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This weekend, APHA mare and EquiStix designer, Cali, turned 10 years old!  It’s hard to believe that that once-upon-a-time little punky filly is now a mature lady!

EquiStix "Designer", Cali (APHA palomino mare)

In honor of Cali’s big day, I’d like to share this tasty and easy horse birthday cake recipe.  It is no-bake, which makes it quick and convenient, fun for the kids to help you with, and practically fool proof for those of us who may not be as gifted in the kitchen as we are in the saddle! 😉


Cali’s Carrot Cake:

  • 4 cups of sweet feed (or oats)
  • 1 cup of molasses (or honey)
  • 1 carrot, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 carrots cut into carrot sticks
  • 1 apple, sliced

Mix the molasses (or honey) and sweet feed (or oats), along with the grated carrot in a large mixing bowl.

When fully mixed, place the “batter” on a plate and shape into the form of a birthday cake. This is a little sticky and a lot of fun, especially for little hands!

Layer the apple slices on top as “frosting” (or use more shredded carrots for this if your horse prefers), and stick the sliced carrots vertically on top, as candles.

Fun, cute, and easy, it’s a sticky but delicious treat your horse is sure to enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Cali girl!

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  1. Found a link to this perfect horse bday cake recipe on, and so glad I did! My horse, Betsy AKA Carrot Crusher, has a birthday coming up and I’m definitely using this to make her day a great one. Thanks Alexis!

    1. Hi my horse name is dee colo shania and ive had her for 3 years so her birthday is comeing up on march 24 2014 she was born at 1999. At every horse show we have been to we got first place so I thought that I will surpize her and I love her so much that every. Day I wright in a journal si I will go back and read and remember all the time we had thanks for the recipe I hope she loves it good bye name is madison and I am 10 years old


    1. I havent tried Equine Senior specifically as a substite, but I’m sure it will work similarly! Sweet feed just gives it the consistancy to form a solid, so I’m sure you can play around with ingredients to see what fits your/your horse’s needs! Good luck, and let us know if the modification works for you!!

  2. My horses birthday is on tuesday and i have been looking for heaps of things to make and then i came here!!! Thabkyouuuuu i am soooo gonna make this xox thankyouuu

  3. Hi I just made this for my boy’s birthday. His name is Remmy AKA Remington, now a 22 year old dressage and eventing school master. I ran into a bit of a problem. The batter is very loose and barely sticks. Is it supposed to do that? Is there anyway I can harden it?

    1. Hmm, strange Gabby! It should be sticky enough to hold form… might be a little soft, but shouldnt be runny. Try chilling it in the friedge to see if that helps if you run into the probelm again! let me know how it goes! 🙂

  4. Thanks alot easy recipe. I just made this cake even added more ingredients and came out great I’m sure my horses will be super happy when I take it to them 🙂

  5. My boys birthday is this Friday (4/6/08) so I’m making him a birthday cake and this one looks like it will work perfect. Thanks you so much.

    Btw his name is Lenny and his registered name is Lenna the Diamond Cowboy.

  6. My pony Xander turn 6 on 11/20/19. Making this cake for the best pony ever I know he will love it. . He is an eventing Connemara pony and works very hard. True gem.

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