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Apple Butter-Pecan Cupcakes

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Apple Butter-Pecan Cupcakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 24
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Enjoy these nutty cupcakes made using apple butter and pecans – wonderful frosted dessert to treat a crowd.
Updated Jan 5, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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

297 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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