Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

| June 19, 2015 | 16 Comments

Canada Day in Ottawa

My family and I are lucky to live in the Nation’s Capital and to be able to enjoy the festivities on Parliament Hill every Canada Day. We usually start the day with watching the Changing of the Guard marching to music and military drills performed by the Governor General’s Foot Guards. Afterwards, you can hear the Carillon Concert of the Peace Tower, featuring Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady. We then have lunch at the Chicken Farmers of Canada Annual Great Canadian Chicken BBQ and make it in time to see the Canada Noon Show, and of course, the Snowbirds and CF-18s fly above us! After, we head out to Major Hill Park and take part in a variety of cultural performances, displays and exhibits. For more fun family activities, particularly if you have children aged 3 to 12, you need to visit the Jacques Cartier Park to enjoy games, physical activities, performances, inflatable slides, and more! If you still have any energy left in you, you can attend the Canada Day Evening Show followed by the extremely popular firework demonstrations!

If you are staying home, celebrating Canada Day with family and friends, you can create Canada Day crafts or make these festive tie/dye Canada Day cupcakes for desserts. You better make 2 batches as they won’t last for long! 

How are you celebrating Canada Day?

Enjoy and Happy Canada Day!

 

Festive Canada Day Cupcakes

 

Cupcake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 egg whites
2 eggs
2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Red gel food coloring

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
-Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
-Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
-Add sugar and  vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.
-Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.
-Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
-Add 1/3 cup flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding  1/3  cup of the buttermilk; add 1/3 cup flour mixture again then add 1/3 cup buttermilk mix on low-speed, add 1/3 cup of flour and add the rest of 1/3 cup of buttermilk mix in low-speed until thoroughly blended.
-Divide the batter into two bowls. Add red gel food coloring to one bowl and stir well. The second bowl remains white.
-Begin by spooning in some of the red batter then add the white on top of the red. Continue with the a spoon of the red again then the white all around the individual lined cupcake tins.
-The batter will spread out in the cupcake tin but continue to layer the batter with the red then the white.
-The batter should reach 2/3rd of the top of the lined cupcake holders.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Cool for 10 minutes.
-Remove to a wire rack until fully cooled

Canada Day Cupcake

Frosting:

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cup powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup heavy cream
Red gel food coloring

Directions: 

-Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
-Add vanilla extract.
-Add powder sugar with heavy cream  into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if  the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar.
-Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down. If the frosting drops off the spoon, add more powdered sugar.
-Divide the frosting into two bowls. One bowl add several red drops of gel food coloring and stir well. The second bowl remains white.
-Scoop individual colors of the frosting, one at a time, into a pastry bag. Start with the red frosting, second add the white frosting.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip. Test it out before applying the frosting to the cupcakes.  The frosting should come out in a mixture of the red and white.
-Frost the cupcakes by starting on the edges of the baked cupcakes and with the frosting work towards the center of the cupcake.

Canada Day Cupcake Recipe

Festive Canada Day Cupcakes
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Cupcake
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 2 egg whites
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 cup flour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/4 baking soda
  8. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  9. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  10. 1 tsp vanilla
  11. Red gel food coloring
Frosting
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3 cup powder sugar
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  5. Red gel food coloring
Cupcakes
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
  4. Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
  5. Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.
  6. Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
  8. Add 1/3 cup flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding 1/3 cup of the buttermilk; add 1/3 cup flour mixture again then add 1/3 cup buttermilk mix on low-speed, add 1/3 cup of flour and add the rest of 1/3 cup of buttermilk mix in low-speed until thoroughly blended.
  9. Divide the batter into two bowls. Add red gel food coloring to one bowl and stir well. The second bowl remains white.
  10. Begin by spooning in some of the red batter then add the white on top of the red. Continue with the a spoon of the red again then the white all around the individual lined cupcake tins.
  11. The batter will spread out in the cupcake tin but continue to layer the batter with the red then the white.
  12. The batter should reach 2/3rd of the top of the lined cupcake holders.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Cool for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove to a wire rack until fully cooled
Frosting
Directions
  1. Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Add powder sugar with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
  4. If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  5. Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down. If the frosting drops off the spoon, add more powdered sugar.
  6. Divide the frosting into two bowls. One bowl add several red drops of gel food coloring and stir well. The second bowl remains white.
  7. Scoop individual colors of the frosting, one at a time, into a pastry bag. Start with the red frosting, second add the white frosting.
  8. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip. Test it out before applying the frosting to the cupcakes. The frosting should come out in a mixture of the red and white.
  9. Frost the cupcakes by starting on the edges of the baked cupcakes and with the frosting work towards the center of the cupcake.
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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These cupcakes are beautiful and just right for Canada Day 🙂

  2. kristen visser says:

    those cupcakes are amazing!!! they look so delicious and too pretty to eat 🙂

  3. Erika E says:

    What fancy looking cupcakes! I think they would be worth the effort for such a terrific looking Canada Day treat.

    • Lyne says:

      It’s relatively easy to make, just a bit more time consuming than a regular cupcake because of the tie/dye. Definitely worth it!

  4. Yolande Vanier says:

    These cupcakes are beautiful and just right for Canada Day
    and to please the children

  5. heidi c. says:

    These are so pretty and festive! Perfect for any Canada day celebration!

  6. kathy downey says:

    Perfect for Canada Day I love them

  7. Anne Taylor says:

    These cupcakes are amazing!!! My grandkids (and everyone else) would love them, they are so festive! Thanks!

  8. kathy downey says:

    I just love the topper,the kids will love them!

  9. JaimeeM says:

    You post THE BEST recipes. Thank you! Will be filing for later

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    These are perfect for the occasion!

  11. ChrisM says:

    These look great- where can I find the firework cocktail picks? I can only the picks in red and blue.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These cupcakes will be marvellous for this year’s big celebrations too. 🙂

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