Remember earlier this month when I announced that today, February 23rd, is Canada’s Third National Cupcake Day – raising money for SPCAs and Humane Societies across the country? That’s right – today is all about cupcakes – and raising money to help animals in need all around Canada.
I’m excited to announce that I am *this* close to reaching my fundraising goal and am hoping that this post and recipe will help me reach my goal. I’m not able to host a bake sale today so I’m hosting a virtual/ in real life event – I’m posting the recipe here and “in real life” I’ll take them to work today to share with my colleagues (‘cos sweet treats are always welcome on a Monday morning!).
These are mini cupcakes – my favourite kind, really, because it’s *just* enough of a sweet hit – sometimes cupcakes are ginormous these days! These are made with almond and all-puprose flour so they are a denser kind of cake, not unlike a financier, and topped with a simple cream cheese frosting. Since I’m a zest fan, I’ve topped these with a little clementine zest (and there’s zest in the cakes too!). Bright clean flavours for a dull, chilly Monday…
For the cakes:
For the cream cheese frosting:
Make the cream cheese frosting:
Happy Monday, all!
Support me in helping animals in need!
Today, I’ll be sharing these cupcakes with my colleagues in return for donations. However, if you like the look of the recipe here today, you’re welcome to donate too. If you’d like to visit my “online bakery”, just head to my personal page (updated each year) on the National Cupcake Day website, where you will be able to donate to the cause.
Donations will help shelters across Canada give a surrendered cat or dog a new forever home, rescue a neglected or abused animal and give them a second chance at a new life, and provide emergency surgery injured animals. Go on, the cats and dogs of Canada will thank you
Other cupcakes you might also enjoy:
National Cupcake Day 2013: Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2014: Jaffington Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2015: Little Orange and Almond Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2016: Jam and Cream Butterfly Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2017: Strawberry Yoghurt Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2018: Double Chocolate Buckwheat Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2019: Fudge-y Chocolate Cupcakes
National Cupcake Day 2020: Lemon-Blueberry Financiers
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