Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
I haven't had the chance to try this yet, for I can't have an oven in a college dorm. Found this on the American Girl website and thought it sounded very yummy!
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup seedless raisin
- 1⁄4 cup broken walnut pieces
- your favourite frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line the cupcake pans with paper liners.
- Put the sifter into the medium mixing bowl. Measure the sifted flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and salt into the sifter. Sift these dry ingredients into the bowl.
- Measure the shortening into the large mixing bowl. Use the electric mixer to beat the shortening until it is fluffy.
- Add the honey to the shortening and continue to beat the mixture for 2 minutes. Stop the mixer once or twice and use the rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add half the applesauce and half the sifted dry ingredients to the honey-and-shortening mixture. Mix at medium speed until all the flour disappears. Stop once or twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl with the spatula.
- Add the remaining applesauce and dry ingredients. Mix again until everything is blended.
- Use the wooden spoon to stir in the raisins and walnut pieces.
- Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
- Bake the cupcakes for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Poke a toothpick through the center of a cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done. Set them on the racks to cool.
- After 10 minutes, take the cupcakes out of the pans and let them cool completely on the racks before frosting them.
This recipe made a dozen great tasting cupcakes. I frosted them with cream cheese frosting. We really enjoyed these with our morning coffee. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Spring 2010.
These are great with a nice spicy flavour. I made them for a coworker who is alergic to eggs. They go nice with vanilla icing, but I wish I had cream cheese icing instead!