Butter Pecan Cupcake with Real Maple Frosting

Erika Hollis


I have been known to top this off with candies pecans, and with crumbled up bacon!!! SO YUMMI!


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20 Min
20 Min



  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    real maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    confectioners sugar

How to Make Butter Pecan Cupcake with Real Maple Frosting


  1. FOR FROSTING, Add all of your ingrediences together and beat until creamy. Pipe into a piping bag, or just frost your cupcakes. Top off with crumbled bacon, or candied pecans, or drizzle with Maple syrup...Oh so good!
  2. In a small heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add pecans; cook over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Set aside and let them cool
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined. Fold in 2 cups reserved pecans. Fill your prepared muffing/cupcake lined pans about 3?4 the way to the top. Put into 350 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Let cool and frost with the Maple frosting. ENJOY!

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