These Parsnip and Pecan cupcakes were brought about after our last cake club. Some one brought along a cake containing parsnip and I loved it. You could taste the vegetable and it worked really well with the sweet flavours. Actually, when I was peeling the parsnips for the recipe I realised that these are quite sweet themselves. I decided to turn my creation into cupcakes and add some nuttiness to the flavourings. These are based on a recipe using walnuts, but I wanted to make a coconut and pecan frosting to go on top of these, so my cakes included pecans.