Carrot Pupcakes for Dash’s 10th Birthday

Dash loves carrots so I made some carrot cake pupcakes for his 10th birthday!! We also threw him a little mini party, of course, with lots of decorations and presents!We got him some new travel bowls, a chipmunk tree (to replace his old squirrel tree), and a new bed because he can ever have too many! I also decided to be lazy this year and buy one of those party decoration packs. It was such a great price and surprisingly great quality. Definitely made my life easier!

And as always, whenever Dash dresses up, he sports one of his fancy Poppy Parker bow ties!


  • 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
Yogurt Carrots
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • green food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • parchment paper
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 heaping tablespoon white or whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • sprinkles*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, oil, applesauce, vanilla, honey, and egg.
  3. Mix in flour and baking soda.
  4. Fold in carrots.
  5. Spoon batter into cupcake tin (with or without liners). Fill each cup about ¾ full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Makes 9 pupcakes.
Yogurt Carrots
  1. Put 1/3 of the yogurt in a small bowl and 2/3 of the yogurt in another small bowl.
  2. In the bowl with 1/3 of the yogurt, mix in green food coloring and fill a piping bag.
  3. In the bowl with 2/3 of the yogurt, mix in orange food coloring and fill a piping bag.
  4. Pipe three green lines on the parchment paper.
  5. Pipe orange triangles below the leaves, making sure they overlap.
  6. Freeze overnight.
  1. Cream together all ingredients and pipe onto pupcakes.
  2. Decorate with sprinkles and top with a yogurt carrot. The carrots melt quickly so don’t take them out of the freezer until you’re ready to place them. Once they melt they’ll keep their shape on the pupcake, just be sure to lay them flat.

*Most sprinkles are safe for dogs. Just be sure the ingredients don’t include chocolate and use sparingly.