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Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Creamy cream cheese frosting kissed with the warmth of maple. This recipe is sure to make your taste buds dance! 

whisk full of maple cream cheese frosting

If you are a cream cheese frosting lover, you absolutely have to try it with a bit of maple syrup! It is perfect on carrot cakebanana cake, graham crackers, cookies and more!

maple cream cheese frosting on Linda's famous carrot cake

I was making some banana bread cookies for a gathering and they needed some frosting. After all, everything is better with frosting!      

I didn’t want any run of this mill frosting though.  I wanted something soft and creamy with a flavor that would stand on its own yet compliment the cookies.  So, I went to work.      

The maple cream cheese frosting that was the result of my little brainstorm was a hit! It even had my husband singing its praises.  

pink platter of frosted banana bread cookies with maple cream cheese frosting.

The maple flavor really comes through and compliments the cream cheese so nicely.  I made mine soft and luscious, I wanted it to be reminiscent of banana bread with a sweet spread… but in cookie and frosting form!    

(I know, crazy right?!) With a little more powdered sugar I don’t see why this couldn’t hold up to anything you would do with your favorite frosting. 

graham cracker and maple cream cheese sandwiches

Of course I wouldn’t let what was left go to waste.  So the graham crackers came out as a vessel to move the rest of the frosting to my mouth.  BEST SNACK EVER!

If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!

Yield: 24 Servings

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Beater filled with maple cream cheese frosting, ready to use.

If you are a cream cheese frosting lover, you absolutely have to try it with a bit of maple syrup! It is perfect on carrot cake, banana cake, graham crackers, cookies and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar for a soft frosting (as many as 4 for a stiffer frosting)

Instructions

  1. Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Mix in maple syrup.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar and turn mixer to high and beat until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Spread immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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If you are a cream cheese frosting lover, you absolutely have to try it with a bit of maple syrup! It is perfect on carrot cake, banana cake, graham crackers, cookies and more!

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