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Homemade Birthday Cakes for Cats

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: February 22, 2018
Homemade Birthday Cakes for Cats

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Is your cat's birthday coming up and want to bake something special? Do you love your cat and simply want to let them know with a delicious meal? Go ahead and prepare a cake! Cats are animals with a very exquisite sense of taste, so much so that it is even possible for them to reject a homemade recipe if it contains an ingredient that is not to their liking. Therefore, first of all, we recommend you learn about your best friend's taste in food to ensure success and enjoy watching them eat your recipe.

At AnimalWised we have prepared three homemade birthday cakes for cats through very simple, fast and irresistible recipes. So read on and discover how to make a cake for your cat.

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Tuna cakes for cats

Most cats love fish but can they eat it? Of course they can, provided it is offered properly. Thus, this type of food should not become the only ingredient in your cat's feed, but can be part of their diet in moderate quantities. Fish provides a large amount of proteins, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and multiple benefits that your cat will appreciate if you offer them fish from time to time. This is why you can choose to either cook or grill it, since giving raw tuna to them is not advisable, or use it to prepare homemade recipes for cats like this one.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of wholemeal flour
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 capsule of fish oil (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of catnip
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

  1. Take a bowl and beat the eggs with the olive oil and fish. In addition, preheat the oven to 180 °C (356°F), with heat on the top and bottom of the oven.
  2. Drain the tuna cans, and mix the fish with the previous preparation.
  3. Now, add the catnip and keep beating. This product, in addition to providing all its benefits (such as a calming effect), will make the animal even more eager to devour the cake.
  4. Sift the flour with the baking soda and add it in the dough making smooth enveloping movements. It is essential that the flour is wholemeal to ensure that the animal can digest it without problems.
  5. Grease a mold with oil, pour the dough and bake the cake for 30-45 minutes, or until it is ready, with heat only down.
  6. When it is ready, remove it from the oven, let it cool, take it out of the mold and offer it to your cat.

With the indicated amounts we will obtain a small birthday cake for cats, since, despite being made with products suitable for cats, too much of it could cause vomiting or diarrhea, especially if the animal tends to eat quickly.

Meat cakes for cats

As these animals are mainly carnivorous, both meat and fish are suitable to add in their daily diet, always respecting the animal's nutritional needs. But what kind of meat is best suited for them? In general, chicken, veal and turkey meat, cooked on the grill or boiled to ensure their safety. So, to prepare this birthday cake for cats you can select any of these products.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of wholemeal flour
  • 60 grams of boiled and well chopped meat
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • Half grated carrot
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (356°F) with heat on top and bottom.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs with the oil.
  3. Then, add the meat and carrot, and keep mixing until integrating. If possible, grind the meat beforehand or top it up as much as possible.
  4. Now, add the sifted flour with the baking soda and add it with a spoon or spatula, making enveloping movements.
  5. Pour the dough into a mold greased with oil and bake the cake for 30-45 minutes, depending on the power of your oven, with heat only on the bottom.
  6. Remove it from the oven when it is ready, let it cool and eat!

Again, the measurements are for a small cat meat pie, about 10-15 cm in diameter.

Vegetarian cat recipe

We said in the previous section that cats are mainly carnivores, but not strictly or only, so they can also eat vegetables and fruits occasionally. Due to the domestication of the species, they have evolved and adapted their digestive system to tolerate food such as pumpkin, carrots, peas, strawberries, watermelon or apple, among many others without difficulty. So, we have selected certain products, but if you prefer, or they are not to your cat's liking, you have the option of replacing them with others. This is why we recommend checking out our article on recommended fruits and vegetables for cats.

Ingredients

  • 1 and a half cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 peach
  • 1 pear
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, beat the egg with oil and honey. On the other hand, preheat the oven at 180° C (356°F) with heat on top and bottom
  2. On the other hand, peel the fruit, remove the seeds, bone and heart, and blend both pieces, or chop them as small as possible.
  3. Mix the fruit puree with the dough and mix well. Remember that you can substitute these fruits for others indicated above, and even use vegetables.
  4. Now, add the sifted flour with bicarbonate soda and add them while making enveloping movements.
  5. Pour the dough into a mold greased with oil and bake the cake for cats for 30-45 minutes, with heat only on the bottom.
  6. Let it cool and serve.

Honey is a product that has multiple benefits for cats, which is why we have decided to include it in our vegetarian recipe. Among them, we'd like to highlight the high energy input and its high bactericidal power, which is why you can also offer it to your best friend directly from a spoon.

Recommendations to feed your cat some cake

As we have already pointed out throughout this article full of delicious homemade birthday cakes for cats, despite these cakes being made out of natural foods that suitable for cats, we must bear in mind some recommendations:

  • Observe your cat and discover their tastes in food. Cats are selective and very exquisite animals, with a palate much more delicate than the dog, so it is not surprising that some of them refuse certain foods. Also, not all cats are the same and, therefore, not all of them tolerate all foods in the same way.Knowing the tastes of your pussycat and knowing if they have any allergy or intolerance, is essential to ensure they enjoy their cake.
  • Watch the portions. A cake for cats should not be a usual food of your diet for the amount of flour and eggs it contains. Yes it can represent a good prize or food to celebrate a special day, like their birthday, so you can prepare a cake every now and then but not every day.
  • A cake for each cat. If you live with more than one feline, you will have noticed that, in general, they are territorial animals and owners of their belongings. Thus, in the same way that it is not recommended to use the same litterbox for two cats, we do not recommend offering the same cake for both. So, how can you do it? Very simple, you have the option of cooking two separate cakes, or split the cat cake in half and to place each portion in their corresponding feeders.

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Cassie Thomas
Hey! I am trying to make a large cat friendly cake for a wedding (Not for the cats! lol) Would you happen to the recipe to make these cakes on a larger scale?
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Cassie,

It would depend on how big your cake needed to be. For example, the first recipe on this list should provide enough for a large enough cake. As long as you keep the ratio of ingredients right, you can't go wrong. If you double or triple the separate ingredients, the entire cake will double or triple in size. Just ensure you get your proportions right and you should be fine!
BIll
Hi,

thank you for clarifying the can size, much appreciated.

cheers
Administrador AnimalWised
No problem Bill, thanks for the query!
Bill
Hi,

I like your tuna birthday cake for cats receipe and would like to make it for Rascal on her upcoming birthday.

I note that your recipe calls for two "cans" of tuna. Here in Singapore, canned tuna (and I assume it is "tuna in water" rather than "tuna in oil" (usually olive or sunflower) comes in multiple sizes. Anywhere from 80g up to 300g tins.

What sized "can" are you recommending for your recipe please?

Best regards,
Bill
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Bill,

Thank your for the comment and especially the picture. You ask a fair question. To clarify we mean the smaller tins of tuna which come in cans around 100g in weight. They may differ by 20 g one way or another, but these are the standard.

However, if you have a larger cat (whether due to breed like the Maine Coon or simple genetics), then you may need to give them a little more. Smaller cats may need a little less.

Homemade Birthday Cakes for Cats
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