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Yield: 8-10 treat sized cupcakes
Fresh from the Lulu Pet Products kitchen this issue are delicious Pup-Cakes with Cheesy Biltong Frosting. These dog -friendly cupcakes are ideal for canine birthday “pawty” celebrations or simply as a treat so your fur-bestie can join in on afternoon tea and cake.
1 cup (120 g) Lulu Pet Treat Mix (Chicken, Beef or Oxtail)
1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
2 Tbsp. Water, cold
2 tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted/Vegetable Oil
200 g Butternut Puree, cooked, cooled*
80 g Carrot, grated
¼ cup Plain Greek Yoghurt (ensure that it contains NO sweetener)
½ cup Cream Cheese, plain
30 g Biltong, powdered
Line a cupcake tin with paper cups and pre-heat the oven to 180˚C.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the Lulu Pet Treat Mix and the baking powder together and set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together the water and oil.
Add the pumpkin puree to the water and oil and mix well.
Add the grated carrot and mix to combine.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir using a wooden. Spoon. Mix until just combined taking care not to overmix.
Fill each cupcake liner about ¾ full and shake the tin lightly to flatten the batter.
Bake for approx.. 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.
For the frosting whip together the Greek yoghurt and the Cream Cheese until light and smooth.
Fold in the powdered biltong and place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Once the pup-cakes are completely cool, spread or pipe the frosting onto each cake and decorate with a little bit of extra biltong or a Lulu Pet’s Doggy Treat.
*Steam or boil the butternut until completely soft. Drain well and allow to cool. Mash or puree until completely smooth