How You Can Get Involved in National Cupcake Day to Support SPCAs & Humane Societies

Did you know February 23rd is National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and humane societies?

What a great excuse to get together with dog-loving-friends and your fur-babies to indulge in some home-baking while raising funds and awareness for an important cause.

Dog & Crow owner Kate Horsman and I are the loving mothers of two incredible rescue dogs, Mary-Jane and Effie. We’re passionate about raising awareness on the topic, so we got together for a baking day…and our rescue babies thanked us. Our vegan and canine-friendly recipe are below. But first, how can you get involved, too?

1. Register online here (so your friends and supporters can easily donate).
2. Plan your Cupcake Day Party and tell your friends and co-workers.
3. Bake! Serve your treats at your National Cupcake Day Party and collect donations (or direct friends to your online donations page).

For full details, head to the official National Cupcake Day site



For our cupcake party, Kate made ultra-delectable Peanut Butter Pup Cakes (as you can tell they were a huge hit with MJ!).Head to Country Cleaver’s site for the recipe.

Plant-based cupcakes were the obvious choice for our human treats…so I visited one of my favourite Vegan Baking Sites, This Rawsome Vegan Life

Rawsome Vegan Baking’s “Nut-Free Creamy Coconut Cheesecake”

The slightly adapted, cupcake-friendly version…


1/2 c. oat flour
1/2 c. pitted dates
3/4 c. young coconut meat
1/4 c. melted coconut oil
3 tbsp. maple syrup
1/3 c. coconut flakes
juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
1 tsp. vanilla or seeds from 1 vanilla pod


Crust: Combine the oats and the dates in your food processor until it all begins to stick together. Press into the bottom of a muffin tins with paper liners.
Cheesecake: Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Pour onto your mini-crusts and pop into the freezer so they can firm up. The next day (or later that night), they will be ready to enjoy.



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