Hello, Puppy Cake Creators! I thought for the holiday season it would be a fun idea to create a “dog-friendly” twist on the famous Strawberry Shortcake recipe. The finished product reminds me of candy canes and peppermint swirls, I really think you'll love it! So let's get started!
What You’ll Need:
1 box of Puppy Cake’s Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 box of Puppy Cake’s Banana Cake Mix
2 6” round cake pans
3” round cookie-cuter
First, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and spray each cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Next, we need to make our red velvet cake mix. 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 cake batter evenly into one of your 6” round cake pans.
Now, we need to make our banana cake mix. 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 cake batter evenly into your remaining 6” round 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 both cake pans have been removed from the oven and the cakes have cooled, you can start cutting out the 3” circles, which you will need to assemble the shortcake. You should be able to cut out three 3” circles from each flavor. This will allow you to make two shortcakes.
Now we need to make the icing. You will need to use both packets for each cake. Add both packets of icing to a small to medium-sized mixing. Then add 4 TBSP of water. * You can add more or less water to the icing for your desired consistency.
Once you have your circles and icing ready you can start assembling each cake. Place one of the red velvet circles on a plate and a small dollop of icing and spread the icing to cover the top of the cake. Then add a banana circle down on top of the red velvet circle and spreading a dollop of icing all over the top. Finally, repeat the last step with a red velvet circle. Repeat these steps to make your second shortcake.
For an added fun step, crumble up the cake leftover from your circles and use it as a garnish for each shortcake.
Now your gorgeous shortcake 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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