I don’t know if I’d call this a cake as it seems more like a muffin, but without trying it first, I’m a bit unsure. Of course, very old cakes were more like what we consider muffins or breads anyway. The oldest tradition I could find concerning a wedding cake was to pile a bunch of bread and scones in the center of a cloth and the bride and groom kissed over it. The higher the mound the more prosperous the couple could expect to be. This dates from the Middle Ages in England. Around the reign of King Charles II in the 1660s, it became fashionable to neatly arrange cakes in tiers and ice them, giving rise to what we consider a wedding cake today. Of course, a traditional British wedding cake is made from fruit cake. Regardless of how you intend to use these Raisin or Black Walnut Cup Cakes, I hope you enjoy them!
Raisin or Black Walnut Cup Cakes
1 cup Sun Maid raisins or nuts (sliced or chop)
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 3/4 cup flour
3 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoons lemon extra(ct)
Cream butter with sugar, add beaten egg, sift flour with baking powder and add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly, add raisons, lemon extract and blend well. Fill greased muffin pans one half full. Bake about 20 min in hot oven. 12-14 cakes.