Pure maple syrup with the combination of cream cheese makes the best Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Use it to top all your bake goods.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting on a cupcake
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Maple Syrup Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:

We love making homemade frosting for all of our bake goods. They require minimal ingredients and taste so much better than store bought frosting. This Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is one of our favorites.

If you love the flavor of cream cheese, try Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies. For more maple flavor try Maple Butter Blondies. We also love Raspberry Frosting.

This maple flavor frosting is perfect for all your fall dessert and muffins. This frosting is rich, creamy, smooth and only requires 5 ingredients. If you are looking for a twist on your classic cream cheese frosting, add in maple syrup.

Use this frosting to top cakes, cupcakes and more. It is always a family favorite and we love to eat it by the spoonful. The combination of these ingredients makes the best batch of frosting and it taste delicious. It is also gluten free.

Cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, maple syrup

Ingredients: 

Serves: 24 

  • Cream Cheese (softened) 
  • Butter (softened) 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Pure Maple Syrup 

How to Make Maple Cream Cheese Frosting: 

  • Step 1 – Beat Butter – Beat together the butter and cream cheese. Beat until the mixture is combined and creamy with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer.  
  • Step 2 – Add in Maple Syrup – Scrape down the sides. Then mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract until combined. 
  • Step 3 – Add in Powdered Sugar – Slowly add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add until the frosting is light and fluffy but can still hold its shape.  You may not need all the powdered sugar. 
  • Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Then the frosting is ready to use on your favorite cakes and cupcakes and enjoy.
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting on a cupcake

Variations Ideas:

  • Add in Spices – This cream cheese frosting is even better with a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin spices. This addition would be delicious on a pumpkin cake.
  • Make a Glaze – If you prefer a glaze to top your favorite muffin recipe or a carrot cake, add in milk. This will thin it out to drizzle over many different recipes.
  • Maple Extract – For an even stronger maple flavor, add a teaspoon of maple extract.
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting on a cupcake

Ways to Use Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:

Because of the warm flavors and the perfect amount of sweetness, we tend to use this frosting on fall desserts. These are some of our favorite options.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting on a cupcake

Cream Cheese Frosting with Maple Syrup Recipe Tips:

  • Full-Fat Cream Cheese – When making this recipe, we recommend using full fat cream cheese. You also want to make sure that your cream has softened to room temperature. This helps the frosting to be smooth and creamy.
  • Combining Ingredients – When combining the ingredients we recommend using a hand mixer or a stand mixer. If you use the stand mixer use the paddle attachment in a large bowl. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl while mixing.
  • Piping Bag – If you prefer, you can place the frosting in a piping bag to pipe on many bake goods. If you do not have piping bags, you can use a zip loc bags.
  • Double The Recipe – This frosting stores well, so we recommend doubling the recipe. During the fall baking months, I use this recipe on a lot of my favorite fall desserts.
  • Unsalted Butter – We prefer to use unsalted butter. This way if you wanted to add in salt, you can control how much you add.

How to Thin Out Frosting:

If you frosting is to thick, you can easily thin it out. You can slowly add in milk to get the consistency you prefer. If the frosting is to thin, then you will need to add more powdered sugar.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting on a cupcake

Can you Freeze Maple Frosting?

Yes! Since cream cheese frosting has such a high fat content, it is suitable to freeze. Just make sure to freeze in an airtight container. We recommend double the recipe so you can enjoy the frosting for all your baking needs.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Make sure to store desserts that have been frosted with maple cream cheese frosting in the fridge.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting in a bowl

Easy and Delicious Frosting Recipe:

This is the absolute best cream cheese frosting recipe. It is so simple and easy and tastes amazing. Adding in the pure maple syrup with the combination of the cream cheese makes the best frosting.

This is our go to frosting recipe and we use it for so many different recipes. Since it is easy to whip up, it makes it very convenient to use for multiple dessert recipes.

You will get some many compliments on your fall desserts this holiday because of the delicious frosting.

More Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes:

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Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

4.50 from 2 votes
Pure maple syrup with the combination of cream cheese makes the best Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. Use it to top all your bake goods.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 118

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Beat together the butter and cream cheese until the mixture is combined and creamy with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer.
  • Scrape down the sides and then mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the frosting is light and fluffy but can still hold its shape.  You may not need all the powdered sugar.
  • Then the frosting is ready to use on your favorite cakes and cupcakes and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 118kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 1g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 45mg, Potassium 21mg, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 186IU, Calcium 14mg, Iron 0.02mg

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