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Easy Carrot Cake Pupcakes Recipe

Treat your pup to these dog-friendly cupcakes filled with applesauce, carrots and cinnamon topped with a peanut butter cream cheese frosting!


· 1 cup flour

· 1 tsp. baking powder

· 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

· 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

· 1/2 cup vegetable oil

· 1 egg

· ¼ cup shredded carrot

· Dash of cinnamon (optional)

For the Frosting

· ½ cup cream cheese or plain greek yogurt

· ¼ cup peanut butter

Pupcake Toppings (optional)

· carrot (shredded, chopped or spiraled if you're feeling fancy)

· dog-friendly sprinkles (here is a link to our FAVORITE pupcake sprinkles)

· shredded coconut (unsweetened)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners OR spray with nonstick cooking spray if you don’t have paper liners.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a bowl. In a second bowl, mix pumpkin, applesauce, oil, egg and shredded carrots. Combine all ingredients until mixed.

3. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins until they are about 2/3 filled. Pop em’ in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting (this is important!!)

4. Mix frosting ingredients using a hand-mixer. For perfectly frosted pupcakes #forthegram, spoon frosting into a ziplock bag and cut the tip of the bag for piping. If you aren’t concerned about the frosting looking flawless, use a knife to frost your pupcakes. We promise that your dog won’t care how you frost these!

5. Garnish if desired and let your dog lick the frosting bowl. :)


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze these for up to 2 months. If you freeze these pupcakes, we recommend waiting to ice them until they are thawed.

Recipe Hacks

· Have a big dog? Make these in regular sized cupcake tins

· Add a few drops of natural food coloring for colored frosting

These look dangerously human friendly, so you may want to leave a note in the fridge so dog dad doesn’t try to eat them… just sayin' !

If you make these carrot cake pupcakes, be sure to let us know what you (and your dog) think! Snap a pic on Insta and tag @dogsofcharmcity so we can see!


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