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
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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!!!

36 comments :

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

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  2. Beautiful cupcakes ... Perfect for tea time

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

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

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

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

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  7. beautiful shapes looks fabulous deliciously done cake

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  8. Delicious cupcakes,yum,enjoy your break dear

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  9. have fun with family and this is absolutely delicious

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

    Cheers
    CCU

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

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  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.

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

      Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments :)

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

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

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

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  22. A gr8 tea time snack.

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

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

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

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

    SpicyFoood

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  26. °º✿✿
    °º✿ FELIZ DIA INTERNACIONAL DA MULHER!
    º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

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  27. delicious cupcakes with tea.
    TC,
    Humi

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  28. You make me hungry Ambreen. Lovely cakes

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  29. yummy,cute and soft cakes..
    http://frommyownkitchen.blogspot.com/

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

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  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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