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Christmas Red Cake

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Note: Can be made in 9x13 inch pan if time is short.

Ingredients

1 box (18 ounces) red cake mix
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
2 cups finely chopped pecans

Instructions

Follow directions on cake box. Bake in three eight or nine inch round cake pans which have been greased and floured. Cool. Frosting: Mix cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy then add powdered sugar. Mix well then add chopped pecans. Chill frosting about 20 minutes. Frost cake. Decorate cake with red silk poinsettias.

Emma Schaeckenbach
Davenport



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