CPR Spice Cupcake with a Praline Icing

Wendy Rusch


CPR - cranberry pecan rum lol

I was playing in the kitchen again today...Trying to come up with new cupcake flavors or should I say old flavors with a new twist...

Well this one turned out mighty good! With my newly created Praline Frosting also! :)

You can make this without alcohol as well...just use water instead of rum in the cake and in the icing just omit it. :)


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makes 24 cupcakes



  • 1/2 c
    rum, warmed (i used a vanilla rum)
  • 1 1/2 c
    dried cranberries, dried cherries or raisins
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    all spice or cloves
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    pecan pieces, optional

  • 1 stick
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    rum, if desired
  • 1/2 c
    milk or cream
  • 1/3 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
  • dash(es)
  • 4-5 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    pecan pieces or more if desired, optional as well

How to Make CPR Spice Cupcake with a Praline Icing


  1. In a small bowl add cranberries and warmed rum, let stand an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350...place 24 cupcake liners into cupcake pans.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together brown sugar, butter and vanilla, add eggs and sour cream mixing well. Now add your pecans, rum soaked cranberries AND rum, mixing well, then slowly add dry ingredients, beat on high speed 2-3 minutes.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 17-20 minutes. Test this cupcake with toothpick...it will not spring back to touch, when done...
    Remove from oven and cool completely then ice with my praline pecan icing...YUMMY
  6. ICING: in a medium sauce pan over medium heat stir together butter, brown sugar, rum, milk and cream bring to a boil, remove from heat stir in salt and vanilla. Let cool to room temperature.
  7. When brown sugar mixture is cool, pour into mixing bowl and add powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Stir in broken pecans...this does set up more as you stir in the pecans. Frost your cupcakes and garnish with a dried cranberry or candied pecan...

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About CPR Spice Cupcake with a Praline Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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