I’m hoping third time’s a charm. Again, I’m trying oatmeal raisin because… darn, I have to find a good recipe.
Oatmeal Raisin Cupcakes from Krystina Castella’s Crazy About Cupcakes cookbook
You will need all spice and cloves in addition to the cinnamon and the mixing time is a little longer than most recipes. Otherwise, the recipe is fairly straight forward. But it only makes 20 cupcakes.
The kitchen smells wonderful and I’m feeling quite optimistic at the moment.
Eureka!!! The cupcakes look perfect, just like an oatmeal cookie. They’re brown, thanks to the sprinkle of brown sugar on top of the batter before baking, with a hint of crisp to the edge.
The cupcake is moist and light. And oh so delicious!!! I’ve finally found the perfect recipe. Yep! Third time is a charm.
The cupcakes have the right balance of oats and raisins, and are not overwhelmed by the raisins; you only use 2/3 of a cup. Wondering how many of these little babies I’ll share with the neighbors and how many I’ll keep.
An extra note: you’ll want to use a liner where the batter won’t bleed through. I used liners from the craft store and the butter seeped into the liner. Check out my photo. You can’t even tell what a beautiful spring liner it was.
This is an absolute for the recipe stash.
cupcakelab rating: the good
Post Update: I baked the cupcakes and wrote this post last night. I just tried another cupcake and they taste exactly like an oatmeal raisin cookie! This is the definitive recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cupcakes. Great job Krystina! If you’re not fond of raisins try substituting chocolate chips.