Carrot-Carob Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting….Happy Birthday Bella!

Bella's Birthday Puppy Cupcakes

My little puggle turns 4 today!

Hard to believe how quickly time flies……..and to think, I used to be “Not a Dog Person”. Shame on Me!

My Bella has brought tons of love, laughter, and cuddles into my life—and yes, a tad of mischief too. She definitely keeps me on my toes. :)

To celebrate her birthday, I whipped up some puppy cupcakes….Carrot-Carob Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting! All puppy safe—I even double checked with Bella’s vet to make sure.

Bella's Birthday Puppy Cupcakes

The extra shredded carrot on top made the perfect “sprinkles” for these pupcakes. Pretty snazzy, eh?

Bella's Birthday Puppy Cupcakes

Bella LOVED them!!

Bella's Birthday Puppy Cupcakes

And because Bella’s mama loves her so much AND because I just discovered Animoto via one of my besties, I’ve made her a birthday video montage. Yup, I’m one of those puppy parents.  Though, you’ll have to excuse the abrupt end of the video–I’ll work on it :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELLA!!!!! xoxo

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Carrot-Carob Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Makes 8-10 Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcake Batter:
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Large Egg
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots
1/4 Cup Carob Chips

Frosting:
1/2 Cup Lowfat Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in a cupcake pan.

In a small bowl, mix together dry ingredients for the cupcake batter. In another bowl, whisk the egg, honey, peanut butter and vegetable oil until thoroughly combined.  Stir in the dry ingredients and then the carrots and carob chips. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners until they are about 2/3 filled. Bake the cupcakes for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on racks.

While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. Whip the cream cheese, peanut butter, and honey together until light and fluffy. Pipe (or spread) the frosting on the cooled cupcakes. Top with extra shredded carrots and carob chips.

*Although these ingredients are safe for pups to digest, please be sure to only give them moderate portions

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8 thoughts on “Carrot-Carob Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting….Happy Birthday Bella!

  1. There is a cupcake place near my house that makes ‘pupcakes’ that are similar to this. I usually buy them for my 2 dogs, but I think I will make them in the future instead. Thanks for the recipe! Cute dog!

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I have been wanting to make a special treat for my pooch after our happy reunion with him after a year of traveling (and it was as hard as you’d imagine to be away from him for that long!). I am sure he will be equally grateful to you :)

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