Prep Time15m
Cook Time 18m
Ready Time 120m
Yield 24 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup butter

1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour

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1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons Caramel Flavored Topping

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

FROSTING

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons Caramel Flavored Topping

24 pecan halves

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

Step 1

For Cupcakes: MELT butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook an additional 7 to 8 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat. Pour into small bowl; let cool to room temperature.

Step 2

HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.

Step 3

BEAT browned butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 2 minutes. Add flour mixture in thirds, alternating with milk. Beat in caramel topping and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Divide evenly into prepared baking cups.

Step 4

BAKE 17 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5

For Frosting: BEAT cream cheese and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat 1 minute. Beat in caramel topping until smooth and creamy. Frost cupcakes. Garnish each with 1 pecan half on top center of cupcake.

TipTo toast nuts: Place nuts in dry nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately to avoid over-browning.
Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 of 24 cupcakes), Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 140), Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat g), Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 37g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 28g), Protein 3g, Potassium mg, thiamine mg, Riboflavin mg, niacin mg, Folate mg, Vitamin B6 mg, Vitamin B12 mcg, Vitamin A mg, Vitamin C mg, Vitamin D mg, Calcium mg, Iron mg.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

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