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Maple Butter Frosting Recipe

Maple Butter Frosting

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"Maple flavored frosting that tastes great on the Maple Nut Cake or try it on a plain yellow or chocolate cake, yummy! Increase the amount of maple extract (gradually!) to suit your taste."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/3 cups Change Servings


  1. Beat the butter or margarine, confectioner's sugar, milk, and maple flavoring in a bowl until smooth. Add more milk or confectioner's sugar as need. Makes enough to frost one 8 or 9 inch round cake or 1 8x8 inch square cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2007

WOW! This is one of the best frostings I have ever tasted! I made it to frost a Maple Nut Cake I made last night(also found on this site) and it was truly divine. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2010

It's so interesting, after looking over some of the reviews, to see how tastebuds and preferences differ. I'll weigh in here by declaring this frosting too sweet and too maple-y. I added more butter, nearly another quarter cup, and wished I could take out half the maple extract - a quarter teaspoon would have been fine. I used this to frost "Maple Nut Cake," also from this site.

Jan 28, 2011

this is excellent on banana pecan cakes but i would adjust the maple according to taste for those who don't care for a strong maple flavor or for those who think it doesn't taste enough like maple.

May 14, 2008

Excellent! I double the maple flavor, and add a little more powdered sugar to make it stiff enough to pipe and keep the shape of whatever tip you use.

Nov 08, 2002

Quick, easy, and good. The kids loved it. I put it on pumpkin muffins and eight six year olds all had seconds. You can't find a tougher audience than this!

Oct 09, 2002

Delicious!! I added more maple flavoring, and I made extra because its so good on graham crackers!!

Jun 28, 2007

Wonderful! I used 2 T. half & half for the cream.

May 29, 2006

I made this frosting to go with the Maple Nut Cake, also from this site. It was so delicious that I had to make a second batch, because the first didn't make it onto the cake!


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  • Calories
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

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

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