Maple-Pecan Cupcakes

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Insert cupcake liners into cupcake pans.
  • In a bowl, sift flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium speed.
  • Add maple syrup to butter and continue beating until mixture is light and airy.
  • Decrease speed to low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients and milk; mix until well incorporated into smooth batter.
  • Mix in chopped pecans by hand.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cupcakes are springy to the touch and a pick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare frosting: in a bowl, whip cream with 3 tablespoons maple syrup until firm frosting is achieved.
  • Fold chopped pecans into frosting.
  • Place dollop of maple frosting on each cupcake, adding a teaspoon of maple syrup on top of the frosting.
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