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Festive Canada Day Cupcakes

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



  • 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


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



  • 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


  • 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.


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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