Join in Cupcake Day fun

Published 8:00am 11 August 2022

Join in Cupcake Day fun
Words by Kylie Knight

Preheat the oven and get baking this August to raise money for the RSPCA.

Instead of designating a day this year the charity, that cares for all creatures great and small, says Cupcake Day can be any day you want this month.

RSPCA Queensland is calling on schools, social groups and workplaces to bake and fundraise in August for RSPCA Cupcake Day. It’s free to sign up and host your own event.

Cupcake Day is not limited to just cupcakes. You can make brownies, slices, quiches, muffins, doughnuts, meringues or even an Insta-worthy grazing table. You can even bake for your dog!

RSPCA Queensland Spokesperson Emma Lagoon says it’s a great excuse to throw a party.

“All funds raised by generous community members helps keep our doors open so animals can get their second chance,” Emma says.

“This year the top school fundraiser and team fundraiser will also get an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the RSPCA to see firsthand how they’re making a difference.”

Each year, more than 100,000 animals turn to the RSPCA looking for help.

For Cupcake Day recipes, head here

Join in Cupcake Day fun
Photo: Jacob McNeilage

Doggie pupcake recipe

If you’d like to bake for your dog, here’s a recipe from the RSPCA.

Ingredients:

• 2 large bananas

• 1/2 cup peanut butter

• 1/4 cup coconut oil

• 1/2 cup grated carrots

• 3 cups finely ground oat flour

• 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk (optional)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.

2. Mash 2 large bananas with 1/2 cup of peanut butter in a large bowl.

3. Stir in 1/4 cup of coconut oil to complete the wet mixture.

4. Mix in 1/2 cup of grated finely carrots and 3 cups of finely ground oat flour.

5. Depending on the size of the bananas, the mixture may be slightly dry which can be easily fixed by adding a dash of unsweetened soy milk at a time and stirring until correct cupcake texture is achieved.

6. Scoop mixture into cupcake liners and sprinkle each with oats before placing in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden on top.

To decorate the pupcakes, use healthy ingredients your dog will love or get creative and beat bananas and some oat flour to a frosting consistency and decorate with a dog treat or a blueberry on top.

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