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How to Make a Cat Cake: Quick and Tasty Recipes for a Special Day

Martha Harvey
Written by Martha Harvey

Every once in a while, we all like to indulge in a piece of cake, or two. Your kitty is no different, and if her birthday is approaching, there is no better way to celebrate it and your adorable kitty than by making a delicious cake designed for kitty consumption. Learn how to make a cat cake to let your cat know how much you appreciate her companionship.

When it comes to making a cat cake, the most important thing is to make it cat-friendly and without any harmful ingredients. Luckily, there are a few cat-approved cake recipes that are easy to make and will certainly put your kitty in a festive mood.

Furthermore, you don’t have to be a chef to whip up a great-tasting kitty cake, and the great thing is that you can use your imagination to decorate the cake to make it more personalized for your cat’s special day.

In this article, you will find several great-tasting cake recipes for cats. The great thing is that you can use them as the occasional treats as well, and not only for occasions like feline birthdays. Let’s get started on learning how to make a cat birthday cake!

Special Rules When Making a Cat Cake

cat having a birthday cake

If you are a new cat owner, there are certain things you should know when it comes to ingredients a cat can eat. Cats are carnivores and can’t detect sweet tastes, so there is no point in making a sweet cake when your feline won’t be able to taste it.

This means that you shouldn’t give your cat any type of sugar since they don’t have the enzymes needed to digest it. Still, pumpkin and sweet potatoes can be included in your cat’s cake as long as she doesn’t have allergies or any prior reaction to them.

It is best to stick to flavors and ingredients that your kitty loves eating; these can range quite a bit depending on the cat. In most cases, you can’t go wrong with fish, which is the favorite treat of so many felines.

The recipe for success is to consider your cat’s individual preferences in order to make the cake a memorable treat and to celebrate the occasion.

Also, a cake is considered a treat—it contains calories that shouldn’t be excluded from the daily calorie intake. So, if you are planning to make a cake and serve it as a treat, don’t give it to your kitty more too often.

See Also: How Many Calories Should a Cat Eat

Delicious Cake Recipes for Cats

Every cat deserves a cake, either on her birthday or as an occasional healthy treat that will give you a chance to express your creative side. Furthermore, when you are making a cake, you can opt for healthy, nutritious, and tasty ingredients that will allow you to check the quality of food that goes into your kitty’s mouth.

#1: Tuna and Sweet Potatoes Cake

tuna for a cake

As we’ve already said, sweet potatoes are safe for cats, but in case your kitty had a previous reaction to them, you can pick another ingredient and incorporate it into the recipe.

For this delicious cat cake you will need:

  • 15-ounce white albacore tuna in water without salt in it

  • ½ cup of finely diced, cooked chicken

  • ½ of mashed sweet potatoes

  • Rice flour

  • Mashed potatoes for icing

The first thing you need to do is to cook the chicken and to make puree from the sweet potatoes. After that, open the tuna can and drain it of water and put it into the mixing bowl.

Depending on the type of tuna you bought, flake it into smaller bits and add diced white chicken meat in it. After that, add the mashed sweet potatoes just enough to bind everything together and make it compact. In some cases, you won’t need ½ a cup, so use your judgment to determine the exact measurement.

If your puree is watery, you can add one tablespoon of rice flour to soak the excess water and make the mixture compact and ready to manipulate.

Once the mixture is ready, you can scoop it with a spoon or your hand and place it in a mold or a cutter and fill it nicely to the edges. When the mould is full, just lift it and take some time admiring your handy work.

Use your imagination and the mashed potatoes for decorative frosting on top of the cake. Fill the pastry bag fitted with a large piping tip and create a unique design for your kitty. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of creating extra dishes to wash, use a spoon to place a shred of sweet potatoes puree on top.

Since these ingredients are enough for roughly 16 small cakes, you can store the rest until the next special occasion. Model the cakes with your hands into 1-inch circles and place on a pre-prepared baking sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer for one hour and then transfer the cakes into a zip-top bag and store in the freezer up to three months.

Present your kitty with her special cake, and sing her a birthday song if it’s her special day. You could also gently wrap new toys as presents and give them to your cat as she happily munches on her tasty cake.

See Also: DIY Cat Toys

#2: Tuna and Catnip Cake

catnip for a cake

This incredibly tasty combination will make your cat wish her birthday came around more than once a year. If your kitty really enjoys it, you can change her regular treats to tuna and catnip cake.

This recipe involves baking, and you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1½ tablespoon of flour

  • A pinch of catnip

  • Egg white from one large egg

  • ½ a can of tuna

Use a small bowl to mix flour, catnip, egg white, and tuna together until you get a compact mixture. Once everything is combined, use a muffin pan. If you have some interesting shapes to mold the cake with, even better. Grease the surface to prevent sticking.

Place the dough in the muffin pan or mold and place in the oven to bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. When the cake is baked, get it out of the oven and let it cool completely before serving it to your cat.

You can decorate the top with a bit of fresh tuna or mash potatoes, depending on your cat’s tastes and things you have available at home.

#3: Fish Cake

fish for a cat cake

As the name suggests, you need fish-shaped molds for this cake. You can expect to get enough cake to feed three cats twice, so it is a great solution if you have more than one cat in your home.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 3 small carrots

  • 12 oz canned tuna in water

  • 3.75 oz cooked sardines in water

  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

  • 1 tablespoon of catnip

  • 1 whole egg

  • A few pinches of bonito flakes or catnip for decoration

Since this recipe involves baking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cook carrots in some water for 5 minutes. When they are soft, drain the water and mash the carrots.

