Apple Butter-Pecan Cupcakes

Enjoy these nutty cupcakes made using apple butter and pecans – wonderful frosted dessert to treat a crowd.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) golden vanilla cake mix
1
cup water
1/3
cup butter, softened
3
eggs
1/2
cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/3
cup apple butter
1
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Frosting

1/2
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon apple butter
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, 1/3 cup butter and the eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans, 1/3 cup apple butter and the pumpkin pie spice. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, 1 tablespoon apple butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon pecans.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    297
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Sodium
    241mg
    241%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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