Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 17 mins

I found this recipe in the local paper, who's source was "The Great Cdn. Muffin Bake-Off, Chatelaine, April 1966." I tried it and was pleased.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook raisins, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and rum flavoring, stirring frequently, until it is slightly thickened and just beginning to bubble.
  2. Cool slightly, uncovered.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir tog the dry ingredients.
  4. Make a well in the centre and pour in warm raisin mixture, stirring just until combined.
  5. Spoon muffin mixture into 12 greased muffins cups.
  6. Sprinkle walnuts over top of each muffin.
  7. Bake at 375°F for 17 minutes or until centre tests done.
  8. Remove from oven and immediately pour 1 tsp syrup over each muffin.
  9. Cool about 10 minutes before removing them to cool on rack.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

I was just about to post this very recipe. Good thing I looked ;) This muffin is so tasty. I usually omit the maple syrup topping, but seeing CountryLady's suggestion of piercing the muffins first, well....I've just got to try that.

Diana #2 August 25, 2008

This is a very easy recipe; the end result is a rather dense muffin with a definite butter tart flavour - even without the rum flavouring! I used brown sugar, pierced the tops numerous times with a toothpick to allow the maple syrup to soak in and skipped the yucky walnuts. Thanx Shar-on!

CountryLady December 07, 2007

This is easily my favourite muffin recipe - hands down. It's easy to make, very moist, packed with lots of texture and flavour in each bite and I often get requests for the recipe. These muffins are also good several days later (if you can keep them around that long). :)

ColleenGirl December 13, 2006