Pecan Frosting

Oxmoor House
enough frosting for one 2- layer cake


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3 cups sugar, divided
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup finely chopped pecans


Combine 2 cups sugar and whipping cream in a medium saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and set aside.

Place remaining 1 cup sugar in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and becomes a golden syrup. Add butter, stirring well.

Gradually pour syrup mixture into reserved cream mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

Remove from heat, and beat mixture at medium speed of electric mixer 5 minutes or until thick enough to spread. Spread immediately on cooled cake.

Created date

February 2010