Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting – These are obviously not the simplest cupcakes around. They take a little Thanksgiving love and time, but there is nothing complicated about them. First, there is the chocolate bourbon cupcake that calls for a whole cup of bourbon. I know that sounds like a lot, but you guys these are some of the best cupcakes ever. SO moist, SO much flavor. Then there is the pecan pie filling. I used my mom’s recipe, but cooked it on the stove to thicken it so I could then stuff it in the center of each cupcake. Finally, the butter pecan frosting. Honestly, it is the best topper to the cupcakes. It’s perfectly sweet and stuffed with bourbon glazed roasted pecans.

Oh my gooosssh. SO amazing.

So they may take some time, but really, it is becoming the holiday season, and to me that means spending lots of time in the kitchen. Hopefully, yours is warm and cozy. Mine is kind of cold sometimes in the mornings, but normally by the end of the day it’s nice and toasty!

So it only makes sense that the kitchen is also the place to create amazing holiday food!


  • 1 cup bourbon*
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/4 cup butter 1/2 stick
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 stick
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract divided
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped raw pecans + 18 whole pecans


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