Lady Behind The Curtain - Praline Cupcakes

If you love peanut brittle, toffee or caramel then this is the cupcake for you!  This cupcake has such a rich caramel no, peanut brittle wait… toffee flavor!  🙂  Make this cupcake for the next Birthday Party in your family and I am sure it will become the most requested dessert for years to come!

Praline Cupcake Recipe


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 large eggs

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup milk

1 – 8 ounce package toffee bits (reserve some for garnish)

Praline Frosting (recipe below)

Garnish; toffee bits


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 (12 cup) muffin pans with paper liners.

In a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Gradually add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.  Stir in toffee bits.  Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.  Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 10 minutes.  Remove cupcakes from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread or pipe Praline Frosting over cupcakes.  Garnish with toffee bits, if desired.  Store cupcakes, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Praline Frosting Recipe


1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened and divided

5 cups confectioners’ sugar


In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and 2 tablespoon butter.  Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat, and cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat remaining 1 cup butter and brown sugar mixture at medium speed with a mixer until creamy.  Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Praline Cupcakes



Praline Cupcakes — 25 Comments

  1. Stopping by from Thirty Handmade Days link party. This looks delicious!!! It’s been added to my list of recipes to try. immediately. 🙂 Now I just need to learn to keep heavy whipping cream on hand!

  2. These look scrumptious for sure! I have featured them on this week’s Makin’ You Crave Monday. Come by & grab a featured button if you want – and I would love it if you linked up another recipe this week. This week’s blog party is live now 🙂

  3. Beautiful cupcakes! My southern husband is a praline fan, we may have to try these!

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Food on!

    ~Shannon (Food Channel Editor @ MomTrends)

  4. I was looking for a Praline Honey Pecan Butter recipe and stumble across your recipe, Oh my goodness it looks divinely delicious. It will grace my Easter table. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Wow! I was browsing for praline cupcakes but never imagined landing on such a fantasstic website. New and newly subscribed, I am sure I will enjoy this. Thank you soooo much for all the work you put into this !

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