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The Best Butter Pecan Cupcake Recipe

| November 11, 2016 | 15 Comments

Butter Pecan Cupcake Recipe

Butter Pecan Cupcake

This Butter Pecan Cupcake is tender, ultra-moist, loaded with pecans, and topped with salted caramel sauce and a maraschino cherry. The cupcake is amazingly delicious!

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk room temperature

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Line cupcake pan with 12 paper liners
  • Whisk flour, lightly spoon and level to measure, then sift twice into medium bowl with baking powder and soda.
  • In bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, combine sugar, salt and 1 stick butter.
  • Beat at a medium speed for 5 minutes
  • Begin to add the eggs, one at a time, add vanilla with very last egg and beat till.
  • On the low-speed of the mixer, add flour mix and then alternate with milk, beginning and ending with flour and add the nuts with last bit of flour.
  • Stir batter with briefly, to be sure everything is well incorporated
  • Fill muffin cups with about 1/4 cup batter.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center returns clear
  • Cool on wire rack for 1 hour before frosting.

 

Butter Pecan Cupcake Recipe

 

Frosting Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter at room temp.
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream

Frosting Directions

  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter till light and fluffy 4-5 minutes maximum
  • Now scrape bottom and sides of bowl, begin to gradually add more powdered sugar and beat till soft peaks form.
  • Add caramel sauce and continue to beat on low-speed until well incorporated.
  • Increase speed to medium then to high about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Top cupcake in the frosting, caramel sauce, and a maraschino cherry.

I hope you enjoyed my Butter Pecan Cupcake recipe! If you make it, make sure to share with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Recipes.

 

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Cupcake Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  2. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  3. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  6. 1 cup brown sugar
  7. 1/4 tsp. salt
  8. 2 eggs, room temp
  9. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 cup buttermilk room temperature
Frosting Ingredients
  1. 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter at room temp.
  2. 1 cup powder sugar
  3. 1/4 cup caramel
  4. 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
Cupcake Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Line cupcake pan with 12 paper liners
  3. Whisk flour, lightly spoon and level to measure, then sift twice into medium bowl with baking powder and soda.
  4. In bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, combine sugar, salt and 1 stick butter.
  5. Beat at a medium speed for 5 minutes
  6. Begin to add the eggs, one at a time, add vanilla with very last egg and beat till.
  7. On the low-speed of the mixer, add flour mix and then alternate with milk, beginning and ending with flour and add the nuts with last bit of flour.
  8. Stir batter with briefly, to be sure everything is well incorporated
  9. Fill muffin cups with about 1/4 cup batter.
  10. Bake 15-17 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center returns clear
  11. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour before frosting.
Frosting Directions
  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter till light and fluffy 4-5 minutes maximum
  2. Now scrape bottom and sides of bowl, begin to gradually add more powdered sugar and beat till soft peaks form.
  3. Add caramel sauce and continue to beat on low-speed until well incorporated.
  4. Increase speed to medium then to high about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Top cupcake in the frosting, caramel sauce, and a maraschino cherry.
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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 16 year old son and a 20 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She is also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh! This recipe is so yummy. I love the caramel drizzle on top. It’s a great combination with the butter pecan <3

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    These look so good and tasty, plus they sound scrumptious, I could easily make these but they wouldn’t look that pretty or good!!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Oh my these look so yummy!! I just love anything butter pecan!! I so must try!!

  4. Heidi c. says:

    These sound dreamy and have just the right amount of icing in my opinion!

  5. loriag says:

    OH my those look and sound amazing.

  6. Kristi says:

    Butter Pecan was always one of my favourite ice cream flavours so this is a great idea for a cupcake. They look great.

  7. Kelly D says:

    I have to try these! Thank you!

  8. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    This sounds so delicious. Pecans are good for you, so this is definitely breakfast worthy.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My sister-in-law would just love these, she’s a huge pecan fan. When I go over to visit I always treat her to a special pastry with pecans.

  10. Debbie S. says:

    Oh I will be making these! Absolutely sounding delicious!

  11. s powell says:

    These butter-pecan cupcakes sound delicious and look delicious.. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  12. s powell says:

    The butter-pecan recipe for cupcakes sound delicious carmel drizzle mmmm!!!

  13. Cheryl H says:

    I love pecans. Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try

  14. Shirleyp says:

    These would be awesome to make they look so delicious

  15. LisaM says:

    Ohhh these would be fantastic for Thanksgiving!

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