Red Velvet Pupcakes

February 4, 2016

Red velvet has become very popular in the world of sweets in the past little while. So why not give your pooch a taste and let your bestie try these crimson-hued beauties? Beet juice colours the cakes and the cottage cheese icing helps make these trendy treats balanced and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup beet puree or fresh beet juice
  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour *
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350˚ Line a six-cup muffin tin with muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together oil, applesauce and beet puree.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin cups to three-quarters full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from the pan and cool on a rack.
  5. In the bowl of a food processor, puree cottage cheese until smooth, about 30 seconds. Keep frosting refrigerated until cupcakes are completely cool. Frost and serve.

*For those pets with gluten intolerances, feel free to substitute with coconut flour or almond flour

Source: Dogster

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