• 100 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 - 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50 g dried fruit (e.g. raisins)


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 (200 degrees Celcius) and line a cake tin with cupcake cases.
  • STEP 2
    Cream the margarine and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until soft and fluffy. This should not take long if you are using soft margarine.
  • STEP 3
    Sieve in the flour and add in the eggs. Mix the ingredients together until everything is well combined and smooth.
  • STEP 4
    At this point you can add the cinnamon. Add the desired amount of cinnamon one teaspoon at a time, mixing until you are satisfied with the colour of the mixture. About 1-2 teaspoons gives you the result in the photo.
  • STEP 5
    Add in the raisins or dried fruit and briefly mix to incorporate.
  • STEP 6
    Using two tablespoons, spoon one tablespoon of the mixture into each cupcake case. Divide the mixture equally between all cases, scraping clean each spoon.
  • STEP 7
    Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. These cakes taste light and fluffy hot and denser when cool.

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