We are one of those couples with furry babies. The sorts of humans that sit listening to other humans regale us with tales of their micro humans getting up to no good, and we manage to always associate it with the behavior of our furry dogs… because well, our dogs think they are people. One day we’ll have a micro human of our own, but for now it feels like the house is full enough.
For those who follow Chew Town on Instagram, I do sometimes interrupt the usual transmission of the food feed with a few photos of Honey and Nero but recently I realised that they have never actually appeared on the blog, despite always being underfoot and being my ‘sous chefs’ for Chew Town shoots.
8 year old Honey (poodle x chihuahua) was joined by Nero (Black Miniature Schnauzer) a year ago. Nero is an absolutely terror, both loving and destructive in equal measures, but with a face that looks at you with such cuteness its hard to be angry at him for long.
The tiny 8 week pup-pup we travelled 3 hours out of Sydney to collect is now a 6kg food guzzling cutie (see photos above). He recently turned one and so to celebrate his birthday I created a very special Peanut Butter and Apple pup-cake for he and Honey to share. Completely motivated by food, capturing shots of Nero with the uneaten cake was near impossible and required the efforts of Scott and I.
Peanut Butter and Apple Pupcake
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup wholemeal spelt flour
- 1 apple, grated
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- Extra peanut butter, as 'frosting'
Preheat oven to 180° Celsius (350° Fahrenheit).
Grease a 10cm spring form tin and set aside. In a bowl combine all the ingredients (reserving the extra peanut butter for the frosting) and mix well until smooth then pour into the prepared baking tin.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cool, 'frost' the top of the cake by spreading it with peanut butter and serve to your dog/s.
Kevin | KevinIsCooking says
This is a great post and I love the pics of your kids. While my boys Kodi and Oliver are always at my side and in the kitchen I’ve never thought to make them something like this. Hopefully they are not reading over my shoulder right now…
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John/Kitchen Riffs says
Always love seeing people’s pets! Somewhere on my blog I have a picture of Kitty Riffs photobombing the set during a shoot. 🙂 Lovely looking dogs. And terrific treat!
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Loved seeing Honey and Nero in this post! It looks like they loved the pupcake 🙂
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Rachel @ Simple Seasonal says
What cute pups, I just love the first photo with the hungry doggie tongue! They must have been so surprised when they realized that you had made something for them.
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Ur pupcakes look delicious.. I have never heard of pupcakes before 😉 sounds like an awesome idea
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honey is gorgeous! id like a furry friend too!
Holly @ 3 Yummy Tummies says
Your dog is adorable! Now I just feel like it is time to spoil my little pug girl. She will probably swallow this whole!
Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) says
What?? This is the most adorable recipe post I’ve ever seen. I don’t have a dog but I’m going to ask for one for Christmas so I can make this 😉
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What a cute idea. I know my dog would love this, especially the peanut butter 🙂
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I am in puppy heaven!! Cutest ever. Better watch out – next time I come over, I may sneak them into my handbag! Sharing!
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Helen | Grab Your Fork says
Nawwww…. cuteness overload!
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When people ask my husband and I if we have kids, I respond we have a dog. So I get you and your little fur babies are adorable! I have a snoozing pug on the couch right now that would go nuts over this pupcake!
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John | heneedsfood says
This is simply too adorable. I think I’d be fighting off the dogs to get my share of this cake!
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THE HUNGRY MUM says
oooh, Nero! #teamMiniSchnauzer My mini schnauzer would lurve this pupcake.
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We have a black schnauzer called Nero as well! He deserves one of these cakes………..
BEYOND adorable! LOVE!
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Lily @GastroSenses says
This is too adrobale! I love your little puppies! Haven’t made a treat for my babies in so long. Definitely trying this recipe!
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David Wasserman says
Love this recipe Amanda. Finally back in the house, lets organise a get together with our other halves and fury babies…
Amanda Michetti says
Would LOVE a catch up. I’m flying to Europe tonight for a few weeks, but I’ll get in touch when I’m back.
Sara | Belly Rumbles says
You know I love your fur babies as if they were my own. Can’t believe that Nero is already one. Wow, how time flies. Love how Ms Honey is being all delicate with her piece of cake and Nero has already woofed it down. Awesome pup cake!
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plasterer bristol says
Oh wow this aounds delicious. Cant wait to give this a go. Thanks.
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make it?
Well, they’re in the oven and so far pups have approved the licking of the bowl. I tripled the recipe. Used apple sauce instead of an apple and used oat flour as a substitute. Thought I had 3 eggs, only had 2. Super easy considering I really didn’t follow the directions. However, something tells me it will be doggie approved.