Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes

by Jessica on July 8, 2009

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

“Really, Dad??”

With four puppies around the house, I’d always wanted to make dog treats but for some reason, never got around to it. So, when my sis asked if I’d make birthday treats for her dog, Kacy Lynn, I jumped at the chance.

I ran across the book The Dog Ate It, not a week before (on the clearance rack, no less!), so this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. I decided on Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes and made a few changes. The prep and baking took no time at all and before we knew it, there was one pupcake left… even the humans liked them (my sis said they tasted like pancakes)! 🙂

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes

Yield: 16 Pupcakes


    For the Pupcakes:
  • 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c oatmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c plain yogurt
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 lg apple, cored and minced
  • 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • For the Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Chopped walnuts, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin tins with 16 paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder and soda. In a medium bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, honey and eggs, then stir in the apples and cheese. Add to the flour mixture and stir just until barely mixed.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake in the preheated oven about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a pupcake comes out clean. Let the pupcakes cool in the tins on a rack for a few mintues, then remove and set aside to cool completely.

For the frosting, combine the cream cheese, honey and yogurt until smooth. Add just enough flour to thicken the frosting to a good spreading consistency. Frost the cooled pupcakes, the sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Adapted from: The Dog Ate It

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

Om nom nom.

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

Dixie wasn’t too thrilled with her hat…

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

Neither was Rusty Greer…

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

And Gracie ditched hers long before we could get a shot of it!

Apple & Cheddar Pupcakes from My Baking Heart

Kacy says, “Thanks for coming to my 1st Birthday Pawty!” 🙂


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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy (Sing for your supper) July 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm



2 Michelle July 8, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Awesome recipe, thanks for posting! I am saving it for Einstein’s 3rd birthday in January 🙂


3 Amy Ruth July 8, 2009 at 6:37 pm

You are such a good sis! Love the photos and how much fun the canine kids look like they are having while eating their treats. too cute


4 Tracey July 8, 2009 at 11:49 pm

So so so cute!!! I don’t have a dog but maybe I’ll try these for my neighbors who have 2 dogs.


5 Michele July 9, 2009 at 2:16 am

So cute! I love all the pups!


6 Katrina July 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

When I first looked at the title, I saw pancakes, not pupcakes. Then I scroll down and that’s what your sister said they tasted like. I wish my dog was still alive so I could make some for him.


7 Kim July 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

The pupcakes are so cute and so are all the little doggies. So nice of you to treat the doggies : )


8 nutmegnanny July 10, 2009 at 10:51 am

Awwww how cute! They seemed to love their special treat:)


9 Vibi July 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

WOW! I have to make my own cake on my birthday… I don’t ever that kind of fancy stuff! LOL That would be good enough for me!!!


10 hotovenwarmheart July 17, 2009 at 6:40 am

Hi Jessica!

I was so excited when I saw this post, because I bake dog cupcakes or “pupcakes” as you so adorably dubbed them, every year for my puppy Bella’s birthday. Bella LOVES everything I bake, especially my homemade breads, but it’s a rare occasion when I make something especially for her. I’m definitely going to bookmark this recipe to make next March when she turns 3! Might sound kind of random, but my puppy was actually a big part of my last post (for the SMS lemon blueberry cheesecake). If you have a chance I’d love for you to stop by and check it out: If you do, don’t forget to say hello!

I saw your comments in the P&Q for the Whole Orange Poppyseed cake. I can’t wait to see how your lemon cupcakes came out, since I followed the original recipe, using the orange and baking in a loaf pan. I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your grandmother and aunt this weekend! Talk to you soon 🙂



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