A delicious, easy-to-make maple frosting, great on white cakes.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups
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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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  • Cream together the cheese and butter or margarine. Stir in the confectioner's sugar and flavorings. Mix well.

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Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 40.4g; fat 10.4g; cholesterol 30.7mg; sodium 82.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2006
Very good with some minor changes. Only used 3 cups of confectioners sugar. Also used 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 and 1/4 tsp maple. Everyone at work raved when I served it on spice cake. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
Very good with some minor changes. Only used 3 cups of confectioners sugar. Also used 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 and 1/4 tsp maple. Everyone at work raved when I served it on spice cake. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Creamy, smooth and delightfully sweet and delicious, with just the right amounts of all the ingredients. I left the cream cheese and butter out of the fridge for a looong time, so it was good and soft - perfect for the soft , creamy look I wanted on my cupcakes, rather than stiff with crisp detail when piped. The cream cheese and maple flavors were definitely apparent but pleasantly subtle. This frosting was an ideal choice to frost "Pumpkin Spice Cake l," also from this site. I wouldn't change a thing about it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2002
Icing had a great light taste.... I added more maple flavoring and less vanilla...to make the maple more distinct.. Will make this often:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2008
I didn't want to buy maple extract just for one cake so I substituted syrup for the extract and about half the sugar...it made it a bit runnier of course but it's a very intense maple flavor and goes really well with the maple nut cake on this site. I also used neufchatel cream chese and light butter and it tastes delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Yes, I found it! I had used this recipes years ago on pumpkin cookies, but had trouble finding it again. I ended up altering the "Maple Cream Cheese Frosting" on this site to be more like what I remembered this recipe to be. I'm so glad I finally came across this recipe again - I will not lose it! I love this recipe and use it on pumpkin baked goods, like cookies and muffins. It has the perfect sweetness and just the right amount of maple flavor. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2005
This is a great recipe! Just what I was looking for. I used this on "Best Brownies" from this site and it was great! I cut the recipe in half but kept the whole amount of maple flavoring plus I drizzled in a bit of pure maple syrup. I used Neufchatel cream cheese for this recipe. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
What a wonderful recipe!! I was a little curious at first with no milk or cream to smooth and loosen it up I even got the milk out. Turned out perfect without it and tasted great!!! Can't thank you enough Rachael for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2003
VERY quick and easy...my kind of recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
Absloutely love this one!!! Went perfectly on the maple banana bread that I made into muffins. This was the perfect consistency for piping and was extremely easy to make. Read More
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