Delicious Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes

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You have to try these Pumpkin Pecan Cupakes! For awhile now I’ve been thinking about making pumpkin cupcakes. Now that pumpkin season has started again it’s time to put these thoughts into real cupcakes. After some testing and tweaking I came up with a good cupcake, but after adding some pecans in the mix, together with a fresh topping, the cupcakes were just absolutely delicious!

Making Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes

Here’s what you need:

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 1

Yogurt,  caster sugar, brown sugar, self-raising flour, eggs, roasted pecans, grated pumpkin ( I used butternut squash), butter, spiced golden rum, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg for the cupcake. And for the topping you’re going to use a fresh ginger and cinnamon buttercream.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 2First of, preparation, make sure you fill your muffin tin with paper cups.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 3Lightly crush your pecans. Just crush them with your hands, don’t crush too much. Make sure you keep a few pecans to put on top of your cupcakes.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 4Put butter into the bowl of an electric mixer.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 5Add your sugars.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step Add the spiced golden rum and start mixing till creamy.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 7Meanwhile, add nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon to the flour.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 8And mix your dry ingredients.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 9In another bowl, mix ginger and grated pumpkin.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 10In another bowl (or jug) add yogurt to your eggs.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 11Lightly whisk the yogurt with the eggs.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 12Add the half of the egg mixture to the creamy butter and mix till fully incorporated on a medium speed.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 13Next, add half of the flour to the mixture and mix till it’s fully incorporated.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 14Now add the rest of the egg mixture and mix till incorporated.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 15And add the rest of the flour to the batter and mix till fully incorporated.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 16Now it’s time to add the main ingredient, the pumpkin, to the batter. For some strange reason this pumpkin didn’t want to be photographed, no matter what I did, my camera wouldn’t focus on the pumpkin, so all I can give you is a blurry pumpkin photo, just imagine it in focus…

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 17Mix for another couple of seconds and you’ll end up with this lovely batch of pumpkin batter.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 18Fill your prepared muffin tin with the batter.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 19Fill them all up to about 2/3.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 20To make them proper pumpkin pecan cupcakes it’s time to add the pecans. Top the batter with some of the crushed pecans.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 21And it’s into the oven they go!

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 22Now don’t they just look gorgeous already? But wait! There’s more…

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 23Now you take those pumkin pecan cupcakes and top them with your delicious fresh ginger and cinnamon buttercream and finish it off with some of the pecans you kept aside.

 

 Pumpkin Pecan Cupcake Recipe - Step 24

Hmmmm, yummy, don’t you just want to bite in that right now? The beautiful soft pumpkin combined with the light crunch of the pecans and the fresh topping make these pumpkin pecan cupcakes absolutely delicious!

Delicious Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes Recipe

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Delicious Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes
The beautiful soft pumpkin combined with the light crunch of the pecans and the fresh topping make these pumpkin pecan cupcakes absolutely delicious!
Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes
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Rating: 5
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Type Cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Topping
Type Cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Topping
Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes
Votes: 6
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Prepare a muffin tin or a baking tray with 15-20 paper cups.
  2. Mix butter, sugar and rum in a mixer on medium speed.
  3. Crush the pecans into little pieces.
  4. In a bowl, whisk eggs and add yoghurt.
  5. In another bowl, combine flour with the other dry ingredients (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom).
  6. In another bowl, combine grated pumpkin with ginger.
  7. When the butter mixture is creamy, add half the egg mixture to it. When the egg mixture is incorporated into the butter mixture add half the flour. Once the flour is incorporated into the batter add the other half of the egg mixture and the other half of the flour in the same way.
  8. Next, add the pumpkin to the batter. Mix for another half minute and fill the paper cups with the batter.
  9. Place a few of the crushed pecans on top of each cupcake, pushing it very lightly into the batter.
  10. Bake the cupcakes in the centre of the oven for about 25-30 minutes until they firm up. The cupcakes are ready when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let them cool for a while and put them on a wire rack.
Topping
  1. Mix the cinnamon, ginger and lemon with the buttercream.
  2. Finish the cupcakes with a topping of cinnamon and ginger buttercream and a whole pecan on top.
Recipe Notes

For the buttercream you can use Cakies' Classic Buttercream recipe.

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