September 9, 2010

Attack of the Cupcakes

Raisin Funny-face Cakes?  Or Mad Monster-face Cakes?  With their orange frosting, I think they are supposed to resemble jack-o'-lanterns, but  this looks like an army of angry Mr. Bills to me.

200 Dishes for Children, Culinary Arts Institute, 1964


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. grated orange rind
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup dark or golden raisins
2 cups sifted flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
Confectioners' sugar frosting
Orange food coloring
Dark raisins for eyes

Cream shortening, sugar and grated rind together; add eggs and beat until fluffy.  Blend in raisins.  Sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture, beating until blended after each addition.  Turn batter into greased cupcake pans.  Bake at 425 degrees 15 to 20 minutes.  When cupcakes are cooled, frost with confectioners' sugar frosting, tinted orange.  Make faces on cakes, using dark raisins.  Makes about 15 cupcakes.

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