Spice Muffins - Bad As You Wanna Be

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Yia Yia

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.

Top Review by Chilicat

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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