unsweetened applesauce and peanut butter for some of the wet ingredients and sugar. Oh, and I threw in some mashed banana since I had some ripening for cookies I’m baking on Sunday and I know Tally loves bananas. The frosting is just peanut butter that I piped on.

They aren’t too bad, actually. Yes, I taste-tested one. Basically they’re just more bland (i.e., not very sweet) and are more dense than an actual muffin or cupcake. More importantly Uschi and Shadow, Cindy’s golden retriever, have both given their respective seals of approval by wolfing down one each.


  1. That’s awesome. :) I’m going to have to try those sometime. Allie, the guide dog puppy I’m raising, LOVES peanut butter. :D

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