Wednesday, 3 August 2016

RSPCA Puppy Cakes

Make these delicious honey flavoured cupcake with a sweet peanut butter and cream cheese centre and toasted meringue topping to raise funds for the RSPCA and share them with your four legged friend!
Cassie Cakes RSPCA Puppy Cakes
Obviously don't top the human cupcakes with dog-chocolate and bone treats...unless you want to.
Now. I don't know if you know but I love dogs. I adore them. I'm obsessed with them. I have a folder on my phone full of photos I've met on the street. I have over 60 kilos of dog that lives inside my house, two dogs who literally are my children. My puppies are a 6 year old German Shepherd named Stompypants and a 5 year old yellow Labrador named Puca but her name really should be Cheekypants. And I'm working on getting a rescue pug who I plan on naming Sausage.
Cassie Cakes RSPCA Puppy Cakes
Two dignified ladies, ready for their picnic.
As you can see, when I am on the topic of dogs, I can talk forever and I do get sidetracked in lovely puppy kisses and wet noses and wagging tails. My puppies are so spoilt, treats, fresh food, water, daily walks...but not all dogs are so lucky. Some dogs, through no fault of their own, have no warm place to put their fluffy bum and no one to pet their pretty heads. Some dogs are born into puppy farms or on the street. Some puppies are mistreated or suddenly can't be looked after anymore.
Cassie Cakes RSPCA Puppy Cakes
Oh that looks good..
Cassie Cakes RSPCA Puppy Cakes
...can I have it?...

Cassie Cakes RSPCA Puppy Cakes
But thank the canine stars that we have the RSPCA. The RSPCA do vital work. They house and feed and give life saving medical attention to literally tens of thousands of dogs across Australia each year. And their care and welfare doesn't just stop with woman's best friend! They care for cats, birds, horses, chickens, snakes, Guinea pigs, rats, mice, lizards...all of our furry, scaly, feathery friends. Haven personally volunteered at RSPCA, I can tell you the care they give to animals is outstanding and wonderful.

This care doesn't come cheap. RSPCA QLD needs $42 million a year to keep running. And 99% of their funding comes from donations from people like me and you! And here's where you get to make a real difference. August 15 is RSPCA Cupcake day. All you need to do is register, bake some delicious cupcakes, (like the ones I have made here!) and raise some much-needed funds for those saints at the RSPCA.

What could be more awesome than baking some delicious cupcakes and raising money for a important cause AND EATING THEM! Can you show me the downside? No! Cos there isn't one!

The fun thing about these cupcakes is that you can eat them...and your dog can eat them too! Bake these Honey and Peanut Butter cupcakes, then sit down and share one with your dog! How much fun is that? And then whip another bunch and sell them at your work or your school or invite some people over and have a fundraising puppy cupcake party!

Head on over to and register. Print out some posters and get all your friends and family involved and raise as much money as you can for RSPCA! And enjoy these photos of the puppy picnic I put on for Stompypants and Puca. They were such ladies.

Honey and Peanut Butter Puppy Cakes
These cupcakes are safe for your dog to eat, but please be treat-wise. Dogs don't need sugar. For this reason, these cupcakes are smaller in size. Top with dog treats for the doggies and a rice marshmallow crispy for you!
Prep time: 60 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time:  75 mins

Servings: 24 small cupcakes

Honey Cupcakes
125g butter, softened 
125g caster sugar
3 tablespoons honey
2 whole eggs plus 3egg yolks (reserve the whites)
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 cup lactose-free milk

Peanut Butter Filling
3 tablespoons sugar free peanut butter
3 tablespoons cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons honey

Meringue Icing
3 egg whites
1/2 cup caster sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with smaller cupcake liners
  2. Beat the sugar and butter together until lighter in colour
  3. Add eggs and yolk one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift the flours into one bowl and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, in three lots, starting and finishing with the flour
  5. Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full
  6. Bake for 23 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, add the peanut butter, cream cheese and honey to a small bowl and stir thoroughly to make the peanut butter filling.
  8. Allow to cool while you prepare the meringue. 

  1. Wipe a mixer bowl with a paper towel dampened with lemon juice.
  2. Add egg whites to the bowl and whip until soft peaks form.
  3. With the mixer running, gradually add the sugar mixture and beat until thick and glossy.

  1. Scoop out a small amount of the cupcakes with a teaspoon or a melon baller. Put the bit aside.
  2. Fill cavity with a generous teaspoon of peanut butter filling.
  3. Replace the cut-out cupcake piece.
  4. Pipe or spoon on the meringue on each cupcake and pass a kitchen blowtorch over the meringue is toasted. Alternatively, place the cupcakes back into a 200°C oven until golden.


  1. This is the best, totally didn't know you had two dogs! PS we want a sausage dog named Sizzle lol

  2. What a great post! It's good to see a recipe that both dogs and people can enjoy.


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