Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting
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Cream cheese frosting full of toasted pecans. Perfect for frosting an Italian Pecan Cream Cake.
Recipe type: Dessert | Cake Frosting
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk (preferably whole milk)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, milk, and vanilla; use an electric hand mixer or wooden spoon and beat together until mixture is smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until frosting is smooth and creamy. Stir in pecans.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Using an offset spatula, spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Decorate cake as desired.
  3. Refrigerate.
Recipe Notes
Equipment: Electric Mixer or by Hand Storage: Refrigerate

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