Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Recipe by  Caitlin

“This traditional, delicious cream cheese frosting has a maple syrup twist. This yielded enough for me to fill and lightly frost a 12 inch square cake.”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until well combined; add 4 cups of confectioner's sugar and maple syrup and beat until smooth. Store in refrigerator until needed.

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Fabulous frosting! But scale down to 6 servings for much easier measuring. Six servings comes out to: 1/2 pound cream cheese, (8 ounces) softened, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons maple syrup. -- Double the above amounts if more frosting is needed...and more WILL probably be needed! Not that it didn't make enough...but it's good enough to eat right from the spoon! =) I suggest making an extra batch and storing it in the fridge for pancakes and/or french toast the next morning. Great recipe! I used it on a "Maple Pecan Butter Cake" and it was THE perfect frosting! NOTE: I used only HALF the conf sugar and with the maple syrup it was PLENTY sweet...but if you like it *really sweet...go for it and use the entire 3 cups. :)



Great frosting with a little modification. I used it on the "Iced Pumpkin Cookies" from this site instead of the glaze. I too like to make the measuring easier and use 1/2 cup butter, 8 oz. cream cheese and 3 cups powdered sugar. To make it a little less sweet I like to use 1 tsp. maple flavoring (found next to vanilla extract at the grocery store) instead of syrup. This is a great recipe to top off your favorite spice/apple/pumpkin recipes!

St. Louis Cook

St. Louis Cook

this is my new favorite cream cheese icing recipe. i also add a little maple flavoring to intensify it just a little. i've used this on cinnamon rolls (fantastic), and most recently on pumpkin cake/bread, sprinkled with heath toffee bits. rave reviews there too.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 531 cal
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 29 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs
  • 67.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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