This sweet, fluffy and airy icing with a hint of maple is sure to please any sweet tooth. This makes enough to frost one 9x13 inch cake.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Pour maple syrup into a small saucepan. Heat to between 223 and 234 degrees F (106 to 112 degrees C), or until fine threads form when dripped from a spoon. If it reaches the temperature before your egg whites are ready, remove from heat, and set aside.

    Advertisement
  • In a medium bowl, whip the egg whites with salt until they can hold a peak. Gradually drizzle in the hot syrup while continuing to whip until thick and fluffy.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 17.7g 6% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 11.6mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (11)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
My son cannot have sugar this was the perfect substitute. Great texture fluffy - almost merringue-like. I put it on a wheat-free sugar-free birthday cake...it tasted awesome! (and all the party-goers had no idea it had no sugar!) Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/04/2006
it has potential but as-is it is WAY too sweet for my taste!!! I also have to add that if you make this clean the pan immediately i had to throw out the pan I used for this Read More
(4)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2008
My son cannot have sugar this was the perfect substitute. Great texture fluffy - almost merringue-like. I put it on a wheat-free sugar-free birthday cake...it tasted awesome! (and all the party-goers had no idea it had no sugar!) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2011
This was light and tasty. I know that Lila's post was in 2006 but there is no need to throw out a pan that has hardened sugar syrup in it. Put water in the pot place on the stove bring to a boil turn off and cover for 10 to 15 minutes. Empty the hot water carefully into the sink. The sugar should have dissolved and the pot is ready to wash. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2011
finally found one that useI s real maple syrup and not artificial flavoring! I added a little vanilla. Tastes like a light maple marshmallow. I microwaved the syrup in a glass measuring cup/has no problems.Don't know why the first poster had to throw out the pan. At worst putting water in it and heating it should have dissolved off any stuck on stuff. As cookie or cake icing I give it a 3 to 4 but I did find a fab use for this stuff...it makes awesome whoopee pie filling! Read More
(5)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
03/03/2006
it has potential but as-is it is WAY too sweet for my taste!!! I also have to add that if you make this clean the pan immediately i had to throw out the pan I used for this Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
This is the same recipe that my Great Aunt used. Fancy grade Vermont Maple Syrup has the best outcome. Be patient when boiling down the syrup it is worth the wait. A couple of changes; we use three egg whites and no salt. The third egg white ensures enough frosting for round cakes. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2007
Nice flavor and texture. I used on an apple cake that is made with little sugar so the sweetness of the icing was welcome. Read More
(2)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
I ve made this at least a dozen times! It s sooo good! I also found if you spread it out on a silpat and bake it at 325 for 10 mins you get a delicious crispy maple meringue brittle! Cook the syrup in a heavy bottom pot. Non-stick coatings don t do well with hot sugar. Soak the pan after you ve cooked your syrup and you won t have any issues cleaning it! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2019
After several failed attempts at getting stiffer peaks I gave up and that and tried to make sure the syrup was well incorporated. This was my first attempt at making icing and it was fairly easy. The flavor was so good and I can literally just eat the icing with a spoon and be happy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
this is sooooo good so fluffy i licked the bowl i put it on vanilla cupcake it looks delish on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
Advertisement