Happy Birthday Miss Sarah!  Today is her 8th birthday, and I’m not about to let it pass without a celebration.  Tonight made her a banana and carob birthday cake, topped with dog food bits and doggie treat “sprinkles”.  I think she knew the treat was in her honor, as she waited patiently for me to remove it from the oven, cut and serve it in her dog bowl.  I think she gobbled it up in about 60 seconds, but hey, that’s the birthday girl’s prerogative! 20130114-231640.jpg

Sarah’s Birthday Cake Recipe  (adapted from the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook)

2 cups water

1/4 cup mashed banana

1/8 t. vanilla

1  egg

2 T. honey

3 cups whole-wheat flour

1/2 T. baking powder

Frosting and “sprinkles”:

8 oz. no fat cream cheese

3 t. carob powder

1 t. vanilla

Blue Buffalo dog food bits

Milk Bone dog treats ( small and medium size)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl, mix water, bananas, vanilla, egg and honey.  In a different bowl, combine flour and baking powder – mix well.  Add wet ingredients to dry and combine.  Pour into a greased, 9 x 9 glass dish and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  To make the frosting, combine all ingredients together in a small bowl and beat until smooth.  Spread over the cake and decorate with dog food bits and mini treats.  Serve (in small slices, as your pup is sure to wolf it down quickly- safety first!)  Happy Birthday Sarah!