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Pecan Pie Cupcakes
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Sticky, Gooey, Nutty Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Pecan pie cupcakes, nut-packed and finger-licking good.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan pie, pecan pie cupcake recipe, pecan pie cupcakes
Servings: 15 cupcakes
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Stef


Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup you can also use light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup you can also use light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup or light corn syrup


Filling Instructions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix all filling ingredients until fully combined. Set aside.

Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, and syrup until fully combined.
  • Mix in egg.
  • Mix in heavy whipping cream.
  • Fill non-stick or silicone cupcake liners with 1 tablespoon of cupcake batter per liner. If needed, spread batter out with the back of a spoon to fill the whole bottom surface of each liner.
  • Top cupcake batter with a single layer of nuts.
  • Top nuts with three tablespoons of filling per cupcake liner. The cupcake liner should be about half full. If you overfill the liners, the cupcake will overflow during baking.
  • Bake for twenty minutes and remove from oven.

Topping Instructions

  • Top each cupcake with pecans so that the pecans come to the top (or just above the top) of each liner.
  • Drizzle syrup over pecan topping.
  • Return to oven for another five minutes or until pecans are lightly browned.
  • Cool cupcakes in the cupcake tins. If you remove them too early, they won't hold their shape.


It is extremely important that you do not overfill these cupcakes. If you fill them too high, they will overflow during baking. I suggest doing a single test cupcake before baking the entire batch to ensure that you have the fill level correct.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg