Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Pupcake Recipe

Chef Riley is back in the Kitchen today whipping up a sweet treat for his lady friends.  This recipe is a dog-friendly take on red-velvet cupcakes.  I made it last night and my pups loved them.  OK they are labs so they love everything edible.  But I tasted them too and even though I am not a fan of “the beet” it was pretty good.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of apple sauce (preferably natural without sugar)
  • 1/3 cup of beet puree or beet juice
  • 1 1/2 cup of wheat flour (all purpose white will work too)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese for frosting


  • Preheat over to 350
  • In a large bowl, combine honey, oil, apple sauce, beet puree or juice and egg
  • Gradually add flour
  • Mix thoroughly until everything is combined
  • Spoon mixture into cupcake pan
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let them cool on a rack
  • For frosting, add the cottage cheese to a food processor or blender and puree cottage cheese until smooth about 30 seconds to 1-minute
  • Frost and serve

I do not have a picture of the finished product because the pups ate them before I could even get to my camera out.


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