7 Birthday Cake Recipes for Your Cat + Forbidden Foods

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Translated by Nick R

Don’t you know how to celebrate such a special day for your cat? Do you always buy him a new toy, or give him his favorite snack? How about baking him a delicious cake!

This is a great way to surprise him and spoil him on his day, so stick around and I’ll show you 7 delicious cake recipes for your kitty to enjoy on his birthday. I’ll also clear up some doubts about which foods to include and which not to include.

Can a cake be harmful to cats? 

The common cake that we eat on special occasions is very likely to be harmful to cats because it contains toxic foods such as chocolate. Besides, they won’t feel any taste for this kind of cake either, since cats don’t have sweet taste buds.

On the other hand, if you give your cat a cake that provides him with nutrients and at the same time is healthy, it won’t harm him as long as he only eats it on special occasions. The idea is that you take care of your cat’s weight to keep him healthy.

Foods you can give to your cat 

There are some foods that are totally safe for cats and also provide nutritional value to their diet, so they will nourish them even when they eat them once a year.

Cheese: cheese is high in protein and it can be an occasional and enjoyable food for your cat. However, keep in mind that it should be eaten in small quantities to avoid lactose intolerance problems.

Cooked eggs: Eggs are another excellent source of protein for cats. You should never give them raw eggs because they can harm their health.

Fish: Tuna, salmon, and other types of fish are a good source of fatty acids and omega 3, and help prevent osteoarthritis, heart disorders, and kidney disease. Remember to always serve it cooked and never raw.

Meat: this food can be the basis of your cat’s diet since it’s rich in protein and provides the nutrients he needs. As with fish, you must also give him cooked meat to avoid problems with bacteria.


Your cat may turn out to be allergic to foods that other cats can eat without any problem. So it’s important to consult with your veterinarian before preparing a recipe to make sure which foods are safe for your cat to eat and which are not.

Also, be sure to ask if their current age prevents them from eating any food since their systems may still be developing or, on the contrary, they are already deteriorated and cannot tolerate food in the same way.

Foods you must not feed your cat 

Some foods, due to their composition, become toxic for cats because their digestive system is not able to assimilate these substances. Cats cannot consume:

  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Onions and garlic
  • Raw proteins (meats, fish, eggs)
  • Yeast dough

There is much similarity between cats and dogs in terms of the foods they should not consume because of their toxicity. To learn more about what other foods you should not give to your cat, I invite you to read the 35 foods you should never give to your dog, which also applies to cats.

Tuna and pea pie 


  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 can of tuna in water
  • 1 medium breast
  • ½ cup of peas

Portions vary according to the size of the mold.


  1. Cook the peeled potato in water until you insert a knife and it feels soft. Let the potato cool and then mash it with a fork to puree.
  2. In the same potato water, cook the peas until they are soft.
  3. Cook the breast in unsalted water for 20 to 30 minutes. Then let it cool and shred it with a fork. Next, separate it into two portions.
  4. Drain the tuna well and divide it into two portions.
  5. Place half of the tuna in a blender or food processor with half of the shredded chicken until it is a well-blended paste. Reserve in a bowl.
  6. Add the mashed potatoes to the tuna and chicken mixture until well blended.
  7. Mix the remaining portions of tuna and chicken with the peas.
  8. In a pie pan or a wide glass put four layers of both mixtures 1 cm wide. You can also put only two layers but thicker of 2 or 3 cm. And that’s it, your cat can now enjoy it.

Liver pâté and shrimp pie a la cafetera 


  • 1 ½ cup of a dry concentrate
  • 1 cup of liver pâté
  • Chopped ham to taste
  • Shrimp to taste
  • 1 egg yolk

Depending on the size of the container or mold, you will get one or more cakes.

Attention: For this recipe, you must be willing to use your coffee maker (drip type) with cat food.


