Sweet Melissa Sundays – Roasted Pecan Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting

by Jessica on March 7, 2010

Roasted Pecan Cupcakes

Apologies to Melissa (and to Leslie), but I’m not the biggest fan of marmalade, or orange-flavored sweets for that matter. I also needed my dose of chocolate this week, so I changed up the recipe just a bit. 🙂

Chocolate-Chip Buttercream Frosting

1/2 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 to 2 tbsp milk
4 oz finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Beat first three ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in chopped chocolate. Completely cool cupcakes before frosting.

Thanks to Leslie of Lethally Delicious for this week’s choice! Find the original recipe on her blog and check out the other SMS bakers here!

Roasted Pecan Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Buttercream (pg. 107-110)
Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy

Roasted Pecan Cupcakes

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leslie March 7, 2010 at 1:10 am

Perfect! You kept the best part of this recipe (the flavors of the cake) and added chocolate. I can’t wait to try your spin on it. Thanks for baking with me this week!


2 Nina March 7, 2010 at 1:57 am

oh yum! CHOCOLATE!


3 Candy March 7, 2010 at 8:03 am

Chocolate chip cookies full of pecans are one of my favorite things so I think this idea is brillant!


4 michelle March 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

Looks so good! I had to pass this week.


5 Tracey March 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Yum, those look awesome Jessica! I changed the recipe quite a bit too and also went with cupcakes 🙂


6 Susan March 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Those look fabulous!! Gotta have chocolate! 🙂


7 Julie March 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Your cupcakes look so good! Chocolate makes everything yummy!


8 Tessa March 8, 2010 at 12:35 am

These look delicious! Thanks for baking with us!


9 spike March 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

Adding chocolate looks perfect to me!


10 zx6karen March 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Pecans & chocolate sound delicious! Great looking cupcakes.


11 Eliana March 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I’m not a huge fan of marmalade myself so I am digging the changes you made here. Maybe now I will give the recipe a try.


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