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Spice Cake Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

If you’ve ever wondered what coffeecake would taste like covered in deliciously sweet frosting, then this is the recipe for you!

Cake ingredients
1 ¼ C packed brown sugar
½ C granulated sugar
2/3 C shortening
2 ¼ C flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 C chopped pecans

Frosting ingredients
½ C butter
1 C packed brown sugar
¼ C milk
2 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake directions

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice)

Cream together shortening with both sugars

Add in eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk

Add in dry ingredients, beat until just combined

Stir in chopped pecans with a spatula

Bake at 350 (bake time depends on size of pan)

Frosting directions

Melt the butter over low heat

Add in brown sugar and stir constantly for 2 minutes

Add in milk and bring to a rolling boil

Remove from heat and gradually whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth

(Add more powdered sugar or more milk for desired consistency)

Slather on copiously (this frosting don’t look pretty)



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Brown Sugar Praline Cupcakes

Tired of your same old vanilla and chocolate cupcakes? Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to mix it up a little bit. These cupcakes are just the right amount of off-beat and delicious, making them perfect for any occasion! Recipe courtesy of Sprinkles Bakery.

Cupcake Ingredients
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 C lightly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ C flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¾ C milk
3 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp vanilla

Frosting Ingredients
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 C lightly packed brown sugar
¼ C milk
1 ½ C powdered sugar

Cupcake Directions

Sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt), and stir together the wet ingredients (milk, molasses and vanilla) in separate bowls.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.

Add eggs one at a time, beating until creamy, about 1-2 minutes.

Add in half the flour mixture, then the milk mixture, then the remaining flour mixture. Beat until just blended after each addition.

Divvy batter up into desired baking dish, and bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (varies by size of pan).

Frosting Directions

Head butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved, 1-2 minutes.

Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes.

Add milk and return to a boil, stirring continuously for another 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm, about 20 minutes (be patient! Frosting may be too thin to spread if this is still too hot and you’ll have to wait longer).

Gradually whisk in powdered sugar, and spread cooled frosting on cooled cupcakes. Garnish with chopped pecans (if desired!)


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