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Gooey Pecan Pie Cupcakes


This nontraditional cupcake recipe is inspired by Shawn Jeffries Kentucky Derby Pecan Pie. It is the most decadent, delicious, chocolaty pie I’ve ever tasted. Plus, it has bourbon in it! I had to figure out how to make it into a cupcake. The cake recipe makes a no-fail buttery cupcake.

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Makes 12 cupcakes
prep time:
45 min
total time:
1 hour

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Makes 12 cupcakes
prep time:
45 min
total time:
1 hour


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup chocolate semi-sweat chips
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
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  • 1


  • 2

    Preheat oven to 350. With a wooden spoon together liquid ingredients until well blended. Stir in sugar and flour. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into a small baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring gently half way through baking.

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  • 4

    In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl combine sugars and butter together on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk in 1 additions, beating on low speed until just combined; scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  • 5

    Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling 1/2 full. Gently put a scoop of pre-baked pecan pie filling on each cupcake. Bake 20 minutes or until a golden crust forms on the edges of the cupcake.

  • 6

    Whip together cream and powdered sugar and pipe on cupcakes. Sprinkle with a light dusting of cocoa powder.

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  • Korie by ,

    Is this the right amount of flour??? I think I might be getting 4 cupcakes out of this batter and they aren't gonna look to good either........

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