Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Pecan pie cupcakes are a delightful twist on the classic pecan pie, and they’re perfect for serving at parties or as a sweet treat anytime. Here’s a recipe to make these delicious pecan pie cupcakes:


For the Cupcake Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Pecan Pie Filling:

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Prepare the Cupcake Batter:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and sugar. Mix until well combined.
    • Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until smooth.
    • Gradually add the flour and salt to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
    • Stir in the chopped pecans.
  3. Fill the Cupcake Liners:
    • Spoon the cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about halfway.
  4. Make the Pecan Pie Filling:
    • In another bowl, whisk together the corn syrup, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs until well combined.
    • Stir in the chopped pecans.
  5. Add the Pecan Pie Filling:
    • Spoon a generous tablespoon of the pecan pie filling on top of each cupcake batter-filled liner. The filling will spread as the cupcakes bake.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cupcakes are set, and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Cool:
    • Allow the pecan pie cupcakes to cool in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Serve:
    • Once the cupcakes have cooled, you can serve them. They are delicious on their own or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy your homemade pecan pie cupcakes! They have all the delicious flavors of pecan pie in a portable, cupcake form.

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