Raisin and Prune Cupcakes

I think I am getting addicted to cupcakes!
This is another recipe for cupcakes, Raisin and Prune Cupcakes that you should try for smooth bowel movements.
Raisins and prunes are good source of fibre that helps to soften waste which prevents constipation.
Honestly, my kids have constipation which is why I would recommend this cupcake recipe for those who are facing this problem.
After consuming the raisins and prunes , my kids head to the toilet in an hour. Super laxative!
prune by wikipedia

prune by wikipedia

I love seedless prunes that produce moist juicy fruity taste, natural sweetness but pretty expensive.
Hence, just buy a small packet of black prune and a regular box of black raisins for baking purpose.
Notice that I do not use castor sugar. Instead, I use brown sugar for less sweet since prunes and raisins are already packed with natural sugar.
Do not overbeat the cupcake batter. Otherwise it will sink when you bake them.
raisins and prune cupcakes by peachpurple

raisins and prune cupcakes by peachpurple

Here is the recipe for Raisin and Prune Cupcakes
  • 250g (8.8ounce)self raising flour
  • 125g(4.4 ounce ) butter
  • 125g( 4.4 ounce ) brown sugar
  • 100g (3.5 ounce )raisins
  • 100g chopped prunes
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • muffin paper cups and muffin tray


  1. In a large mixing bowl, sieve flour.
  2. Add in butter. Rub with finger tips into bread crumbs.
  3. Add in sugar, raisins and prunes. Mix well.
  4. Beat in eggs and stir until it form a smooth batter.
  5. Place muffin paper cups into muffin tin but do not grease the cups.
  6. Scoop in batter 2/3 full into the muffin paper cups.
  7. Do not fill up to the brim because it will overflow when baking time.
  8. Bake in oven 180C for 20 minutes.
  9. Use a skewer to poke into the centre of the cupcake.
  10. If it comes out clean, it is ready.
  11. Otherwise, further bake 10 min and leave to cool on rack.

You can store the cupcakes into air tight container.


In addition, you can prepare the batter , divide into individual cups and freeze it.

The next morning, let them thaw and bake in oven. This makes a super quick breakfast for kids and adults.


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