Candied Pecan Banana Cupcake Recipe. Easy stove top candied pecans crumbled on top of cream cheese frosting, drizzled with butterscotch on top of a sweet banana cupcake! | thesugarcoatedcottage.com, candied pecans, cream cheese frosting, butterscotch, banana, recipe, cupcake. #cupcake #recipe
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Candied Pecan Banana Cupcake Recipe

Candied Pecan Banana Cupcake Recipe. Easy stove top candied pecans crumbled on top of cream cheese frosting, drizzled with butterscotch on top of a sweet banana cupcake!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time54 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cupcake
Servings: 12 -14 cupcakes
Author: Stacey - The Sugar Coated Cottage

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cups mashed ripe banana about 3 large
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • CANDIED PECANS:
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • GARNISH:
  • Butterscotch jarred or check post for link to great homemade recipe.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line cupcake tray with liners (this recipe makes 12-14 cupcakes)
  • CUPCAKES:
  • In bowl of mixer add in all the dry ingredients.
  • Add in the eggs, oil and vanilla, mix until just combined.
  • Add in the bananas and stream in the milk.
  • Mix until just combined and batter is formed.
  • Pour into prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely.
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • Cream butter and cream cheese
  • Add in the vanilla
  • Slowly, mixer on low, add in the powdered sugar 2 Tbsp at a time
  • Mix until completely combined
  • CANDIED PECANS:
  • Put brown sugar, water, salt and cinnamon in medium pan.
  • Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves and the mixture bubbles.
  • Add pecans, cook 4 additional minutes, stir to coat pecans in sugar mixture.
  • Remove from heat and pour onto parchment line cook sheet.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Break or chop into pieces.
  • GARNISH:
  • Butterscotch, jarred or check post for link to great homemade recipe.
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • Line up cupcakes.
  • Using Ateco 808 tip (or similar) pipe the frosting onto the cupcake.
  • Sprinkle with candied pecans.
  • Drizzle with butterscotch