  1. Put 1 cup of dry feed in the coffee maker’s filter and then add water in the decanter. Then turn on your coffee maker and cook the feed until it softens.
  2. Add the previously cooked shrimp to the concentrate and mix in the filter. Then drain the remaining water.
  3. Add the egg yolk to give it more consistency. Then turn off the coffee maker and remove the mixture from the filter into a container.
  4. In a container covered with cling film (transparent plastic wrap), put the remaining ½ cup of dry feed as the first layer.
  5. Then put a layer of the wet feed and shrimp mixture. Finally, as the last layer, put ham to your taste to decorate.
  6. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes and then take it to the freezer for half an hour or until it feels much more firm.
  7. Next, remove the cake from the container using plastic wrap and place it on a plate, cover the cake with the liver pâté as if it were a glaze. Now your cat can enjoy it.

Pumpkin and peanut butter pie 


  • 1 ½ cup dry cat feed
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (natural, unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 50 gr powdered sugar (this amount won’t hurt)
  • Sprinkles to decorate


  1. Cook the pumpkin in water until it feels soft. Then put it in a bowl and mash it into a puree. Let it cool.
  2. In a food processor or blender, add the dry feed, peanut butter, and the puree. Blend until the consistency is thick and sticky.
  3. Mix the sugar and tablespoons of water in a bowl to form the glaze.
  4. Put the cake mixture in a cake pan and flatten the surface. Then add a thin layer of glaze and decorate with sprinkles. It will be ready for your cat to eat.

Tuna, chicken, and sweet potato cake 

Sweet potato is also known as camote or batata.


  • ½ cup tuna in water
  • ½ cup chicken
  • ½ cup mashed sweet potato
  • Rice flour


  1. Drain the water from the tuna, put it in a bowl, and flake it well with a fork.
  2. Cook the chicken in water for 20 to 30 minutes. Let it cool and cut it into small cubes.
  3. For the puree, cook the sweet potato in water until it feels soft. Then put it in a bowl and crush it. Let it cool.
  4. Mix the tuna, chicken, and puree in a bowl until everything is integrated.
  5. If you need more consistency or to absorb moisture, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of rice flour and mix well.
  6. Put the mixture in a cake pan and flatten the surface when finished. Leave it for 30 minutes in the refrigerator and it’s ready. Unmold and now you can serve it to your cat.                         

Sweet potato pie 


  • Half can of tuna in water
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 50 grams of mashed sweet potato (also called sweet potato)


  1. Cook the diced sweet potato in water for 10 to 15 minutes. Then drain the remaining water and start mashing until pureed.
  2. Drain the tuna and put it in a bowl to crumble it well.
  3. Then add the flour and the puree, but leave a little for decoration. Mix everything well until it forms a dough.
  4. Put the mixture in a cake pan and then smooth the surface. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Put the reserved puree in a piping bag or a clean plastic bag and also put it in the fridge.
  5. Take out the cake and unmold it, then put it on a plate. Decorate with the puree in whatever shape you like. If it feels too hard, you can add a little water to soften its consistency. Serve to your cat when it is at room temperature.

Mini fish cupcakes 


  • 2 cans of tuna fish
  • 3 teaspoons of flaxseed
  • 3 olives
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Drain the water from the two cans of tuna very well.
  3. Add the tuna to a food processor or blender and blend for 1 minute.
  4. Then add the flaxseed, the egg, and the 3 olives and blend until a smooth and slightly lumpy puree is formed.
  5. Pour the mixture into cupcake pans to ¾ of its capacity and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean and dry.
  6. Take out the mini cakes and let them cool on a wire rack. Once they are at room temperature, your cat can enjoy them.    

Salmon and cheesecake 


  • ¾ can of salmon
  • 3 tablespoons grated cheese
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg
  • Catnip (quantity to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  2. Drain the water from the salmon and put it in a bowl to crumble it.
  3. Add the grated cheese and flour and mix well.
  4. Finally, add the egg and mix until the mixture has a thick consistency.
  5. Put the mixture in a greased cake or cupcake pan.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle with a little catnip and let cool on a wire rack. And that’s it, your cat can now enjoy his tasty cake.

Now you have all kinds of cakes you can prepare for your cat to enjoy on his special day. What are you waiting for to pamper and nourish him in a single gift? Remember to always think about their health and well-being.