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Fluffy Maple Icing

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 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!)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 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


8 Ratings

Dec 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!

May 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.

Oct 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.

Feb 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.

Mar 18, 2013

this is sooooo good so fluffy i licked the bowl i put it on vanilla cupcake it looks delish on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 71 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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