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Denali's first birthday was Tuesday.

Peanut butter cake? Delightful for his first birthday

I couldn’t help but get a little sappy. My little boy is growing up. Denali, my rambunctious little guy, is now a year old. A year old!

His birthday was Dec. 15, and I’m sad to say the day passed with little fanfare. He enjoyed a brisk three-mile run in the morning, two carrots and later, a real treat, got his monthly heartworm pill. And lots of love, of course.

This weekend, though, Denali is getting a cake. Seriously.

With reduced sweeteners and fewer spices, cakes can be quite the treat for a pup. Of course, avoid the chocolate and any cake with raisins.

I found quite a few delectable recipes at the Dog Treat Recipe Exchange. I think I’m going to go with the Peanut Butter Delight Dog Birthday Cake. Denali LOVES peanut butter and goes wild when he sees the jar (just like his dad). I’m not sure he’ll realize the treat is for his birthday but he’ll enjoy it just the same.