There has been so much devestation in the last month with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the images streaming over the news and couldn’t imagine living in the affected parts of Texas or Florida during these storms.
Some people literally lost everything.
If you are like me, you watched and wondered how you could help those affected by these storms.
I recently learned that Real California Milk launched a spot the seal campaign where they will donate $5 to help families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida (up to $20k) every time a user shares a photo of the Real California Milk seal along with the hashtag #SealsforGood on social from now until 12/31/17.
So what did I do? I went out and bought all the butter I could find with the Real California Milk seal on the box, posted my seal to Instagram and Facebook, and dedicated my day to baking!
What better way to welcome Fall while also giving back to those in need?
The kids and I whipped up cupcakes with a pumpkin cream cheese frosting that was so delicious, you just have to try it out for yourself!
- 4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup pumpkin purée
- 8 tablespoons unsalted Real California Milk butter (1 stick), at room temperature
- 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- Lightly mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl and set aside
- In a large mixer, place butter and cream cheese and mix together at medium speed until the butter and cream cheese becomes smooth
- Reduce the speed to low and slowly add in the sugar mixture (1 cup at a time), raise speed back up to medium and mix until fully combined
- Add in your pumpkin purée and mix on medium until smooth
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes before use
Whether or not you decide to give this recipe a shot, I hope that the next time you are out grocery shopping that you will Spot the Seal for Good and share your own photos of the Real California Milk seal to help the families affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey in Florida and Texas who need it most.
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