In celebration of Black History Month, SusieCakes is partnering with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, one of the fastest growing American whiskeys in US history and top-selling Black-owned spirits brand in the world, to helpl raise $1 million dollars for underfunded HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

SusieCakes has created the Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey Vanilla Cupcake, a vanilla cupcake filled and frosted with a blonde whiskey buttercream made from Uncle Nearest 1884 small batch whiskey that will be available exclusively at the bakery. For a limited time, SusieCakes customers can order the cupcake and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Uncle Nearest’s HBCU “Old Fashioned Challenge.”

Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey Vanilla Cupcakes are $4.75 each and are also available online in boxes of 4, 8 or 12. The special cupcake will be on the menu through the end of February.

From January through March, in honor of MLK Jr. Day, Black History Month (BHM) and Women’s History Month (WHM), Uncle Nearest is partnering with bars, restaurants, stores, eCommerce accounts and others to raise up to $1 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. According to Uncle Nearest, HBCUs have been grossly underfunded by at least $12.8 billion over the past 30 years. The company works to shine a light on this disparity in funding.