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Maple Cream-Cheese Frosting

This creative twist on cream-cheese frosting replaces powdered sugar with maple syrup.
cookies and cake frosted with maple cream cheese frosting
  • Yield about 1 1/2 cup, enough for one layer of cake or a batch of cookies
  • Prep Time 10 minutes, plus 4 hours chilling time
  • Cook Time 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbs. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions

STEP 1
Place the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a food processor. Process, scraping down a few times, until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the bottom and corners of the bowl so there are no lumps.
STEP 2
Add the vanilla and maple syrup and process again, scraping down and repeating until well mixed.
STEP 3
Transfer to a storage tub and refrigerate for at least four hours, until thickened and spreadable.
STEP 4
Spread on cooled baked goods, and refrigerate after frosting.

Photography by: Andrea D’Agosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Styling: Paul Jackman

Robin
Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and cookbook author.

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