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Pecan Frosting

Yield enough frosting for one 2- layer cake


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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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