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Nutty Cream Cheese Frosting

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"For those who can't get enough nuts. Excellent on applesauce, pumpkin and carrot cakes."
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servings 264
Original recipe yields 15 servings (3 cups)


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  1. In a large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy and add chopped nuts. Spread on cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 264 calories; 14 34.8 1.9 25 66 Full nutrition

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Only one problem. Vanilla extract amount is left out. Researched another recipe and found 2tsp is normal. Might want to add that to the recipe

Super easy and super good.

Loved this frosting. Good on cakes, cupcakes, but especially pumpkin bread. Nice for those that love nuts on their sweets.

This was very creamy! I halved the recipe and used it on pumpkin cake III. I only used 1/4 cup of minced walnuts (kids not a fan of nuts in their desserts) and a small amount of almond extract...

I did not have enough confectioner's sugar, so I replaced 1 cup with light brown sugar, added a tablespoon of peanut butter, a tablespoon of milk, 1/2 cup of coconut and some yellow food colorin...

This is the best Cream Cheese frosting I have found yet! Everyone loves this. I only use the nuts occasionally, depending on what I am making, but I usually just make according to directions a...

Served this many times and everyone says it's scrumptious!!!

I used much less sugar and it was still excellent!

I doubled this recipe the other day, and used it on a 9" round carrot cake. It was FANTASTIC!!! When the frosting is doubled, you have the perfect amount for an amply frosted 2-layer cake, with...