How to Make a Horse Birthday Cake
For my show gelding’s 8th Birthday, I decided store bought treats or even homemade sweets weren’t enough, and set out to create a decadent (but safe!) Birthday Cake perfect for horses.
The challenge was to create a birthday cake that would keep it’s shape using horse-friendly ingredients. The final result is pictured above- the best part about this horse birthday cake is that no baking is required!
Here are the steps for cooking this No Bake Horse Birthday Cake Recipe:
Recipe will need adjusted based on pan size, ratios may need adjusted for consistency, this recipe is adaptable!
- What you will need:
- 3-5 carrots
- 2 cups oats/oatmeal or sweet feed
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 2 Tbs Molasses (optional)
- marshmallow shapes (optional)
1. Chop finely or process in your food processor 3-5 medium sized carrots. (you can substitute or add processed/chopped lettuce, corn, celery, or pumpkin if you know your horse has a taste for them)
2. Prepare your pan. For this no-bake horse birthday cake recipe you’ll need a well greased pan. The birthday cake pictured was made using a small saucepan. Spray your pan with cooking spray then, if desired, place shaped marshmallows around edges.
3. Next, combine 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (Non-Instant Oatmeal – sweet feed may be substituted) with the processed vegetables.
4. In a separate microwave safe bowl, add 1 cup small marshmallows and 2 Tbs molasses (optional). Microwave 30 seconds at a time until totally melted.
5. Pour marshmallow mixture over carrots and oats, stir. The mixture should have the consistency of warm rice krispie treats. Let cool slightly.
6. Carefully spoon mixture into greased pan (pushing around marshmallow shapes, as needed). With a greased spoon, compress mixture into pan.
7. Let cool completely, then bump pan to plop shaped birthday cake out. Decorate with remaining carrot shreds or marshmallow shapes.
8. Feed and enjoy! This recipe makes 2-4 servings for your horse’s birthday party guests! Feeding the entire cake to your horse at once is not advisable and may make them sick! (Although it will keep, without refrigeration, for 2-3 days)
Horse-Safe Cake Icing!
To make icing for your Horse Cake, take 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt and add oat flour, tablespoon by tablespoon, until the mixture is stiff but still soft. (you can make your own oat flour by pulverizing non-instant oatmeal in a blender or food processor) Spoon into a zip lock bag, snip off one corner, and squeeze out a stream to spell words or add decorations to your cake.