Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade cat birthday cake and with these creative concoctions you’ll be getting a serious purr of approval from your feline friend.
While there’s nothing wrong with dishing your kitty up a big bowl of the best cat food on the morning of their birthday, if you enjoy getting your bake on and whipping up homemade delights, then a cake can be a great treat for your moggy on their special day.
Just like with any cat treats, you’ll want to adjust the rest of your cat’s daily diet to factor in the additional birthday calories they’ll be consuming, especially if you make a cake that will do several servings over the coming days.
And don’t worry, we know the below cat birthday cake recipes don’t look all that appealing to the human eye and stomach (tuna in a dessert? Ah, pass!), we promise that to your cat’s taste buds, a bite of these scrumptious cakes will be like entering seventh heaven.1. Cat birthday cake with tuna, chicken, and sweet potato
Ingredients:1 5-ounce can white albacore tuna in water with no salt added1/2 cup finely diced cooked chicken1/2 cup pure sweet potato pureerice flour, optionalmashed potatoes for frosting, also optional
Method:Line a small rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper.Lock your cats out of the kitchen unless you want them to lose their minds when you open the tuna can.Open the tuna can. Drain the tuna of any water, then scoop the tuna into a medium mixing bowl. Flake the tuna into small bits.Add the diced chicken to the bowl, then stir in the sweet potato puree, adding just enough to keep the mixture together. You may not need the entire 1/2 cup.If your sweet potato is a little loose and watery, add rice flour 1 teaspoon at a time to soak up the excess moisture.You can do the fancy chef thing as I did in the photos above and place a 1-inch round cookie cutter on a plate, then scoop the mix into the cutter, smoothing it to the edges. Lift the cutter and voila! You have a perfect little round of “cake.”To frost the cake, you can get even fancier and pipe the mashed potatoes with a pastry bag fitted with a large piping tip, or you can just dollop a bit on top.
To freeze patties for future festive occasions, pat the patties into 1-inch rounds with the palms of your hands and place on the rimmed baking sheet.
Freeze for 1 hour until solid, then transfer to a ziptop bag or freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months.
Thaw in the refrigerator.
Recipe via goodfoodstories2. Salmon and cheese birthday cake
Ingredients:3/4 can tuna or salmon3 tablespoons shredded cheese3 tablespoons flour*1 egg
Method:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Break up tuna or salmon if necessary.Mix ingredients together.Scoop batter into two cups of a greased muffin pan.Bake for 15-20 minutes.If you'd like to get a little more festive, you can top the cake with a gravy "icing" or garnish with a cooked shrimp or a pinch of catnip.Be sure to let the cakes cool before serving. If your cat has trouble biting into the cake, you can break it up to make it easier for him to bite and chew.
*While the recipe calls for all-purpose flour, you can replace it with coconut flour if your cat is on a grain-free diet.
Recipe via treehugger3. No-bake peanut butter and pumpkin cake
Ingredients:1 1/2 cups Iams Cat food (any dry cat food will work)3 tablespoons peanut butter1/4 cup pumpkin puree1 cup powdered sugar2 tablespoons water2 tablespoons sprinkles
Method:Put cat food into a food processor along with peanut butter and pumpkin puree.Pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs and sticks together.Press into a 4 inch spring form mini cake pan or roll into a cake pops.Remove from cake pan.Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons water to make icing to pour over top of cake. Spread it with a spatula and decorate with sprinkles.
Recipe via createdby-diane4. Coffee maker liver pâté and shrimp cake
Ingredients:1 bowl of dry foods1 pkg. of liver pâtéSome sheets of hamWet foodShrimps1 egg yolkCat treats
Method:Add the dry food to the carafe and pour water into the brewer.Start your coffee maker and cook it until the dry food loosen up properly.Season with shrimps, stir and drain extra water if needed.Add an egg yolk and stir some more. Turn off your coffee maker.Wrap the inside of a heart-shaped bowl (or whatever you’ve got) with cling film (this will make it easier to remove the cake from the bowl) and add some of the dry food mixture in the bottom.Layer with ham, shrimps, wet food, more dry food mixture, cat treats or other stuff that your cat fancies.Let the cake cool and stiff for a while in the freezer.Remove the cake from the bowl and remove the cling film.Frost the cake with liver pâté and decorate it with cat treats, garlic press pressed pâté and top with a ham flower.Serve the cake accompanied with a bowl of yummy cat milk.
Recipe via coffeemachinecuisine5. Tuna and pea birthday cake
Instructions:1 steamed or boiled sweet potato1 can of tuna, drained (save the juice as a treat for your cat)1 cooked chicken breast, shredded½ cup of cooked peas and/or string beans
Method:Steam or boil the sweet potato based on your preference or cooking tools availableLet the sweet potato cool completely before peeling the skinMash the sweet potato in a bowlCook the chicken breast fully and use a knife to shred itDrain a can of tuna and save the tuna juiceFlash cook the peas / string beans and cool in ice cold waterIn a bowl or food processor, combine the tuna and chicken breast mixtureRemove half of the mixture into another separate bowlMix mashed sweet potato with tuna/chicken mixtureMix remaining tuna/chicken mixture with peas/string beansUse a small bowl to shape the separate flavored mixtures into a layerShape and stack layers according to your preferenceUse any leftover peas or sweet potato mash to garnish the cake
Recipe via Preston and KristaKathryn Rosenberg
Kathryn is a freelance writer with a passion for creating health and wellness, travel and wildlife content. Originally from New Zealand, her nomadic lifestyle has her currently fur baby-less. She scratches her pet parent itch by stealing frequent cuddles with any neighbourhood cat kind enough to indulge her.
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