Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 cups raisins

  2. 2 teaspoons baking soda

  3. 1 1/2 cups boiling water

  4. 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  7. 1 1/2 cups sugar

  8. 2 eggs

  9. 2 egg yolks

  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

  11. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  12. Secret amount rum flavoring

  13. Secret amount rum

  14. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting , recipe follows

  15. 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter

  16. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  17. Dash salt

  18. 4 cups powdered sugar

  19. Heavy whipping cream

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 4 mini cupcake pans with 96 cupcake liners.

  2. Chop the raisins and place in a bowl. Add the baking soda , and then stir in the boiling water. Let stand for 30 minutes.

  3. Add the flour, cinnamon , and salt to a bowl. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually add the sugar, mixing until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and egg yolks, 1 at a time, mixing after each addition, and beat until light and fluffy. Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract , rum flavoring, and rum. Add the flour mixture alternating with the raisin mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Pour into the cupcake liners and bake until light brown on top, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool before frosting.

  4. This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

  5. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the vanilla and salt. Alternate adding the powdered sugar with the cream, a teaspoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.


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