This makes a somewhat stiff frosting that tastes a bit like toffee and is perfect for covering fall desserts. From apple cakes to pumpkin cookies to cranberry-walnut cupcakes, this is my go-to frosting to capture the flavors of my favorite season. I like to top it with chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Be warned, however, that it's extremely sweet, so it's best paired with low-sugar baked goods. A little goes a long way.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and 2 tablespoons maple syrup; stir frequently until sugar is melted. Add milk and stir frequently it comes to a boil. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly, 10 to 12 minutes.

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  • Add powdered sugar and remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup to the cooled mixture; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread frosting while it's still warm for best results.

Cook's Note:

This makes enough to frost 1 dozen cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 10.5mg 4% DV; sodium 32mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2020
We LOVE it; used 1/2 as much butter. Kids and husband thought it was delicious. We put it on a Nutella Star; our 10-year-old made it all! Recommend on anything. And our wasn't too runny at all. Maybe less butter is key. YUM! We will make again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2020
It was a hit at our Bible study! I was out of maple syrup so I used 2 tbsp of pancake syrup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2020
Very yummy, but it was a little runnier that I hoped and I might try it without the last tablespoon of maple syrup at the end, and add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness. I also wasn't sure how long to mix it as the instructions didn't say, so perhaps if I whipped it longer, it would have cooled more and been less runny going on the cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2020
We LOVE it; used 1/2 as much butter. Kids and husband thought it was delicious. We put it on a Nutella Star; our 10-year-old made it all! Recommend on anything. And our wasn't too runny at all. Maybe less butter is key. YUM! We will make again. Read More
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