How to Make a Birthday Cake for Your Cat

closeup of cat eating kitty birthday cake

Treehugger / Alexandra Cristina Nakamura

Ninety-one percent of pet owners consider their pets to be family members, and how do we celebrate our loved ones' birthdays? With cake, of course. We've already had a couple canine cake recipes taste-tested by man's best friend, and now we've got one for the felines in our lives.

Cats and dogs have different taste receptors and nutritional needs, so when you're baking for them, you'll require very different ingredients. For example, cats are carnivores and are unable to taste sweets, so a kitty cake will bypass the fruit and peanut butter and focus on every feline's favorite: fish.

ingredients shot for kitty birthday cake with tuna

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Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: 2 cakes

Cat Birthday Cake Ingredients

  • 3/4 can tuna or salmon
  • 3 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • 3 tablespoons flour*
  • 1 egg

*While the recipe calls for all-purpose flour, you can replace it with coconut flour if your cat is on a grain-free diet.

overhead shot of kitty cakes cooling

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Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Break up tuna or salmon if necessary.
  3. Mix ingredients together.
  4. Scoop batter into two cups of a greased muffin pan.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. If you'd like to get a little more festive, you can top the cake with a gravy "icing" or garnish with a cooked shrimp or a pinch of catnip.
  7. Be sure to let the cakes cool before serving. If your cat has trouble biting into the cake, you can break it up to make it easier for him to bite and chew.

What will kitties think of this cake? Take a look at the photos below to find out.

woman hugs kitty while booping on nose

Treehugger / Alexandra Cristina Nakamura

orange kitty munches on tuna cake

Treehugger / Alexandra Cristina Nakamura

woman holds orange kitty in arms as it stares at camera

Treehugger / Alexandra Cristina Nakamura