Jayne's Coffee/Cake Mix Spice Cupcakes
Using a mixer, combine:
one can pumpkin
½ cup coffee
1 Tbs. Oil
One box yellow or spice cake mix, sifted
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. (kosher) salt
1 tsp. each:
freshly ground cloves
dried orange peel
You can shake this up and add or substitute other spices if you want!
Stir in if desired: raisins or other dried fruit, (my favorite: cherries) and nuts of your choosing.
Use cupcake liners in the tins and bake according to the cupcake directions on the box mix.
Enjoy with coffee while discussing the following true tale.
Texas City, Texas
A disaster in the harbor claimed more lives than 9/11, and many of the details will never be known...
"At 9:12 A.M. the Grand Camp exploded with great violence; seconds
later, an even more violent explosion seemed to center in the air high
above where the Grand Camp had been. A thunderous rumble followed, as
if a bolt of lightening had rent the air. A black pall of smoke blotted
out the sun.
Texas City's Fire Chief and 25 of his men who had responded to the fire
call, port employees, nearly all who were on the wharf, disappeared,
many never to be found..."