Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we're featuring cupcake recipes!

Over 20 Fabulously Fun Cupcakes | Food Bloggers of Canada

Cupcakes are fun.  Honestly... there is just something about a little tiny cake you can hold in your hands that's topped with some fluffy frosting and, of course, sprinkles.  It's really really hard to look at a cupcake and not have it brighten your day at least a little bit - even if sweets aren't your jam.

Plus, as we have stated many times before, sprinkles increase the happiness factor by 672.4% - it's been scientifically proven (no it hasn't - we made that up but we're pretty sure if somebody studied this they'd find it's true!).

Now if you're like me, frosting cupcakes is a not your zone of excellence.  Which is why we had Marian from Sweetopia create this excellent little mini tutorial for you on how to frost a cupcake with a classic swirl.

And as huge doggie lovers here at FBC, we'd also like to remind you that February 25th is National Cupcake Day in Canada, in aid of the Ontario SPCA.  Why not make a batch of cupcakes to take to work and share them with colleagues in exchange for a donation.  If you're not in Ontario, consider donating to your local SPCA chapter or your local animal shelter! This is not sponsored, we just love our dogs. All the dogs.  (They're all good dogs, Brett.)

Now if these 20 plus cupcake recipes aren't enough for you to get started, we've got even more cupcake recipes to brighten your day:

Chocolate Cupcakes

by Sara's Baking Blog

Chocolate Cupcakes by Sara's Baking Blog

We're kicking it off with a classic chocolate cupcake with sprinkles from Sara's Baking Blog.

Fat Elvis Cupcakes

by Celebration Generation

Fat Elvis Cupcakes by Celebration Generation

We're pretty sure these Fat Elvis Cupcakes from Celebration Generation really would have been a favourite of the King. With a moist banana cake base topped with both a peanut butter and a chocolate Swiss meringue Buttercream it's got all of his favourite flavours in one!

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Cupcakes

by Jo and Sue

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Cupcakes by Jo and Sue

Cherries and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly. Jo and Sue's Chocolate Dipped Cherry Cupcakes start with a vanilla cupcake with a layer of chocolate spread over top and then topped with a cherry buttercream and then the literal cherry on top - a chocolate dipped cherry!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Banana Cupcakes

by Bite Me More

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Banana Cupcakes by Bite Me More

These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Banana Cupcakes from Bite Me More transport you back to childhood.  A banana cupcake topped and stuffed with a creamy cinnamon cereal icing and topped with cinnamon cereal bites! Bring on the Saturday cartoons!

Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes

by Simply Stacie

Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes | Simply Stacie

A coconut cream pie in cupcake format! Simply Stacie starts her Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes with a little circle of pie crust on the bottom topped with coconut cake and then stuffed with coconut pudding and topped of with a swirl of coconut buttercream frosting and a sprinkle of toasted coconut.

Earl Grey Cream Cheese Cupcakes With Edible Gold

by Chocolate + Connie

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Earl Grey Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Edible Gold by Chocolate + Connie

These delightfully delicate looking Earl Grey Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Edible Gold from Chocolate + Connie are perfect dainties for an afternoon tea, a wedding shower or for when you simply want to feel elegant while putting your feet up in your PJs! The floral early grey flavour is infused into the cupcake dough and the then topped with a cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

by Love In My Oven

Carrot Cake Cupcakes by Love In My Oven

Carrot cake is a perennial favourite and Love In My Oven has kept her Carrot Cake Muffins as classic as possible with a lightly spiced, moist cake topped of with, of course, cream cheese frosting. The classics are classic for a reason!

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Tahini Buttercream

by Food Nouveau

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Tahini Buttercream

Elevate your cupcake flavours with Food Nouveau's Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Tahini Buttercream Frosting - the tahini adds a delicious nutty flavour (with a hint of nutmeg) to compliment the dark chocolate flavour. Top with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds for even more nutty goodness!

Momfuku's Milk Bar Birthday Cupcakes

by My Kitchen Love

Momfuku Milk Bar Birthday Cupcakes by My Kitchen Love

Everyone knows the famous Momofuku Milk Bar Layer Cake but My Kitchen Love has adapted it into much more manageable Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cupcakes! All the fun and all the flavour with out all the extra work.

Pull Apart Succulent Cake

by Pretty Petunias

Pull Apart Succulent Cake by Pretty Petunias

This clever Pull Apart Heart Shaped Succulent "Cake" by Pretty Petunias isn't really a cake at all! It's a bunch of uniquely shaped cupcakes beautifully decorated and put together to form a heart.  Wouldn't it make the perfect cake for a party?

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