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Spiced Cupcakes Recipe

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1 cup raisins
2 cups water
1/2 scant* cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix water and raisins and let boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add shortening, let cool.

Sift together sugar, flour, soda, spices and salt. Add raisin mixture, beat well. Add beaten eggs and walnuts.

Bake in muffin pan in a 350 oven for 25 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Scant means not quite up to full measure or just barely. In other words, 1 scant teaspoon means not quite a whole teaspoon but a little less. In cooking, scant refers to an amount that just barely reaching or not packed.




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