Sugar and Spice Muffins

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I used to make these at home when I was a kid and they were one of our favorites. They taste a lot like a cake donut. A reader reported making these as mini-muffins, which is a great idea.

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Sugar and Spice Muffins

Joan Donogh
A different muffin, these taste a lot like a cake donut.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins



  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl, combine thoroughly the oil, sugar, egg, and milk. All to the dry ingredients, and stir only to combine.
  • Fill 12 greased large muffin tins 2/3 full of batter (do not use paper muffin cups).
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. As soon as they are done, remove from the oven, tip the muffin tin over and knock the muffins out.


  • Melt butter or margarine in a small saucepan, or in microwave, but do not overheat.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • While they are still hot, dip the muffins in the melted butter and then roll in the sugar mixture, to coat completely.
  • Place upright on a serving plate. Serve warm.



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