Last week, was my bud Nacho’s Birfday and he had a great PAWty at Karen’s Animal House (https://www.facebook.com/KarensAnimalHouse )…1526927_715833675102618_872813587_n

Mom and I made him this cool Carob Applesauce Marble Cake…


Well, OK, Mom made it really, I just supervised, monitored the Quality Control, and managed the cleaning of the dishes…IMG_00000602

The cool peeps at day care decorated the place all up for the festivities…1524952_715832391769413_738894398_n

And the guest of honor dug into the cake…1521610_715832871769365_1081203088_n

Hope you had a GREAT BIRFDAY Nacho!  Here’s the recipe Mom used to make the delicious cake…1524629_715833115102674_59350637_n


Cake Ingredients:

1C Brown Rice Flour;

¼ C Flaxseed Meal;

¼ C Carob Powder;

½ tsp baking powder;

½ tsp salt;

½ tsp cinnamon;

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (melted);

1 egg;

½ tsp vanilla;

1 C Applesauce (all natural, no sugar added preferred);

¼ C Yogurt;

¼ C water;

Cheesecake Marble Swirl Ingredients:

1 8oz package cream cheese (softened);

2 tsp cornstarch;

1C half & half;

1 egg;

1 tsp vanilla;

How To:

Preheat oven to 350oF.

Prepare cake batter first.  Mix with hand mixer all Carob Applesauce Cake wet ingredients.  Add in dry ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour batter into a greased  (coconut oil) cake pan.

In separate bowl prepare cheesecake marble swirl.  Mix with hand mixer softened cream cheese, half and half, egg, and vanilla until thoroughly mixed and fluffy.  Add in cornstartch.  Plop in spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture randomly into the carob applesauce batter.  Using a knife, drag across the batter creating swirls of cheesecake among the carob mix.

Pop it in the oven for approx. 45 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).  Place on wire rack to cool.  Turn out cooled cake onto a cake board and decorate that puppy up with cream cheese frosting (see recipe below).  Makes 1 small 9” bone shaped cake, double or triple recipe for larger or multiple cakes.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING (Recipe from http://www.DogTreatKitchen.com )


8 oz Plain Cream Cheese (softened);

2 Tbs Plain Yogurt;

2 Tbs Honey;

2-3 Tbs Brown Rice Flour;

1 Tbs Carob Powder (unsweetened, use only if making brown carob   frosting);

How To:

Mix all ingredients using a hand mixer until evenly smooth.  Spread frosting on cooled cake.  Use remaining frosting to add decoration if desired.  Refrigerate completed cake until ready to serve.  Refrigerate all leftovers (if there is any).  Note:  one or two drops of food coloring can be added to the frosting for a specific decorating effect; however, some food coloring make specifically for cakes contain preservatives.  Although resources indicate that any food coloring safe for humans are safe for dogs as well, Mom prefers not to use food coloring if she can or if possible natural food dyes (ie. Carob powders, beet powder, etc.).

NOTE:  ALWAYS consult with your pet’s veterinarian regarding ingredients, serving sizes, & special dietary requirements prior to changing your pet’s diet.


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