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Red Velvet Pupcakes & Meaty Cake

As Seen in “Birthday Party”

Red Velvet Pupcakes & Meaty Birthday Cake

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup all natural applesauce
  • 3 cups unbleached flour.
  • 2 TBSP of baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups beet juice

In a large bowl combine 1/2cup of canola oil,1/2 cup of honey, and 1/2 cup of all natural applesauce. In another large mixing bowl mix 3 cups of unbleached flour with 2 tbs of baking soda. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet, not all at once, take your time. Add beet juice. Preheat the oven now – set it at 350 degrees. Spoon batter into unlined muffin cups all the way to the top. Bake for 25 minutes Let them cool, then ice with cream cheese frosting.

Easy Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 package light cream cheese
  • 2 TBSP honey

In mixing bowl, blend cream cheese with honey. Beat until creamy. Pipe onto the cupcakes.

Meat Lover’s Birthday Cake

  • I lb of extra lean ground beef.
  • 1/2 -1 cup chopped, cooked side bacon
  • I cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 tbs whole-wheat flour

Icing

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 to 3/4 cup beet juice
  • 1/2 package low fat cream cheese, softened

Peel the sweet potatoes and chop in half, place in pot of cold water. Set your burner to high, bring to a boil, then lower to medium. Continue cooking until your sweet potatoes are soft (about half an hour). Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a saucepan, heat 2 cups of stock. Thicken by whisking in flour. Let cool. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, breadcrumbs, bacon, thickened chicken stock, garlic powder and Worcestershire. Then, add eggs and mix again. Place mixture into a greased baking dish. Try to make it as level as you can on the top. Place the meatloaf into the oven, cook for one hour. Mash sweet potatoes with chicken broth and a couple tbs of olive oil. Colour the “icing” portion of the sweet potatoes with beet juice, pour in small amounts and stop when you get the colour of pink you want! Or leave it orange! Let all the sweet potatoes cool. Once everything is cool, take the meatloaf out and prepare it on small cutting board, covered with parchment paper (this will help with transporting it later.) “Ice the cake” with the sweet potatoes. Use your cake decorating kit to make rosettes etc if you wish. Clean out the tube or change pastry bag and put in softened cream cheese. You might want to add a touch of water to thin out the cheese to make it easier to write.

Write a personalized message to your birthday pooch on your cake with the cream cheese. Enjoy!

Note: This recipe is not meant to replace a balanced diet for your dog.  It is advisable to consult with a canine nutritionist or vet before feeding any new foods to your dog.