Pumpkin Raisin Party Cupcakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (15-ounces) pumpkin
  • 1-1/4 cups Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • Decorating sprinkles
  • Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350º F. Line 18 muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.
    Combine all ingredients except raisins in a large bowl.
    Beat on medium speed until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes.
    Stir in raisins. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
    Bake25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes to wire rack to cool completely. Spread frosting on cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles.

    Frosting: Beat until smooth 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/3 cup softened butter, 3 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 to 3 teaspoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add orange food coloring, if desired.

    Shortcut recipe: Add 1-1/4 cups Sun-Maid Natural Raisins to a spice cake mix. Bake as package directs. Frost cupcakes with prepared vanilla frosting adding orange food coloring, if desired.

    Makes 18 cupcakes.