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Liver Cake For Dogs

Do you want to know how to make liver cake for dogs? If you haven’t already made it for your four legged friend, you really need to give it a go, they’ll love you even more (if that’s at all possible!) 

First up, I’m not a fan of liver.

But my dog is. And who am I to deny that face of cuteness?!

liver cake for dogs

Liver cake makes the perfect dog treat and is especially useful for training dogs.

This particular recipe makes a large amount, what I like to do is make this quanity and then freeze some to defrost for later use.

You only need to give them a tiny little bit when you are training, so make sure you cut it up into really small chunks. Liver cake is rich and a little goes a long way.

If you want to make less, then you will need to scale it down accordingly.

How To Make Liver Cake For Dogs

You’ll need a blender or food processor to make this liver cake recipe. I used my Ninja blender, but you can use any blender. 

Place the liver, egg and garlic (removed – I have too many questions about garlic and dogs, please ask your vet for advice) in the blender and blast it until smooth. If you don’t like liver, you probably won’t enjoy this part! 

Mix it into the flour. I used spelt flour, but you can also use wholemeal flour.

Transfer it to a baking tray. You can lightly grease it, or use some baking paper, to stop it from sticking.

Cook it for about 30 minutes and then leave it to cool before slicing it up into bite sized treats.

Side note: if your dog is about during this time they will go pretty crazy trying to get a sneaky taste in!  

Storing Liver Cake

Once the liver cake has cooled down, chop it up into smaller treat sizes and portion them out for when you need to use them. 

chopped up liver cake for dogs

Liver cake will last for up to 3 days in the fridge – store them in an airtight container, or sandwich bags. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

Do you make any homemade treats for your dog? Let me know in the comments!

liver cake for dogs

Liver Cake For Dogs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Your dog is going to love you even more than usual when you make them this liver cake for dogs!


  • 400g liver
  • 1 egg
  • 150g spelt flour (or wholemeal)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Put the liver and egg in a blender or food processor. Whizz until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour and blender mixture until well mixed.
  4. Transfer to a lined baking tin.
  5. Cook in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool and then slice up into bite sized treats.



This recipe will make quite a few batches of liver cake. It will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Friday 9th of April 2021

What size pan do you bake it in?


Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Thanks for this wonderful recipe, our 8 month of golden retriever loves it! He’s quite the nuisance when I’m trying to prepare it. We omit the garlic because he’s had lots of tummy issues before so like to be extra careful but added in a banana. A gross combo but Toby is mad for it

Rose W

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Goodness some people are rude. Have a young dog so needed to find my long used recipe for treats as have been putting liver in the old dogs food so hadn't needed to make liver cake. she loves it, as for the garlic, its gone into it too. Garlic is the same family as onions but a small quantity can be beneficial in preventing fleas , onions were actually used as a blood purifier by vets and like all beneficial foods your dog can be overdosed by them.

Liana Green

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Thanks for everyone's comments on this. I too did a lot of research in a quest to feed our dog the best food possible and discovered that garlic in small quantities is just fine and as you say, beneficial in preventing fleas.

Jackie grattan

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Does this recipe give your dog the runs?. I was always put off feeding more than a teeny quantity of liver for that very reason, but my 9 month old pup is so not food oriented but I think he would demolish these but as he's long haired I'm a bit nervous on the upset tummy front.

Liana Green

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi Jackie - my dog didn't experience any tummy problems but with a puppy who hasn't had anything before I would only give them a tiny bit to start with to see how they react - you can always freeze the extra. Hope that helps!

Hannah Welsh

Monday 15th of February 2021

Thank you so much for the recipe! And sorry you get so many negative comments about the garlic, unfortunately vets generally aren’t experts on nutrition (most still recommend rice which dogs can’t digest) and garlic is actually a great medicinal herb and flea prevention method.

One question I have for people like me who aren’t natural bakers, can the flour be added into my nutribullet after I’ve blended the liver/egg/garlic, or must it be done by hand?

Thanks! Hannah

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