Tasty, but a tad dense and heavy. I like the ideas suggested below. Will try again with less sugar, fewer raisins, add in walnuts and maybe sweetened shredded coconut. Does anyone think an egg or two would help, but I guess with the hot liquids, it would be difficult to incorporate.
You really can't go wrong with this recipe. I have made it several times, and changed the flours somewhat (I am gluten free) and also made them at 7,000 ft. My only recommendation is the cream cheese spread is a bit too bitter for my taste. I switched to using 1/3 less fat cream cheese and a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar. Theentire family loves them.
Made a few changes - reduced sugar to 1 cup, added 1/2 cup sweetened coconut, halved raisins to 1/2 cup, and then baked for 20 minutes (I live at 10,000 feet). They are delicious!!! Very filling, too. Super easy to make. I think I might add some nuts next time. Will definitely make again.