Carrot Cake for Dogs

Made with carrots, cream cheese and other dog-friendly ingredients, these are an easy, delicious treat for any 4-legged friend.


  • 1 cup grated carrots (approx. 1 large carrot)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup canned sardines, drained and shredded
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups cream cheese, room temperature
  • Sliced carrot


  1. Combine the grated carrot and egg in a bowl and beat until well combined. Add the sardines, sunflower seed oil and water and mix until combined. Add the flour and mix well.
  2. Spray two 4-inch round cake pans with cooking spray and divide the batter between them, smoothing the surface. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 35 minutes, until golden brown on top. Cool completely in the pans.
  3. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  4. Slice each cake in half to create a total of 4 layers. Place one layer on a serving tray of your choice and spread 2 tablespoons of cream cheese over the surface. Repeat with the remaining layers. Cover the entire surface sparingly with cream cheese - they shouldn't eat too much cream cheese, so just use enough to give the cake a white appearance. Place the remaining cream cheese in a piping bag fitted with a small star-shaped piping tip and pipe dollops of cream cheese onto the top of the cake.
  5. Place a heart-shaped carrot onto each dollop and serve!