Pecan Pie Stuffed Cupcakes

Yellow cake mix with pecan chips and M&M's® Pecan Pie in the batter, topped with cinnamon maple buttercream frosting. The perfect cupcake to welcome fall!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie cupcakes recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 310 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 15 oz box yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pecan chips
  • 9 oz M&Ms pecan pie flavor
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple extract


  1. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and cinnamon. Add applesauce, apple juice, water, and eggs and beat until well combined. Stir in pecan chips.

  2. Divide batter among 24 muffin cups lined with paper liners, about 3 tablespoons of batter each.

  3. Drop 3 M&M's® on the top of each cupcake. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons milk, beat well.

  5. Add remaining 2 cups powdered sugar, cinnamon, and maple extract. Beat until well mixed, scraping down sides as needed.

  6. Pipe or spread onto tops of cooled cupcakes. Garnish with a sprinkle of pecan chips and some M&M's®.

Nutrition Facts
Pecan Pie Stuffed Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 35g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.