Maple Pecan Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Buttercream Frosting for Paula Deen


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Diving into these maple pecan cupcakes from the top, you’ll be met with butter pecan buttercream frosting that tastes exactly like butter pecan ice cream – so much so that you may be tempted to put it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon.  That wouldn’t be a bad choice, but then you would miss out on discovering how well the butter pecan pairs with the pecan-packed maple cupcakes made with a half cup of pure maple syrup.  Together, frosting and cupcake are pecan perfection!

I developed the maple pecan cupcake recipe for Paula Deen. So, you’ll have to head over to Paula’s website to learn how to make them.  Happy travels!

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13 comments on “Maple Pecan Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Buttercream Frosting for Paula Deen”

  1. Sara Berry says:

    Those sound unbelievable but labor-intensive. I would totally pay someone to make them for me though :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is there a way a can make this as a cake? Would love to make it for Thanksgiving.

  3. Stef says:

    Anon – I haven’t tried it. But, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  4. Shannon says:

    I just saw these on Paula Deen’s website. They look awesome. I could probably swim in Butter Pecan Buttercream!! Great job!

  5. Jon says:

    Stef,

    Im thinking of making these cupcakes for Thanksgiving. Can you tell me what brand/grade or provide me a link to the specific kind of maple syrup you used for creating this recipe?

    P.S. thanks for this blog. I made the ultimate vanilla cupcakes a couple of weeks ago and they were wonderful!!

  6. Stef says:

    Jon – I used grade B. But, any pure maple syrup will taste great!

  7. Anonymous says:

    it would be nice if there were some form of nutritional info for that recipe. I made them for Thanksgiving and they’re delicious but with three sticks of butter I imagine there’s more than a day’s worth of calories in just one cupcake.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Tried to find the recipe at Paula Deen’s website but it wasn’t there. Maybe it’s been too long?
    Beth

  9. Stef says:

    Anon – I just tried the link at the bottom of the post and it still works. Give it another go. Let me know if you still have problems.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, I found it. I initially didn’t use the link to get to Paula’s website I had gone to her website and searched for the recipe. Love your cupcakes.

  11. Bridal Gowns says:

    Its very innovative blog. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats.!

  12. I made these cupcakes. Not terribly sweet, which is great, because it complements the amazing buttered pecan icing that is just yum!!! A good combo and everyone loved them. E buttered pecans seem like a lot of work, but they really are quick n easy to make and if u do it first, it cools completely by the time u make the icing.

  13. Hope says:

    Is this no longer available? The Paula seen website seems too have been removed.

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