Tea and Raisin Cupcakes

    50 minutes

    I decided to make these tea and raisin cupcakes when a couple friends came over for tea one day and they absolutely loved them! Hope you enjoy them too!!

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    Makes: 24 cupcakes

    • 175g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice
    • 175g margarine
    • 175g castor sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste, or vanilla essence
    • 2 tablespoons strong Earl Gray tea
    • 50g raisins
    • icing sugar and mixed spice for dusting

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases and put to one side.
    2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice then add the margarine, castor sugar, eggs and vanilla paste then beat together until its smooth.
    3. Stir in the tea and raisins then mix until all the ingredients are combined.
    4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases and place in oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
    5. Place the cupcakes onto a wire rack and leave to cool.
    6. Mix some icing sugar with mixed spice in a small bowl then dust the cupcakes with it.

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