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Perfect Crunchy Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting

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  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Package cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
  Confectioner's sugar 16 Ounce

Place 1 cup chopped pecans in a shallow pan. Bake in a 350 degree (F) oven until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Place 8-oz. softened cream cheese, ½ cup softened butter, and 1 tablespoon vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add a 16-oz. package confectioner's sugar and beat at high speed until smooth and spreadable. Stir in 1 cup toasted pecans (cooled). Spread icing on cooled cake, cupcakes, or cookies. I used the Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting to ice an Italian Cream Cake. The Italian Cream Cake is the cake I chose for my Easter dinner, and I will be uploading the cake before long. I hope you enjoy the Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting! --Betty

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Glaze, Pecan
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Let Betty's perfect pecan cream cheese frosting be the next big inspiration for your holiday dessert cakes. Ready in minutes, this delightful frosting is a cinch to make and gorgeous to eat. Plus, this frosting packs in the right amount of crunch too and is ideal for a velvet cake or any other cake.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 528 Calories from Fat 271

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48.3%

Saturated Fat 13.6 g67.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 61.4 mg20.5%

Sodium 92.7 mg3.9%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.5%

Sugars 56.5 g

Protein 3 g6.2%

Vitamin A 14.4% Vitamin C 0.26%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 2.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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