Feather-Light Muffins

  • Yield: 12 servings


1/3cup shortening
1/2cup sugar
1-- egg
1 1/2cups cake flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon nutmeg
1/2cup milki
1/2cup melted butter
1/2cup sugar
1teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Cream shortening and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl.  Beat in egg.  Mix cake flour with baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition.  Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 325F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for 3 to 4 minutes.  Roll warm muffins in melted butter; coat with mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.  Serve warm. 

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling all Cook, Three (the Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter #34, Birmingham, Al., 1994).


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 244
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 263mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 2g