Remember earlier this month when I announced that today, February 26th, is Canada’s sixth 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.
This is my sixth year participating and I’m a little short of my fundraising goal but am hopeful that this recipe might raise enough funds to get me there. A cupcake recipe for a great cause – what’s not to like? As I’m not able to host a bake sale today, I’m hosting a virtual event – posting the recipe here and “in real life” I’ll take them to work today to share with my colleagues (because who can’t use a cupcake on a Monday?).
This year, I’ve made a batch of double chocolate gluten-free cupcakes which are not super sweet on their own (based on my double chocolate buckwheat banana bread recipe). I’ve topped them with a rich chocolate ganache (and sprinkles, of course!) and I find them just the right amount of sweetness (and they are naturally gluten-free because they use buckwheat flour!).
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Help me support 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 on the National Cupcake Day website, where you will be able to donate to the cause.
Donations will be directed towards the Toronto Humane Society to help 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
About SPCAs and Humane Societies
SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada participating in this year’s National Cupcake Day are dedicated to a variety of life saving work that may include: enforcing animal welfare legislation; rehabilitation and adoption for lost, abused and abandoned animals; advocacy for companion, wild and farm animals; and humane education.
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