California Raisin Spice Cake

Submitted by: Wolfgang Puck

Basic Cake or Muffins with California Raisins

FORMULA

Total Dough
Ingredients Bakers % US/Oz Metric/g
Water 145 32 907
California Raisins 109 24 680
All purpose flour 100 22 624
Granulated cane sugar 73 16 454
Soy lecithin 0.1 0.03 0.85
Baking soda 1.6 0.4 10
Cinnamon, ground 0.3 0.07 2
Nutmeg, ground 0.3 0.07 2
Allspice, ground 0.3 0.07 2
Cloves, ground 0.2 0.04 1
High-ratio shortening 36 8 227
Salt 0.05 0.01 0.3
Total 465.85 102.69 2,910.15

PROCEDURE

  1. Bring water to boil; remove from heat and add raisins. Soak for 5 minutes then strain, reserving liquid. Let raisins and liquid cool completely.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, lecithin, soda and spices into mixing bowl. Blend on low speed with paddle attachment. Add shortening and salt; mix well.
  3. Slowly, add reserved liquid and mix just until smooth. Fold in raisins.
  4. Divide and spread in two greased 13 X 9-inch pans and bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes, until done.
  5. Cool and cut into 36 portions about 2 x 3-inches and 3 ounces each.

Varieties:

  • Raisin Sangria Muffin
  • Raisins and Carrot Cakes
  • Raisin Bran Muffins.

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