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Raisin Spiced Coffee Cake

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  Sifted all purpose flour 33 Tablespoon (2 Cups Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cinnamon 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg 1 , well-beaten
  Milk/1/4 cup evaporated milk and 1/4 cup water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Bottled Milk)
  Seeded raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Melted butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon

Sift together 2 c of the flour, the baking powder, salt, sugar, and spices.
Cut in shortening, using two knives or a pastry blender until mixture is the consistency of coarse corn meal.
Combine egg and milk, and stir into dry ingredient mixture.
Add raisins mixed with the remaining 1 tablesp flour.
Spread evenly in a greased or oiled 8" x 8" x 2" pan, or 9" layer-cake pan.
Then brush with the melted butter.
Work 3 tablesp butter or margarine with a spoon, until creamy and fluffy; then add 1/4 c granulated sugar, 3/4 teasp cinnamon, and 3 tablesp flour.
Blend well.
Sprinkle on top of the coffee cake, then bake in a moderately hot oven of 400°F for 25-30 min.
Serve warm or cold, cut into squares, or wedge-shaped pieces.

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