Feather-Light Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.


10 muffins

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
Your family will likely gobble up these airy muffins, which won me a blue ribbon at our county fair! Pretty as well as tasty, their hint of spice will brighten breakfast, brunch or lunch for family or company. — Sonja Blow, Groveland, California


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening, sugar and egg. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Let cool for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll warm muffins in melted butter, then in sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 307 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.