a plate of banana and peanut butter cupcakes

Easy Banana and Peanut Butter Pupcakes

This is a quick and easy dog-friendly cupcake recipe, made with minimal ingredients; perfect for birthday pawties, gotcha days, or just as a weekend treat for very good dogs.

It was Buddy’s fourth birthday last week and of course this meant we had a birthday ‘pawty’. And because no party would be complete without cupcakes, I pulled together this really easy recipe for dog-friendly cake that uses only 8 ingredients that all could be found in an average kitchen cupboard.

Made with mostly mashed banana and peanut butter, with a cream cheese and peanut butter ‘icing’, these pup-cakes were a big hit with the dogs at the party. As the recipe makes 8 cakes, we were also able to put half in the freezer for another day.

When you’ve finished, why not walk off the cakes with one of our Oxford dog walks or visit one of the dog-friendly places in Oxfordshire.

banana and peanut butter pupcake

a plate of


For the pupcakes:

  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100g plain flour (wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the ‘icing’:

  • 100g cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter


1 Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

2 In a large bowl, mix the egg, peanut butter, and vegetable oil. Whisk until ingredients are combined and smooth.

3 Mash the bananas thoroughly and stir into the mixture until well mixed.

4 Fold in the flour & baking soda until you have a smooth mixture with a thick consistency.

5 Evenly divide your mixture into 8 paper cases (you want to fill them 1/3 of the way full). The pupcakes won’t rise much, so for bigger doggos you could also make fewer cakes 2/3 full.

6 Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and a knife can come out clean. Place the pupcakes on a cooling rack until cold.

7 For the icing, mix together the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth (be careful not to over-mix or it will the mixture will separate). Spread the icing onto your cooked pupcakes.

8 Top with your dog’s favourite biscuit and serve. You can also store them in an airtight container or pop them in the freezer!

Dog sniffs pupcake

Looking for more dog-friendly things to do? Why not walk off the cakes with one of our Oxford dog walks or visit one of the dog-friendly places in Oxfordshire.

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