Cupcakes with Praline Topping Recipe

Three pecan muffins, close-up
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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 18 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
947 Calories
88g Fat
40g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 947
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 88g 113%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Protein 12g
Calcium 158mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Praline cupcakes are made with butter, vanilla, and pecans and have a brown sugar pecan praline topping.


  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 18 pecan halves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Cream softened butter in mixing bowl. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add about half of the milk and the egg; mix until flour is thoroughly moistened. Beat for 2 minutes.

  3. Add remaining milk and the vanilla; beat 1 minute longer. Stir in chopped pecans.

  4. Place paper baking cups in muffin cups and fill about 1/2 full with the batter.

  5. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes, or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched with finger.

  6. Combine melted butter and brown sugar; spoon over hot cupcakes.

  7. Place a pecan half in the center of each; return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer.

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