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Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • caloriesfromfat 58 %
  • protein 0.4 g
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 9.2 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 54 mg
  • cholesterol 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over medium-high heat, bring maple syrup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until reduced by about a third, 10 to 12 minutes. Pour into a glass measure nested in a bowl of ice water and stir constantly until syrup is very thick and barely warm to touch, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from ice water. In a bowl, with a mixer on low speed, beat cream cheese and butter until well blended. Beat in powdered sugar. Scrape in reduced syrup; beat until smooth.

  2. Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.