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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: The Furry Friends Edition




Homemade mini hearts for pups
Yields 10 mini cakes

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup butter (or 1/4 cup vegetable oil)
1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons all-natural honey
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

OPTIONAL....For the frosting:

8 ounces of low-fat cream cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini heart cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.
Mix the flour and baking soda. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, honey and oil/butter and stir. Add the buttermilk, 1/4 cup at a time. Stir in carrots.
Spoon the mixture into the mini heart cavities, filling each one three-quarters full. Bake for at least 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

If you choose to add the frosting...they DO look prettier with the frosting on them!
Beat the cream cheese, vanilla and cinnamon together. Once the cakes have cooled, frost. Drizzle melted peanut butter on top or top with additional shredded carrots.

18 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

They sound so yummy and they're beautiful too!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

Yummy and you need extra foodbales with all that cold. Have a terrific Tuesday.

Best wishes Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

These sound delish and they're adorable!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh, that sounds so tasty, and they're so pretty!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Jeanne, not only do they sound yummy, but I love the heart-shape.

Happy Tuesday, dear lady!

X to you and the girlz!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Yummy a purrty and healthy snack.
Hugs madi your bfff

Jeanne Pursell said...

just for the pups? or can the pups owners indulge as well? ;-)

Jeanne Pursell said...

oh those sound super tasty, and i love the hearts


retro rover

Jeanne Pursell said...

*squeeeee* What cute little Valentine treats!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh, can someone please come bake for me?!? My Ma is just hopeless when it comes to baking. Tasty Tuesday makes me drool.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Chloe, were you sticking your snooter in the snow? You silly girl! Stay warm!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Yum they look good and carrots make them health food, right?

Jeanne Pursell said...

Mom said she baked us a cake for our birfday so she won't bake until our next birfday - rats!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Jeanne Pursell said...

With cream cheese frosting?! We are SO going to make momma bake these for us!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Your treats look tasty!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh they sound yummy! Thanks for sharing!
((hsuky hugz))
frum da pack at Love is being owned by a husky

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh boy does that sound terrific. Hey, don't stand on one place to long you may freeze
Lily

Jeanne Pursell said...

Those sounds tasty! I "pinned" it to my Dog Yummies board! Thanks :)