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maple cream cheese frosting in a metal bowl on a light brown surface with a blue linen

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Maple cream cheese frosting takes any dessert to the next level. Made with maple extract this recipe is easy and delicious! Step-by-step photos teach you how to make this delicious frosting recipe.

  • Total Time: 13 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 Cups 1x


Units Scale
  • 8oz Cream Cheese completely softened at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon-2 Tablespoons Maple Extract
  • 360-480 grams (3-4 Cups) Confectioners Sugar/ Icing Sugar*


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a large bowl with a handheld mixer beat the cream cheese and butter for 5 full minutes, until light and fluffy. 
  2. Sieve the powdered sugar to prevent any lumps and add half to the butter. Beat for 3 minutes then add the remaining powdered sugar and mix for 3 more minutes. If you want a thicker frosting that holds its shape more when piping add more confectioners sugar until you reach the desired consistency. 
  3.  Add the maple extract to the frosting and beat for another 2 minutes. 
  4. Spread or pipe frosting. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days, let come to room temperature and mix before using. 


Use up to two more cups of confectioner's sugar for a thicker frosting.

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 13 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: maple cream cheese frosting recipe, cream cheese and maple frosting, maple cream cheese icing

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