It’s Friday, Add a Little Frosting in Your Life! Vanilla w/Pecan

Pecan icing recipe below

Vanilla Pecan icing recipe below

I figure for the new year I will try my best to make Fridays “Frosting Friday”, meaning a new frosting, icing, or any cake topping thing every week. Nothing compares to homemade frosting. Plus if you use boxed cake mix you can at least add some “wow” factor by making your own topping.  If you have a flavor you like chances are you can somehow turn it into a frosting flavor. I mean think about it, why do we have pink lemonade frosting? Because someone liked pink lemonade and BAM a magical union was formed. (Yes I will share a pink lemonade frosting recipe very soon). I can remember making my very first frosting/icing…it was this one in fact. I saw this recipe on Foodnetwork, it was on the show Pioneer Woman. If you have not seen it I recommend that you do. Anyway, she was making this cake and the icing looked so easy I decided to make it. This icing is so light and oh so tasty that you will need every ounce of will power not to lick the bowl clean! Warning this recipe makes a lot of frosting but you can keep any extra in a air tight container in your fridge for 2-3 days. As always when it comes to the vanilla it says 2 teaspoons but I always add a little more. The great thing about making your own icing is that you can tweek it to exactly the way you like it.

1 stick of butter, softened  (I always use salted even if recipes say don’t)
1 Package of cream cheese 8 oz. (softened)
1 pound powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped

1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the cream cheese with an electric mixer.  

 2. Add the vanilla and the powdered sugar until well blended. you want to make sure that there are no chunks of powdered sugar.  Now mix in the pecans and your icing is done!

3. Fight the urge to eat the entire bowl and frost your cooled cake.


About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on January 3, 2014, in Frostings, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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