While it’s true I am a huge fan of cupcakes, I am also a huge fan of dogs. Well, to be more specific, I am a huge fan of my current dog, Chance. Like most dogs, he tends to hang around in the kitchen when I am baking with the hope that something – anything – will fall to the floor.
Chance recently turned six years old so I decided to bake him some doggy cupcakes, or “pupcakes” for a birthday parts of sorts for him and his four legged friends at doggy daycare. Yes, he is spoiled and goes to daycare every day while I am at work. A special shout out to the staff at East Orlando Animal Hospital who agreed to host the “party”. The event was a complete success!
Let’s face it, dogs love “people food” for any reason. They wait patiently (or not so patiently) for our food to fall on the floor so they can snap it up for a treat. Or, in my case, Chance waits for food to be unguarded to be snapped up.
So what a treat it was for “people food” to be served at the birthday party! In a dog’s mind, this was truly a golden opportunity to eat – with permission! – peanut butter flavored people food! All the dogs scarfed them up though a bit daintily. Maybe they thought it was a trick and they were afraid to eat them like treats. Not a single one turned them down, though, and not a crumb was left as you can see. Well, if you look real close, you can see one little crumb.
These pupcakes from Just a Pinch are very easy to make. What I really liked about the recipe is that it didn’t require any special ingredients. I used the mini muffin pan and they turned out perfectly. The recipe makes about 36 mini cupcakes or a dozen regular size.
Peanut Butter Pupcakes
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until blended; then beat the batter for two minutes. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, three-quarters full. Bake for 18-20 minutes (for full size pupcakes, 12 minutes for minis). The pupcakes are completely done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool and then remove from the muffin pan.