Paw Patrol Dog Food Cake

 

I had so much fun baking this peanut butter Paw Patrol cake on this new episode of Nerdy Nummies! I used a decorating technique that was super quick and easy. The chocolate cereal actually looks like real dog food!

Yield: makes two 8" cakes

 

Things you'll need

Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Chocolate buttercream
  • Blue and red fondant
  • Cocoa Puffs Cereal
Equipment
  • Parchment paper
  • Two 8” round cake pans
  • 10” round cake board
  • Round template
  • Fondant rolling pin
  • Bone cookie cutter

Let's get started!

Make the cakes!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line and grease the pans.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and honey until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, and then mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Alternate adding in flour mixture and milk, starting and ending with flour. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  6. Divide the batter and pour into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Cool completely then level the cakes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Stack the cakes on a 10” round cake board with a thin layer of chocolate frosting in between each layer.
  2. Chill the cakes in the freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. Place the large round template and use a knife to carve the sides on an angle to resemble a dog bowl.
  4. Crumb coat the cake and refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
  5. On a flat surface sprinkled with powdered sugar, roll out the blue fondant to about ¼” thick.
  6. Drape the blue fondant over the cake. Smooth the fondant and cut away any excess.
  7. Place the small round template on top of the cake. Cut out and remove the center.
  8. Using the red fondant, roll two ropes that are 20” and 30” long, about ¼” thick.
  9. Wrap the long rope on the bottom of the bowl, trim the excess and attach with some water.
  10. Place the short rope on top of the cake around the rim. Trim the excess and attach with some water.
  11. On a flat surface, sprinkled with powdered sugar, roll out the red fondant thinly and cut out a shape using the bone cookie cutter.
  12. Attach the fondant bone to the center of the bowl.
  13. Place some cocoa puffs in the center of the bowl.

 

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch