Happy Birthday Gus! +pupcake recipe

Today is Gus' FIRST BIRTHDAY! And of course he got puppy cupcakes -- PUPCAKES! -- for his day. 

We feel so lucky to have this tender-hearted, laid-back-until-he-hears-smells-or-sees-a-coyote-hawk-random-cow-or-delivery-person, permanently-happy, patient, loyal, goofy guy in our lives.

Pupcake Recipe


Pupcake Batter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare a standard cupcake pan with paper liners (or grease with cooking spray or butter). This recipe will make 9 pupcakes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour and baking soda together.
  4. In a separate, smaller bowl mix vegetable oil, peanut butter, applesauce, and pumpkin until combined. Then add egg and stir until combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Divide the mixture into the prepared cupcake pan (I only used 9 molds). 
  7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the cupcakes spring ack when lightly pressed.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  9. After cooling, add frosting (see below) and other decorations (I used all natural treats for our local pet supply store).
  1. Mix Greek yogurt and peanut butter until well combined.
  2. Spread over the pupcakes and serve!
If not serving right away, store the pupcakes in the refrigerator. 


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