Pumpkin Muffins and Mandarin Orange Cake

Pumpkin Muffins

1 ½ cup flour

½ tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup pumpkin puree

½ cup oil or 3/4 cup margarine

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

½ cup chopped walnuts

½ cup raisins



1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda. Mix the pumpkin, oil (or margarine), eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly.

3) Stir in nuts and raisins.

4) Pour into greased muffins pans, filling each about 3/4 of the way full.

5) Bake for 15-20 minutes.

6) Remove from pans, and let cool on wire racks.


Makes about 18 muffins. This recipe has been made more than once. 😀


 Mandarin Orange Cake


1 cup flour

3/4 and an 1/8 cup sugar

1 can (15 oz) mandarin oranges, drained

1 egg

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt


Sauce Topping:

3/4 cup brown sugar

3 Tbsp butrer or margarine

3 Tbsp milk


1) Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Lightly grease 8 x 8 baking pan.

3) In large mixing bowl beat flour, sugar, oranges, egg, baking soda and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.

4) Spread mixture into prepared pan.

5) Bake about 30 minutes.

6) In small saucepan heat brown sugar, butter, and milk over medium heat until mixture boils.

7) Place hot cake (still in pan) on wire rack. Separate pan from cake slightly from sides.

8) Drizzle brown sugar mixture over hot cake, spreading as necessary to make an even layer.

9) Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cool.


This cake has been made numerous times. 😀


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