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Peanut Butter PUPcakes

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (Dog Safe) |

Grizz and Choco eating Peanut Butter PUPcakes | URBAN BAKESWhether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or any other special occasion, I hope you had a joyous one.

Today I’m a bit late sharing a recipe I made as a little Christmas gift for my two fur babies, Grizz-Lee (right) and Chocolate (left).  If you’re new to URBAN BAKES, then you may not already know, these two are my angels.  I’ll go through great lengths to ensure they live a happy and comfortable life.  One example is Grizz-Lee’s first birthday party.  You can read about it HERE.

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (Dog Safe) |

After hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, my Facebook newsfeed was suddenly flooded with updates on lost/misplaced pets and more than ever, shelters were in need of extra help in donations and volunteers.  One organization that caught my eye was, Rock & Rawhide.  At the time I was a student at Mercy College and employed at a veterinary hospital in Westchester.  My time was limited but I knew there was something I could do to help.  I searched my home for anything I could donate.  Clothes, toys, blankets, leashes… anything!  I remember that Saturday afternoon heading out to the Petco at Union Square with several small bags of laundry and toys, and a spare carrier.

I met Kylie, the co-founder of Rock & Rawhide, who by the way, is the sweetest person with the biggest heart for running the organization.  It felt great to give back.  Since then I get email updates about several events and foundations held in New York.  I try to participate when I can.  One of which was with a small donation of $10, you could have your pets’ photo taken with Santa and 100% of the proceeds goes back to the organizations to help furry friends in need.

Grizz-Lee and Chocolate with Santa |

But before my trip to see Santa, I surprised my babies with Peanut Butter PUPcakes topped with my homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.  They LOVED it!  Especially Chocolate.  She’s my little piglet.  She’ll eat just about anything.

So here’s to your fur babies and mine.  I’m sure they’ll love it too!

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (Dog Safe) |

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (Dog Safe) |

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**Note: All dog foods found on URBAN BAKES has been tested by me (yes, I try it too!) and is ensured all ingredients are dog-safe through credible sources and veterinarians.  However, there are several allergies and/or intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy.  Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.**

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 18 pupcakes**

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line each cupcake well with a cupcake liner; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low - medium speed, beat peanut butter, oil, bananas, honey and eggs until just combined, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Gradually add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix on medium speed until just combined. Scoop batter into each lined cupcake well about 1/2 - 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow pupcakes to cool to room temperature before frosting.
  6. In a medium bowl, beat Neufchâtel cheese, peanut butter and milk until just combined. Note: If frosting is too wet, add a tablespoon of cheese at a time. If frosting is too dry, add a teaspoon of milk at a time.
  7. Spread frosting over each cupcake. Top with a Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits


There are several common dog allergies/intolerances that can develop over time which may include and is not limited to certain proteins, corn, wheat and soy. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet can consume any of the listed ingredients found in this recipe.

**Ingredients can be halved to make approximately 9 pupcakes.

Please give a portion of a pupcake that is appropriate for the size of your pet. The amount shown in this post was intentionally exaggerated for photos.

Peanut Butter Pupcakes recipe was adapted from Crazy for Crust

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18 Responses to Peanut Butter PUPcakes

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  1. Have you tried substituting a different kind of flour for this such as almond or coconut flour? I’m wondering how it’d hold up. I have dogs with a bit of grain sensitivity, so I like to stay away from grains as much as possible. Thanks!

    • Hi Katie,
      I haven’t used almond flour as a substitute in dog treats mainly because almond flour has a very high fat content and may cause gastric upset. As for coconut flour, you can use this however, this flour has been known to absorb much liquid therefore you can use less than you would for all-purpose flour. Several recipe testing may be needed to achieve the right formula. If you try it, I would love to read about your experience. Best of luck in your pupcakes!
      – Connie

  2. This entire post is adorable! I made my cats homemade treats once but they are so picky they wouldn’t even eat them…haha.

    Nutmeg Nanny says: December 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM
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