Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

Canada Day is almost upon us and I don’t know about you, but I feel like celebrating beyond the traditional festivities. This year, why not spread cheer with decadent and cheerful Canada Day cupcakes that make for a sweet interlude between the planned activities and will be a hit with everyone?

Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

Canada Day In The Nation’s Capital

My family loves the military drills and the changing of the guard events. The cultural displays and performers are always appreciated and enjoyed as a part of our family traditions and we can’t forget wrapping up the day with the glorious fireworks displays. In between these events there is always a lot of walking and visiting with friends too. Trust me when I tell you Canada Day in the Nation’s Capital can be quite the affair. With so much going on, these Canada Day cupcakes are just what is needed.

Fancy Canada Day Cupcakes

These look quite fancy; swirls of colour and an awesome topper totally make this treat stand out from the crowd. They are perfect for such a time of celebration and community. After so much action, these glorious cupcakes make for an epic dessert or just a sweet way to say Happy Canada Day to your neighbours and friends. You can use a homemade cake recipe, which is provided below, or use a white cake mix. 

Easy Red and White Frosting Swirl

The swirls of colour in this recipe should not intimidate you. It is so easy to create this effect with some food colouring, layering the batter and giving it a gentle swirl. While this is a little more work than just spooning in batter, it is really worth the few moments of extra effort it takes.

You can find more Canada Day ideas here. Reader favourites include Canada Red Velvet Cake Pops and Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies.

Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

If you are celebrating Canada Day at home with your family and friends, you can create Canada Day crafts or make these Canada Day cupcakes for dessert. You better make 2 batches as they won’t last for long! 

Canada Day 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 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Red gel food colouring
Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make The Canada Day Cupcakes

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.

Step 2: Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: Divide the batter into two bowls. Add red gel food colouring to one bowl and stir well. The second bowl remains white.

Step 6: 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.

Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 8: Cool for 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack until fully cooled

Canada Day Cupcakes Frosting

Ingredients

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

How To Make The Frosting

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down. If the frosting drops off the spoon, add more powdered sugar.

Step 3: Divide the frosting into two bowls. One bowl add several red drops of gel food colouring and stir well. The second bowl remains white.

Step 4: Scoop individual colours 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.

Step 5: Frost the cupcakes by starting on the edges of the baked cupcakes and with the frosting work towards the centre of the cupcake.

Festive Canada Day Cupcakes Recipe

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Festive Canada Day Cupcakes

Lyne
If you are celebrating Canada Day at home with your family and friends, you can make these festive Canada Day cupcakes for dessert!
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 12
Calories 569 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cupcake

  • 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 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Red gel food colouring

Frosting

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

Instructions
 

Cupcakes

  • 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 colouring 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

Frosting

  • 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 colouring 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 5gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 992IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne 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 loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. 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 City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

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

  1. These cupcakes look amazing and I’m guessing they taste amazing to.
    You’re really talented and lucky to be able to decorate and make such beautiful creations.

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