Combine one package spice cake mix, 1/4 cup shortening, and 1/2 cup boiling water.
Mix till well moistened.
Let stand 30 minutes.
Mix at medium speed on mixer for 2 minutes.
Add 2 eggs and 1/4 CUP cooking sherry; beat 2 minutes.
Stir in 3 1/2 cups chopped mixed candied fruits, 1 cup raisins, and 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts.
Line 2 inch muffin pans with paper bake cups; fill 3/4 full.
Bake at 300Â° for 45 minutes.