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Maple Butter Pecan Cupcakes

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Maple and pecan, a fall favorite for sure – you just can’t go wrong with this combo! These cupcakes just might be my best kept secret, because honestly they just keep getting “lost”! I first made them a few years ago for a cupcake event I was hosting, and they were a favorite of the night. Recently, I’ve been getting lots of request for those yummy pecan cupcakes with the syrup drizzled on top. After a search through my old baking notes I found these little lovelies and decided to whip up a batch. It didn’t take me too long after making this to remember why, they are so gosh darn good!

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Then after baking, photographing, uploading to a post (and consuming of course) they got lost in the choas of the move, and I forgot to share them! Today, they are finally getting their time to shine and to make it up to them, they might even take center stage for our Thanksgiving dinner. (yes, cupcakes have feelings) The cupcake is a yummy butter pecan cake, topped with maple frosting, drizzled in maple syrup, all topped with crushed pecans. So without further ado….

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Here’s what you’re going to need:

1 Box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix + Ingredients Listed On Box
1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Crisco Shortening
1 TBS Maple Extract
8 Cups Powdered Sugar
3-4 TBS Milk
2-4 oz Crushed Pecans
Maple Syrup To Drizzle

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350. Mix together cake mix and ingredients listed on box. Spoon 3 TBS of batter into 24 cupcake liners. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes, allow to cool.

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer beat unsalted butter. Add in Crisco and beat together until fully combined. Add in maple extract and beat just until combined.

Step 3: Slowly add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Once fully combined add in milk one TBS at a time until you reach desired consistency. (the more you add the softer it will become)

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Step 4: Once cool, frost cupcakes.

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Step 5: Pour a few TBS of syrup into a small ziplock bag. Twist the ziplock as if it were a piping bag, then cut off a very small tip. Drizzle syrup on top of cupcakes.

Step 6: Sprinkle top with pecan pieces.

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Seriously, I can’t wait to make these again! How about you? If your looking for yet another Thanksgiving cupcakes why not try these Cheesecake Cupcakes?

Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Maple Butter Pecan Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix + Ingredients Listed On Box
  • 1 Cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Crisco Shortening
  • 1 TBS Maple Extract
  • 8 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3-4 TBS Milk
  • 2-4 oz Crushed Pecans
  • Maple Syrup To Drizzle
  • Makes 24 cupcakes.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix together cake mix and ingredients listed on box. Spoon 3 TBS of batter into 24 cupcake liners. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes, allow to cool.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat unsalted butter. Add in Crisco and beat together until fully combined. Add in maple extract and beat just until combined.
  3. Slowly add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Once fully combined add in milk one TBS at a time until you reach desired consistency. (the more you add the softer it will become)
  4. Once cool, frost cupcakes.
  5. Pour a few TBS of syrup into a small ziplock bag. Twist the ziplock as if it were a piping bag, then cut off a very small tip. Drizzle syrup on top of cupcakes.
  6. Sprinkle top with pecan pieces.
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Comments

  1. Just made these! Taste just like pancakes! I halved the frosting recipe and added a little vanilla extract. For those that eat meat, some bacon on top in lieu of pecans would be amazing!