8 Truly Easy No-Bake Dog Cake Recipes

Whether it’s your dog’s birthday or you just want to make something special for your furry friend, a no-bake cake is a great option. Sure, you could bake a cake, but the no-bake option is much less time-consuming, and your dog is sure to love it just the same.

Store-bought dog treats and cakes sometimes contain unhealthy ingredients, such as corn syrup, artificial flavors, and colorings. Making your own dog treats and cakes can eliminate this issue, as you’ll know exactly what your dog will be eating. Let’s take a look at some delicious recipes for no-bake cakes that your dog is sure to enjoy.

no-bake dog cake
8 Truly Easy No Bake Dog Cake Recipes

Common Dog-Safe Ingredients

Most baked and no-bake dog cake recipes include a select few dog-safe bases. Many of the no-bake recipes here include the following ingredients, which are safe for your dog’s tummy and offer plenty of health benefits.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a favorite snack among many dogs, but it offers some health benefits too. This tasty nut butter offers protein, healthy fat, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, and minerals. But, before creating a recipe with peanut butter, ensure that the peanut butter you’re using is xylitol-free

different peanut butter
Different peanut butter for your puppy.

This sugar substitute works differently in dogs compared to humans by causing the pancreas to make an overproduction of insulin. In return, your dog can suffer from a sudden drop in blood sugar, which can potentially be life-threatening. I like to get natural peanut butter that only contains roasted peanuts for my pups.


Bananas are a great fruit treat to feed your dog. These fruits contain plenty of vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
woman feeds her dog
Woman feeds her dog with peanut butter and bananas.

These things can help bone growth, vitamin absorption, inflammation reduction, and even help your dog with gastrointestinal issues. However, always be wary the first time you feed your dog a banana. Start with small amounts so you can assess if your dog has stomach issues afterward. 

Vets suggest that you give a small dog only a few slices a day, and large dogs can have up to half a banana. Most of these recipes call for whole bananas. So to avoid stomach issues, you should only feed your dog a piece of these cakes.

Plain Greek Yogurt

Plain yogurt, especially plain Greek yogurt, is a great treat for your dog. Greek yogurt has about 20 grams of protein per human serving, so it is a filling treat for your dog. There are also plenty of vitamins in Greek yogurt, including vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, and zinc.

puppy eats excess yogurt
A puppy eats excess yogurt.

Plain Greek Yogurt also has probiotics which are great for gut health. My dogs love it!

8 No-Bake Dog Cake Recipes

Here are some no-bake dog cake recipes that your furry friend will adore!

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Banana Cake


  • ½ cup of xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • Unsweetened almond milk or water
  • ½ cup of plain yogurt

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Mix the peanut butter, plain yogurt, and banana. Cut up the banana to make it easier to mix, and use a hand mixer to blend.
  2. Add in tablespoons of almond milk or water one at a time. Stop adding them when the mixture looks well-blended.
  3. Pour the cake mixture into a cake pan or muffin tins for individual servings.
  4. Freeze the cake mix until it becomes solid.
  5. When it is time for serving, let the cake slightly thaw out.
  6. Decorate the cake with dog treats or leave it plain, and serve!
eating peanut butter cake
Dog licking a peanut butter cake as a treat.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cake


  • 1 ½ cups of dry dog food
  • 3 tablespoons of xylitol-free peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of puréed pumpkin or mashed potato (plain or sweet)
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of liver sprinkles

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Grind the dry dog food, peanut butter, and pumpkin purée in a food processor. Blend until the mixture forms into sticky crumbles.
  2. Press the mixture into mini cake pans or roll it into balls for doggie cake pops.
  3. Pop the cakes out of the pans.
  4. Make the icing by mixing the powdered sugar and water until it forms into a pasty icing.
  5. Spread the icing on the cake, top it with the liver sprinkles, and serve!
can dogs eat icing
Can dogs eat icing? (Toxic birthday cake risk)

No-Bake Beef and Potatoes Cake


  • About 2 cups of minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of peas (fresh or frozen) plus a little extra for decorating
  • ¼ cup of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 potato (plain or sweet)

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Peel and chop up the potato.
  2. Put the potato pieces in a saucepan and cover them with water. Bring this to a boil, and then reduce the heat to continue cooking until the potato pieces are fork tender. It should take about 20 minutes.
  3. Combine the beef, egg, peas, oats, and cheese. Divide this mixture up into greased baking tins and flatten the tops to form patties.
  4. Put the meat mixture in the fridge for half an hour.
  5. Drain the potato pieces and mash them. Add water if they’re too dry.
  6. Lay down a meat patty and spread some mashed potatoes on top. Add another meat patty on top of that and spread mashed potatoes over it. Cover the patty stack in mashed potatoes as if it’s frosting.
  7. Decorate the cake with peas, other vegetables, and dog treats. Then serve!
Belgian Malinois eats cake on a red plate
A Belgian Malinois eats cake on a red plate.

