Celebrate your pup’s birthday with this peanut butter-banana birthday cake! This recipe is easily cut in half for smaller celebrations, and can also be portioned into cupcake tins for individual servings. (And yes, humans can have some too, if the dogs are willing to share.)
Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for pan
2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 c. mashed ripe banana (from about 4 large bananas)
6 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
2 large eggs
1/4 c. pure maple syrup
2 c. unsweetened Greek yogurt
1 c. smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350° and grease and liberally flour 2 8” cake pans.
In a medium bowl, whisk to combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, combine mashed banana, peanut butter, eggs, and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth, then fold in dry ingredients. Divide mixture evenly between 2 prepared pans.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes, then tip out onto cooling racks to cool completely.
Meanwhile, make frosting: in a large bowl, combine yogurt, peanut butter, and maple syrup and whisk or beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
Place 1 cake on serving plate and top with roughly of the frosting, spreading in an even layer. Top with second cake, flat side up. Frost the top and sides of the cake, reserving some frosting to be piped on top for decoration if desired.