My horse's b-day is this Thursday, and I always make him something extra yummy! Do you guys have any cake recipes? I usually just take a horse treat recipe and put it in a mini cheese cake tin, but I was looking for some other ideas, too.
I always do birthday cakes, and cookies at Christmas. :) I'm a sucker and I love baking haha.
The recipe I use is basically just a carrot cake type of thing, it makes your kitchen smell heavenly and actually tastes really good, so people can eat it too. I stick a carrot in it for a "candle" and let the birthday boy "blow it out."
Here's the recipe - you'll just need a regular-sized cake tin.
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup bran
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups of carrots, grated (have fun...haha)
1.5 cups corn oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
Optional things to add:
Diced apple pieces
Crushed up peppermints
Apple slices to decorate the top
Preheat the oven to 325 and grease your cake tin. Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the carrots, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake about one hour. When it is done, you can decorate with special horse-icing, peppermint pieces, apple slices - whatever you choose! :) I usually make the icing and drizzle it on while the cake is hot.
Here's the icing recipe:
2 cups of bran
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup warm water
I find this makes a LOT, so if you're just making a glaze, like I did, you may want to cut the recipe in half and then just add in small increments until you get the right amount.
For my horses 'sweet sixteen', I sliced apples, mixed them with molasses and a LITTLE cinnemon. Also on top put oats mixed with mlosasses. It was really good. She loved it. I ate some. Kinda sticky though.
You will need: apples, bananas very finely chopped, honey, & powdered sugar
Cut the apples into slices, and spread the chopped bananas onto the apple slices. Drizzle honey over the fruit, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in the refrigerator until hard or until you to to the barn. My horse loves bananas and apples, so this is her favorite treat!
Take an apple, roll it in honey and stick oats to it! Simple as that.