No-Bake Sweet Potato Cake


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons of xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup of cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup of shredded chicken

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Wash the sweet potato and poke a few holes in it. Put it in the microwave for about six to eight minutes. Stop halfway to flip the potato. You can also roast the potato in the oven at 400º for 45 minutes.
  2. Take the potato out of the microwave and cut it open to let it cool down. Scrape the inside of the potato out. You should get about half a cup.
  3. Mix one tablespoon of the peanut butter into the mashed potato, and then add the brown rice and chicken. 
  4. After you combine all the ingredients, shape the mixture into a cake. Put it in the fridge for around 15 minutes, so it becomes more firm.
  5. Take the cake out of the fridge and frost it with the remaining peanut butter and/or plain Greek yogurt. Then serve!
sweet potatoes being peeled
Can dogs eat sweet potato peel?

No-Bake Dog Food and Treat Cake


Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Spread some wet dog food into a small cake pan. 
  2. Press some of the dog treats into the layer of dog food.
  3. Top the dog treat layer with more wet dog food.
  4. Continue layering the dog treats and wet dog food until you get to the rim of the cake pan.
  5. Put the cake in the fridge overnight and serve the next day.
Shar Pei dog and cake
Shar Pei dog with a birthday cake.

No-Bake Beef and Duck


  • About a cup of minced beef
  • About a cup of minced duck
  • A cup of assorted frozen berries (blueberries and raspberries are great)
  • A few dehydrated sprats
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Divide the two types of meat into four mini cake pans. You should have two cake pans of beef and two of duck.
  2. Put the pans in the freezer for a few hours.
  3. Take the meat layers out of the pans and stack them.
  4. Drizzle some melted coconut oil over the meat stack.
  5. Decorate the cake with berries and sprats, using coconut oil as glue.
  6. Keep the cake in the freezer until serving time.
dog eats cake
Dog eats cake for his first birthday!

No-Bake Oat and Banana Cake


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • ½ and ⅓ cups of unsweetened almond milk or another plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup of smoked tofu
  • ½ cup of cannellini beans
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • Assorted vegetables for decorating

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Pulse the oats in a food processor until it forms into flour.
  2. Blend in the banana, ½ of plant milk, and flax seeds until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a pan on medium heat to make pancakes. Cook each side for about two minutes each. Let the pancakes cool.
  4. Make the frosting by putting the smoked tofu, cannellini beans, turmeric, and tahini into a blender. Add the other ⅓ cup of plant milk into the blender a little at a time until it forms a thick frosting.
  5. Put some frosting on a plate and top it with a pancake to make a stable base. Spread some frosting on the pancake and stack another pancake on top. Continue the process until you have five to six pancakes in the stack. Frost the entire stack with frosting and decorate it with vegetables and dog treats. Then serve!
rolled oats in a wooden bowl
Do dogs like rolled oats?

No-Bake Watermelon Cake


  • Watermelon
  • Cantelope
  • Honeydew
  • Greek yogurt (optional
  • Dog treats (optional)

Use the following instructions to create the cake:

  1. Cut your watermelon into slices and use biscuit cutters to cut out three different-sized circles of watermelon. Stack the three slices like a tiered cake.
  2. Use cookie cutters or a melon baller to make small shapes out of the cantaloupe and honeydew. 
  3. Decorate the watermelon cake with Greek yogurt, cantaloupe shapes, honeydew shapes, and dog treats. Then serve!
adult terrier eats watermelon
An adult Russell Terrier eating some watermelon


Using these no-bake dog cake recipes is the perfect way to make your dog feel extra special. Most of the ingredients in these recipes have health benefits, too, so you can feel at ease knowing these cakes aren’t bad for your dog’s health. Try each recipe out and see which one your dog loves the most!