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These Butter Pecan Cupcakes are loaded with toasted pecans making them the perfect fall treat. #butterpecan #cupcake #recipe #pecan #cupcakes #dessert #cake

Butter Pecan Cupcakes

Move over pumpkin spice, you have some competition. These Butter Pecan Cupcakes are a delicious and easy dessert to celebrate the flavors of fall.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword butter pecan, cake, cupcakes, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 512kcal


Butter Pecan Frosting:


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line two muffin pans with paper liners; set aside. In a skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the chopped pecans and cook 5-6 minutes until toasted. Allow the pecans to cool.
  • In the meantime, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Then, with a mixer, cream together 1 cup butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the bowl down when needed. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Beat until just combined. Fold in 2 cups of the pecans and save the remainder for the frosting.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Butter Pecan Frosting. With a mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together 5-6 minutes until light and fluffy. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing in between. Beat in the vanilla and salt. Add enough milk to achieve a smooth consistency. Fold in the remaining 3/4 cup pecans. Spread the frosting on the cupcakes with a spatula and top with a pecan half.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg