Tea and raisin cupcakes

    50 min

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


    -, Gibraltar
    2 people made this

    Makes: 24 cupcakes

    • 175g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice, extra for dusting
    • 175g margarine, at room temperature
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
    • 2 tablespoons strong Earl Gray tea
    • 50g raisins
    • icing sugar, for dusting

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

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line two 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
    2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and mixed spice and add the margarine, caster sugar, eggs, vanilla paste and beat together until smooth.
    3. Stir in the tea and raisins and mix until all combined. Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases, filling only to half way to ensure a good rise.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool on a cooling rack. Once cool, dust the cakes with mixed spice and icing sugar. Serve and enjoy!

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