I found this recipe at A Cuppy Cake Life and it was a must try. Butter Pecan Ice Cream is a favorite around here and I couldn't wait to taste one of these pecan sprinkled goodies.
I made them for a church picnic and everybody loved them. Myself included!
Butter Pecan Cupcakes
(makes approx 30 regular cupcakes)
2 2/3 cups chopped pecans
1 ¼ cups softened butter, divided
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins and set aside.
In a large skillet, melt ¼ cup of the butter. Add the chopped pecans and toss to coat. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until nuts are toasted and fragrant, about 10-15 minutes. Do not overcook the pecans. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and remaining cup of butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add the dry mixture in thirds, alternating with the milk. Mix well after each addition. Stir in 1 1/3 cups of the toasted pecans. The remainder will be used to top the cupcakes.
Spoon ¼ cup of batter into each liner. Bake for 13-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 3 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Butter Pecan Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
8 ½ cups powdered sugar
5 ounces evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream together the butter, vanilla and 3 cups of the powdered sugar. Once well incorporated, add evaporated milk alternating with a cup of sugar at a time until all ingredients have been added. Beat on high for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Spread on cupcakes and top with remaining 1 1/3 cups toasted pecans.
Yippee!! I was just going to email you to ask for this recipe. Those cupcakes are wonderful!!! I had two at the picnic :)ReplyDelete
Those sound really good!ReplyDelete
They look wonderful. Butter Pecan is a favorite at my house also:) I am saving this recipe to try soon.ReplyDelete
Oh these look delicious - something I'd definitely try!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to poke around and see what else is cooking in your kitchen - hope you'll drop by and visit me at Create With Joy when you have a free moment!
Oooh, I love butter pecan and these cupcakes look really good!ReplyDelete
These look MAJOR yummy!!! I might have to try out this recipe soon. :o)
These look so yummy...have to make them!!! Blessings, KReplyDelete