Drain the tuna from the water and add it with all other ingredients into the bowl with the carrots. Mix the ingredients until they are distributed evenly, and you have a compact mass that can be placed in fish molds. If you don’t have fish molds, you can place the mixture in cupcake molds or any other type that comes in handy.

Place the mold into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cake seems firm. Let the cake cool completely before you decorate it with bonito flakes or catnip; you can also use the leftover tuna water to soak the cake and make it even more irresistible to your cat.

Once everything is prepared, surprise your cat with this delicious cake and watch as she eats it whole in mere seconds.

#4: Tuna and Shrimp Cake

shrimp for a cat

This is a very easy cake to make, and with ingredients that will certainly strike a note with your cat if she loves eating tuna. The recipe will create two cakes, so you will be prepared when your cat comes asking for more.

To make this cake, you will need:

  • 1 large egg

  • All-purpose flour

  • 6 oz can of tuna

  • Cooked shrimp for garnish

Since this recipe involves baking, the first thing you should do is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Get a bowl for the ingredients and add half a can of tuna, 1½ tablespoon of all-purpose flour, and egg white only. Mix the ingredients together until you get a conjoined mass.

Use a cooking spray and apply it to a muffin pan in order to prevent sticking and place the mixture into it. When everything is ready, place the pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. While you wait for the cake to bake, rinse the shrimp and cut off the tail.

Once the cake is made, get it from the oven and let it cool before decorating it with the shrimp. Once everything is ready, present your cat with the cake and wish her a happy birthday.

See Also: How Old is the Oldest Living Cat

#5: Meat Cake

cat meat cake

If you want to present your cat with something other than tuna cake, this recipe gives you that opportunity. You can choose between chicken, veal, or turkey depending what sits best with your cat.

To make this cake, you will need:

  • 1 cup of wholemeal flour

  • 2 ounces of boiled and well-chopped meat

  • ¼ cup of olive oil

  • Half grated carrot

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

To make this cake, you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F once you have your desired meat boiled and chopped. Get a bowl and add 2 whole eggs and then olive oil and beat everything together. When they are combined, add the chopped meat and grated carrot and start mixing until all the ingredients are combined.

After that, use a spoon to add flour and baking soda and use enveloping motions to combine them with the rest of the ingredients. When the mixture is set, place it in a baking mold that is greased with olive oil and let it bake for 30-45 minutes depending on the type of oven you are using; leave only the bottom heater working.

When the cake is ready, let it cool and garnish if you’d like to make it more festive and ready for the special occasion. Your kitty will enjoy the meaty flavor, and you can rest assured that she was treated to a healthy and nutritious cake.

#6: Salmon Cake

cat loving salmon

If you want to make your cat’s day really special, you can prepare for her a salmon-flavored cake. It can also be a nice change if you want to spice things up a little bit and offer some other fish flavor besides tuna.

For this cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • ¾ of a can of salmon

  • 1 tablespoon of flour

  • 1 egg

This cake also needs to be baked so you will have to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Use a bowl and add salmon in it, and if necessary, break it into tiny pieces. Add the flour and egg to the salmon and mix all the ingredients together.

Scoop the mixture and place it into the previously-greased muffin pan or another type of mold and let it bake for 15-20 minutes. When the cake is ready, let it cool and garnish if you want with a pinch of catnip, salmon water, or gravy, and let your cat enjoy being in the center of attention.

#7: Cat Food Cake

cat food cake

If you are short on time but still want to make something special for your kitty to remember her birthday by, a cat food cake might be the solution. If you want to make the cake feel more festive, you can buy a premium quality cat food and treat your kitty to it for this special occasion.

For this cake, you will need:

  • A nicely-shaped cookie cutter

  • 2 cans of cat food

  • ½ cup of mashed kibble for the garnish

Get your desired cookie cutter. Place the cookie cutter on a clean plate and open one can of cat food. Pour the food into the cutter and use a fork to push everything and fill all the spaces evenly.

Depending on the size of your mold, you may only need one can of food; if you need more, open the other can and distribute the food inside the cookie cutter until it is full. Now get dry cat food and place it in a Ziploc bag and mash it with a rolling pin.

One the kibble is mashed, sprinkle it over the canned food in the mold to create a crust. Use a fork to press the kibble into the canned food so it won’t fall off right away. Once everything is ready, carefully and gently transfer the cake mold to a clean plate and remove it from the cake.

To make things even more festive, you can place a birthday candle in the middle of the cake and leave it unlighted, just for fun. Present your kitty with the cake and watch her devour it in minutes.

Wrap Up

cats' birthday party

It’s a good idea to learn how to make a cake for your cat so you can start celebrating your cat’s birthdays. There is a variety of delicious and tasty cake recipes for cats, and one of them will be a real hit with your cat.

The great thing about cakes for cats is that you can also serve them as occasional treats and the added benefit is that you know exactly what type of ingredients your cat is eating.

You can also let your imagination loose and change the recipes we’ve listed in order to make them even more appealing to your kitty. And remember, your kitty will appreciate the gesture and love you even more.

What kind of cake did you make for your cat and what was her reaction? Share your culinary experiences with us in the comment section below. After the cake, would you like to know how to serve delicious salad for your cat to enjoy? Check out our article on how to grow cat grass.

About the author
Martha Harvey
Martha Harvey

Martha Harvey is a skilled veterinarian and a member of American Veterinary Medical Association from Greeley, Colorado. She has 20 years experience of working in Animal Hospital. Martha loves all of her patients, but her favorite one is the Russian Blue cat Stitch, who lives with her.

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