Toast the pecans before chopping so they’ll brown evenly. To toast, place pecans in a dry skillet and heat over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
If you’re short on time, why not use ready-to-spread frosting instead? Stir the contents of two 16-ounce tubs of Betty Crocker® Whipped frosting with a softened 3-ounce package of cream cheese for a rich “homemade” flavor.
Increase cinnamon to 1 teaspoon for an extra-spicy cake flavor.