Praline Pecan Cup Cakes

Ingredients for praline
  • 1 cup toasted pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Ingredients to make cake
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 large lemon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly butter
or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Cream the butter
and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract
and lemon zest. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour,
baking powder, and salt.With the mixer on low speed,
alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions,
beginning and ending with the flour. Evenly fill the muffin cups
with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely
browned and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.
How to make Pecan Praline

Heat a sauce pan over medium heat and add the sugar. When it
begins to caramelize stir it with a spoon.When it is completely
caramelized add the pecans. Mix well until the pecans are
thoroughly coated with caramel. Pour this mixture on a
parchment paper and leave it to cool completely. Place this on a
chopping board and crush it into small pieces using heavy rolling pin.
Frost the cupcakes with whipping cream and sprinkle crushed
praline on top and enjoy the crunchy cup cake.

26 Comments:

Donna said...

What absolutely gorgeous cupcakes. I love the crunchy topping.

finsmom said...

These are some of the yummiest sounding cupcakes ever :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow look yummylicious......

kittymatti said...

wow! delicious, love pralines!! Yumm yumm!

Padma said...

They look so awesome....mmmm yummy !!!

Sailaja said...

yummy...crunchy

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting cupcakes...perfect

ARUNA said...

gorgeous cupcakes vrinda!!!

Parita said...

Wow these looks heavenly!

Poornima Nair said...

Delicious cupcakes and they look fabulous.

Priti said...

They are so adorable...cutie..nice one dear

Priya said...

Wow Wat a delicious cupcakes, Prefect beauties!!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! lovely ..looks soo inviting !

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum - praline pecan cupcakes look wonderful! Excellent recipe!

Smitha said...

Love praline pecans. That along with a cake sounds so good. You've turned on my craving switch:)

Barbara Bakes said...

I never knew praline was so easy to make. That look fabulous!

Laavanya said...

I love praline but had no idea how to make them.. sounds easy enough and what a crunchy, yummy topping to these gorgeous cakes.

Gina said...

Nothing like a tasty and beautiful cupcake to put a smile on your face! Thanks for visiting my blog :) I look forward to reading more of yours!

Pooja said...

Delicious n cute cupcakes! Love the praline topping!

Sowmya said...

Oh No..I am drooling here...
Absolutely lovely looking cakes Vrinda. Great job..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum... love it!

phanitha said...

wow the looks scrumptious....esp the top most layer...

dhanya said...

I luv Praline cupcakes. Looks so cute and yummy dear:).

Bergamot said...

i love crunch of praline... the cupcakes look delicious.

jwright said...

Wow.. those look so good. I work for Bass Pecan Company we are having a pecan recipe contest where you can enter in a chance to win $1000 at www.basspecan.com

Angie's Recipes said...

This is a WINNER recipe!
Angie's Recipes

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