Spice Muffins - Bad As You Wanna Be

Total Time
40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Yummy yummy! From the 1950's and warm and spicy with a brown sugar icing that is butterscotchy good! I think this recipe comes from Star Bakery in Brooklyn, NY.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. Combine water and raisins in a saucepan; simmer 10 minutes. Set aside; do not drain.
  3. Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and raisins and reserved liquid. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; mix well.
  4. Stir in walnuts, using.
  5. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done by inserting a toothpick that comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on a rack.
  8. To make frosting:
  9. Combine brown sugar, half and half and salt in a sauce pan.
  10. Bring to a boil over low heat and stir until smooth,.
  11. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  12. Remove from heat, cool slightly.
  13. Stir in confectioners' sugar.
  14. Frost muffins; top with nuts, if desired.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

These are definitely rich muffins! With all the spices I thought they might turn out really strong, but the flavor was just right. The icing is tasty but very sweet. The consistency is perfect though - it smooths out as soon as you spread it and quickly forms a crust and dries to a shiny finish. Thanks for posting!

Chilicat July 04, 2007

These are the best muffins I have made! They deserve the 5 stars and more! The topping makes it. I did not add the raisins nor the nuts. I made 6 jumbo muffins - probably smaller ones are better as they are rich. I would also probably up the spices a bit and maybe add some ground ginger too..but that is my personal preference my children aboslutely guzzled these.

Wendy's Kitchen April 26, 2007

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