How to Make a Birthday Cake for Your Cat

Updated: Jan. 12, 2024

Show your cat a little extra love on their special day with this homemade cat birthday cake recipe! Whether your cat prefers tuna or chicken, this protein-packed cake will leave them meowing for more.

My fiancé and I have two cats, Panko and Spoons. Like any other pet parent, we like to spoil our babies with toys and treats and hours of good scratching. But what better way to celebrate them than with a cake? With Spoons’ birthday coming up, we decided to make a cat birthday cake. Lucky for our feline friends, this cake recipe is a protein-packed treat that they are definitely going to want more of.

Despite popular belief, cats shouldn’t eat flour, drink milk or consume sugar. Proteins like meat and eggs are the major staple in feline diets. Since many human foods are toxic to pets, it is important to make sure that the ingredients you use are fresh and do not contain additional seasoning, oils or sugars. Cats can also be picky eaters, so make sure that your cat cake has some of their favorite treats as special cake decorations.

How to Make a Cat Birthday Cake


  • 1 small egg, scrambled
  • 1 can cooked chicken breast in water
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup plain pumpkin puree (no added seasonings, sugars, etc.)

Editor’s Tip: If your cat prefers tuna to chicken, feel free to substitute canned tuna in this recipe. Be sure to get canned tuna in water and check the ingredient list to make sure it does not contain additional fats or oils.


Step 1: Whisk egg

whisking an egg in a small glass bowlErin Dickman for Taste of Home

Crack one small egg into a small mixing bowl. Scramble the egg with a fork or whisk until smooth and combined. Set aside.

Step 2: Combine chicken with egg

mixing cat cake ingredients in a bowlErin Dickman for Taste of Home

Drain the can of cooked chicken breast. Combine the cooked chicken breast and the egg mixture into one bowl. Add some green peas into the mixture if desired.

Step 3: Form the cakes

scooping cat cake mixture into a muffin panErin Dickman for Taste of Home

Using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon, pour the mixture into sections in a muffin tin. Do not grease the tin with cooking spray, butter or oil—cats are unable to process those types of sprays and fats.

Step 4: Bake the cakes

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Once ready, put the muffin tin into the oven for eight minutes, or until eggs are cooked all the way through. Do not microwave. Microwaves affect fat molecules in food, making them harmful for cats to ingest. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool.

Step 5: Decorate

decorating a cat cakeErin Dickman for Taste of Home

Once the mini cakes are at room temperature, remove from the muffin tin and place on a serving plate or in cat food bowls.

Decorate the top of the cat cakes with pumpkin puree and top with additional green peas. Pumpkin puree can be placed into a piping bag, or spread using a spoon or knife. Serve with your favorite cat treats!

Tips for Making a Cake for Your Cat

cat eating a cat cakeErin Dickman for Taste of Home

  • Cat cakes should be eaten in moderation. Even though cats can eat foods like tuna, it is not great for their health to regularly consume it in large quantities.
  • Protein is the main part of a cat’s diet. Meat and eggs should be cooked all the way through, and fish should be boiled until cooked.
  • Do not season any food for your cat. This includes butter, oil, salt, sugar, herbs, garlic, onion and more. Foods in the allium family are toxic for cats (and dogs) and should be avoided at all costs.
  • If you are using a mold for your cat cake, make sure to either pour or press your cat cake into the mold. Do not spray the mold with butter, oil or non-stick spray. To remove from the mold, wiggle until it releases, or wait until it cools at room temperature and carve it out with a spoon.