Hello, Puppy Cake Creators! This week we are going back to the basics and creating a fun layered cake with our pumpkin and carob cake mix! I know my dog absolutely LOVES pumpkin and carob, so I thought why not make a cake that uses both mixes? Plus, these colors together are beautiful!
Let’s get started on how to make your dog their very own “Pumpkin & Carob” Layered Cake. First, let's start with what you’ll need to bake this cake:
1 box of Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix (wheat-free)
2 boxes of Carob Cake Mix
3 Icing packets – which are included in each cake mix box
3 – 6” Round Cake Pans
First, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and spray each cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
We are going to make both carob layers at the same time so we need to double the recipe on the back of the cake. In a large mixing bowl, combine both boxes of cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of oil, and 1 and 1/4 cup of water. Mix until all ingredients are blended, and lumps are gone in the batter. Once the batter is completely mixed, pour the carob cake batter evenly into two of the three cake pans.
Next, we need to make our pumpkin cake mix. We are only making one pumpkin layer so we can follow the directions on the box. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of oil, and 3/4 cup of water. Mix until all ingredients are blended, and lumps are gone in the batter. Once the batter is completely mixed, pour the pumpkin cake batter evenly into the remaining cake pan.
Place the cake pans in the oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center of the cake comes out clean
Once all three cake pans have been removed from the oven and the cake has cooled, you can start making the icing. Each box of cake mix contains a packet of yogurt icing. You will need to use all three packets of icing on the cake! Add all three packets of icing to a small to medium sized mixing. Then add 6 TBSP of water. * You can add more or less water to the icing for your desired consistency.
Once all three cakes have cooled, place one of the carob cakes on a plate and a small dollop of icing and spread the icing to cover the top of the cake. Then repeat, by placing the pumpkin spice cake down on top of the carob cake and spreading a dollop of icing all over the top. Finally, repeat the last step with the remaining carob cake.
When the 3-layered cake has been formed, complete the cake by icing the entire cake, top and sides!
Now your beautiful three layer cake is ready for your pup to enjoy! Cut a thin slice of cake, and serve to your furry friend! Please remember this dog treat should only be fed to your dog in moderation and take into consideration their height and weight when serving them a slice.
To store, place the cake in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also place it in the freezer for 2 months!
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