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.

Comments

  1. What absolutely gorgeous cupcakes. I love the crunchy topping.

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  2. These are some of the yummiest sounding cupcakes ever :)

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  3. wow! delicious, love pralines!! Yumm yumm!

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

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  5. gorgeous cupcakes vrinda!!!

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  6. Delicious cupcakes and they look fabulous.

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

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  8. Wow Wat a delicious cupcakes, Prefect beauties!!

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  9. wow! lovely ..looks soo inviting !

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  10. Yum - praline pecan cupcakes look wonderful! Excellent recipe!

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

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

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

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  14. 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!

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  15. Delicious n cute cupcakes! Love the praline topping!

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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

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