Caramel Topped Raisin Cupcake Muffins

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another family favorite from my mom's recipe collection. Has that lovely old fashioned taste that never fails to please. Moist and wonderful, makes for no leftovers at teas, coffee hour and bake sales. Great with or without the home made icing. The icing makes for over the top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put water and raisins in a pot simmer for 20 minutes - DO NOT BOIL.
  2. Remove from heat - DO NOT DRAIN.
  3. Preheat oven to 350, spray 12 muffin cups with non stick spray or use paper muffin cups.
  4. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar, add egg, vanilla. the cooled raisins and water - stir to mix.
  5. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, using a whisk blend dry ingredients,.
  6. Add dry ingredients stirring until well incorporated.
  7. Pour into muffin cups filling two thirds full.
  8. Bake for twenty to twenty-five minutes ( ovens vary - bake until tops are firm to touch and nicely browned.).
  10. In medium pot combine brown sugar,cream and butter.
  11. Cook on low to medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
  12. Boil one minute, remove form heat.
  13. Add vanilla and beat until firm, ice before mixture hardens.
Most Helpful

Aussie Swap 26: These were different and delicious - not your same old muffin - excellent combinations of flavors!

Mom2Rose March 24, 2009

Everything I wanted to say about these muffins is captured in Gerry's introductory comments. They really are old-fashioned, tasty and chock full of raisins. I made some with and without icing to make everyone happy. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipes. Classics like this one are nostalgic, delightful and comforting.

ladyfingers August 30, 2008