Cinnamon Raisin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting-HAPPY VALENTINE:)

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Happy Valentine guys. I spent my evening in the company of two very adorable young ones;it was lots of fun; especially during dance time. Thanks to my sister’s help, I was also able to get them into bed and off to slumberland.So in memory of my VIPs of last night; here’s my recipe for Valentine dedicated to all the wonderful children in my life; moist,fresh, and easy to bake cupcakes with lovely cream cheese frosting to go with them.Enjoy!!!

The Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • ¾ cup low-fat yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting

  • 1 8-ounce bar cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar

METHOD

Making the Cupcakes

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder,baking, soda, cinnamon, salt, and raisins.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, butter, yogurt, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. (Do not overmix)
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean; 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Making the Frosting

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla on medium-high speed until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.Add the sugar and beat until fluffy.
  2. Frost the cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.

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