This maple-flavored dessert icing with egg whites, brown sugar, and corn syrup is of a light butterscotch color.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 layer cake (fills and frosts)
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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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  • Put egg whites, brown sugar, water and syrup in top of double boiler. Beat until mixed well. Place over rapidly boiling water. Beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised. Remove from heat. Add maple flavoring. Beat. Fills and frosts 2 layer cake, 8 or 9 inch.

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Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 17.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2008
Absolutely delicious. My husband's grandmother used to make this icing over chocolate cupcakes when he was a very young child. She used vanilla instead of maple extract. Then she topped them with a chocolate rosebud. I surprised him by making the same cake recipe and icing them with this icing. When he saw the cupcakes he had tears in his eyes and gave me a huge hug. Then he devoured lots of them in a short sitting and for days after!:) I found it was easier to just dip the cupcakes in the icing as opposed to spreading it on- it gave the cupcakes a smooth look. This tastes silky and soft and like caramel. It's just so delicious I see why it was a favorite of my hubby's family. Highly recommended over chocolate cake- the flavors were meant for each other! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2008
Absolutely delicious. My husband's grandmother used to make this icing over chocolate cupcakes when he was a very young child. She used vanilla instead of maple extract. Then she topped them with a chocolate rosebud. I surprised him by making the same cake recipe and icing them with this icing. When he saw the cupcakes he had tears in his eyes and gave me a huge hug. Then he devoured lots of them in a short sitting and for days after!:) I found it was easier to just dip the cupcakes in the icing as opposed to spreading it on- it gave the cupcakes a smooth look. This tastes silky and soft and like caramel. It's just so delicious I see why it was a favorite of my hubby's family. Highly recommended over chocolate cake- the flavors were meant for each other! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
this is amazing! It was just what I was looking for. I replaced the maple extract with baileys(3tbls). It was so good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2008
Worked like a charm. I replaced the vanilla with cola flavoring to use on top of a cola cake. Excellent texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2006
I used this icing for the orange drop cookies II on this site because I didn't have any icing sugar on hand...I substituted 2 tsp orange juice concentrate for the maple extract...And all that I can say is "WOW"! Very unique reminds me of a meringue/icing mixture...Loved it! Thanks Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2005
Very good taste! I had to cook it 9 minutes before it would peak but it is a great frosting! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2010
Excellent flavour i used 2 tsp real maple syrup and omitted the corn syrup and extract. Very tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
Excellent flavour. I used vanilla extract instead of maple. Really nice on yellow cupcakes. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2020
this by far the best home made icing I have ever came across. the texture is smooth and delightful. the flavors are everything you could home for and more. if you have a sweet tooth it is PERFECT for you. if not maybe use a hair less brown sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
I make it with peppermint extract instead and its a wonderful minty icing for s chocolate cake! It's amazing! Read More