Chocolate and Raisin Cupcakes

I made these super simple cupcakes the other day, remember I am not a very good baker :-) and got a couple of simple gel cake decorating pens for our little one to decorate them afterwards. 
Hubby and I like simple cakes without the butter or heavy frosting but your welcome to Jazz them up a little!


  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz butter
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa
  • handful of raisins
  • dash of vanilla essence

  1. cream the sugar and butter till light and fluffy
  2. add the eggs and flour little by little
  3. then mix in the raisins, vanilla and cocoa
  4. bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until firm

She added a splash of color, but to be honest 2 year olds aren't really into the baking thing yet lol

Love to you all 

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  1. Your young assistant is adorable ;) Look forward to making this wtih my assistant..

  2. what a perfect little cupcake!! and your pastry chef is precious!! Thanks for sharing the moment with us!

  3. Yummy cupcakes but I love your decorator the best ;)

  4. oh those are adorable and look like the perfect breakfast!

  5. Awww, is the one with the heart for you? I bet she had so much fun decorating those cupcakes! Can't wait to meet her in a couple weeks :)

  6. AW..cute cupcake from little Jasmine :)

  7. Sometimes I prefer just the cupcake and not the frosting. So I know what you mean. Your lil helper is so cute!

  8. looks great - kind of like the perfect muffin!

  9. Jasmine is so cute trying to help with cupcakes!

  10. Belinda thanks hope you can meet her one day
    Michelle thanks
    Chef Dennis my pleasure
    Savoring time in the kitchen he he me too
    simply life would be good for breakfast I agree
    Victoria u will love her
    Anncoo smiles
    Lisa i agree some are too sweet
    Sasha thanks
    5 star foodie thanks, your daughter is cute as well love your new series

  11. Oh she is so good at cake decoration already :)

  12. The decorating is the most fun part!

  13. looks delicious,love the heart shape on cute

  14. Agreed for sure. I can skip the frosting any day. This recipe reminds me of chocolate covered raisins, my all time favorite treat!

  15. I'm all about the cake! I usually remove 1/2 of my frosting anyway. Love the heart and your cute little baker's helper! :)

  16. yumm, great recipe to try with kids :)

  17. I too like simple and frost free baked goodies, and yours look just the right Rebecca.

  18. Those look fabulous! I love your assistant!

  19. I agree: I like frosting-free, simple desserts the best, and preferably with fruit (like the raisins). Yours sound perfect...

  20. Aaawwwww... mouthwatering and heartwarming!!!

  21. The heart is so cute. So is your helper!

  22. Don't worry...with a mom like you, she'll be into the kitchen in no time. Messy, but fun. :) Already she decorates better than I do!

  23. We like simple cakes too...but that heart one is adorable and I would take that cupcake anyday! We're visiting family this week so wont be on my computer much this week but wanted to stop by your blog this morning! :)

  24. Great cookies, and I love it when you post photos of your daughter, she is just about the cutest thing ever. Well, I can't really say that because I have 10 nieces and nephews I am kind of partial to as well! Haha!

  25. ... but two year olds love to play. It's like edible crayons! I like the no-fuss and can go into exaltations about anything chocolate!

  26. These look delicious Rebecca!
    I love your little sous chef! :)

  27. Jasmine is growing up for sure! Love the cakes.

  28. Rebecca,

    Your daughter is adorable! Thanks for sharing her with us. Your cupcakes look tasty too! I love the combo of raisins and chocolate.

    It was really great to finally meet you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

  29. Jasmine just gets cuter every day! Can't wait to meet both of you next week! These cupcakes look fab.

  30. 3 hungry tummies :-)
    Bo oh i know I need to get more into it lol
    sushma thanks
    mother rimmy love those
    the ungourmet and your cupcakes are the best
    peanutts maybe your little guy will enjoy
    sanjeeta thanks
    Casey thanks
    Indie wow thanks but yours are AMAZING
    kimberly thanks
    Beth thanks
    Barbara good to know hugs
    design wine and dine have a fun week love ya
    emily you always make me smile
    Claudia he he very true
    abowl of mush thanks
    Teresa smiles
    Kim oh so fast
    Julie ditto hugs
    Joanne can't wait

  31. Simple is good for me. Love your little cake assistant. I can see that she like doing her job :D

  32. Lovely little suis chef! These muffin look delish!!

  33. Delicious! I see the little one is a great little helper :)

  34. Zoe smiles
    Sommer thanks
    Nutmeg Nanny thanks so much :-)

  35. Ha! Now you have a great kitchen helper!

  36. Raisins and chocolate are a good match; perfect cupcake and loeve you sous chef.

  37. thanks Dimah your cookies are so much better though


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