Thursday, February 28, 2013

Almond Raisin Tea Time Cupcakes and a Blogging Break

Almond Raisin Tea Time Cupcakes  ... These little cakes / cupcakes with almonds and raisins make a delicious treat for teatime.

I'm going to take a a month-long blogging break to visit family. Hope to catch up with you all when I get back home. In the meantime, take a look at my older posts and enjoy your time here!

Almond Raisin Tea Time Cupcakes
Makes : 10 - 12

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp.  vanilla essence or 1/4 tsp.  almond essence
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Method :
  • Soak raisins in little warm water for 10 -15 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Lightly grease or line muffin cups.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy. 
  • Add essence; beat well.
  • Stir together flour and baking powder in a separate bowl; gradually mix into butter mixture.
  • Add milk; stir until well combined. Stir in raisins and almonds. 
  • Divide batter evenly into muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Ambreen, this look so delicious. Happy vacation.

  2. Beautiful cupcakes ... Perfect for tea time

  3. Wow....this is a perfect tea time cuppi cake....:-)

  4. looks really cute ambreen... do enjoy ur holidays to the fullest... :)

  5. Wowww Yummy Really I want to taste this :) I love cup cakes very much

  6. Cakes look so soft. have a great time dear

  7. beautiful shapes looks fabulous deliciously done cake

  8. Delicious cupcakes,yum,enjoy your break dear

  9. have fun with family and this is absolutely delicious

  10. Woww looks yummilicious...Wish I could grab that platter... :) Yum!!!

  11. bookmarked it :) will try for sure..

  12. bookmarked it :) will try for sure..

  13. Oooh Ambreen these look delicious! I can imagine just how nice these would be in the evening with a cup of nice hot chai :)
    Enjoy your time with your family! I'll be eagerly awaiting your return my friend!

  14. Fabulous cakes ambreen.Have a lovely vacation :-)

  15. These are so sweet :)
    Have a wonderful vacation Ambreen, I will miss you :)

  16. Wonderful dessert my friend and have a good one :D


  17. Replies
    1. Thank you Sebeena, Akila, Helen, Rafeeda, Radha, Princy, Vimitha, Akeelah, Suja, Kitchen Queen, Divya, PT, Henna, Nisha, Winnie, Uru, realitaliandish :)

  18. The tea time cakes look wonderfully delicious!
    Just to let you know that I made almond rusk yesterday. I had been making gluten free biscotti from last few years but never made rusk with all purpose flour. So for a change my husband was happy that I made something for him.

    1. Thanks Balvinder for trying out Cake rusk. Glad to hear positive comment from you :)

      Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments :)

  19. hi ambreen. have a good break.take care

  20. Wow cup cakes look great, perfect tea time snacks.
    Happy vacations:)

  21. Have a wonderful break, those cupcakes looks absolutely inviting and highly irresistible.

  22. A gr8 tea time snack.

    Happy holidays and enjoy your hols. come back soon. TC

  23. These look wonderful, I love the start shaped ones, want that mould! Have a great break!

  24. Yummylicious cupcakes..Love almond in baking..

  25. I have an award waiting for you at my space pls collect it.


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  27. delicious cupcakes with tea.

  28. You make me hungry Ambreen. Lovely cakes

  29. yummy,cute and soft cakes..

    1. Thank you Wan, Kauser, Julie, Priya, Latha, Azlin, Saras, Magia da Ines, Humi, Love to Experiment, Ruxana :)

  30. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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