To cook a liver cake for dogs mix together blended liver (400 g) and an egg with plain all-purpose flour (150 g) and an assortment of mixed vegetables. Bake at 180 degrees for about half an hour before serving.
In this article we will explain how to cook a liver cake for dogs, giving you the cooking method, telling you about any additional ingredients and how much liver cake you should be giving your dog as a part of their normal diet.
Table of Contents
- How to cook a liver cake for my dog
- Is liver cake a good treat for dogs?
- Can I give my dog liver?
- Can I give my dog cake?
- What ingredients can I include in a liver cake?
- What types of liver can I use in a liver cake?
- Can I give my dog icing?
- What ingredients can dogs not eat?
- How much cake should I give to my dog?
- Is liver safe for puppies?
- Is cake safe for puppies?
How to cook a liver cake for my dog
To cook a liver cake for your dog you will need to decide which ingredients you want to use. The basic recipe calls for only liver, flour and an egg. You can add any additional ingredients that you like and that are safe for your dog.
Using weighing scales measure out 400 grams of your liver and chop this into small bite-size pieces. Weigh out 150 grams of the flour (you can use plain all-purpose flour, spelt flour or wholewheat flour) and set aside one egg.
If you want to add any vegetables or other ingredients to the mixture then you will need to measure these yourself and add as much as is appropriate (for example, one cup of carrots for this type of mixture).
You will then need a blender to make the chopped liver into a paste. To do this add your chopped liver to the blender along with a few tablespoons of water and blend gently until the liver forms a paste. Add more water if needed.
Then add in your egg and carry on blending until it is all combined.
Add your measured-out flour into a clean bowl and pour in your blended ingredients. Using a wooden spoon mix the ingredients together, along with any vegetables that you want to include, until completely combined.
Grease a cake tin either using butter or oil and lightly dust with flour to stop the mixture from sticking to the sides. You can also use greaseproof paper to help remove the cake easily.
Place the cake mixture into the cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until completely cooked. You should bake it in an oven preheated to 180 degrees. Check it is completely cooked before turning off the heat.
Put the cake to one side to let it cool down before cutting it into small pieces to serve to your dog.
Is liver cake a good treat for dogs?
Yes, liver cake can make a great treat for dogs as long as it is safe for them to eat (meaning it does not contain any toxic ingredients such as chocolate, onion, garlic or other seasonings).
Liver cake can be made as healthy as you like with the addition of extra ingredients such as carrots, broccoli and oats.
Can I give my dog liver?
Yes, you can give your dog liver and it actually a very healthy food to add to their diet. However, you should limit the amount of liver that you give them to help balance out their diet and keep them healthy.
Liver should be a part of their diet, along with other organ meats, but in total they should not total more than 10% of your dog’s diet in order to allow for muscle meat, vegetables, fruit and carbohydrates.
Liver alone should not be more than 5% of your dog’s meals.
Can I give my dog cake?
You can give your dog cake that is made especially for dogs but you should not give your dog cake that is made for humans. The reason for this is that regular cake contains a lot of sugar and is very high in fat.
These ingredients are not necessary for your dog’s diet and can cause digestive issues along with other general health problems.
What ingredients can I include in a liver cake?
You can include any ingredients that you like in a liver cake as long as they are classed as non-toxic. This is a great way to ensure that your dog is getting a good portion of vegetables.
Good examples of ingredients to add into a liver cake are chopped carrots, peas, broccoli, chicken meat and sweet potato. Not only will these make the cake more appealing to your dog but also make it more healthy.
What types of liver can I use in a liver cake?
You can use any type of liver that you like in a liver cake for dogs although the most common types are chicken liver and beef liver.
You should make sure that you do not include too much liver into your liver cake as not only will this be unhealthy for your dog but it will also stop the cake from cooking properly.
Can I give my dog icing?
You cannot give your dog regular icing sugar but you can use other ingredients as icing for their liver cake. Godo examples of alternative icing include peanut butter, or nut butter in general, and yogurt.
What ingredients can dogs not eat?
There are a whole host of ingredients that are not suitable for your dog to consume, some of which are simply unhealthy (such as butter and sugar) and some of which are actually toxic to dogs.
Examples of foods that are toxic to dogs are chocolate, mushrooms, grapes, certain types of fish, onions and garlic.
How much cake should I give to my dog?
Try to give your dog only a few bite-sized pieces of liver cake per day as this will ensure that they do not consume too much organ meat.
Restricting how much cake they eat will help to balance out the amount of nutrients that they are getting.
Is liver safe for puppies?
Yes, liver is perfectly safe for puppies to eat and is a very healthy addition to their food as it is rich in iron and vitamins.
Is cake safe for puppies?
Regular cake should not be given to dogs of any age, but liver cake should be restricted to dogs over 6 months of age to ensure that their stomach is able to handle it.