So yesterday was my babes birthday, not Mark, Mr. Eko! I should explain to those of you that don't know him just how his name came to be. Mark and I are HUGE fans of LOST. And Mr. Eko was an enormous Nigerian drug lord, who's character on LOST had a surprisingly faithful heart. We thought it was pretty comical that Eko is a 13 lb. Lhasa Apso. He has been the highlight to my everyday! So this was my day to spoil him, even more than I already do!!!! I did some research on dog friendly foods that I could put into a cake, that both he and we could enjoy.
Eko's Birthday Cake
2 cups of water 3 cups whole wheat flour (or unbleached white)
2 ripe bananas 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 carrot 1/2 cup carob powder
1/4 cup peanut butter (organic)
1/8 tsp vanilla
3 tbs honey
Preheat oven to 350. Mix bananas, honey, peanut butter, and carrots together in blender. Slowly add water and the rest of the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl add dry and mix well, slowly add 1/2 cup of dry mix at a time until incorporated. Grease 9X13 inch pan. It took me 45 min to bake, but it may take bit longer. Use a toothpick in the center to check to see if it is done.
When I took it out, it looked very dry. It was not your typical birthday cake.
1/2 cup peanut butter (organic)
4 ounces of room temp. cream cheese
4 tbl honey
1/4 cup carob powder
* white chocolate chips to decorate
* Mark thought I could sell the recipe to Powerbar. It is definitely a healthy tasting treat...a bit too bland for me (would need to add something), but carob is an acquired taste. I have a huge thing of carob powder, so I will be using it in later recipes to use it up.
*Also, I made Eko a special dinner. He LOVES red peppers, so I made a red pepper omelette!