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Christmas Cupcakes


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 12
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 30m

The mixed spice and raisins in these cupcakes will bring the festive spirit out of everyone.


  • 150g butter, at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 125g self-raising cake flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 mixed spice
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Sprinkle decorations


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a cupcake tin with 12 Christmas themed cupcake cases.

Step 2

Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

Step 3

Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, mixed spice and raisins until smooth. Fill 2/3 of each cupcake case with the mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch.

Step 4

To make the icing, place the butter in a bowl with 1-2 teaspoons boiling water, add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Place in a piping bag with a large star nozzle and pipe on top of the cakes. Decorate with sprinkles.

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