Homemade 5 Ingredient Dog Microwave Mug Cake

 One of the most popular posts is our Dog Cake recipe.   This makes at least 3 dog cakes so my daughter decided to try a Dog Mug Cake for 1 dog with only 5 ingredients and made in the microwave. 

This homemade microwave dog cake bakes up in 2 minutes so in about 5-10 minutes you have a fun treat for your dog.  Whether you are celebrating a dog birthday, or just have some time on your hand and want to reward your dog.

This is a treat for your dog, not something to add to their regular diet. 

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What You need for a Dog Safe Mug Cake

microwave dog cake with carrots


  • Carrots, grated
  • Peanut butter (plus a bit more for frosting).
  • Water
  • Whole wheat flour or other nut flour if your dog is allergic to wheat
  • baking powder
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • Greek Yogurt for frosting if desired

microwave dog mug cake with carrots


Can I make this homemade microwave dog cake recipe for more than one dog?

microwave dog cake with carrots

Obviously, if you have two dogs, just double the recipe and fill it into two mugs.  Otherwise, this super easy microwave dog mug cake is just what your pup is barking for! 


Dog frosting could not be easier.   Peanut butter and Greek yogurt are two dog-friendly ingredients you can slather onto your easy microwave dog cake.


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Homemade Dog Cakes & Dog Treats

Treat your fur baby with these homemade Treats and homemade dog cakes


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Sure, here’s a simple recipe for a dog-friendly mug cake, along with some variations:

Basic Dog Mug Cake Recipe:


  • 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour (or oat flour for gluten-free option)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons of mashed banana or pumpkin puree


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix together the flour and baking powder.
  2. Add in the egg, applesauce, and mashed banana or pumpkin puree. Mix until well combined.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes, or until the cake is set in the middle. Let it cool before serving to your pup.

Variations for your Dog MUG CAKE:

  1. Peanut Butter Delight: Add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to the basic recipe for a tasty peanut butter flavored cake.
  2. Carrot Cake: Mix in 2 tablespoons of grated carrot and a dash of cinnamon to the basic recipe for a carrot cake flavor.
  3. Blueberry Burst: Fold in 1 tablespoon of fresh or frozen blueberries to the basic recipe for a burst of fruity flavor.
  4. Cheesy Treat: Add 1 tablespoon of grated cheese (make sure it’s dog-friendly cheese) to the basic recipe for a savory cheese-flavored cake.
  5. Coconut Craze: Stir in 1 tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut to the basic recipe for a tropical twist.
  6. Apple Cinnamon Surprise: Mix in 1 tablespoon of finely chopped apple and a pinch of cinnamon to the basic recipe for a cozy, apple pie-like flavor.
  7. Sweet Potato Sensation: Substitute mashed sweet potato for the banana or pumpkin puree in the basic recipe for a sweet potato flavored cake.

Remember to always check with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet, especially if your dog has any dietary restrictions or health conditions. Enjoy baking for your furry friend.

Not as easy as a 3 ingredient dog cake but takes less time. 

microwave dog cake with carrots

Homemade Microwave Dog Mug Cake for 1

Yield: 1 Dog Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Looking for a quick and easy microwave dog cake that you can make in 5 mins. Make a mug dog cake for your dog.


  • 1 tbs of carrots, grated
  • 2 tbs of peanut butter (plus a bit more for frosting).
  • 4 tbs of water
  • 4 tbs of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 ts of baking powder
  • 1/2 ts of honey
  • 1/2 ts of vanilla


    1. Grate carrots. Set aside.
    2. Put 2 tbs of peanut butter in the mug and heat until melted,  (1:30-2 minutes).
    3. Add whole wheat flour,  baking powder, grated carrots, honey, vanilla, and water to the same mug w/ peanut Butter.
    4. Mix until it feels like dough.
    5. Microwave for 2 minutes.
    6. Take out of mug and plate the cupcake on a plate. Frost the cupcake when still warm, either with PB, greek yogurt, or a mix of both!
    7. Decorate with dog kibble or treats if desired.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 0mgSodium 406mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 5gSugar 11gProtein 11g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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