Maple Butter Frosting

Maple Butter Frosting


"Maple flavored frosting that tastes great on the Maple Nut Cake or try it on a plain yellow or chocolate cake, yummy! Increase the amount of maple extract (gradually!) to suit your taste."


servings 125 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat the butter or margarine, confectioner's sugar, milk, and maple flavoring in a bowl until smooth. Add more milk or confectioner's sugar as need. Makes enough to frost one 8 or 9 inch round cake or 1 8x8 inch square cake.
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  1. 41 Ratings


It's so interesting, after looking over some of the reviews, to see how tastebuds and preferences differ. I'll weigh in here by declaring this frosting too sweet and too maple-y. I added more ...

WOW! This is one of the best frostings I have ever tasted! I made it to frost a Maple Nut Cake I made last night(also found on this site) and it was truly divine. Thank you for sharing such a wo...

this is excellent on banana pecan cakes but i would adjust the maple according to taste for those who don't care for a strong maple flavor or for those who think it doesn't taste enough like map...

Excellent! I double the maple flavor, and add a little more powdered sugar to make it stiff enough to pipe and keep the shape of whatever tip you use.

Quick, easy, and good. The kids loved it. I put it on pumpkin muffins and eight six year olds all had seconds. You can't find a tougher audience than this!

Delicious!! I added more maple flavoring, and I made extra because its so good on graham crackers!!

Wonderful! I used 2 T. half & half for the cream.

I made this frosting to go with the Maple Nut Cake, also from this site. It was so delicious that I had to make a second batch, because the first didn't make it onto the cake!

I used this frosting for my chocolate cupcakes topped with maple buttercream and crumbled bacon and it was divine! I actually added more maple due to the strong chocolate and bacon flavor and it...