Sunday, July 8, 2012

Louisiana Praline Cupcakes

My husband and I love to travel with some close friends to fun locations.  One of our favorite places to visit each year is New Orleans.  We like to go a few weeks before Mardi Gras to experience all of the fun festivities, music, and food without all of the crowds.  After coming back from our visit this year we decided that we needed to have a New Orleans dinner night of our own.  Here is one of the wonderful recipes that I made to celebrate our love of "The Big Easy".



(printable recipe)


32 cupcakes
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

4 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter with both sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
2. Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt and add to the batter alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
3. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.  Bake 15 minutes, or until lightly brown.  Let cool completely before icing.

Praline icing:
3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
4 large eggs yolks
1 large can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, then stir in granulated sugar and light brown sugar. (Sugars will not dissolve).
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the evaporated milk until smooth, then whisk this mixture into the saucepan with the sugar mixture. Return saucepan to a medium heat setting and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick, shiny and caramel-like, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and pecans.
3. Cool icing to a good spreading consistency (about 30 minutes), then top each cupcake with 1 Tbsp. of icing.

**  Due to milk and eggs in icing, store in refrigerator.

Source:  "mooched" from www.cassiecraves.blogspot.com - Southern Praline Cake 

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26 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Wende. So glad you visited my blog. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  2. Oh oh oh!! I love pralines and these look amazing!

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    1. If you love pralines, you will really love this recipe. It was perfect for my craving. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  3. Hi! I liked your post on Foodwhirl. I'm happy to have found your blog! these cupcakes look delish...

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    1. Thanks, Dot. That was my first venture into Foodwhirl. I have another recipe that will be posted later this week. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  4. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite. I have linked this recipe and many others to your site!! I have also posted your button on my sidebar. Thanks, Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  5. Anything praline gets my attention big times! YUM! So glad to have found your blog and now following on Google, Pinterest and Facebook! Hope you;ll stop by someday too!

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    1. Thanks so much for becoming a new follower, Roz. I really appreciate it. Many new recipes to come!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  6. Mmmmm, these look delish! I've been to New Orleans and the Pralines are amazing so if these tasty anything like them, YUM! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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    1. Thanks again for hosting another great party, Michelle!! Enjoy a taste of New Orleans!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  7. Praline yum. Super post. I found you via the Real Housewives of Riverton Recipe Round up. I linked in a post about bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a great week.

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    1. Carole, thanks for visiting my blog. Come back for more great recipes. I will check out your link too!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  8. Wow! I just hopped over from Freedom Fridays. We love pecans in our house so this will definitely come in handy.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Mary. Hope you enjoy!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  9. Sweet and delicious! I'll have to give that one a try. Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Bree. I'm enjoying Flash Blog Fridays. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  10. Mmm.. these look sooo decadent! Yum! Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink HIppo!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thanks for another wonderful party, Amie. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  11. Yeah! I would love to celebrate the big easy with you if you have these cupcakes! Outstanding:)
    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn. Looking forward to another great Freedom Friday!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  12. This looks ridiculously amazing. I will try this someday, if my baking skills ever improve.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Asilia. Enjoy the recipe!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  13. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe and thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

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    1. Thanks for hosting another great party, Nicole!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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