My Yorkie Peanut turns 8 today. Human years that is. He was our 1st baby…protector of his little big sisters…and he epitomizes (wo)man’s best friend. So ever since the baking bug bit me, I vowed to make him (and some of his furry friends) birthday treats every year. Lucky dog.
Last year, I made him a peanut butter cake and also make doggy cake pops! Yes those cake pops were completely edible using rawhide as sticks.
This year I am continuing the peanut tradition with Peanut Butter Delight Pupcakes. This recipe was adapted from the blog Anngela’s Pretty Little Things.
Peanut Butter Delight Pupcakes Recipe
1 cup white or whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup of water
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Mix together flour and baking soda. In a mixer, combine remaining ingredients. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Fill cupcake liners 1/2 way and bake for 18 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Should yield 10-12 pupcakes. Peanut tested. Mama approved.
Combine the following ingredients and blend thoroughly:
12 ounces nonfat cream cheese (room temperature)
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp honey
Of course, I couldn’t just bake. (Drives my husband nuts.) I had to do the whole sha-bang (mmm, Boiling Crab sounds good about now.) I decided to set a little photo shoot for Peanut’s Barkery. A huge round of a-paws to the super talented jenaecreates for Peanut’s custom sign & pupcake toppers!
Happy 8th Birthday to my little Peanut!