Skip to Content

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Please share

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

Beater full of 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 crackers with maple cream cheese frosting between them making frosting 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!

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

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Servings: 24 Servings
Author: Carlee
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!
5 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
    8 oz cream cheese, ½ cup butter
  • Mix in maple syrup.
    2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Once the sugar is incorporated, turn mixer to high and beat until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
    2 cups powdered sugar
  • Spread immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


For a stiffer frosting, add more powdered sugar until you get your desired consistency. 


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 64mgSugar: 11g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

Loved this recipe?Pin this recipe for later & follow @cookingwcarlee for more

Please share

Recipe Rating

Family Around the Table

Saturday 26th of August 2017

I put this frosting on a carrot cake and it was a hit! Definitely a keeper!


Monday 28th of August 2017

Hooooooooooooray! I am so glad you liked it!


Sunday 9th of April 2017

Yum! Pinned.


Monday 10th of April 2017

Thank you!

AJ @ Aspen Jay

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Frosting always makes everything taste better. :) So is it a thick type of frosting or more airy like would you say? Thanks again for sharing your creations with us at Talented Tuesday Carlee! Take Care, AJ


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

It is more of an airy frosting. It could be made thicker to hold shapes if you wanted, but I kept the powdered sugar content relatively low. That way was soft, smooth, spreadable and not too sweet.

Thanks so much for stopping over, Aspen! Have a wonderful week!

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang

Friday 23rd of October 2015

I'm loving this frosting, especially the maple syrup part. :) I bet it goes so well with the banana bread cookies (or all the pumpkin galore going around this time of year)! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds!


Saturday 24th of October 2015

It would be perfect on pumpkin treats! Mmmm. I need to make more!

Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

Wow! i can't wait to try this! What a great combination! Pinned and scheduled to share with my Facebook readers!

Visiting via Full Plate Thursdays!


Thursday 22nd of October 2015

Thank you so much!