Nutty Cream Cheese Ameretto Frosting

Rose Mary Mogan


This is the frosting I made to go with the Over The Top Italian Cream Birthday Cake that I made for my husband 3 months after his birthday had passed.

He was really impressed, and really likes the nuts that were IN the frosting instead of on the outside of the cake ON THE FROSTING.

It is easy and the addition of the Almond Extract and Amaretto really did wonders to enhance the flavor of the frosting.

It is a winner in our household, and I am sure it will become one of your favorites as well.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Frost top middle & sides of 3- 9 inch cakes
10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 lb
    cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 stick
    butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 c
    chopped nuts ( i used half pecans & half walnuts)

How to Make Nutty Cream Cheese Ameretto Frosting


  1. Prepare the frosting by adding the softened butter and cream cheese to a medium size bowl, and beat till creamy, then add about half of the powdered sugar and beat again till well mixed.
  2. Then add remaining powdered sugar, almond extract, and amaretto, beat till incorporated into frosting.
  3. Then with a spatula fold in the chopped nuts and stir till nuts are blended into frosting. Then frost cake or cup Cakes as desired.

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About Nutty Cream Cheese Ameretto Frosting

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Italian

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