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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

531 calories; 29 g total fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 226 mg sodium. 67.4 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
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.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2010
Needs more maple flavor Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
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.:) Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
would have liked a stronger maple taste---i even increased the syrup to almost half a cup and used only enough confec for the proper consistency Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2010
Use less powdered sugar and add a tsp of maple flavor if you have any otherwise the maple flavor isn't very prominent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
Scaled down to 6 servings used 8oz cream cheese 1/2c butter 1 1/2 c powdered sugar 1tsp maple syrup and 1tsp maple extract. Came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2011
Mmmm mmmm! Yummy!!! Made this to frost 2 dozen cupcakes today (pumpkin bundt cake - Lucille Noyd). The frosting complemented them perfectlly! As a couple other reviewers suggested I too used only an 8 oz. block of cream cheese a stick of butter (1/2 c. worth) 3 c. confectioners' sugar and 3 T maple syrup (to begin with...). I also added a 1/2 t of maple extract (one reviewer suggested adding a t but that was based on the recipe as is; since I scaled this I only added half that amount). After everything was blended I "snuck" a taste and decided to add another T of maple syrup (now 1/4 c. worth total as per original recipe) and another 1/2 t maple extract - perfect! My fiance really liked this (he snuck a bite too!) which surprises me because he isn't a cream cheese fanatic. His only complaint is that this was a tad too thin. Oh well that's an easy fix (just refrigerate it). My cupcakes looked so cute with a small amount this frosting piped on (a little goes a long way IMHO) and a sprinkling of maple sugar! Thanks for sharing your recipe Caitlin. I'm sure this would be yummy on spice cake / cookies too!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2008
I don't really like frosting but I ate this one by the spoonfuls!! It was absolutely delicious on top of Pumpkin Bread too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
I have to say I am pretty lame. I didn't have enough cream cheese and no maple syrup so I did for 6 servings with only 3 ounces cream cheese and had Mrs. Butterworths syrup and it was incredible! Can't imagine how good it will be with all the right ingredients! I did used it on a banana/vanilla cupcake recipe I found on Allrecipes incredibly yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2010
Needs more maple flavor Read More
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