Showing Appreciation on Admin Pros Day

Showing Appreciation on Admin Pros Day April 24, 2024

Celebrating Admin Pros Day

Your work is important!

April 24 is Administrative Professionals Day ( Secretaries Day or Admins Day). It is a day observed yearly in a small number of countries. It is not considered a public holiday. Today, we recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, executive assistants, personal assistants, receptionists, client services representatives, and other administrative support professionals.

Why Is This Day Important 

Showing your admiration and appreciation on Administrative Professionals’ Day has numerous benefits. It boosts company morale and promotes a positive work environment. It can also be encouraging to administrative professionals and help them continue their hard work and dedication, knowing their efforts are recognized and appreciated.

What Is The Appropriate Gift To Give?

Typically, administrative professionals are given cards, flowers, chocolates, and lunches. The recipe I chose to share today is my Individual Apple Upside-Down Cake. It pairs well with balloons, flowers, Ice Cream, and a card. Be sure to show your appreciation today! Happy Eating! 

Individual Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe


  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 Cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up
  • 2/3 Cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Granny Smith green apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick


Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut four parchment hearts; set aside
  3. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 Cup butter and the brown sugar; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add 3 Tablespoons of butter, mashing it in with your fingertips until it becomes crumbly. Stir in milk and vanilla.
  6. Working with one packet at a time, unfold the parchment and spread 1/4 of the brown sugar mixture in the center on one side of the heart in a 4-inch circle.
  7. Arrange 1/4 of the apple slices on top of the brown sugar mixture and then spoon on 1/4 of the batter.
  8. Close the packet and repeat the process three more times.
  9. Place packets on a large baking sheet (they can overlap).
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  11. Carefully unfold one packet, and test with a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake to come out clean.
  12. Before opening the packets invert them first.  
About Christy Lee
The Author of this column is a Chef and lifestyle food blogger. She is also very rooted in her spiritual well being. She utilizes the food God has provided us to make affordable, healthy meals. You can read more about the author here.

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