Raisin cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Normally, the cupcake was not my cup of tea. But with this recipe, cupcake never tastes better. It is so moist and super delicious, and the fragrance of the orange makes the cupcake so special. I guarantee you will love it after trying.

Here are the ingredients for the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup of golden raisin
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of  granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3⁄4 cup half-and-half or 3⁄4 cup milk


Set oven to 325 degrees F. Line 16 standard-size muffin cups. In a saucepan, bring raisins and rum just to a simmer over medium heat; remove from heat. In a small bowl combine the flour with baking powder and cinnamon. In another bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Alternately stir in flour mixture and milk into butter mixture beginning and ending with flour mixture. Drain raisins and discard soaking liquid, then stir raisins into batter. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan filling three-quarters full. Bake cupcakes about 20 minutes or until lightly browned and cupcakes test done. Cool then transfer to a rack.

This is how the cupcakes look like before frosting:

Cream cheese frosting:


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened (113g)
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (brick-style, not spreadable) (226g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar* (500g)


  • Combine butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer (or you may use an electric mixer) and beat until creamy, well-combined, and lump-free.
  • Add vanilla extract and salt and stir well to combine.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined.
  • Use to frost completely cooled cake or cupcakes.

You can find out more about making cream cheese frosting as this link :https://sugarspunrun.com/cream-cheese-frosting/

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