Savory Vegan Birthday Pupcakes [RECIPE]

July 15, 2020

It's our 15th birthday here at v-dog! What better way to celebrate 15 years of vegan dogs than by making your pup their very own plant-powered pupcake? YUM!

[Recipe by Renee Carnegie]

I love sweets - but does my dog? I wanted to make him something special for his birthday but I’ll be honest, I don't think he’s interested in a sweet cake. I've tried making him treats with banana and peanut butter, and he will eat them - but I think he’s more of a savory kind of guy, a salty dog if you will. 

So I wanted to try a savory “pupcake” treat that might be more up his alley!

I pulled some easy, healthy ingredients together to create these lip-smacking pupcakes. I think your pup will love them too!

Savory Vegan Birthday Pupcakes


Yields 12 pupcakes

Pupcake Base:

  • 1 cup shredded carrot 
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 can roasted tomato 
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, lightly blended
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax + 6 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • Optional: ¼ cup coconut oil or ¼ cup tahini


  • ½ cup cashews (soaked overnight or in hot water for at least 1 hour)
  • 3 Tbsp water


1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and scoop into a muffin tin or a cake tin. Bake at 350° for 40 mins.

Human tip: If you want to make a smaller amount for your pup and the rest for you, scoop 4 cupcakes for your dog, then add to the remaining mixture:

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon 
  • Ketchup to top

2. Blend frosting ingredients until smooth.

3. Take 2 of your savory pupcakes and once cooled add your savory frosting, assemble one on top of the other. Sprinkle with hemp hearts or top with a baby carrot. Tell your critter you love them and they can finally eat off a plate (this time)!

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V-dog is celebrating 15 years of business! Since 2005, we've seen pups of all shapes and sizes benefit from our plant-powered nutrition. Check out some of their incredible stories here, and learn more about the benefits of a vegan diet for dogs here

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