These moist, never-fail, easy pumpkin cupcakes are loaded with autumn flavor and topped with delicious vanilla bean buttercream and crunchy candied pecans.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan then carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Cool completely before icing.
Spread Best Ever Vanilla Buttercream on top of cupcakes or use a pastry bag fitted with a piping tip. I used a 1M tip for my cupcakes. See Café Tips above in post.
Nutritional information is for the cupcakes. See Buttercream post and Easy Candied Pecan post for their nutritional information.
Recipe Adapted from Yammie's Noshery
See Café Tips above for extra tips on making these cupcakes.
* For the Best Ever Buttercream, substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or the scraped seeds from 1 vanilla bean pod (for the whole recipe). Here’s a great article on how to scrape the seeds from The Kitchen.
** You won’t use all the candied pecans, but they’re wonderful on salads, desserts, soup, etc.