Sweet Potato and Ginger Pup Cakes – With Cream cheese


Makes 12 Mini Pup Cakes

Ready In:

30-40 Minutes

Effort Level:


Good For:

Ginger is great for digestion & travel sickness

About this Recipe

Inspired by the Ginger Cakes on this weeks GBBO. I was keen to make a home made Pup Cake recipe incorporating warming Ginger. I opted to use Sweet Potato in this recipe. I always like to include a vegetable in there, and my go to is the Carrot, so I wanted to mix it up a little.

I got a lot of feedback on my Banana Berry Bones being a prettier dog treat than you normally see. so I was keen to add a little extra flourish to this recipe with the optional cream cheese filling. Taking them from and everyday treat to something you could serve at a pup party!

For these Pup Cakes, you will need a mini muffin tin. I used these ones which I love for my pup cakes. If you have a larger dog, you can use normal muffin tins. If doing this, add 10 minutes to your bake


  • 140g ( 1 cup) Buckwheat Flour
  • 1 small Sweet potato, grated finely or blitzed in a food processor
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 x Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 50g Full Fat Cream Cheese – Optional if filling
  • Coconut Oil for greasing
  • 100ml room temperature water

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180. Grease your Muffin tin with Coconut Oil

Step 2

Peel and finely grate the Sweet Potato, or blitz in a food processor

Step 3

Mix together the Ginger and Flour in a mixing bowl

Step 4

Whisk together the Eggs, Honey, Water and Sweet Potato in another bowl

Step 5

Fold the wet ingredients into the flour mix and gently fold until mixed well

Step 6

Spoon into your muffin tins. Filling to the top. Place in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes

Step 7

Once the Cakes are cooked – You could check by inserting a skewer and making sure it comes out clean. Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely in the moulds

Step 8

Store in a tin for 4-5 days. They also freeze well. Fully defrost before giving to your dog.

Step 9

If you want to add the cream cheese filling, Only do when serving. Cut the cakes in half horizontally. Apply a thin layer of cream cheese to the bottoms and pop the tops back on. They should look like little scones.

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