Treat your favorite pup to these delicious and easy homemade Apple and Cheddar Pupcakes!
Yesterday, we celebrated Watson, our sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback. He turned six! He is officially older than us now (in dog years, of course). He’s getting a little sprinkling of gray on his chin and it’s the most adorable thing. Seriously, he is the sweetest, most gentle giant ever. Such a handsome devil too.
He’s even a YouTube star! I don’t blame ’em for putting him in front of the camera. He most definitely belongs there. I mean, look how non-reluctant he looks in this photo:
He’s a natural (when he’s not in a headlock).
We usually do something special for his birthday (yeah, we’re those kind of people), whether it’s taking him to the ‘Barkery’ to pick out a treat, or baking him some homemade dog biscuits, peanut butter pupcakes, or other treats. This time, we baked him some Apple and Cheddar Dog Cupcakes and he loved them!
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Homemade Apple and Cheddar Pupcakes
Treat your favorite fur baby with these Apple and Cheddar Dog Cupcakes “pupcakes”
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dog Food
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat the oven to 350º F and line a muffin tin with paper or silicone cupcake liners.
- In a large bowl, mix the applesauce, oil, honey, eggs, and cheese together.
- In another bowl, mix the flour, oats, and baking powder together.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins, filling the cups about halfway.
- Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool, then let your pup enjoy!
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Like this recipe? Here’s another homemade dog treat recipe that was a hit:
Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY says
What a cute idea! I’m sure he loved them! I wonder if I can make this in a grain free form for my high maintenance fur baby;) I’ll have to do some experimenting:)
Darlene Smith says
My daughter is getting married, and they are having their dog in their wedding. So of course he has to have his own table with homemade doggie treats for people to carry home to their pets. They are serving cupcakes at their wedding and I thought this would be a cute idea to put on Bingo’s table. Does these need to be refrigerated and how long will they stay fresh. I know some homemade treats are only good for 1 week.
Congratulations Darlene! Our cupcakes didn’t quite last a week because our pup ate them all, so I can’t answer your question with certainty, but I’d recommend refrigerating the cupcakes and using your best judgement.
if you don’t have cheddar cheese cold you use peanut butter instead
Hi, what is the recipe for the frosting you used on the pupcake? I’m looking for one that does not have cream cheese or whipping cream so it does not have to be refrigerated. I make them a lot for the SPCA bake sales we have. This last time it was pretty hot out and the frosting became no good because of the whipping cream I used. I always pipe the frosting on top.
Barbara Finnegan says
These are the best pupcakes ever. Have made both and my two boxers loved, loved them. The fist time that I made these I mixed up the recipes and put the carrots in the apple and cheddar and they still came out great and the dogs loves. I like these since I am not rolling the dough and making cutout. Thank you very much..
Suzanne Boyles says
Just made these today for our local Yappy hour group. I made the Peanut butter & banana cupcakes & the Apple & cheddar.
They were a big hit!.
Making the apple & cheddar mixture I found the 1 1/2 cups of ww flour was excessive and ended up using 1 cup. The mixture was very thonl at that point anf the pupcakes were a little dry.
They are tasty though…yes the humans helped the pups out! ?
My birthday boy loved them! Super easy to make and was gone in a flash. Thank you so much! ❤️
Made these for my 3 year old Staffy x German Shepard bundle of joy.. Just because, you know. She’s adorable and deserves as many as she likes. It’s not her birthday or anything lol
Used the apple and cheddar recipie as a base, added chicken and bacon, reduced the sweetener a bit. She absolutely loves them!!
Just made these! Not sure what I did wrong, but they didn’t seem to really rise up in the oven. Not a big deal, I doubt the dogs will care! They smell delicious!
Mine didnt rise either! Filled half way and probably will fill the rest all the way!
Ronda Gregory says
So easy to make. Had a birthday party for my Murphy- turned six. 4 little fur baby friends came – everyone of them loved it!!! Did u freeze them & how did that turn out? My baby boy didn’t care if they rose- he loved them. I tasted a tiny bite- they’re pretty. Good – but a little dense. Went well with the doggie ice cream ( yogurt & peanut butter frozen)!!! Thanks!!!
So today is our Golden Retriever’s birthday and I made these…just took out of the oven and they look good, but they did not rise? Still too hot to try and I am sure they taste good, just disappointed they didn’t rise.. after reading other comments about not rising, wondering if the recipe is missing something??? I’m pretty sure our GR won’t care as long as they taste good!