Caramel Topped Cupcake Muffins

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"Another family favourite from my mom's recipe collection. Delicious, moist and wonderful. Kids love them, great for teas, coffee hour and bake sales. Irresistibly good with or without the home made icing. The icing makes for over the top."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121 g)
  • Calories 358
  • Total Fat - 12.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 47.9 mg
  • Sodium - 248.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 62.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 47 g
  • Protein - 3.3 g
  • Calcium - 51.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Put water and raisins in a pot simmer for 20 minutes - do not boil

Step 2

Remove from heat - do not drain

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350, spray 12 muffin cups with non stick spray or use paper muffin cups

Step 4

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar, add egg, vanilla. the cooled raisins and water, stir to mix

Step 5

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, using a whisk blend dry ingredients

Step 6

Add dry ingredients stirring until well incorporated.

Step 7

Pour into muffin cups filling two thirds full. Bake for twenty to twenty-five minutes. (ovens vary - bake until tops are firm to touch and nicely browned)

Step 8

CARAMEL ICING. in medium pot combine brown sugar,cream and butter

Step 9

Cook on low to medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil one minute, remove from heat

Step 10

Add vanilla, beat until firm, ice before mixture hardens

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good - we made 20 muffins out of this recipe, skipped the icing though. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(25 Nov 2015)


Delicious! Reminds me of a simple boiled war cake, but with a candy topping. My toddler was stealing these off the cooling rack! I can't resist brown sugar desserts, and this didn't disappoint. I used the full amount of raisins, but probably should have stuck with the 1 cup that you use, as mine were a bit crumbly. I also think I over cooked the topping, as I had to basically flatten patties of it atop each cupcake, not too attractive, but certainly yummmmmmy!!! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(20 Aug 2012)