It’s the time of year for horse birthday’s, especially in the Arabian Horse industry. Most Arabians are born in the Spring so that they are mature enough by the time they get into the show ring, as each horse turns a year older on January 1. If you want to make your horse’s birthday extra special this year, keep reading along for some amazing homemade treat recipes. Spoil your horse rotten!
3 Minute Horse Birthday Cake Recipe (via Horse Nation)
1 cup quick oats (Quaker Oats work well)
2 carrots, shredded
1/4 cup of molasses
1 sugar cube (optional)
Mix ingredients well by hand and place mixture into a small dessert dish to give the “cake” its form. Stuff the sugar cube into the mix, if desired. Flip dessert dish over until the cake releases onto a plate and refrigerate until hardened. This cake will be a hit!
Carrot Cake (via WikiHow)
5-6 large, fresh carrots
2-3 cups oats (regular oats or instant oatmeal, etc.)
2 cups plain or all purpose flour
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2-1/3 cup molasses
Extra water (optional)
Line a baking or cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone sheet.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
Grate or puree the carrots until they are of a fine consistency.
Transfer to one bowl.
If pureeing the carrots, cut into diced pieces before adding to the food processor.
Add the flour, sugar and oats to the other mixing bowl.
Add the mixed dry ingredients to the grated or pureed carrots.
Combine thoroughly by stirring with the spatula. If needed, you can also try mixing with your very clean fingers.
Add the quarter cup of water to the mixture.
Mix in the molasses gradually. The resulting mixture should feel sticky and not be runny. If it is runny, add more flour to soak up the liquid.
Transfer the sticky dough to the baking or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Shape the dough in a mound or cake shape, using your hands.
Place in the preheated oven to bake.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until it is a golden brown color. It should not feel wet, and it will be firm and slightly soft inside.
Remove from the oven.
Allow to cool on a wire baking rack.
Stick some carrots in the middle of it as candles for the horse.
It's now ready to serve––be sure to sing Happy Birthday to your horse.
The cake must only be served in slices; do not feed the horse the entire cake
Grain Cake (via WikiHow)
1/2 a bag of grain
1/2 cup of molasses
10 sugar cubes
4-5 peppermints, crushed
A pinch of cinnamon
1/2 a cup of powdered sugar
1/2 a cup of diced carrots (one to two carrots)
Use a large bowl for mixing the ingredients together.
Place the grain and molasses into a food processor and puree.
Dice 1 or 2 carrots, add about 6 regular sized sugar cubes, and 4 to 5 crushed peppermints into the bowl.
Stir with the spoon until the molasses glues everything together in a gooey mix.
Put the cake onto a paper plate.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on top (however much you think is enough).
Put four sugar cubes on top of the powdered sugar.
Serve the cake. Cut into slices before serving and feed individually to your horse. Remember to sing "Happy Birthday!"