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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

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 13 Minutes
  • Total Time: 13 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 Cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


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.


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 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 butter. Beat for 3 minutes then add the remaining powdered sugar and mix for 3 more minutes.
  3.  Add the maple extract to 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. 

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

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