Maple Butter Pecan Cupcakes

Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners

For the bottom of the cup:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup lightly chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • Melt butter in the microwave in a 2-cup microwave safe bowl
  • Mix in pecans and brown sugar and divide evenly among 18 liners


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • In electric mixer, combine
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • Cream together with electric mixer until light and fluffy
  • 6 egg yolks
  • Mixing well after each addition
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sifted together

Scrape your bowl with a rubber spatula and add alternately with

  • 1 cup milk
  • Add 2 teaspoons vanilla

scrape you bowl very well one more and beat for approximately 1 minute on medium speed.

Divide evenly among 18 cupcake cups prepared with pecan-brown sugar mixture

Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool and frost with Maple Butter Buttercream frosting

Maple Butter Buttercream:

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 5 cupcakes sifted powdered sugar

Combine butter and about half of your powdered sugar together in electric mixer

Mix until just combined and add 1/4 c maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Mix until combined and then add the rest of the powdered sugar

Beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy

Frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with a pecan