Praline Cupcakes | Simply the most requested cupcake from my family and friends.  This perfect party cupcake takes praline flavor to the max!  Do you love pralines, peanut brittle, toffee or caramel?  Then this is the cupcake for you! The rich toffee flavor is what will keep your guests coming back for more!  I love taking these Praline Cupcakes to social gatherings or surprising a friend with them.

Praline Cupcakes

Instead of bringing apple or pumpkin cupcakes to your Fall event.  Change it up with these easy to make delicious Praline Cupcakes.

Praline Cupcakes


Fall Cupcakes

Praline Cupcakes

Praline Cupcakes

Preparation 20 minutes 2017-11-20T00:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 minutes 2017-11-20T00:20:00+00:00 Serves Makes 30 Cupcakes     adjust servings


For the Praline Cupcakes

  • 1 cup unsalted 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 1/4 cup for garnish)

For the Praline Frosting

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar


    For the Praline Cupcakes:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Line muffin pans with 30 paper liners.
    3. 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.
    4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
    5. 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.
    6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
    7. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
    8. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
    9. Spread or pipe Praline Frosting over cupcakes.
    10. Garnish with toffee bits, if desired. Store cupcakes, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.

    For the Praline Frosting:

    1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and 2 tablespoons butter.
    2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves.
    3. Remove from heat, and cool completely.
    4. In a large bowl, beat remaining 1 cup butter and brown sugar mixture at medium speed with a mixer until creamy.
    5. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.




    Praline Cupcakes — 30 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 !

    6. Your liners are too cute and really set the Fall mood. 🙂 Where did you find them? Love your site, keep up the great work and recipes! 🙂

      • Hi Denise, I wish I could remember. I’m pretty sure I ordered them. Maybe if you do a google search for fall cupcake liners it will come up.

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